As a National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) member I have exciting news! June 1, 2016 - NBC News announced NBC OUT that will provide original content on LGBTQ life and culture. "NBC News has been a strong ally and partner of NLGJA for many years," said Adam Pawlus, the non-profit’s executive director. "NBC OUT is a fantastic opportunity to showcase enterprise reporting, original video and other unique content about and of interest to the LGBTQ community."
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As NBC News Senior Vice President of Diversity and Talent Yvette Miley noted, "NBC OUT is the first LGBTQ news vertical created by a major broadcast media organization. All summer long, NBC OUT will showcase enterprise reporting, original video, and a range of unique content geared towards the political, cultural, and social interests of the LGTBQ community."
NLGJA member Brooke Sopelsa has been named managing editor of NBC OUT. In a letter from the editor posted to the site Wednesday, she wrote: "[o]ur acronym may only include a handful of letters, but the variety within each of them is vast. Keeping this in mind, the NBC OUT team is committed to highlighting content that spans the spectrum - from a profile piece about an intersex millennial to an article about cisgender, black gay men in history, and a multimedia report about a Thai immigrant who started a transgender modeling agency."
In a letter from the editor at www.nbcnews.com, Brooke Sopelsa said " I truly believe it will take a village - or better yet, a community - for NBC OUT to reach its full potential."
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