NLGJA: The Association of LGBT Journalists, joins our colleagues across the country in mourning the tragic loss of WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker and Photographer Adam Ward. Journalists risk their lives every day to bring the public the most up to date news. NLGJA expresses its condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and we express our sincere sympathy to the WDBJ newsroom as they struggle with their loss.

The NLGJA is made up of working journalists and media professionals. We are not an advocacy group. Our mission is to ensure fair and accurate coverage of issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.  NLGJA will be convening its 25th Anniversary and LGBT Media Summit, September 3-6, 2015, in San Francisco.