The NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Stylebook 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: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ mission to promote fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ organizations with websites, e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers and, when possible, media contacts.
Additionally, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists 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: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ 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 a journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. We promote diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the industry accountable and providing education, professional development and mentoring.
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Stylebook Committee
Updated December 2020
Editors: Sarah Blazucki and Jeff McMillan