NLGJA’s Stylebook Supplement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Terminology is intended to complement the stylebooks of individual publications, as well as the Associated Press stylebook, the leading stylebook in U.S. newsrooms.

It reflects NLGJA’s mission to promote fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and includes words and phrases that have come into recent usage, in addition to earlier entries. It also includes an expanded contact list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer organizations with websites, e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers and, when possible, media contacts.

Additionally, NLGJA has worked in close partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National LGBTQ Task Force to create a Spanish-language version of the Stylebook. The result is El Manual de Estilo Sobre La Comunidad Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual y Transgénero, which seeks to expand NLGJA’s reach in promoting fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues and people to Spanish-speaking journalists and publications.

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


NLGJA Stylebook Committee