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Mark Your Calendars: DATELINE:DC on November 20th

NLGJA looks forward to you joining us for DATELINE:DC 2014 on November 20.This national benefit fuels our work for fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community and issues.Don’t miss this great evening of drinks, tasty treats, networking and presentation of this year’s NLGJA Randy Shilts Award for LGBT Coverage to Diane Rehm, renowned public radio host and winner of many honors and accolades... read more.

Help us Shape Future Conventions

If you attended the National Convention or LGBT Media Summit, we want your feedback. Please take a moment to tell us your thoughts on this year’s programming.Send us your feedback!The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will help us shape future... read more.

Communications and Marketing Intern

Compensation: Unpaid InternshipHours: Minimum of 16 hours, but 32 hours per week preferred. Flexible schedule.SummaryFounded in 1990, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA has been a beacon for LGBT... read more.

NLGJA Leaders: Introducing the Board of Directors for 2014 and Beyond

Washington, D.C. – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association is pleased to announce we've added one new member to the board of directors and seven who renewed their commitment to serve. With a recent election and appointment, the national board consists of 14 individuals who represent the organization’s geographic, professional and individual diversity.The association will continue... read more.

NLGJA Recognizes 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

For Release: September 5, 2014Media Contact: Bach Polakowski202-588-9888 or Washington, D.C. – The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association  presented the organization's Excellence in Journalism Awards at its annual convention, August 21-25, in Chicago. The convention included an Awards Reception, which honored Hall of Fame... read more.

Behind the Scenes: RRTF reached out to ESPN's leaders about coverage of Michael Sam.

No one is surprised that the sports media has been paying a lot of attention to Michael Sam. As he is just a week away from potentially becoming the first out gay player in the National Football League, his preseason performance and the chances of him making the St. Louis Rams' final roster are big news. But when ESPN reporter Josina Anderson reported Tuesday on Michael Sam's... read more.

A Conversation with Jason Collins

ESPN NBA editor Kevin Arnovitz will have a conversation with the first NBA star to come out while still playing the game. Jason Collins will talk about his experience with the media and his experience coming out in the major leagues. Lunch is provided.

Unsafe At Home? Journalists And Police In The 21st Century

Last week’s detention by police of two working journalists and the tear-gassing of a network news crew covering unrest in Ferguson, Missouri represent just the latest examples of media professionals being prevented from doing their jobs by increasingly militarized police forces … not in Iraq or Ukraine, but here in the US. Journalists on the front lines and legal experts talk about how reporters... read more.

NLGJA Announces 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees

Washington, D.C. - Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and salutes their exemplary work.The NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBT community. In addition to special recognition awards, awards... read more.

NLGJA Announces 2014 Inductees Into LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame

July 23, 2014Media Contact: Bach Polakowski202-588-9888 or Bach@nlgja.orgWashington, D.C. — The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced today the 2014 inductees into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame:Tracy Baim, Windy City Media publisher, editor, author, historian and filmmakerLisa Keen, often considered the dean of America’s gay... read more.