September 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Memorial service set for gay journalist Terry Michael
Terry Michael, gay news, Washington Blade

Terry Michael died last month. (Photo courtesy Linkedin)

A memorial service is scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill for gay journalist and political commentator Terry Michael, who died on Aug. 7 at the age of 70.

“It will be informal and will include some musical offerings and an opportunity for people to speak if they wish to do so,” according to a statement released by friends and family members who are organizing the memorial.

The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. The memorial service is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

In a career in Washington spanning more than 40 years, Michael worked as a journalist, press secretary, educator and political commentator. Among his numerous endeavors was his role as executive director of the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism, which he founded in 1989 and through which he taught journalism students how best to report on politics and public affairs.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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