NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Legacy Award
The NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Legacy Award was created to recognize an outlet, publication or news organization that has exhibited innovative, high-quality and sustained news coverage of the LGBTQ community over an extended period of time. The outlets, publications or news organizations that will be recognized by the award have exemplified the association’s mission to promote and foster fair and accurate LGBTQ news coverage. The NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Legacy Award is the association’s only award that is presented to an outlet, publication or news organization to recognize the work of its entire staff, rather than an individual.
This Year’s Recipient
The Bay Area Reporter
The Bay Area Reporter is the country’s oldest continuously published LGBTQ newspaper, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021. The newspaper has long documented the queer community, from drag performances and the Imperial Court to history-making pro-LGBTQ laws to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Bay Area Reporter is independent and has been owned since 2017 by Michael Yamashita, who became publisher in 2013. He is the first gay Asian American publisher and owner of an LGBTQ newspaper. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is thrilled to recognize the Windy City Times with the Legacy Award.
Windy City Times
2021 Legacy Award winner The Windy City Times was founded in 1985 to serve the diverse needs of the Chicago LGBTQ community. The outlet first began as a free print newspaper but has since grown to be a daily online platform with more than 125,000 site visitors every...
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....