How to improve the representation of LGBT+ people in the media - Panel Discussion

  • Asad Dhunna

The media must stop sensationalising sexuality in order to better reflect LGBT+ people and empower people to bring their 'whole selves' to work.


Asad Dhunna, director of communications for Pride in London and the host of the panel, said there is a huge disparity in what people really care about and what the media focuses on. He pointed to The Sun’s much criticised ‘Tran and wife’ headline, which marked the marriage of Hannah Winterbourne (the UK’s highest-ranked transgender soldier) and Jake Graf this March.
The headline, which was widely criticised on social media for being "moronic, offensive, gutter-scraping, brainless shit", served as a reminder of how far the media still has to go when it comes to trans representation.

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