John M. Becker

LGBT Journalists Converging on DC This Weekend

Filed By John M. Becker | February 28, 2014 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: DC convening, Haas Jr Fund, LGBT Media Journalists Convening, LGBTmedia14, NLGJA

washington-dc-monumentphoto.jpgThis weekend, a group of top LGBT bloggers and journalists from across the country are converging on Washington, D.C. for this year's LGBT Media Journalists Convening, sponsored by the Haas, Jr. Fund and hosted by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.

It's the first year I'll be attending -- representing The Bilerico Project, of course -- and I'm so excited! (And if you notice a few less posts here on the site this weekend, now you'll know why.)

The full list of attendees is after the jump.

We've got a full schedule of events, starting with a keynote speech tonight from MSNBC journalist and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, host of Andrea Mitchell Reports. Tomorrow begins with a White House tour before breakfast, followed by panels on everything from debunking anti-LGBT attacks to increasing diversity in queer journalism.

Then tomorrow evening at 9:30 p.m. we'll have a public hangout/meetup at the Green Lantern, in Thomas Circle. If you're in, around, or visiting the D.C. area this weekend, come down and hang out with your favorite LGBT bloggers and reporters from around the country. We'd love to meet you! To see who's going and to RSVP on Facebook, click here.

If you'd like to follow along with the convening, watch the official Facebook page and follow the #LGBTMedia14 hashtag on Twitter. I'm sure we'll all be tweeting like mad, and we'd love to have your virtual participation as well.

Hope to see you online and meet you in person on Saturday!

  • David Badash (The New Civil Rights Movement)
  • Dyana Bagby (The GA Voice)
  • John Becker (The Bilerico Project)
  • Ebone Bell (Tagg Magazine
  • Trish Bendix (AfterEllen)
  • Matthew Berger (Dezenhall Resources)
  • Reise Bernard (Autostraddle)
  • Sarah Blazucki (NLGJA)
  • Daniel Borgen (PQ Monthly)
  • Lester Brathwaite (Queerty)
  • Joseph Brownell (Out & About Nashville)
  • Bil Browning (The Bilerico Project)
  • Sean Bugg (Metro Weekly)
  • Kelli Busey (Planetransgender)
  • Tyler Chance (Gannett)
  • Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA)
  • Jen Colletta (Philadelphia Gay News)
  • Matt Comer (QNotes)
  • Masen Davis (Transgender Law Center)
  • Zachary Ford (ThinkProgress LGBT)
  • Matt Foreman (Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund)
  • Nathaniel Frank (Presenter)
  • Reina Gossett (Presenter)
  • Lucas Grindley (The Advocate)
  • Todd Heywood (Between the Lines Newspaper)
  • Joe Jervis (Joe.My.God)
  • Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
  • Rebecca Juro (Rebecca Juro Show)
  • Paul Kawata (National Minority AIDS Council)
  • Mara Keisling (National Center for Transgender Equality)
  • Victor Kerney (Maybe It's Just Me...)
  • Mark King (My Fabulous Disease)
  • Shaun Knittel (Seattle Gay News)
  • Will Kohler (Back2Stonewall)
  • Michael Lavers (Washington Blade)
  • Mark Lee (NUVO)
  • Grace Loftus (Velvetpark)
  • Lisa Martinez (The L Stop)
  • Rod McCollum (ROD 2.0)
  • Kimberley McLeod (ELIXHER)
  • Tony Merevick (BuzzFeed)
  • Noah Michelson (Huffington Post)
  • Darlene Nipper (National Gay & Lesbian Task Force)
  • Karen Ocamb (Frontiers)
  • Robyn Ochs (Presenter)
  • Jason Parsley (South Florida Gay News)
  • Matthew Pizzuti (Out Front)
  • Bach Polakowski (NLGJA)
  • Lorella Praeli (United We Dream)
  • Steven Ramos (Dallas Voice)
  • Monica Roberts (TransGriot)
  • Mike Rogers (Raw Story)
  • Erin Rook (The Source Weekly)
  • Matthew Rose (NLGJA)
  • Steve Rothaus (Miami Herald)
  • Dana Rudolph (Mombian)
  • Autumn Sandeen (LGBT Weekly)
  • Paul Schindler (Gay City News)
  • Joel Silberman (Democracy Partners)
  • Matthew Simonette (Windy City Media Group)
  • Gwen Smith (Bay Area Reporter)
  • Justin Snow (Metro Weekly)
  • Brynn Tannehill (Freelance)
  • June Thomas (Slate)
  • Steven Thrasher (BuzzFeed)
  • Sarah Toce (The Seattle Lesbian)
  • Jos Truitt (Feministing)
  • Daniel Villarreal (
  • Robert Vitale (Outlook Columbus)
  • Kenneth Walsh (Kenneth in the (212))
  • Cristan Williams (TransAdvocate)
  • Kortney Ziegler (Trans*H4CK)

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