Chicago’s Windy City Times received the 2021 NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Legacy Award on Thursday.
The Legacy Award was created to recognize an outlet, publication or news organization that has exhibited innovative, high-quality and sustained news coverage of the LGBTQ community over an extended period of time. The award is the association’s only award that is presented to an outlet, publication or news organization to recognize the work of its entire staff, rather than an individual.
The Windy City Times was founded in 1985 to serve the Chicago LGBTQ community. The outlet first began as a free print newspaper and is now a daily online platform with more than 125,000 site visitors every month. As the preeminent voice for the Chicago LGBTQ community, the newspaper and its reporters have been recipients of numerous awards on both a local and national level. These include the Studs Terkel Journalism Award for co-founder and LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame inductee Tracy Baim. The newspaper also received the Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media at the most recent GLAAD Media Awards.