The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Interest Group was established in 2003 with the desire and ability to create dialogue and support scholarship about GLBT concerns that should be discussed in classrooms nationwide. It is one of 10 interest groups of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Our mission is to help journalism and mass communications professors integrate GLBT issues and perspectives into JMC education and to support research into these issues and perspectives. Evidenced by its increasing and dedicated membership, breadth and depth of research papers, and diverse conference programming, the GLBT IG continues to grow its relevance to AEJMC membership, the discipline and industry.
The mission of the GLBT IG is:
- Help JMC educators understand the importance of integrating GLBT issues and perspectives in JMC education.
- Encourage production of important scholarship on GLBT issues.
- Provide a unique home for GLBT research to be evaluated and presented.
- Serve as a resource for both AEJMC and the broader community on GLBT issues.