NLGJA recently received an invitation to sit down with The Department of Justice to discuss its recent monitoring of journalists. While we appreciate being included in the conversation NLGJA declined to attend.
The Department of Justice has requested this meeting be “off the record.” This would prevent NLGJA from reporting on the meeting, or sharing its contents with its members.
NLGJA's mission is to fairly and accurately cover the LGBT community. This can not be accomplished without complete, on the record transparency.
NLGJA welcomes an on the record discussion, and would gladly attend a meeting in the future that would allow us to fully report the contents to our 600 members nationwide.
The NLGJA Executive Committee