LGBTQ Resources: Media Guides

A variety of media guides exist on covering LGBTQ issues, most providing guidance on terminology. These include:

Covering Sexual And Gender Minorities & Religion In Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reporting Guide for Journalists, was created by the Religion News Foundation and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa.

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s Stylebook Supplement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Terminology is also published in Spanish.

The GLAAD Media Reference Guide, 10th Edition, offers tools to encourage fair, accurate and inclusive reporting of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) issues. The guide includes glossaries of LGBTQ terms, transgender terms, terms to avoid, and a summary of relevant Associated Press and New York Times style rules.

Outright International has published a Persian media training guide in Farsi and a Caribbean media training guide in English.

The Columbia Journalism Review in May published an article by Nico Lang that says reporters must stop misgendering trans murder victims.

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