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QueerAF is a platform for queer creatives like you to build your career

Our mission is to support, mentor, and build the resilience of queer creatives to get their first commissions and kickstart their media career.

We're doing all of this because we believe the UK media industry thrives when it’s bursting with queer talent.

And that's crucial because only a media industry that represents, hires, and understands us – can help shift the narrative on being queer in the UK.

We’re excited to have you involved in our platform, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with. Find out how to get started below.

We are QueerAF – and so are you.

We're open for pitches

These are the formats we're currently accepting pitches for:

Queer Gaze

Right now, we're commissioning emerging and underrepresented queer creatives to write a section of our weekly newsletter called the 'Queer Gaze'.

The β€˜Queer Gaze’ is a space in our newsletter to commission emerging and underrepresented queer creatives so you can get published, receive mentorship, and kickstart your career. Each commission comes with a unique sub-editing session designed to put you in control of your article.

It's great for writers with little or no experience who want to get into writing and journalism. It's also great for those looking to build their portfolio and hone their craft.

We're mostly focused on the UK - but we welcome pitches from anywhere:

Pitch: Queer Gaze

Journalist Like Me

In collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Journalism Network, we've published a content series of articles written by LGBTQIA+ journalists about their experiences in the media.

It shares stories of being queer in the media and models the change we want to see. Many stories offer alternatives and solutions to the issues LGBTQIA+ creatives face in the industry.

This scheme is currently closed. Check back soon to see when it reopens. You can read the collection of stories so far here:

Read: Journalist Like Me
 
 

Understand the ever changing queer world

QueerAF is a newsletter for LGBTQIA+ people who want to understand the news without doom scrolling for quality queer content ✨

Every Saturday we explain the πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ headlines and a different underrepresented writer shares their unique queer gaze

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