Gay Journalist Thomas Morgan Dead At 56

It’s a sad day for journalists as we bid adieu to one of our own. Former NY Times reporter and National Association of Black Journalists president Thomas Morgan. The 56-year old bid his own adieu on Monday when he succumbed to AIDS-related illness in North Hampton.

Missouri-native Morgan started his adult life in the air force, before moving to Miami, where he landed his first gig at the Miami Herald. He slowly worked his way through The Washington Post to the NY Times, where he worked as a reporter and administrator until 1994.

In addition to his daily work, Morgan devoted years to the NABJ, including two as it’s president. During his time as the organization’s financial guru, Morgan helped grow the group’s dough from $50,000 to over $1 million. He also spearheaded the NABJ’s LGBT task force. Not too shabby, if you ask us.

Morgan’s survived by his partner of 23-years, Tom Ciano, as well as three brothers.