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The Association of LGBTQ Journalists


Founded in 1990, 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 opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

Mission and History

In April 1989, the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) mandated that ASNE conduct its first ever survey of LGBT journalists in American newspapers. In April 1990, Roy Aarons presented the results of the landmark survey, Alternatives: Gays and Lesbians in the Newsroom, at ASNE’s national convention in Washington, D.C. and simultaneously came out publicly.

National Board of Directors

At the national level, NLGJA is led by a board of directors that reflects the organization’s geographic and professional diversity.

National Staff

Headquartered in Washington, DC, NLGJA’s professional staff handles the day-to-day operations of the association.

Remembering Roy Aarons

Leroy F. Aarons: former Oakland Tribune executive editor and NLGJA founder.

Tax Statements

NLGJA’s most recent 990 tax forms are available here.