When media reports about the sexual minorities such as LGBT, what kind of things should be kept in mind to protect the lives of the parties and to convey information accurately?
The "LGBT Federation", which is working towards policy recommendations and legal developments concerning LGBT, announced news reporting guidelines that summarize basic knowledge on LGBT issues, a glossary, the reporter who covers the interview and the point where the party receiving the interview should pay attention.
The guidelines consist of 2 main types, 12 pages in total, and simplified versions with a checklist for interviewing. In addition to the checklist, commentary on basic knowledge such as "What is coverage / reporting", "What is LGBT", "coming out", etc., commentary on words such as "one" "homo", words requiring attention.
Reporters working in the LGBT Federation, lawyers, newspapers, television, and web media, held discussions for about half a year on the content.
"As media coverage on sexual diversity such as LGBT has increased, prejudice and discrimination are still in society, and as a result, we have often seen cases in which the people are suffering by the press," Yuichi Kamiya secretary general of the LGBT Federation Association said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. The LGBT news guidelines can be downloaded from here .