At­lanta hosts LGBT me­dia con­fer­ence

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At­lanta was the host city ear­lier this month for the spring con­fer­ence of the Na­tional Gay Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion (NGMA), a coali­tion of twelve legacy LGBT me­dia com­pa­nies from across the country. Pub­lish- ers from each of the fol­low­ing me­dia out­lets gath­ered for the two-day event at the Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel. Bay Area Re­porter (San Fran­cisco) Bay Win­dows (Bos­ton) Dal­las Voice (Dal­las) Gay City News (New York City) Ge­or­gia Voice (At­lanta) Philadel­phia Gay News (Philadel­phia) The Pride L.A. (Los An­ge­les) South Florida Gay News (Ft. Laud­erdale) Wash­ing­ton Blade (Wash­ing­ton, D.C.) Wa­ter­mark (Or­lando/Tampa Bay) Windy City Times (Chicago)

Be­tween the Lines (Detroit) is a NGMA mem­ber but was not in at­ten­dance.

Or­ga­niz­ers said they were re­lieved that Ge­or­gia Gov. Nathan Deal ve­toed House Bill 757, the con­tro­ver­sial anti-LGBT leg­is­la­tion that would have done sig­nif­i­cant harm to the com­mu­nity. Oth­er­wise, there were con­ver­sa­tions about mov­ing the event out of the state.

The Na­tional Gay Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion will meet again in Palm Springs, Cal­i­for­nia in Au­gust and the con­fer­ence will co­in­cide with the Na­tional Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce Busi­ness Expo.

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