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A PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT TO COMBAT TRANSPHOBIA IN THE MEDIA 

The Trans Positive Media Collective is a platform for all media workers to come together and collectively combat the media's rampant transphobia.

This work has historically been, and is currently being done, by trans people. We believe that cis people (non-trans people) need to support and uplift this work too.

Trans media workers make up a tiny proportion of the industry, yet transphobic coverage is everywhere. We all have a role to play in tackling this.

In order to run TPMC sustainably, we need your help. If you

are willing to help fund our project or possess

leads in fundraising, we would greatly

appreciate hearing from you. 

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OUR VISION

Organised and en masse. TPMC will change the narrative. 

COLLABORATION

Writers can work together on pitches that can then be sent to various publications systematically en masse. 

EDITORIAL ASSIGNMENT

Editors will be able to use the platform to find writers and assign stories.

COMMUNITY

TPMC is a free, secure, members-only platform of likeminded creatives.

CROWDSOURCING

Users can discuss and share ideas and stories. If someone isn’t able to pursue a particular story, someone else can take it on.

OUR SUPPORTERS

We have a fantastic group of supporters who endorse the work of TPMC.

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OUR PARTNERS

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TPMC is proud to have the support of QueerAF, an award winning platform that mentors and launches the careers of emerging and underrepresented LGBTQIA+ creatives while working with the media to make it the industry an inclusive place for queer talent.

 

QueerAF has played an integral role in our journey so far, generously sharing knowledge and providing invaluable guidance. Sign up to QueerAF's free weekly newsletter to understand the LGBTQIA+ news, read unique queer perspectives and to witness the positive change they are bringing to the media.

"So much of what we think and feel comes from the media, sometimes unconsciously – so to change the country, we need to change the newsroom first. We need as many platforms and tools to enable both journalists and creatives to tackle prejudice in the media. This is particularly acute when it comes to tackling misconceptions, misunderstandings and prejudice about transgender and gender-diverse communities. Collaboration might not always come naturally to media folks but TPMC's values, which are close to QueerAF's, will foster this welcome shift in the media landscape."

Jamie Wareham 

QueerAF Founder & Director

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WHO ARE WE

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS 

Molly is a freelance writer working across journalism, creative nonfiction, screenplays and more. Her writing uplifts the voices and experiences of racialised and marginalised people across the world, with a focus on structural issues through the lenses of culture, society, entertainment and more.

Jamie is a trained software engineer and fundraiser, bringing experience from the LGBTQ+ non-profit sector both in the UK and internationally. His involvement spans a range of LGBTQ+ initiatives, including projects centred around queer history, education, international rights, and mental health advocacy.

We came together with the mutual understanding that not enough was being done by cis people to combat the scale of transphobia in the media. As a media worker, Molly could see that whilst publications churned out article after article espousing transphobic hate, positive stories about, with, for and by trans people were thin on the ground. 


During his time at Switchboard - LGBTQ+ Helpline, Jamie saw the direct impact of the media's rampant transphobia on its service users, both through direct engagement on the phone lines and reflected in their caller data. The data aggregated in Switchboard's annual impact report, Listen Up, continues to shed a light on the real-world implications of media narratives for the trans and gender nonconforming communities.

Using our backgrounds, knowledge and skill sets, we wanted to create a platform that fights back en masse, bringing media workers together to collectively combat transphobia. Trans people are already taking on much of this crucial work, and as cis people we too must stand up - but not over. We must organise in active solidarity with our trans siblings and work together towards building a world free from transphobia. 

ABOUT US

OUR SUPPORTERS

We have a fantastic group of supporters who endorse the work of TPMC.

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