One panel offered to attendees at SPJ/LA’s Region 11 Conference at the Universal City Hilton was how to cover the LGBTQ+ community.
The panelists offered their insight on covering the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Panelists discussed how to locate worthwhile sources and how to find story ideas that will enlighten audiences.
Tre’vell Anderson, a film reporter with the Los Angeles Times, moderated the panel.
The panelists were: Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of trans media and representation, Marqueeda LaStar, community manager of Black Girl Nerds, Mekahlo Medina, an NBC4 reporter and Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of INTO, a new digital LGBTQ magazine.
Anderson compiled Do’s and Don’ts when covering the LGBTQ+ community, which is posted below. He also provided a link to the L.A. Time’s style guide when covering the LGBTQ+ community.