The website will address news impacting the LGBTQ community.
NBC News has launched its newest website — NBC Out.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2016
The website geared for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community will consist of breaking news, videos, op-eds and reported pieces. This is the first-ever LGBTQ dedicated site produced by a major news network.
The site’s editor-in-chief, Brook Sopelsa, stressed that the Out team is committed to writing stories that reflect the rich diversity of the entire LGBTQ community.
“In order to fulfill our goal of providing quality journalism for our readers and viewers, while also ensuring our stories reflect our incredibly diverse community, we plan to not only leverage the vast news-gathering resources of NBC News, but to also bring in new voices and fresh perspectives from across the LGBTQ spectrum,” Sopelsa wrote in her first-ever editor’s letter for the site.
Initial stories on the site include:
Opinion: History Repeats Itself With ‘Bathroom Bigotry.’ Written by Dana Beyer, this piece discusses how recent trans bathroom bills convey a bigotry that is not new or rare to American history.
Black, Gay and HIV Positive: This moving video explores Robert Brooks’ struggles living with HIV and how his advocacy with the younger generation has helped him accept himself.
Out Millennial Spotlight: Written by Julie Compton, this eye-opening profile of Chicago intersex Pidgeon Pagonis highlights the grassroots work the 30-year-old queer activist does to empower the intersex community.
On its first day June 2 the site garnered a lot of support:
— NLGJA (@nlgja) June 2, 2016