Queer and the Media: Talking to BBC LGBT Correspondent, Ben Hunte

Ben Hunte was appointed the first ever BBC News LGBT Correspondent in 2019

“In the time that I’ve been an LGBT correspondent, I have seen some LGBT people that just don’t care. They’ve got their rights, they’ve got their man, they’ve got their dog, they’ve got whatever; they don’t need to pay attention now.”

“I’m seeing a lot of hurt, I’m seeing a lot of fear, as a result of the toxicity that does exist in the UK media around trans lives.”

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“You have to understand that there are so many different views. So many opinions. So many lives, so many privileges, and so many lacking in privilege.”

“When I joined the news, I very quickly realised that there was not really anyone that looked like me or sounded like me.”



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