COVID-19 Guide for Journalists: LGBTIQ+ in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought existing prejudices to the surface in our communities, in some contexts, social media is being used to increase stigma and discrimination. While COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, these existing vulnerabilities can put some people at a higher risk of contracting the virus, serious illness, or suffering the impact of the social and economic implications of the pandemic. As journalists, it’s important to ensure that our reporting reflect the reality of the communities where we live.

We should consider both the different information needs that people in our community may have, and ensure that our reporting represents all voices.