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Former Editor Kellogg Dies

Former Editor Kellogg Dies

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Stuart Kellogg, an editor of The Advocate in the 1980s, has died at age 63.

Kellogg died August 3, reports the Press-Dispatch of Victorville, Calif. He lived in a neighboring town, Apple Valley, in Southern California's high desert area.

Kellogg was managing editor of The Advocate in the '80s, rising to editor in 1987 and spending about two years in that top editorial position, according to the book Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement, edited by Mark Thompson.

In the book Thompson quoted Kellogg as saying it was "a privilege to have worked there. To be able to earn your keep while working for gay lib was inconceivable to me as a teenager in Connecticut. I could experiment with thoughts of freedom while not abandoning the other values I already had and treasured." Thompson wrote that Kellogg "graciously maintained order and balance" during his tenure, which was marked by the loss of many Advocate contributors and readers to AIDS.

Kellogg's other credits include serving as managing editor of The Journal of Homosexuality and a features writer and columnist for the Daily Press of Victorville, where he worked from the late 1980s to 2007. He also edited books and recently completed his first novel, Clarissa, or the Fun of Reading Other People's Mail, coauthored with Sarah Baxter.

Survivors include his longtime partner, Fernando Torres. A celebration of Kellogg's life will be held Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Apple Valley. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties in Hesperia, Calif., or the Transition Habitat Conservancy of Pinon Hills, Calif.

Read remembrances by Kellogg's Daily Press colleagues here and here.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.