Wednesday, 25 May 2011

NUJ Pride site launched to fight discrimination

The NUJ has launched a new website for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender union members following a unanimous decision by last month’s NUJ delegate conference to endorse the project.

The union says 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 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 feel discriminated against as a result of their sexual orientation or trans status to know that they have the support of their union.”

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