2015 Call for Nominations to the Board & Executive Committee


Candidates Sought for Positions on NLGJA Board & Executive Committee Nominations Deadline: July 24, 2015 Nominations are now being accepted for four at-large Board of Director positions and three Executive Committee positions: Vice President of Broadcast Treasurer Secretary At-Large Directors (4) Executive Committee members may serve two consecutive terms in each office, and at-large National Board […]

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It’d be Great to See You at L.A. Exclusive


I hope to see you on Thursday, June 25 for L.A. Exclusive – A National Benefit for NLGJA and an evening not to be missed.

We’re coming together to support NLGJA’s work to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of OutSports, will be honored with the Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage.

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Communications and Marketing Internship

Founded in 1990, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA has been a beacon for LGBT journalists through its education, networking and training programs – most especially its national convention, the largest gathering of its kind. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

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LGBT History Month: Looking Back on NLGJA’s 25 Years and More


This year, we celebrate 25 years of supporting LGBT media professionals and championing the highest journalistic standards in the coverage of LGBT issues. As we mark this milestone and celebrate the history of the LGBT community, we pause to reflect on where the organization has been. Twenty-five years ago, Roy Aarons gathered a group of […]

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Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is the treasured author of nine best-selling novels, including six Tales of the City which were originally collected from the daily serials he wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle beginning in 1976. A young man of the South and a Vietnam veteran, Maupin began his journalism career writing for The Daily Tar Heel, the […]

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Charles Kaiser

An award-winning author and journalist, as well as an NLGJA founding board member and the second president of the New York Chapter of the NLGJA, Charles Kaiser has been practicing his craft since 1971, when he began writing for The New York Times while still an undergraduate at Columbia College. After eight years at the […]

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Lou Chibbaro, Jr.


A prize-winning reporter for the nation’s oldest LGBT news publication, The Washington Blade, Lou Chibbaro, Jr. first took up his pen in 1976 under the pseudonym Lou Romano. Fast forward four decades, Chibbaro has covered almost everything for the Blade, including the nation’s political triumphs and protests, the rise of the AIDS epidemic, federal efforts […]

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Alan Bell


Alan Bell has been an indelible, vibrant presence within LGBT journalism for almost 40 years. Beginning in 1977 when he founded Gaysweek, New York City’s first mainstream lesbian and gay newspaper, and continuing with BLK and Blackfire, Bell has been a pioneer of LGBT journalism and activism, particularly on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. He continues to work […]

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Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel, the creator of the Bechdel Test for gender bias in works of fiction, has been writing for and about the LGBT community since 1983 when she began producing and self-syndicating Dykes to Watch Out For, a comic chronicling the lives, romances, and political involvement of a group of lesbians in the United States. She […]

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Randy Alfred


Randy Alfred may be best known for his detailed 1980 probe of the biased and unfair portrayal of San Francisco’s gay community inCBS Reports’ “Gay Power, Gay Politics,” an investigation that ultimately resulted in CBS making a rare public apology for its failed coverage. In 1978 he co-founded theS.F. Bay Times, the first community newspaper on […]

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Thank You from #NLGJA25

NLGJA has many to thank for making Coming Home, our 25th Anniversary Celebration National Convention & LGBT Media Summit, such a memorable success this past week in the Bay Area.

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