It’s all part of a new set of “diversity” reforms at the public broadcaster. The new portrayals of LGBT characters will be “incidental” — which means that their sexuality will not be the focus of the storyline or news item.
But it’s not just an on-screen effort. Off-air, LGBT staff will be encouraged to “bring their whole self to work” and be open about their sexuality with their co-workers — something which sounded a bit “creepy” and weird to some who reacted to the news on Twitter. Others found it contradictory that sexuality would be “incidental” on-air, but something to be discussed at work off-air.
BBC staff have been told to use non- binary pronouns and heterosexual emplyees are to wear pro-LGBTQ-bagdes to ensure that the corporation does not develop a “heteronormative culture”. Since when does companies ask employees about their sexuality? Creepy.— Kari A. Jaquesson (@KariJaquesson) October 13, 2018
Slight contradiction between @bbc's new supposedly LGBT-friendly "bring your whole self to work" (#hokeycokey) policy and their "let's not stereotype gay people" warning. Apart from sexual extroverts, who wants to display their sexuality in the workplace? https://t.co/PwjFh028D3— Neil Thin (@NeilThin) October 14, 2018
Off-screen and off-air, LGBT staff will be encouraged to "bring their whole self to work" and be open about their sexuality. - Sexuality is a private thing. https://t.co/PPgBYptIjG— Matt (@matthewtoomer) October 12, 2018
The BBC wants its straight staff to wear a badge that identifies them as straight and allies of the LGBTIQ community. I suppose they’ll have to wear badges with their religion on it, next. Where will this madness end? https://t.co/6WyRX2DH9J
The day will come when that same "pride" shit will walk right into your kitchen pantry and freezer. You guys really have to get rid of those Golden Gaytimes. lol Anything can be corrupted by these weirdos. They like to target kids.(photo examples coming)
I am sure the folks down at The Tavistock Institute of The City of London are working overtime to fix the glitch in the machine they call the Beast.