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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 — 600 followers, 33 tweets

Oct 17, 2017

It’s not often you get to interview a childhood hero. When I was 11, I obsessed about the miniseries Masada. In...  http://fb.me/1mKpPoHXQ 

Oct 14, 2017

So this was too epic not too post here. An unsolicited message from a Nigerian con man interrupting my day, the...  http://fb.me/ClTfMqcG 

Oct 13, 2017

I've been harping on this for a while. This is about revenge. His "base" has nothing to do with it.  http://fb.me/2hCAeYvlE 

Oct 11, 2017

I wish all either coming out or reaffirming being out the wondrous peace of living as the real you. To your...  http://fb.me/IWTlJmUG 

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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)