Hey from San Francisco and the NLGJA convention

Posted on 03 Sep 2015 at 7:12pm

Lobby of the Westin St. Francis

So, today I am in San Francisco. I have never been here before, and I would LOVE to have a chance to spend the next three days wandering this city with my camera. BUT such is not to be.

I am here to attend the 25th anniversary of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association’s National Convention and LGBT Media Summit. That’s LGBT journalists working in mainstream media and in LGBT media.

The convention is taking place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, in Union Square in downtown San Francisco. It is gorgeous, by the way. And right now it is full of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender journalists.

This, as I said, is the 25th anniversary, and the convention has returned here to San Francisco, where the first NLGJA Convention was held way back in 1990. So this year’s theme is Coming Home. And a lot of folks have “come home” to the convention this year. There are some big names in the journalism biz here for this event.

coke.webThe first NLGJA convention I attended was back in the early-mid-1990s in New York City. The next year (I think), I went to Miami for the convention. This is the first one I have been to since then. And let me tell you, things have changed.

There are all kind of corporate sponsors this year. Toyota. Nissan. And, my favorite, Coca-Cola.

Anyway. I am in San Francisco this weekend. So watch for updates and photos and anything I decide to share. Because I am in San Francisco. And the weather is wonderful; wish you were here.

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