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 produced her popular strip for 25 years before ending its run in 2008. She also has published two graphic memoirs: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama in 2012, both of which met critical acclaim. Among her towering achievements, Bechdel has been honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012, a MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2014 and a Tony Award for the musical adaptation of Fun Home.
2017 National Convention
Loews Hotel, Philadelphia
September 7-10, 2017
- NLGJA Announces Frank Bruni as 2016 Randy Shilts Award for LGBT Coverage Winner September 13, 2016
- NLGJA Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors September 12, 2016
- Thank You from NLGJA September 11, 2016