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Doug Ireland, an award-winning political journalist and media critic, has died. Ireland died in his New York City apartment on October 26th.
Gay City News reports:
Doug Ireland, a journalist and activist who came of age in the New Left politics of the 1960s and whose interests and professional pursuits ranged from foreign and domestic politics to literature and philosophy, died in his East Village home on October 26.
He was 67 years old, and, according to his longtime friend Valerie Goodman, had suffered in recent years from the after-effects of childhood polio and from diabetes and severe sciatica. Though no cause of death has yet been established, Ireland had at least two major strokes over the past several years.
Goodman, one of the few intimates who spent time with him in recent years while he felt too ill to leave his apartment or have company, said she was contacted by the NYPD after Ireland’s body was found in his home.
Ireland wrote extensively about gay political issues for publications such as Gay City News, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, New York Magazine, and the Parisian daily Liberation.