Bil Browning Joins NLGJA Board

Bil Browning, the editor-in-chief and founder of The Bilerico Project, a popular LGBT blog, has joined the NLGJA board of directors.

At Bilerico, Bil explains his decision:

I’ve had strong words for NLGJA in the past for ignoring the blogosphere. Citizen journalists weren’t treated like grown ups by the organization – which featured newspaper, radio, and television journalists over citizen journalists …

Knowing that the leadership of the organization didn’t have anyone with expertise in the subject able to lead a conversation on the topic, let alone come to a solution, I decided to throw my hat in the ring. My activism has always been guided by the strong belief that if you’re going to complain about a problem, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work on solving it.

As a former board member, I’m excited for the organization to have someone like Bil bring his experience to NLGJA leadership.

In his Bilerico post, Bil asks the following:

I’d be interested in hearing thoughts from my fellow bloggers (large and small) about ways the NLGJA could best support them. What do you need that the organization can provide?

Go to his Bilerico post to comment, but please also add your comments here!

One Response

  1. A great decision. The NLGJA should be a big tent — just as our community is. I appreciate Bil’s willingness to serve, and the organization’s desire to invite him to do so.

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