NLGJA-LA Welcomes its Newest Board Member

Wayne Sampson lives in Los Angeles and is studying broadcasting for radio and television. He has a bachelors in public relations. He has interned at Inside Edition, CBS This Morning and The Advocate. He follows entertainment and pop culture, also known as not serious news. He is happy to be serving NLGJA Los Angeles.


King of Kings by C. Gregory Thompson

The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, presents King of Kings by Pushcart Prize nominee C. Gregory Thompson at The Federal Bar. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast Alex DiDio (Body of Proof), Rob Elk (About A Boy) and LeVar Michael (Shang, The Guardian). Performances begin at 7:00 pm, doors open 6:00 pm. Admission is $10.00-$15.00 with advance purchase, $20.00 same day cash only at the door.

Venue: The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

NLGJA-LA Joins the Alliance: SoCal Journalist Community

A new alliance of journalism groups in the area has formed: the SoCal Journalists Community.

The Facebook group and email newsletter, includes listings and events from the Southern California groups of the Asian American Journalists Association, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California/National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association, the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Request an invite on Facebook or sign up for the email list.

Our NLGJA-LA Board Family Just Got Bigger!

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating our newest board members Senta S. Scarborough and Ande Richards.

sentascarboroughSenta S. Scarborough is the vice president of outreach and membership for NLGJA-LA. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing a master in fine arts in creative arts and writing for the performing arts at the University of California Riverside Palm Desert. She focuses on screenwriting and creative non-fiction projects. She is an award-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated producer. She also serves on the board of directors for the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.


ande_richardsAnde Richards is NLGJA-LA’s vice president of programming and events. She has a knack for getting people to open up. She likes to tell stories and wants to make that her career. She shares her personal stories and comments on current events in her Dropstitch column in the Los Angeles Collegian. She has an interest in under-reported communities and often delves into social justice issues like that of the recently exonerated San Antonio 4, who she will be chronicling online. She has a bachelor of arts in Theatre Arts and is a Telly Award-winning filmmaker. She studies journalism at Los Angeles City College where she has worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Collegian newspaper and Collegian Times magazine.

Gay in LA Freelance Writer Wanted


Gay in LA is seeking a freelance journalist interested to write feature stories and profiles. The Gay in LA is an LGBTQ news website based in Los Angeles that provides coverage of the city.
The freelance journalists should be comfortable writing and/or working with video.
Qualified and interested individuals should submit a résumé and cover letter to John McHugh-Dennis at



Q Voice News Journalist Interns

Q Voice News is seeking current students interested in serving as digital journalist and/or photo journalist interns for the spring 2017 term.
Q Voice News is an LGBTQ news website based in Long Beach that provides coverage of Long Beach, greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Interns must be able to receive course credit for participation as the internship is unpaid. Interns will be under the supervision of the editor. The internship requires 10 office hours per week which can be divided based upon availability.
Qualified and interested individuals should submit a résumé and cover letter to Phillip Zonkel at by Jan. 5, 2017.