The NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBT community. In addition to special recognition awards, awards will be presented for excellence in news writing, feature writing, opinion writing, blogging, local television, network television, radio, online, HIV/AIDS coverage and student journalism.
The 2014 NLGJA Journalist of the Year is Chris Geidner, senior legal and political reporter for BuzzFeed. "Geidner wrote pieces that soared above policy and law, bringing us Edie and Thea, and how their story wove into a decades-long civil rights struggle," wrote one judge. "He added context from a dual profile of Evan Wolfson and Andrew Sullivan."
Geidner was awarded the Sarah Pettit LGBT Journalist of the Year Award in 2012, he was runner up for the 2013 NLGJA Journalist of the Year and his 2011 series on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell won for Excellence in News Writing.
Journalist of the Year Award