NLGJA Headlines

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.

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director

Pawlus to Lead Premier LGBT Journalists GroupWashington, D.C. – Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced that Adam K. Pawlus has assumed its top staff post and will oversee its efforts to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. As executive director, he will lead NLGJA's flagship programs, including its annual convention, Breaking Barriers... read more.

NLGJA Brings Its National Convention and LGBT Summit to Chicago

Highlights Include a Conversation With NBA Player Jason Collins, a Panel on Chicago-style Politics and Expert Tips From “Oprah” Producer Chris Gajilan on Landing the Interviewer’s Big Get and MoreFor Immediate Release: July 7, 2014 Media Contact: Bach Polakowski 202-588-9888 or bach@nlgja.orgThe National Lesbian & Gay Journalists... read more.

The Write Stuff: How to Write a Book Proposal That Sells Without Selling Out

Learn how to transform dreams of writing a book into a realityChicago, IL – Award-winning author Valerie Boyd will train journalists and media professionals on how to get paid to write the book of their dreams through the right book proposal. Get one-on-one attention from this highly skilled expert in this master class, sponsored by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association... read more.

Women's Networking Dinner

Always a highlight of the NLGJA National Convention, The NLGJA Women's Networking Dinner, sponsored by General Motors, starts at 7pm. Join us for this NLGJA tradition, and help support women in media. Yes, men are welcome.

NLGJA Honors Pioneer Edythe Eyde, Recipient of the Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage

Washington, D.C. - The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will be presenting the first NLGJA Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage to Edythe Eyde. Eyde, who wrote by the pen name Lisa Ben, is the creator of the first known lesbian publication, Vice Versa, which she single-handedly produced and distributed in Los Angeles for a year in the 1940s.“We are so... read more.