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Caribbean L 14 ife, June 28–July 4, 2019 BQ
Our new logo
At Stonewall 50, Gay City News embraces new look
By Paul Schindler
You may have noticed in this Pride
Season that Gay City News has taken
on a new look that combines both our
full name and our initials presented
in lower case as gcn.
The new logo retains the brand
identity the newspaper has built over
18 years, but also allows for quick
identification that ties our website,
gaycitynews.com, to our presence on
social media platforms.
“As New York celebrates the
50th anniversary of Stonewall and
WorldPride, Gay City News honors the
traditions that have built a vibrant
LGBTQ community but also looks
forward to the progress and challenges
ahead,” said Josh Schneps, the CEO
of Schneps Media, the newspaper’s
parent company. “The fresh, modern
style of Gay City News’ new logo
represents our commitment to the
strongest possible presence on all the
media platforms — print, online, and
social — relevant to our readers here
in the city and worldwide.”
The logo design was the work of
Michael Shirey, who for five years
served as creative director of Gay
City News. Though Shirey has moved
on to other professional pursuits,
his appreciation for the newspaper’s
mission made him the perfect
candidate to oversee our rebranding.
Look for Gay City News in
newsboxes citywide every other
Thursday, online at gaycitynews.
com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and
The new Gay City News logo.
much different from any other music
festival out there…they were first to
come to the market, both local and
international and set up a level of
production as big as they did for reggae
Both Jamaica and England — along
with a virtual global audience — will
regale Reggae Sunsplash.
Davis has also touted the milestone
UNESCO announcement last year that
Jamaica’s reggae music is now listed
among the world’s protected Intangible
The recognition affords the island,
particular status as one of the
Caribbean’s protected treasures.
Talking Copyright: Exploring
UNESCO “Protection” of Reggae is a
discussion slated for the City University
During a seminar, exploration
of the meaning and interpretation
of that declaration will be discussed
along with a dedicated forum to assess
the ramification of infringement on
Other events include -- tree planting
ceremonies, media outreach, fashion
shows and art exhibitions.
In front of Hawkeye Records in
London, two panels will be unveiled at
the site in Harlesden which is regarded
as the capital of reggae in Britain.
Screening of the film “Rudeboy: The
Story of Trojan Records” will enlighten
British audiences about the influence of
reggae on British pop music.
In addition, IRD / Black Music Month
activities includes a Reggae in the
Academy Reggae Research presentation,
celebration of VP Records at 40 years,
two Windrush Generation presentations
for AntiUniversity Now, a Women in
Reggae Photo exhibition with sound
system and guest performers and a long
list of tributes to the genre.
IRD promotes the wearing of the
colors of red, gold and green on July
1. The days’ assumed tributes also
include playing of the music and using
#thisismyreggae in posts on social
For the 1Love movement hosted
by Jamaica, a tree planting initiative
started many years ago will enhance
audio visual presentations along
with a plea to steer clear of sexist,
misogynistic, violence, foul language or
In all on July 1, One Love is advised.
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