Join nlgja the association of lgbtq journalists for our 2020 national convention at the drake hotel chicago from september 10-13, 2020. Nlgja the association of lgbtq journalists is offering a discounted early bird registration rate through may 31. 1926 the new york times is the first major publication to use the word homosexuality. 1938 the word gay is used for the first time on film in reference to homosexuality. Rummell, an educator and a teacher of french at stephens college, published an autobiography under the title diana a strange autobiography it was the first explicitly lesbian. As recently as 1989, tolerance for gays and gay jounalists was hardly prevalent. A few years earlier i overheard a colleague tell a cameraman, you better watch when you interview those gays. This investigative journalists reporting won the pulitzer prize after changing the worlds discourse about privacy and national security with. thats why recently, the national lesbian & gay journalists association (nlgja) announced the recipients of its excellence in journalism awards, which will be presented at nlgjas national. on the other hand, the gaylesbian presence in the executive suites isnt large either. Its still a straight mans game at the top of the newsroom food chain. Witness all the fuss when the new york times named jill abramson - a woman! - to managing editor its 2011. Founded in 1990, nlgja the association of lgbtq journalists is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lgbtq issues. Nlgja the association of lgbtq journalists opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. meanwhile, gay tv pioneer ellen degeneres is a face of the multibillion-dollar cosmetic company cover girl, and television overflows with gay and lesbian characters, from the. news corp journalist shannon molloy has resigned from the board of the new south wales gay and lesbian rights lobby amid reports of a targeted campaign by.