One of its key organizers was Bil Browning, founder and publisher of Bilerico.com, an LGBT political and social commentary website who opened a pandora's box of problems for the lesbian, gay, and the gay/lesbian half of the bisexual community.
Indeed, as another blog noted, the only purpose for these events was to discourage hard, necessary criticism of LGBT Inc., and it's benefactors including the Haas Fund, who not only never released a fiscal accounting, they never said something or did something against those who behaved like schoolyard bullies, shaming, ridiculing, and dismissing me and others who simply wanted to know why it's necessary to have these events in the first place.
In fact, during one convening, an activist and blogger notorious for outing closeted politicians who are anti-gay blamed me for the existence of The Harvey Milk School and implied I made some priest named Bruce Ritter molest young boys at a charity for homeless teens he ran in the 1980's.
In a way I'm happy that the NLGJA has come to their senses and cancelled this event.
There was no purpose to these events except to encourage more infighting and divisiveness amongst a community paying for the sins of the past.
But it's short lived happiness.
According to their Facebook, NLGJA has a convention of sorts in September and they're planning to hold the convening "as part of that larger event."
Those blogs and writers who were hoping to be blessed by the establishment for scapegoating and pedophiling their own for moral purification and self satisfaction will just have to wait a little longer to be rewarded.