In March, 2019 the National LGBT rights organization LGL published a media reporting and reference guide on LGBT issues under the framework of the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homophobic and biphobic Stereotypes through better media representation (E.T.Ho.S.)”.
The guide is divided into two parts. The first part outlines the basic concepts for media professionals and students, including definitions of key words and terminology, description of discriminatory phenomena, hate speech and hate crime, ways of using appropriate language and general guidelines for media professionals and media students. The second presents the case studies of Greece, Croatia and Lithuania based on the findings from the aforementioned research.
Overall, the guide serves as an invaluable asset for media professionals and media students who choose to be capacitated through E.T.Ho.S. in bringing LGBT issues to the surface, increasing visibility should it already exist and promoting proper visibility of the LGBT community and the issues they face by stopping the use of abusive, stereotypical and discriminatory language. Critically, it is not only a tool for active or future media professionals but also for civil society and the general public, contributing to a holistic approach of the matter, promoting in this way respect for human rights and social cohesion.
This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.