Sports Media LGBT+ in 2018

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:

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 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:

  • staging a Q&A forum event that examines the role of the media in LGBT inclusion in sport, and how authenticity affects performance
  • producing a document that offers information and tips 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
  • share the experiences of sports media professionals who are LGBT or allies in the industry, in order to inspire and empower other journalists, editors, PRs, etc
  • continue to connect with LGBT people in sport – from grassroots to professional, from athletes to administrators, from the terraces to the pitch – and explore ways in which their stories can inspire others

Please get in touch to learn more about Sports Media LGBT+ and how we can help you.

Recent articles

21 Questions With… Jack Murley
Recommended! Where to go for LGBT sports content
21 Questions With… Lee Hurley
Interview with La Revista Diversa (external site)
Sharing Collin Martin’s story: Q&A with Megan Ryan
Rainbow Laces roundtable held
It’s good to talk about being gay in football
Stonewall’s Work Report, and sports media
Why Lesbian Day of Visibility matters

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Dates for the diary in 2018

August to SeptemberPride season continues in UK

Fri 24 to Sun 26 AugManchester Pride

Mon 27 Aug (from 1.30pm) – RVT Sports Day (Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens)

Fri 14 September – Rainbow Laces Summit, Wembley

Sun 23 Sep – Bi Visibility Day

Mon 24 to Sun 30 SepNational Inclusion Week

Mon 8 October – Event, London (tbc)

Tue 9 Oct – Event, Manchester (tbc)

Thu 11 Oct – National Coming Out Day

Fri 19 OctSpirit Day

Thu 1 November – Sports Media LGBT+’s 1st Birthday (tbc)

Fri 2 Nov – Event, Glasgow (tbc)

Tue 20 Nov – Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sat 24 / Sun 25 NovRainbow Laces campaign activation (tbc)

Sat 1 DecemberWorld AIDS Day

Thu 6 Dec – SJA British Sports Awards (London)