War and Foreign Press Correspondents Who Identify as LGBTQ
War and Foreign Press Correspondents are appointed by newspapers and journals to provide on-site and immediate press coverage of news and events to a domestic audience. It is a specialized field of journalism. The correspondent is required to be versed in many fields of interest, including arts, politics, business, technology, conflict, and more. Correspondents may be the public's only source of knowledge on the matter and are required to provide unbiased reporting. A full understanding of the culture and manners of the country and its issues helps in this process.
A war and foreign correspondent may be an on-the-scene reporter, working for a television station and filing news stories live as the events occur. This makes the position highly risky during a battle or conflict situation. Many foreign correspondents work in conjunction with a foreign bureau, which serves to support foreign journalists while they are in the country.
The first female foreign correspondent was noted American lesbian Margaret Fuller who was appointed correspondent to England and Italy by The New York Tribune in . She was also the first female book editor appointment in an American newspaper.
There are no formal organizations representing foreign press correspondents, though a prominent individual in the Foreign Press Correspondents USA group is gay Alan Herrera who served as its General Secretary in 2019 and 2020. The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is prominent in the united States.
We have identified the following notable War and Foreign Press Correspondents who have identified as being LGBTQ.
- Sarah Ashton-Cirillo
- Anderson Cooper
- Janet Flanner
- Margaret Fuller
- Alan Herrera
- Jamie Kirchick
- Amit Paley
- Bernard Perlin
- Samantha Schmidt
- LGBTQ War Poets and Artists
- LGBTQ Investigative Journalists and Editors
- LGBTQ Magazine Editors
- Top Television News Anchors Who Identify as LGBTQ
- Political Correspondents and Commentators Who Identify as LGBTQ
- Notable LGBTQ Essayists