nlgjawebsiteheaderEstablished in 2005 as part of NLGJA’s 15th anniversary celebration, the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame was launched to honor LGBT journalists who have shown courage and resolve by telling the truth, including their own personal truths, whatever the cost and whatever the difficulties.

Gail Shister was inducted in 2008. Here’s an excerpt from her biography for the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame:

“Gail Shister is widely regarded as the first ‘out’ reporter in mainstream news media in the United States.

“The groundbreaking journalist earned the distinction of being, at three separate newspapers, the news organization’s first female sportswriter.”

Click here to read the complete biography.