Rick Karlin

Rick Karlin managed to work for almost every LGBT publication in the area, starting with GayLife Newspaper in the 1970s, during his tenure in Chicago’s LGBT Press. In 1997 he was inducted into The Chicago’s LGBT Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to LGBT journalism in Chicago and his charity work with a number of community groups. Rattling Good Yarns Press recently published his memoir, Paper Cuts: My Life in Chicago’s Volatile LGBT Press. He lives in South Florida with his husband Gregg Shapiro, where he works as a freelance journalist.