Sports Media LGBT+ was founded in 2017 as a network group for those in the industry who are LGBT, and for our allies. Through the power of media and journalism, we advocate for all LGBT people in sport. Click here to read more about the background to the group.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to this website or you’ve been here before, welcome along…
Our continuing aims and objectives are:
- Expand our network, welcoming peers both in the UK and further afield – check out Our Stories In Sport
- Help to promote media content that positively represents the experiences of all those involved in sport who are LGBT+ – see our ‘Recommended’ page
- Work with other organisations and individuals in order to advance inclusivity in the sports media, and sport itself – see our Links page for details of our friends and partners
Whether you’re already employed in sports media in some shape or form, or it’s a profession which interests you, you’d be welcome as a member of our network. Email email@example.com to join our mailing list, or to make an initial enquiry.
We communicate via meet-ups and get-togethers; through social media on Twitter and Facebook; and via approval-required groups on LinkedIn, Facebook (‘Sports Media LGBT+ (Members)’) and WhatsApp. If you’re interested in joining any of those groups, please drop us an email.
Below is a calendar of events in 2018, which is frequently updated. If you’d like more information on any of these events, or you’d like your own event to be featured, we’re happy to help.
Among the items on our agenda for 2018 are:
- #AuthenticMe – a panel event which we held on October 9 that examines how authenticity affects performance
- producing resources that offer information to those in sports media on covering stories with LGBT angles, and advice on how the media operates for the benefit of those involved in sport who are LGBT
- #21QuestionsWith – sharing the experiences of sports media professionals who are LGBT or allies in the industry, in order to inspire and empower other journalists, editors, broadcasters etc
- continue to connect with LGBT people in sport – from grassroots to professional, from athletes to administrators, from the terraces to the pitch – and work with them to explore how their stories can inspire others
‘Sometimes I’m still scared to be me’: National Coming Out Day
Take the Sports Media LGBT+ Survey
What did we learn from the Rainbow Laces Summit?
21 Questions With… Daniel Trainor
21 Questions With… Jack Murley
Recommended! Where to go for LGBT sports content
21 Questions With… Lee Hurley
Sharing Collin Martin’s story: Q&A with Megan Ryan
Rainbow Laces roundtable held
It’s good to talk about being gay in football
Looking for a fresh start? Check out the Jobs page on BCOMS for the latest vacancies
Dates for the diary in 2018
Fri 19 October – Spirit Day
Thu 1 November – Sports Media LGBT+’s 1st Birthday (get-together tbc)
Fri 2 Nov – Diverse Identities in Sport conference, Glasgow
Sat 17 Nov to Fri 7 Dec – Rainbow Laces campaign activation
Tue 20 Nov – Transgender Day of Remembrance
Sat 1 December – World AIDS Day
Thu 6 Dec – SJA British Sports Awards (London)