Highlights from SPJ/LA’s Regional Conference: Tips on Covering the LGBTQ+ Community

Tre’vell Anderson, film reporter for the Los Angeles Times (left), Marqueeda LaStar, community manager of Black Girl Nerds and Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of INTO.

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.

Tre’vell Anderson, film reporter for the Los Angeles Times (left), Marqueeda LaStar, community manager of Black Girl Nerds and Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of INTO.

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.

Created by Tre’vell Anderson, of the Los Angeles Times. (Twitter @TrevellAnderson).

 

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