The network group held its second meet-up on Monday, November 13, at a central London pub.
Those present numbered well into double figures, and apologies were received from many more who, due to either location or the demands of the job (for the media never rests!), could not be with us in person.
The first get-together, back in August, was to explore the viability of a group; now, this website and our social media presence are up and running, and we’re looking at ways to expand, and be useful.
It was particularly great to see some new faces in attendance – LGBT+ people from across the sports media, and allies too – and hear from them about some of their experiences as professionals in the industry. Thanks to all for sharing their time and good company.
Wide-ranging discussions as ever at tonight’s meet-up – suggestions for group comms, how to activate #RainbowLaces this month, trans participation in sport, and ‘that’ Daily Star front page on gay male footballers. Thanks to all #lgbt #allies #sport
— Sports Media LGBT+ (@SportsMediaLGBT) November 13, 2017
You can read more about Monday’s meeting and the Rainbow Laces campaign in this new blog post on the Sports Journalists’ Association website.
About our meet-ups…
The Sports Media LGBT+ network is still in its infancy. We’re actively encouraging anyone who’s working in or involved with sports media and is LGBT+ to connect with us. We’d love to meet you and work with you.
Also, if you’re LGBT+ and in one of sports OR media – but not both – and you’re interested in our network, get in touch!
Furthermore, we’re very keen to work with allies who hope to see the worlds of sport and sports media become more reflective of diversity.
For introductions and more info, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.