talk to the Media

Photo of Deklan Schroeder shared his story of finding acceptance in country South Australia - ABC Riverland: Catherine Heuzenroeder  

Photo of Deklan Schroeder shared his story of finding acceptance in country South Australia - ABC Riverland: Catherine Heuzenroeder

 

 

GETTING THE WORD OUT

A great way to raise awareness and increase public support for LGBTIQ reforms is to share your story with the media.

Keep in mind that the media are only interested in news. This means that you need to be ready. Turnaround times are short and you will have to drop what you're doing to do an interview on short notice.

Coverage about LGBTIQ reforms is usually only covered when a Bill is:

  • Introduced
  • Debated, or
  • Passed

HOW DO I StART?

1. Tell us THAT you want to share your story

We are compiling a list of LGBTIQ advocates to speak with media and MPs. If a journalist is interested in quotes or an interview, we will contact people on our list who best fit what the journalist is looking to write about.

With the Relationships Register Bill, media outlets will be particularly interested in speaking with same sex couples or rainbow families who can do media on the week starting 14 November 2016.

2. Call your local newspaper or community radio station

Give them a 1 minute pitch on why the reforms are important & why they should talk to you when they report about them.

3. Write an Opinion article

Pitch an opinion article to a journalist who has shown an interest in LGBTIQ issues.

Journalists are generally more interested in opinion articles if you have a public profile or are speaking on behalf of a LGBTIQ organisation.