The Blade is thrilled to announce that longtime LGBT advocate and D.C.-based writer Richard J. Rosendall rejoins our team this week as a regular columnist.
Rosendall has written for a number of publications, including previously for the Blade, on a range of local, national and international topics. He serves as president of the Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance, a local non-profit political organization that works on behalf of the LGBT community.
His first Blade piece, published today, focuses on American intervention in the Middle East, a column made especially timely after last night’s U.S. bombing campaign in Syria.
We strive to bring our readers an array of smart, provocative voices from the LGBT community and I’m excited and honored that Rick is coming home to the Blade. He joins a growing list of Blade contributors who help inform our community and hold our elected officials accountable. I look forward to his biweekly column and am pleased to add his unique and powerful voice to our lineup.
“I got my first break as a professional writer from [former Blade editor] Lisa Keen in the early 1990s,” Rick told me. “It’s good to be back.”
Rick’s writing has appeared on Salon.com, Independent Gay Forum, and Liberty Education Forum. He co-founded the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. in 1981, and received its Circle of Excellence Award in 1992. He became a founding member of the NAACP-DC Police Task Force in 1997. He was named a Community Pioneer by the Rainbow History Project in 2009 and received an award for Outstanding Service from The DC Center for the LGBT Community in 2011.
Welcome back, Rick!