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The Washington Blade

The Washington Blade

The Washington Blade is the recipient of the 2019 NLGJA Legacy Award. The Washington Blade was founded as “The Gay Blade” in 1969. Originally a black and white, one-sheet community newsletter, the paper was initially distributed in local D.C. bars. However, in the...
Rachael Zimmerman

Rachael Zimmerman

Rachael Zimmerman was the recipient of the 2019 NLGJA Jeanne Córdova Award. Zimmerman is an emerging photographer, photojournalist and community creator who developed her passion for visual storytelling while working in the sports industry. In 2016 Zimmerman founded...
Claudia Eller

Claudia Eller

Claudia Eller was the recipient of the 2019 Lisa Ben Award. She is the editor-in-chief of Variety. Eller is among the best known and most respected journalists in the entertainment industry. She came to Variety from The Los Angeles Times, where she spent 20 years as a...