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OPEN LETTER: NLGJA Advisory on Covering Southern Baptist Convention

Washington, DC (Monday, June 12, 2017) – This week, the Southern Baptist Convention will convene June 13–14 in Phoenix. A coalition of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) will also be in Phoenix to challenge church teachings that have proven harmful to young LGBTQ people. We encourage news organizations covering the Southern Baptist Convention […]

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A Note on Covering the Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

One year ago, in the early-morning hours on June 12 in Orlando, the LGBTQ and Latinx communities were attacked at Pulse Nightclub. As news outlets cover the anniversary of the attack, NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is here to help you ensure the coverage is both fair and accurate. NLGJA is made up […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NLGJA to Present Lisa Ben Award to Longtime E! News Reporter Marc Malkin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Dillon Lewis or 202-588-9888 WASHINGTON, DC – NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is excited to announce that longtime E! News reporter Marc Malkin is the recipient of the 2017 Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage. Malkin will accept the award at NLGJA’s annual L.A. Exclusive benefit event in Los Angeles on June 20. […]

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Excellence in Religion Coverage

This category recognizes outstanding one-time or ongoing coverage of the intersection of religion/spirituality and LGBTQ issues. Submission must follow the appropriate entry format rules as described above for writing, TV, radio, digital and photojournalism. Apply Now!  *The deadline to submit an application for consideration in the Excellence in Religion Coverage category is April 18, 2017.

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Open Letter: NLGJA Stands with Jacqui Helbert and WUTC-FM

NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists calls for the reinstatement of WUTC-FM reporter Jacqui Helbert, who was ousted from her job after covering Tennessee state officials in a way they didn’t like. The University of Tennessee Chattanooga said university officials decided to terminate the employment of public radio reporter Helbert after receiving complaints from […]

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