Q Voice News publishes compelling journalism that connects, elevates, and engages the LGBTQ+ community.
Q Voice News is a pioneering online publication that created a new space in the Los Angeles media ecosystem. It is the only digital-first LGBTQ+ news outlet in the greater L.A. area. Q Voice News serves a vital need in Los Angeles, which is a news desert for the LGBTQ+ community. Q Voice News also is a watchdog, holding public servants accountable. No free passes just because you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Q Voice News is locally owned and operated, and is certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as an LGBTQ+ business.
Q Voice News is by us, for us, and about us.
Phillip Zonkel, Publisher and Founder, [email protected]
Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel has more than 20 years of print and digital experience. He spent 16 years at the Press-Telegram, a daily newspaper in Long Beach, Calif., where he covered everything from features and breaking news to local governments, education and LGBTQ+ issues.
He has a habit of bringing LGBTQ+ news out of the closet. He was the P-T’s only reporter to have a beat covering the city’s LGBTQ+ community. He also created an LGBTQ+ news blog for its website.
His muckracking journalism won him two awards, and he received a nomination for his reporting, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts’ failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ+ students.
He also written several articles on the Long Beach Police Department’s history of falsely arresting gay men for lewd conduct.
He created Q Voice News after seeing the news desert in Los Angeles for the LGBTQ+ community.
Treacy Seeley, Vice-President of Marketing, [email protected]
Treacy Seeley has been in digital marketing more than 15 years. She has worked on the agency, network, site and technology sides of the business. She was the leader in building the on-site ad operations team at MotorTrend and the Primedia Digital Automotive Network, which included more than 80 sites.
She also was a key contributor to the operations of MySpace (when it was a big deal). She was the third member of the startup Mobile Theory, a mobile ad network that was sold to Opera Software for $50 million in 2012, after only 18 months of operation.
She has assembled technologies, built teams, and lead them to industry wide success.