1. This community is for news affecting the LBGT community and opinions related to that news. All news posted in this community must be backed up with a sourced article or piece of information from a reputable news organization. All non-supported news, gossip, or off-topic posts will be deleted.
2. The moderator respects the right of posters to express controversial or alternative viewpoints in opinion articles. However, libelous material will be deleted, and the moderator reserves the right to report offensive or inappropriate material to the LiveJournal abuse team.
3. Posters will be held to journalistic norms in determining appropriateness of content.
4. The moderator will, once this community becomes established, appoint an Editorial Board, which will assist the moderator in deciding issues of appropriateness. Until that time, the moderator holds the sole and complete power to make editorial decisions.
5. The founding moderator, and editor-in-chief of LBGT News & Views is Brian Smith. Mr. Smith is a 19 year old sophomore at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, studying Journalism. He has 3 1/2 years experience in the news department at WSDP-FM, a high school radio station in Canton, Michigan. He has 1 1/2 years experience in the news department at the P-CEP Perspective in Canton, Michigan.
New information: On October 27, 2005, Founding moderator Brian Smith appointed Jace Gordon of Athens, GA to serve as Managing Editor, and member of the Editorial Board. Gordon has background as a free-lance journalist with submissions to an area newspaper/magazine. "I'm proud to have my first teammate," Smith said. "Jace seems to be very serious about helping us get off the ground, and his writing is of excellent quality."