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LGBTQ+ journalists urged to share career experiences for new project

Sophie PerryLGBTQ+ journalists are being urged to come forward and discuss their experiences in the media for a new project.

The LGBTQ+ Journalism Network, launched earlier this year by Oxford Mail digital reporter Sophie Perry, has announced the ‘Journalist Like Me’ scheme, which aims to share experiences, advice and stories about people from the LGBTQIA+ community’s media careers.

The group has partnered with community media platform QueerAF for the project and is now welcoming pitches for articles from journalists.

The series is open to all, from those just starting their career to “established queer media professionals”.

Sophie, pictured, said: “This collaboration will put the lived experiences, stories and advice of queer journalists front and centre.

“I am exceptionally excited to be working with QueerAF and looking forward to where this partnership goes in the future.”

QueerAF founder Jamie Wareham added: “By absolute accident, the LGBTQ+ Journalism Network and QueerAF launched in the same week in January 2022.

“Since then we’ve both grown in support, members and subscribers.

“It’s the perfect serendipity. It goes to show just how urgent it is we have a strong, resilient movement of queer media professionals.

“I’m even more excited at the potential for change, now we’re working together.”