Friday, July 3, 2009

Meet Steve

Miami Herald staff writer Steve Rothaus covers gay and lesbian issues in South Florida. Steve joined The Herald in 1985, while a journalism major at Florida International University. He came out at work in 1987 and served five years as a board member of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). He founded the association's Newsroom Outreach Project and traveled the country visiting newspapers, television stations and college campuses to discuss gay news coverage and workplace issues. Steve won the 1998 GLAAD Media Award for outstanding newspaper columnist.

Steve and public relations executive Ric Katz, partners since 1985, live in Miami.

Last night I contacted Steve after reading his article about gay Mennonites protesting at the Mennonite Church USA conference in Columbus, Ohio. Less than twelve hours later he graciously gave me permission to make him a face of the day. Thanks Steve! Hmmmm... that's my second Steve. Any Adams?

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