Ensuring workplace inclusivity and a culture of diversity is fundamental to employees’ wellbeing, and will also drive better decision-making and innovation within organisations. We highlight some of the initiatives intended to develop a greater understanding of the specific experiences – and needs – of LGBTQ+ employees within journalism.
DMG Media LGBTQ+ network
DMG Media’s LGBTQ+ network, launched by the advertising team, welcomes members and allies from all parts of the business.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Evening Standard : building inclusive cultures
ESL’s DEI work will be further supported through changes across all that the group does, from job descriptions to induction to reward to learning and development. “Respect at work” workshops are mandatory for all. ESI is working with Project 23 to deliver more awareness workshops. Network Groups for all our people, from diverse backgrounds and interests, will lead to ongoing change.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
The FT aims to create an environment that makes LGBTQ+ colleagues feel empowered and free to be themselves at work. Proud FT is our employee network that brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer individuals and their allies within the company.
The FT is pleased to be a partner of PinkNews Futures conferences.
The FT works with external platforms and networks, including myGwork, to promote opportunities to the LGBTQ+ community, and proactively source candidates from these backgrounds for job openings across the organisation.
In November 2020, the FT published a comprehensive Transgender Inclusion Policy, the first major media company in the UK to do so. The policy contains guidance for staff and managers on supporting colleagues at all stages of transition, and a new provision for medical leave to allow for gender affirmative surgery and recuperation. This leave can be used by all colleagues for similar medical leave requirements.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Glaad Media Institute
Courses and training to bring about cultural change.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Media Diversity Institute
Resources and practical skills to improve reporting and influence the conversation on diversity and the media.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
News UK News Is Out
News UK supports the employee-led LGBTQ+ group News Is Out, consulting with the group on policy changes and the business’s actions.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Reach PLC ReachOut
The ReachOut inclusion network at Reach PLC supports LGBTQ+ staff and allies, drives change, increases visibility and creates a safe, inclusive, equitable environment.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information
Telegraph Media Group LGBTQ+ group
TMG supports the employee-led LGBTQ+ group which, along with its other employee networks, offers both support and promotes a greater sense of inclusion and belonging at TMG.Read the full Policy in Action page for more information