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Gretchen Hammond

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Award-winning staff writer at Windy City Media Group. http://www.gretchenrachelhammond.com Re: Twitter. Alas, necessity often negates desire.

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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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@gretchhammond — 456 followers, 683 tweets

Jun 24, 2017

The Dyke March was really the last place I expected to see anti-semitism yet it was there and resulted in the...  http://fb.me/8Td7ck6ks 

Jun 24, 2017

At least 2,000 in Little Village. All love here!

Jun 24, 2017

Dyke marchers form wall of move around religious protestors.  http://fb.me/8D2uzaGzU 

Jun 23, 2017

Protest against McDonalds treatment of trans workers has moved inside the restaurant.  http://fb.me/Gcp2dtLu 

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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