Nazariya Guidelines on LGBTQIA Reporting


While the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) movement was largely underground during the 1980s and 1990s in India, the 2000s saw a very strong emergence of LGBTQIA voices, and reportage on these issues underwent a sea-change. However, alongside empathetic reporting and self-aware journalism, yellow press and tabloid-style coverage of these sensitive issues with serious ramifications has always dogged the media.

People with diverse gender identities and sexual orientation have the right to fair, accurate and inclusive reporting of their life stories and concerns. The following guidelines have been drawn up by journalists, editors and activists who identify as LGBTQIA and work on issues of sexuality and gender. These guidelines are intended for all media workers creating and handling editorial material on LGBTQIA issues:

Download a copy of the guidelines: Nazariya Guldelines on LGBTQIA Reporting