The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students who work within the news industry to foster fair coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

Since its founding in 1990, NLGJA has grown to a 700-member, 17-chapter organization in the United States.

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.


NLGJA Stylebook Committee


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