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Gretchen Hammond

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Multi-award winning journalist, author, public speaker and silly person. Contributing writer @tabletmag

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Biography

Selected quotes from me:

“I was born in Manchester England. Back then it wasn’t a place many Americans tended to visit unless they’d got lost on the way to Scotland.”

"When I was seven, I interrogated my father as to why the English were still in Northern Ireland when we obviously weren't wanted ...

Portfolio

19th transgender murder raises questions about reporting - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Wi...

19th transgender murder raises questions about reporting - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Wi...

Immigration and LGBTQs: Inside ICE detention - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Tim...

Immigration and LGBTQs: Inside ICE detention - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Tim...

FALL SPECIAL: ART 'David Bowie Is' opening in Chicago - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy...

FALL SPECIAL: ART 'David Bowie Is' opening in Chicago - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy...

Historic UN Security Council briefing focuses on LGBTQ refugees - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archi...

Historic UN Security Council briefing focuses on LGBTQ refugees - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archi...

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@GretchRHammond — 597 followers, 49 tweets

Looking forward to seeing #GilHovav again in Israel next year. We could have talked for hours! Meanwhile, here is...  http://fb.me/1q2I241Wp 
Retweeted Tablet Magazine (@tabletmag): Beautiful essay by @GretchRHammond about her decision to become a living...  http://fb.me/3CpjNEcZE 
RT @tabletmag: Beautiful essay by @GretchRHammond about her decision to become a living kidney donor. @HODSociety @DKMS_us
So very grateful to be able to work, for my family and for friends close and extended. Happy Thanksgiving!
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Film critic for WXIN TV and freelancer for NUVO newsweekly both in Indianapolis

How is social media changing news?

The need for click-through headlines can sometimes kill integrity. The rush to get a piece out can similarly kill accuracy.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

The thrill of the hunt is more of an addiction and knowledge is the best resource available with which to satiate it

Awards

Lisagor Award

2015 - Best In-Depth Reporting in a Community Newspaper

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

2016 - Excellence in News Writing (Non Daily)