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BBC LGBT+ correspondent reveals disturbing levels of homophobia he’s facing

Besi Besemar February 24, 2019

BBC  LGBT+ correspondent Ben Hunte reveals appalling levels of homophobia he is facing before even starting in his new role at the BBC.

Ben Hunte - BBC LGBT+ Correspondent
Ben Hunte – BBC LGBT+ Correspondent

BEN told an audience at National Student Pride,  “I have never received so much abuse in my life… I knew it’d be bad, but not that bad”.

The new BBC LGBT+ correspondent explained the lengths some people have gone to find him and send him comments like: “Since when did the BBC allow negroes on the TV’”.

Ben was appearing  on a discussion panel at National Student Pride with Munroe Bergdorf (Trans Activist and model), Shahmir Sanni (writer and activist), Moud Goba (UK Black Pride), and Reece King (model), chaired by Attitude Magazine Editor Cliff Joannou.

The event took place on Saturday, February 23, on campus at the University of Westminster Marylebone during a discussion about the despicable issue of racism on the LGBT+ scene.