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Reference Guide


GLAAD's Media Reference Guide is intended to be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and by creators in entertainment media who want to tell LGBTQ people's stories fairly and accurately.


Southern Stories: A Guide for Reporting on LGBTQ People in Florida

[This] is part of GLAAD's Southern Stories initiative, which aims to positively showcase the lives of, and build acceptance for, the LGBTQ community in southern states. It is intended for journalists and reporters telling the stories of LGBTQ people living in Florida.


Journalist's Toolbox - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

"NLGJA’s Journalists Toolbox is designed primarily to assist journalists who don’t normally cover the LGBTQ community. The advice here is drawn from outside media experts and our own members who are professional journalists for both mainstream media and the LGBTQ press. We also offer story ideas and new ways of thinking for reporters who are experienced in covering LGBTQ life."


Stylebook - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

"NLGJA’s Stylebook Supplement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Terminology is intended to complement the stylebooks of individual publications, as well as the Associated Press stylebook, the leading stylebook in U.S. newsrooms."


Covering Nondiscrimination Laws and the LGBTQ Community - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

"Federal laws do not prohibit discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation in housing or employment. Without a federal law, a state or local law would therefore provide the only assurance or protection to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in areas of workplace or housing."


Making a case for a singular ‘they’ - Associated Press Blog

"During a panel at the American Copy Editors Society national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, it was announced that the 2017 AP Stylebook will include guidance on the limited use of 'they' as a singular pronoun."


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