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
• 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,
• In addition to The Front Page, Baxter’s writings have appeared
“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
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.