The LGBT community, the media and the power of the pink pound: Invitation to attend the Westminster Media Forum Seminar, Reflecting diversity PDF Print

Date: July 7, 2010

Region: worldwide

With a perfect timing with the release of the BBC’s consultation on the portrayal of LGBT audience, the Westminster Media Forum will organise a discussion focused on the representation of LGBT community across TV, radio, press and online and examine the opportunities for investment and advertising presented by a vibrant and growing LGBT market.

Sessions will look at:

  • Power of the pink pound - analysis of the LGBT spend and opportunities for advertisers and brands;
  • Discussion of the BBC’s consultation into the portrayal of LGB audiences; and
  • The LGBT community - on screen and behind the scenes in broadcasting. Do the media have a responsibility to challenge perceptions about LGBT people?


The discussion's presentation will be done by Peter Tatchell, Co-founder of "Outrage!".

Other speakers include: Stephen Coote, Co-ordinator, The GBA; Pip Hainsworth, Marketing Director, Clear Channel Outdoor; Colm Howard-Lloyd, Vice Chair, Communications, Pride London; William Gore, Public Affairs Director, Press Complaints Commission; Oona King, Head of Diversity, Channel 4; Dr Rachel Lawes, Specialist in human communications and Founder, Lawes Consulting; Dr Christopher Pullen, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, Bournemouth University; Matthew Todd, Editor, Attitude; Kim Watson, Media Director, Millivres Prowler Group and Audrey Williams, Partner, Human Resources Group, Head of Discrimination Law, Eversheds.

To book places, please use the following online booking form:

An up to date copy of the agenda can be viewed at:

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to Westminster Forum terms and conditions below. 

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at Reflecting diversity – the LGBT community and the media (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT (£223.25);
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT (£94). Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

 For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the question and comment sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 7 days after the event for £95 plus VAT(£111.63);
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT (£58.75).
  • The publication can be ordered here: 

If you find the charge for tickets a barrier to attending, please let the organizer know.