London, United Kingdom. 30 June 2021 – GAY TIMES Group and Openly announce a collaboration to deliver leading LGBTQ+ news to a global audience.
GAY TIMES Group and Openly, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s LGBTQ+ digital news platform, have announced a new partnership to benefit each of their respective audiences, delivering more in-depth reporting to a wider audience and to the global LGBTQ+ community.
GAY TIMES will deliver Openly journalism to its global audience across a range of channels, including online and social media. The two organisations will work strategically together to be a true global leader in quality content created by LGBTQ+ people, for LGBTQ+ people with Openly benefiting from the scale and reach of the GAY TIMES audience and GAY TIMES benefiting from Openly’s original coverage of global, accurate and impartial LGBTQ+ news.
More than ever, the world needs reliable, trustworthy and high-quality coverage of LGBTQ+ issues which is developed with a high degree of nuanced understanding and perspective. The Thomson Reuters Foundation has an established reputation for world-class global news reporting, adhering to the Thomson Reuters principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias. Openly was launched to deliver impartial LGBTQ+ news from around the world, covering stories that were not being told. GAY TIMES has been on the frontline of the LGBTQ+ movement since 1984, reporting on the big issues, shining a spotlight on emerging queer talent, and amplifying voices from across their vibrant and diverse community.
Tag Warner, GAY TIMES CEO:
Our first of its kind partnership between GAY TIMES and Thomson Reuters Foundation via their LGBTQ+ focussed digital platform, Openly, will enhance the depth and scale of coverage we are delivering to our global LGBTQ+ audiences.
This unique collaboration will further GAY TIMES Group’s mission to inform, educate and inspire LGBTQ+ people around the globe through the highest quality content.
Through delivering more news and in-depth reporting to our unparalleled audience, this partnership will help us to deliver content created by LGBTQ+ people, for LGBTQ+ people.
We are thrilled to be working with the team at Openly / Thomson Reuters Foundation and are excited for our unique partnership to grow with our audiences.
Hugo, Openly Editor:
Openly stands for unbiased neutral reporting on LGBTQ+ issues, including on policy and legislative shifts around the world. It has a strong track record on breaking global news stories, such as Brunei’s attempt to introduce the death penalty for gay sex. By shining a light on underreported stories to empower under-represented communities, we can counter misinformation and misrepresentation with greatly needed factual and fair coverage.
Our exciting collaboration with GAY TIMES Group will enable Openly stories to reach a much wider audience and accelerate our mission towards advancing human rights and building more inclusive and prosperous societies.
Download full Press Release here: TRF x GAY TIMES Media Release