Welcome to the

LGBTQ+ Journalism Network

About us

The LGBTQ+ Journalism Network is a space for LGBTQ+ journalists across the UK – and at any stage of their career – to find, support and learn from each other.

The Network was started in January 2022 by Sophie Perry because no such space existed in the industry.

LGBTQ+ journalists have always existed and this space celebrates their work, encourages them and aims to inspire a new generation

Our aims

Connect the community

Provide connection through social media, events and opportunities

Highlight LGBTQ+ voices

Share and promote the real stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ journalists

Change the industry

Model an industry that recognises and values LGBTQ+ stories and voices


“LGBTQ+ stories are not separate from local news, they are local news”

Sophie Perry, Founder

Our community

This space exists for LGBTQ+ journalists who either work in, or study, journalism in the UK.

The LGBTQ+ Journalism Network is for students, early career journalists, senior editors, freelancers and everyone in-between.

The Network has hundreds of members who work in print, broadcast and radio, as well as students who study on the country’s top journalism courses

In the media

Check out selected articles in which the LGBTQ+ Journalism Network has been featured

Hold the Front Page ↗

A regional journalist has launched a new network aimed at helping to tell local LGBTQ+ stories across the country…

Behind Local News ↗

Oxford Mail digital journalist Sophie Perry tells why she’s started up a supportive community and network for journalists who identify as LGBTQ+

Society of Editors ↗

LGBTQ+ Journalism Network is launched by Newsquest reporterA reporter for the Oxford Mail has launched a new LGBTQ+ network for journalists…

Gscene Magazine ↗

LGBTQ+ journalists are being urged to come forward and discuss their experiences in the media for the new Journalist Like Me project

Behind Local News ↗

The new LGBTQ+ Journalism Network will host its first event in May…

Hold the Front Page ↗

LGBTQ+ journalists are being urged to come forward and discuss their experiences in the media for a new project…

Our partner

Support emerging queer journalists

Every Saturday morning (our partner) QueerAF sends a summary of the queer news, bursting with LGBTQIA+ content – in a free award-winning and top-rated 4.8/5 ⭐ newsletter that supports, pays and publishes emerging and underrepresented queer creatives to write it