Kerry Eleveld On The Importance Of LGBT Journalists

Over at The Bilerico Project, Adam Polaski reports on yesterday’s panel discussion about LGBT journalists and the media landscape. Equality Matters’ Kerry Eleveld summed up the importance of LGBT reporters, “saying that as long as there are laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity, journalists will need to cover those stories, provide that information, and continue to expose inequalities.” Eleveld said: “I would hope that some time in the next decade, LGBT political journalists will be unnecessary, [but at this point] LGBT journalists are more necessary than ever.”