Steve Rothaus

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Miami Herald staff writer Steve Rothaus covers LGBT issues in South Florida. He joined the Herald in 1985, while a journalism major at Florida International University. He came out at work in 1987 and served five years as a board member of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Rothaus founded the association’s Newsroom Outreach Project and traveled the country visiting newspapers, television stations and college campuses to discuss gay news coverage and workplace issues. Rothaus won the 1998 GLAAD Media Award for outstanding newspaper columnist. In 2001, he was part of a Miami Herald team that shared the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in 2010 named him Business Person of the Year. Equality Florida presented Rothaus with its 2012 Voice For Equality award. In 2014, he co-produced The Day It Snowed In Miami: A Chronology of the LGBT-Rights Movement, a film documentary presented by Miami Herald Media Company and WPBT2.