CNN anchor Don Lemon and Today Show co-host Ann Curry will be the keynote speakers at an upcoming gay journalists convention.

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association's (NLGJA) 2011 national convention will take place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in downtown Philadelphia on August 25–28.

“We are very pleased that both of these exceptional journalists will be sharing their experiences to help NLGJA work towards fairness, accuracy and diversity in news coverage,” said NLGJA National President David Steinberg in a statement.

Lemon came out gay during a May interview with The New York Times, becoming the third high-profile openly gay news personality behind MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and Rachel Maddow. He talks about his experience as a gay man working in television news in his 264-page memoir Transparent.

The 45-year-old anchor has said the response to his announcement has been “99.9 percent” positive.

“I'm lighter and freer,” he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “It makes me better on air. I'm not trying to hide anything.”

In May, Curry was chosen to succeed retiring Meredith Vieira to serve as Matt Lauer's co-host on NBC's Today Show.