The National Union of Journalists has launched a new website
for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) union members following a unanimous decision by last month’s NUJ delegate conference to endorse the project.
The NUJ Pride website
is the new forum which celebrates and supports the union’s LGBT members and those who support them, providing a safe place for members to discuss issues which impact on their professional lives and the media organisations for which they work.
NUJ executive council member Mike Smith said: “The site will be packed with news and information for our LGBT members and others who want to get involved in campaigning for equality and diversity, including information both from trade unions and other LGBT sources.
“Members are already signing up so please join them in this NUJ initiative to help achieve greater equality for our members and influence the trade union movement, our industry and wider society.”
NUJ general secretary elect Michelle Stanistreet said: “Our aim through this initiative is to counter all forms of discrimination relating to LGBT members. Whether in newsrooms or working as freelances, or as student journalists, we want journalists who feels discriminated against as a result of their sexual orientation or trans status to know that they have the support of their union.”