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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...
Lilli Vincenz

Lilli Vincenz

Lilli Vincenz is a path-breaking journalist and pioneer of the gay rights movement beginning in the early 1960s. Born in 1937 in Germany, she lived there throughout World War II before coming to the U.S. with her family at the age of twelve. She joined the Mattachine...
Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is an award-winning business journalist and is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected writers on the business of technology. In a 2016 profile headlined, “Kara Swisher is Silicon Valley’s Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist. How Does...
Steve Rothaus

Steve Rothaus

Steve Rothaus worked at the Miami Herald for over 30 years, covering LGBTQ issues for two decades. During his time there, he was part of news teams awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. In 2014, he...
Arlyn Gajilan

Arlyn Gajilan

Arlyn Gajilan is the recipient of the 2019 NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Leadership Award. She is the deputy managing editor for operations at Reuters. Gajilan helps manage the news agency’s bureaus from Toronto to Santiago and San Francisco to New York....
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...