Founded in 1990, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.
Mission and History
In April 1989, the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) mandated that ASNE conduct its first ever survey of LGBT journalists in American newspapers. In April 1990, Roy Aarons presented the results of the landmark survey, Alternatives: Gays and Lesbians in the Newsroom, at ASNE’s national convention in Washington, D.C. and simultaneously came out publicly.
National Board of Directors
At the national level, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is led by a board of directors that reflects the organization’s geographic and professional diversity.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ professional staff handles the day-to-day operations of the association.
Remembering Roy Aarons
Leroy F. Aarons: former Oakland Tribune executive editor and NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists founder.
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ most recent 990 tax forms are available here.