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NLGJA Offers Tips on Covering Transgender People and Military Policy


Last year NLGJA published an open letter in response to the Pentagon’s change in policy, allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military. NLGJA encourages journalists to review the letter and the offered guidance for covering any further updates to military policy regarding transgender people. Journalists can also consult NLGJA’s Stylebook on LGBTQ Terminology. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact NLGJA at or by calling the National Office at 202-588-9888.


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Sam Champion to Lead Convention Opening Reception


NLGJA is excited to announce that longtime “Good Morning America” meteorologist Sam Champion will lead a panel of meteorologists in discussion at NLGJA’s National Convention Opening Reception. Champion will lead the group in a discussion of what it’s like to be out on the air as a meteorologist. He will be joined by Drew Tuma and Adam Joseph. Additional panelists will be announced soon.


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NLGJA Seeks Nominations for National Board and Chapter Leadership Positions


NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is a national organization with over 20 local, regional and scholastic chapters throughout the United States. NLGJA relies on the hard work of dedicated volunteers who fill leadership positions at both the national and chapter level in order to advance and promote our mission of ensuring fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues and people in media. We are currently accepting nominations for both national and chapter leadership positions. Submit a nomination today!

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NPR's Terry Gross and Ari Shapiro Will Headline NLGJA National Convention Plenary

NLGJA is very excited to announce that NPR’s “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross and “All Things Considered” host Ari Shapiro will headline the afternoon plenary session on September 9 at NLGJA’s National Convention. Shapiro will interview Gross about her long career as host of “Fresh Air”, followed by an audience question-and-answer session. NLGJA’s National Convention will be held September 7-10 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. Registration is available online now at

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Find Your Voice with Mo Rocca and More at National Convention!

NLGJA’s National Convention will be held September 7-10 at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia, and the soon-to-be-announced schedule is brimming with excellent workshops and speakers!

Among them is a workshop featuring Mo Rocca, who has been a correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning for over a decade. Rocca’s role on the show is akin to a columnist. In this panel he will talk about bringing his perspective and voice to feature reporting on arts and culture – and how to make a profile of someone into more than just a Wikipedia entry on that person’s life. The panel will be moderated by CBS Sunday Morning Executive Producer Rand Morrison.

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OPEN LETTER: NLGJA Advisory on Covering Southern Baptist Convention

Washington, DC (Monday, June 12, 2017) – This week, the Southern Baptist Convention will convene June 13–14 in Phoenix. A coalition of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) will also be in Phoenix to challenge church teachings that have...

The stylebook supplement on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer terminology

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