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Celebrating Diversity: LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Media Industry

Introduction: LGBTQ+ community

In recent years, public opinion in the UK has shifted dramatically towards greater acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. This transformation owes much to the media industry, which has played a pivotal role in reshaping attitudes towards sexual preferences and other minority groups. Particularly influential among younger generations, the media has fostered more progressive and open-minded perspectives, reflecting a broader societal evolution.


What about our company?

At The Crewing Company, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment. Recognising the importance of diversity and equality, we have recently developed our Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, And Community Statement, which outlines our dedication to these values. You can read more about our commitment in the full statement available on our website; click here to read it.


Short history

Pride Month, happening annually in June, commemorates the LGBTQ+ community’s ongoing struggle for equality and celebrates its diverse identities. Originating from the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, Pride Month has grown into a global celebration of visibility, solidarity, and advocacy. In the UK, Pride events take place nationwide, including vibrant marches and cultural festivals that affirm the community’s resilience and unity.


Useful resources

For more information on Pride Month, including historical insights, workplace celebration ideas, and more:

Support for the LGBTQ+ community: organisations dedicated to providing assistance and fostering inclusivity (source: @filmtvcharity)


While strides have been made in representing the LGBTQ+ community in TV and film, there remains a need for more authentic and diverse portrayals. Stories shape perceptions, and accurate representation is crucial in fostering understanding and acceptance. The media industry continues to evolve, striving towards a future where diversity truly reflects the rich tapestry of human experiences, both on-screen and behind the scenes.


Calling TCC Freelancers!

If you work on any content related to LGBTQ+ rights or stories or have a particular affiliation with LGBTQIA+ rights and want to share anything or be a voice on behalf of freelancers, please contact TCC Marketing Executive here. We are here to help you promote it and ensure your stories reach a wider audience.


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