Submit a Session Proposal


Have an idea for a session? Are you an expert on a topic you wish to share? Perhaps there’s a topic or issue you want to learn more about. Planning has begun for the NLGJA National Convention. The convention will be held at the Loews Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7-10, 2017. NLGJA requests session proposals for the development of the educational portion of the conference by close of business on December 16, 2016


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Questionable Coverage? Submit to NLGJA's Rapid Response Task Force


NLGJA members and staff work daily with our colleagues in the news industry to fulfill the organization’s mission of fair and accurate coverage. Sometimes, though, a more targeted response is required to promote greater understanding about how to fairly and accurately cover the LGBT community.

NLGJA’s answer to this is the Rapid Response Task Force. This panel of working journalists from mainstream and LGBT media answers complaints about reporting seen as unfair and/or inaccurate by readers, viewers, listeners and our peer journalists.

Problematic Coverage? Let Us Know!

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NLGJA's LGBT Stylebook Can Help Answer Your Questions

NLGJA’s Stylebook Supplement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Terminology is intended to complement the prose stylebooks of individual publications, as well as the Associated Press stylebook, the leading stylebook in U.S. newsrooms.

It reflects the association’s mission of inclusive coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, includes entries on words and phrases that have become common, and features greater detail for earlier entries.

It also includes an expanded contact list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organizations with websites, e-mail, and mailing addresses, phone numbers, and, when possible, media contacts.

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Spread the Word About the Combined Federal Campaign

Have friends or family that work for the federal government? Let them know that NLGJA is participating in the Combined Federal Campaign! Federal employees can give with the code 31743. Spread the word at holiday parties and on Facebook!


2017 National Convention Hotel Block Now Open for Reservations


Join NLGJA September 7-10 for the 2017 National Convention at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia. Follow the link to reserve your hotel room in the NLGJA room block, and don’t forget to register by January 8 to take advantage of the special discount Liberty Rate.




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Open Letter: Trans Coverage in Wake of Oakland Warehouse Fire

NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is made up of working journalists and media professionals. We are not an advocacy group. Our mission is to ensure fair and accurate coverage of issues that affect LGBTQ people. Three transgender people have been...

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

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NLGJA President Jen Christensen Receives CNN Diversity Ovation Award

PRESS CONTACT: Dillon Lewis or 202-588-9888 Washington, D.C.- Today NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is excited to announce that NLGJA President Jen Christensen is the recipient of the 2016 CNN Diversity Ovation Award. Christensen is...