GLAAD remembers NLGJA President Michael Triplett

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) President Michael Triplett passed away today after a courageous battle with cancer, the organization reports.

"Michael was truly a joy for all of us to work with, and his loss will be felt among our organization for years to come," NLGJA wrote in a statement posted to its website. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his partner, Jack and his family in Alabama."

"We join the LGBT community in mourning the loss of a great leader, Michael Triplett, whose work to secure equality and improve the newsroom will live on in the countless lives he affected," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick.

Michael, who also served as assistant managing editor at Bloomberg-BNA, is survived by his partner, Jack.