The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA), composed of the 12 largest LGBT publications in the nation, passed a resolution banning meeting in the state of Georgia.
The nation's largest LGBT media association today resolved to not hold any of its future meetings in the State of Georgia due to the recent passage of draconian voter suppression laws which primarily affect communities of color. We in the LGBT community built a movement fighting for equality, and we stand with those who fight this "Jim Crow, Part 2” legislation in order to make their voice heard and their vote count. Too many people in power wish to keep marginalized communities invisible and without proper representation in government, and we must be vigilant in fighting against their unjust and unfair discrimination.
“With these laws, it is now easier to get a gun in Georgia than to vote,” said Leo Cusimano, co-chair of NGMA. NGMA and its members, which include members in Georgia, will be boycotting all future meetings in the state until it creates fair election laws that ensure all people have equal and fair access to vote.
NGMA members are in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Orlando/Tampa, Detroit, Boston and Chicago.
For more information, please contact Mark Segal, 215-925-6626 or visit our website at nationallgbtmediaassociation.com.
The National LGBT Media Association is the association of the top LGBT regional newspapers in the U.S. The 12 legacy publications hit all major LGBT markets and serve as the publications of record for their demographic area. The LGBT market is still largely untapped by brands looking to continuously and consciously commit to supporting our community. The team at NGMA has been on the front lines of advocating for the LGBT community for decades. Over the years, they’ve solidified their roles in the community as trusted leaders. Together, they help to curate content, advocate for LGBT rights, and speak up for this often-ignored or often-discriminated-against community. Their readership is dedicated, loyal and consistently engaged across all 12 NGMA publications.
- Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco • Philadelphia Gay News, Philadelphia
- Bay Windows, Boston • Los Angeles Blade, Los Angeles
- Between the Lines, Detroit • South Florida Gay News, Fort Lauderdale/Miami
- Dallas Voice, Dallas/Fort Worth • Washington Blade, Washington D.C.
- Gay City News, New York City • Watermark, Tampa/Orlando/St. Pete
- Georgia Voice, Atlanta • Windy City Times, Chicago
Visit www.nationallgbtmediaassociation.com or call 212-242-6863 for more information.