Gay and Lesbian Times
The Gay and Lesbian Times was a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the San Diego, California area. The Times was a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild. The paper originally launched in January 1988 as the San Diego Gay Times.
Final print edition, No. 1188, published on
September 30, 2010
|Type||LGBT weekly newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Gay Times, Inc.|
|Ceased publication||September 30, 2010|
|Headquarters||San Diego, California|
In December 2010, its founder Michael Portantino committed suicide by jumping from the Park Manor Suites, a historic 7-story San Diego hotel popular with the gay community.
Another major newspaper, the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, launched in 2009 and continues to the present.
- "San Diego gay newspaper publisher commits suicide", EDGE Boston. December 16, 2010. Accessed February 10, 2013
- "‘Gay & Lesbian Times’ closes doors after 23 years", Gay San Diego. October 25, 2010. Accessed February 10, 2013
- "Michael Portantino, publisher of Gay and Lesbian Times, dies at 52", Blanca Gonzalez. Sign On San Diego. December 9, 2010. June 8, 2011. Accessed June 8, 2011
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