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About Greg In Hollywood

Greg In Hollywood was launched on March 1, 2009 by veteran journalist Greg Hernandez.

Through an LGBTQ lens, the site brings you  fly-on-the-wall accounts of Hollywood events, coverage of the independent film and local theater scene, interviews with celebrities, newsmakers and creative types, and keeps you up to date on entertainment and cultural news.

In 2022, Hernandez was named a recipient of a Rainbow Key Award by The City of West Hollywood and its Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board.  The awards recognize people and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ community.

In 2019, Hernandez was selected as MetroSource Magazine’s “Blogger We Love” in its annual “People We Love” issue and was a recipient of one of the Power Up Amazing Gay Men and Women in Showbiz Awards in 2012.

Prior to Greg In Hollywood: Hernandez founded the popular  Out In Hollywood blog in 2006 while a writer and columnist and entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News. It is believed to be the first LGBT blog of its type at a major daily newspaper in the US. He was honored by the Los Angeles City Council in 2008 during its annual LGBT Pride event at City Hall for his role in increasing LGBT content in the newspaper.

Hernandez was previously a longtime staff writer at the Los Angeles Times where he covered breaking crime, criminal courts, The Walt Disney Co. and the restaurant industry among other beats. He was also on staff at The Hollywood Reporter where he covered Disney and MGM studios and film marketing. He has been a contributing writer to The Advocate, Variety, Orange Coast, and Frontiers.

Hernandez was the US correspondent for the worldwide LGBT website Gay Star News from 2011-17 then took a job with the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Marketing and Communications department from 2017-22 where he was the main writer for their LGBT News Now site and Vanguard Magazine. He currently covers diversity issues for USC News.

He is a past president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, past president of The Orange County Press Club, and past membership director of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.