TORONTO (May 1, 2021) — Pink Triangle Press (PTP), Canada’s leading LGBTQ2S+ media group and publisher of Xtra Magazine, is proud to announce Tre’vell Anderson (they/them) as this year’s Fellow under the Ken Popert Media Fellowship program.
Anderson is an award-winning writer, editor and podcaster based in Los Angeles. Listed as one of The Root’s 100 most influential African Americans of 2020, Anderson is a co-host of the Fanti podcast, a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and regional director of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Anderson, as editor-at-large for Xtra, will be fostering journalism by and for underrepresented LGBTQ2S+ communities, with a particular focus on emerging Black queer and trans writers.
The Ken Popert Media Fellowship was established in 2021 by Pink Triangle Press in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The fellowship honours the legacy of former executive director Ken Popert, who retired in 2017. The fellowship provides resources and support for journalists to create and publish unique and powerful LGBTQ2S+ stories.
The fellowship is open to people at any stage in their journalism career. “We established the fellowship as a commitment to making space for new voices and groundbreaking projects,” said Pink Triangle Press executive director David Walberg. “The fellowship helps ensure that Xtra continues to broaden our audiences and connect our diverse communities.”
The journalism projects funded by this fellowship can take many different shapes—from investigative series and documentaries to career development and training initiatives.