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• Work as a community organizer as noted in “Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South” by James T. Sears. Rutgers University Press; published in 2001.

• Included in Genre magazine’s turn of the century (December 1999/January 2000) “2000 Years, 2000 Queers” honors list.

• The 1999 N.C. Pride Statewide Award of Merit was awarded jointly to Jim Baxter and The Front Page. Sponsored by the N.C. Gay and Lesbian Pride Committee, the award is given each year to people or organizations whose work on behalf of the community has made a positive difference. Spectator magazine did a cover story on The Front Page in its June 16, 1999 issue as result.

• Received a “Citizen’s Award” in 1994 from The Independent and was profiled in its Nov. 23, 1994 issue.

• The Stonewall 25 North Carolina committee named Jim Baxter a “Stonewall Hero” in 1994 “in recognition of efforts on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the Carolinas.”

• Queen City Quordinators, a Charlotte community organization, awarded Jim Baxter their “Carolinian of the Year” award in 1986.

• The Front Page was included on a list of “The Most Essential Newspapers,” one of only five local publications cited, in “The Big Gay Book: A Gay Man’s Survival Guide for the ’90s” (Penguin, 1991).

• In addition to The Front Page, Baxter’s writings have appeared in:
“Revelations: Gay Men’s Coming-Out Stories,” by Adrien Saks (Editor), Wayne Curtis (Editor), Alyson Publications, October 1988. 2nd edition published September 1999.
“Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write About Their Mothers,” by Dean Kostos (Editor), Eugene Grygo (Editor), Painted Leaf Press; published in 2000.

Other work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Sun, Lambda Literary Review, The Washington Blade, The New York Blade, Gay Peoples Chronicle (Ohio), Outspoken (Colo.), Watermark (Fla.) and others.

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