More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Congrats to Frank Bruni and The New York Times
GLAAD congratulates The New York Times on naming Frank Bruni as an Op-Ed columnist. Bruni has a long and accomplished record at the paper of covering everything from politics to food. Along the way, he has demonstrated a keen eye for capturing the unexpected layers in a story and bringing a fresh perspective.
Editor of the opinion pages, Andrew Rosenthal, announced Monday that Mr. Bruni would write a new column for the Sunday Op-Ed pages. Bruni is the first openly gay Op-Ed columnist in The Times’s 160-year history. Rosenthal’s said in an email to staff:
“This column, which will be a new anchor feature of the section, will be a sharp, opinionated look at a big event of the last week, from a different or unexpected angle, or a small event that was really important but everyone seems to have missed, or something entirely different. It will fast become a destination for our readers with Frank at the keyboard.”
Bruni has been something of a Renaissance man at the paper, and offers clever analysis on a range of subjects. He said,
“I’m excited and really grateful. At The Times and beforehand, I’ve been lucky to be able to write about many different topics, and I’m eager to take on a job that will allow me to range across most or all of them in a reflective, analytical and sometimes — I hope — spirited way.”
GLAAD is excited for Frank Bruni and the New York Times. We look forward to reading his contributions.