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NYT appoints their first openly gay Op-Ed columnist

NEW YORK -- A development that may surprise some, based on assumptions about The New York Times opinion pages, came on Monday, May 23, with the naming of Frank Bruni as a new op-ed columnist for the daily newspaper.

From the Times: "Mr. Bruni, 46, is the first gay op-ed columnist in The Times's 160-year history. He said he would take on a wide variety of subjects in his writing." Bruni joined the newspaper in 1995.

According to the internal message announcing Bruni's move, Times opinion-pages editor Andrew M. Rosenthal wrote that Bruni will be writing both in the Sunday Week in Review section, which is being reorganized, and on a weekday, likely Thursdays.

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