LGBTQ+ journalists are being urged to come forward and discuss their experiences in the media for the new Journalist Like Me project, which aims to share experiences, advice and stories about people from the LGBTQ+ community’s media careers.
Launched by LGBTQ+ Journalism Network founder and Oxford Mail digital reporter Sophie Perry, in partnership with community media platform QueerAF, the project is now welcoming pitches for articles from any journalist – from those just starting their career to “established queer media professionals”.
Sophie said: “This collaboration will put the lived experiences, stories and advice of queer journalists front and centre.
“I am exceptionally excited to be working with QueerAF and looking forward to where this partnership goes in the future.”
Jamie Wareham, QueerAF founder, added: “By absolute accident, the LGBTQ+ Journalism Network and QueerAF launched in the same week in January 2022.
“Since then we’ve both grown in support, members and subscribers.
“It’s the perfect serendipity. It goes to show just how urgent it is we have a strong, resilient movement of queer media professionals.
“I’m even more excited at the potential for change, now we’re working together.”
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