The Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns and the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division (collectively and informally referred to as NCA GLBTQ) are integral and active parts of the National Communication Association. Officially formed in 1978 and 1997 respectively, these two units have worked side by side in the expansion of GLBTQ issues across communication scholarship and within the political activities of NCA.
The Division is the academic arm of NCA GLBTQ. Its central concern is promoting scholarship and academic inquiry on topics relevant to GLBTQ communication. This scholarship is wide ranging and reflects the diverse research interests of its members. The Caucus (historically, the older of the two organizations) is the political action arm of NCA GLBTQ. It ensures that the policies and actions of the larger association are equitable and considerate of GLBTQ members. While these two groups functions as separate entities within NCA, their membership and work is frequently interrelated.
Both the Division and Caucus maintain organizational status by the number of people who affiliate with either the Division or the Caucus when they apply for or renew their membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of NCA or changing your affiliation to either the Caucus or Division, you can do so here.
This website is designed to welcome individuals interested in the work of the Division and Caucus as well as orient scholars to the ongoing concerns of the GLBTQ community within the Communication discipline. Please explore the various features of the site by using the purple tabs above.