Convention Schedule

  • Plenary Session: Faith, Family and Futures for LGBT Youth, Plenary
    8:30 AM – 10:15 AM in Grand Ballroom
  • AIDS and HIV Coverage in LGBT and AIDS-specific media, LGBT Media Summit
    10:30 AM – 11:45 AM in Elizabethan A
  • Documentary Journalism with Filmmakers, LGBT Media Summit
    10:30 AM – 11:45 AM in Elizabethan B
  • Plenary Session: Affirmation Proclamation: Trans* Elders Review Misgendering in News, Culture and Hollywood, Plenary
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in Grand Ballroom
  • Google Trends: Go Beyond Just Finding Out What Everyone is Looking For, Bootcamp
    1:45 PM – 4:30 PM in Georgian Room
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    Opening Reception

    September 3rd, NLGJA celebrates the opening of the Coming Home National Convention & LGBT Media Summit in San Francisco.

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    Celebrating 25 Years

    The nostalgia continues at our Coming Home National Convention and LGBT Media Summit this September in San Francisco. Join more than 350 journalists, news executives, communications professionals and educators to celebrate the 25th year of NLGJA and Come Home to San Francisco!

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    NLGJA Announces 2015 Inductees to LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame

    NLGJA is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and the 10th year of our LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame. Please join us in recognizing this year’s inductee: Randy Alfred, Alison Bechdel, Alan Bell, Lou Chibbaro, Jr., Charles Kaiser and Armistead Maupin.

    The NLGJA National Convention Moves to Nearby Hotel

    NLGJA learned recently that the Hyatt has changed its timeline and will be completing major renovations during our convention dates. NLGJA has changed the site of this year’s convention. I am pleased to announce the 2015 National Convention & LGBT Media Summit will be held in the nearby Westin St. Francis.

    Come Home for the Reunion.
    Home Coming Reception, September 3

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

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    Mourning the Tragic Loss of WDBJ Reporter and Photographer

    NLGJA joins our colleagues across the country in mourning the tragic loss of WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker and Photographer Adam Ward. Journalists risk their lives every day to bring the public the most up to date news. NLGJA expresses its condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and we express our sincere sympathy to the WDBJ newsroom as they struggle with their loss.

    NLGJA Recognizes 2015 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners

    NLGJA announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and salutes their exemplary work. The NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster and recognize excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBT community. In addition to special recognition awards, awards will be presented for excellence in news writing, feature writing, opinion writing, blogging, network television, radio, online, HIV/AIDS coverage and student journalism.


    “I’m proud to be a regular NLGJA contributor knowing those funds will be used to further journalism and our very special community.”

    Mark Segal

    Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News