The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association announced this week plans to induct Washington Blade senior news reporter Lou Chibbaro Jr. into its Hall of Fame.
Chibbaro has written for the Blade since 1976 and covered all the ups and downs of the LGBT movement since. He has earned countless honors, including the Rainbow History Project’s Community Pioneers Award and Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010. In 2011, Chibbaro made journalism history as the first LGBT press inductee into the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington Pro Chapter Hall of Fame.
“This honor further cements Lou’s legacy as the nation’s preeminent gay journalist,” said Blade editor Kevin Naff. “It’s an honor to work with him; he’s a tireless, meticulous journalist dedicated to his craft and to the LGBT community.”
The other inductees are Randy Alfred, Alison Bechdel, Alan Bell, Charles Kaiser and Armistead Maupin.
They will be honored at a ceremony during NLGJA’s 25th anniversary conference slated for Sept. 5 in San Francisco.