In The South

Gaydio partners Sky to create and broadcast new LGBT+ content

Besi Besemar April 24, 2019

LGBT+ radio station Gaydio, launch ‘Proud to be Me – Together let’s Just Be’ a season of unique programming running from May to November 2019 in partnership with Sky.

OVER the next six months, Gaydio will be recording stories and conversations with people across the UK to broadcast on their on-air and digital platforms.

Sky will also be given the chance to contribute to the content by sharing their own stories and harnessing their relationships with organisations and charities across the UK.

The programming has been created to help highlight under-represented groups that can most benefit from the exposure that this campaign will give, as well as helping to empower listeners to be proud of who they are.

Content will take the form of themed weeks, with content spread throughout the broadcast output in these weeks.

The planned themes and dates are:

May 13 – 17: LGBT+ and Mental Health

July 8 – 11: LGBT+ and BAME

August 12 – 16: Identity

September 23 – 27: Bi Visibility

October 8 – 11: Coming out and Supporting Young People

November 11-15: Trans Awareness

Nima Baniamer
Nima Baniamer

Nima Baniamer, Co-Chair of the LGBT+@Sky Network, said: “We’re extremely excited about this new partnership with Gaydio. Here at LGBT+@Sky, we’re entirely committed to providing an inclusive workplace for all our colleagues, while recognising that as a global media company, we have the opportunity and responsibility to change hearts and minds in wider British society. This partnership will help shine a light on Nima Baniamerstories often ignored and we’ll hopefully encourage everyone to #JustBe.”

Toby Whitehouse, Station Director at Gaydio added: “This new partnership with will allow us to really explore some of the issues affecting LGBT+ people in 2019.  We’re looking forward to working with Sky’s staff networks and sharing stories both inspirational and challenging from across the UK.”

The partnership continues throughout the year and all content will be made available digitally online.