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Leroy Aarons Discusses Coverage of Gays and Lesbians in the Media and Gay and Lesbian Journalists.

Journalist Leroy Aarons and President of the newly formed National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Aarons is founder of the group which was organized to deal with issues in the media involving gays and lesbians, to counter the homophobia often found in the mass media, and to promote fair and ethical treatment of gay and lesbian journalists who often fear exposure. The group is holding its first conference this week in San Francisco. Aarons is former editor, national correspondent, and bureau chief for The Washington Post and former executive editor for The Oakland Tribune.

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Other segments from the episode on June 25, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 25, 1992: Interview with Sissela Bok; Interview with Leroy Aarons; Review of Alice Walker's novel "Possessing the Secret Joy."

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