Established in 2005 as part of NLGJA’s 15th anniversary celebration, the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame was launched to honor LGBT journalists who have shown courage and resolve by telling the truth, including their own personal truths, whatever the cost and whatever the difficulties.
Barbara Gittings & Kay Tobin Lahusen were inducted in 2007. Here’s an excerpt from their biography for the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame:
“Best known for their revolutionary work with the Daughter of Bilitis’s publication, The Ladder, the two were true pioneers of the LGBT movement. Gittings became The Ladder’s editor in 1963, just five years after founding the group’s New York chapter. She was joined by Lahusen, a former Christian Science Monitor researcher, who became assistant editor.”
Click here to read the complete biography.