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Weekly in the pink over gay community plaudits

A Surrey weekly turned its masthead pink after picking up an award for its ‘impressive’ coverage of gay issues.

The Newsquest-owned Surrey Comet scooped a ‘Heart of Equality’ award from the charity Gay Surrey on May 17 – the International Day Against Homophobia (Idaho).

To mark the accolade, the Twickenham-based weekly turned its masthead and front-page promo boosts in its current edition pink

Assistant editor Julia Kennard said it was a symbol of the paper’s pride at receiving the award.


Said Julia: “The Surrey Comet prides itself on being at the heart of the community.

“Our reporters are passionate about covering a diverse range of issues and we strive to ensure we are always fair and impartial.

“We are proud to have won a Gay Surrey Heart of Equality award and in celebration we have turned our current issue pink.

“We look forward to working with the gay community, and the wealth of other diverse groups living in Surrey, to represent and voice the key issues affecting them in the future.”

Gino Meriano, chairman of Gay Surrey, added: “The Surrey Comet continues to impress with its proactive journalism.

“The reporters are always there to listen to both sides of the coin and while they always deliver news impartially, their support of the charity is unwavering and I am eternally grateful to them for that.”