Pioneer activist wraps up 100-week gay identity series


Nicholas F. Benton, pioneer gay liberation activist of the Stonewall era and for 22 years the founder, owner and editor of the award-winning Northern Virginia general interest weekly newspaper, the Falls Church News-Press, wrapped up a 100-part weekly series entitled, “Nick Benton’s Gay Science,” last week that ran weekly from Oct. 15, 2010 to Sept. 7, 2012 on the web edition of the Falls Church News-Press, and reprinted weekly in the Washington, D.C.-based gay community news magazine, Metro Weekly.

Benton announced to friends assembled in Falls Church, an inside-the-beltway suburb of Washington, D.C., for an informal “Gay Science Wrap Party” last Friday that the series will soon be published in book form, tentatively entitled, “The Gay Science Papers, A Gay Pioneer’s 100 Weekly Columns Published in Washington, D.C, October 2010-September 2012 on How Same-Sex Erotic Attraction is Natural and Indispensable for the Progressive Humanizing of Society.”


The Seattle Lesbian online magazine reaches more than 188,000 readers per week globally.

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