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This evening draws together media industry leaders and some of the most high profile journalists in the nation’s capital along with enthusiastic supporters of the work of NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists – in advancing fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community and issues.


  • Networking, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres
  • Presentation of this year’s Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage

Tickets cost $35 for NLGJA Members, $50 for Friends of NLGJA and $25 for students. Tickets will be available soon.

Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage

The NLGJA Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage is an award designed to honor journalists who consistently bring stories of the LGBTQ community to life in mainstream media outlets. The award honors individual journalists and news organizations who go the extra mile to ensure that all Americans are aware of the diversity within the LGBTQ community, as well as the unique struggles lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer people face in the United States and around the world.

The recipient of the 2017 Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage is NPR “Weekend Edition” host Scott Simon. The recipient of the 2018 Randy Shilts Award will be announced in Fall 2018.



Matthew Berger
Sarah Blazucki