Gabriel Rotello

Journalist and documentarian

Gabriel Rotello (Feb. 9, 1963) is an LA-based documentarian and journalist. He has written, produced and directed numerous films and series for HBO, Showtime, Bravo, The History Channel, Cinemax, AMC and other networks. Rotello was the founding editor-in-chief of OutWeek Magazine. In 1992 he became the first openly gay man to be named as a columnist for a major American newspaper, New York Newsday. He has been a columnist for The Advocate, and has contributed to The NY Times, The LA Times, Out Magazine, The Village Voice, The Nation, The New Scientist and many other publications. He received the GLAAD Media Award as Outstanding Journalist of the Year in 1995. His landmark book "Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men" was published by Dutton in 1997.