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New NUJ guidelines for reporting on LGBT

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2 September 2014

The NUJ has launched new guidelines for reporting on LGBT for all media workers creating and handling editorial material.

Mike Smith, NUJ equality council representative, said:

"As working journalists we are all on deadline to create, sub, edit and publish under huge pressure and often with little time or resources, so we certainly don't need long, prescriptive guidelines telling us how to do our jobs. But I also know much has changed in reporting LGBT issues, terminology, use of language and phrases that it can get confusing so these are very short, clear bullet point tips and advice to help make our lives easier. I hope you find them genuinely useful."

Read the NUJ guidelines for reporting on LGBT, published September 2014.

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