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BBC survey seeks your ideas and input on LGBT issues

Tell the BBC how to improve its portrayal of LGB people

London - 3 February 2010

The BBC wants to hear your opinion. It is conducting research into its portrayal of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) issues and people.

It wants your views on its LGB output in comedy, news, documentaries, sport, entertainment, film and dramas on BBC TV, radio and websites.

You can give your views via this BBC online survey HERE.

Please make your opinions heard. Don't leave it to homophobes to monopolise and distort the survey results.

Below is a Guardian article setting out some of the flaws in the BBC's past and present coverage of the LGB communities. These might be some of the issues that you want to mention when completing the survey.

Note: Trans people and issues will be the subject of later, separate BBC research and opinion polling.

Please forward this email request to any LGB or straight friends who you think might be interested in contributing to the survey.

Thanks for helping ensure that there is positive feedback to the BBC, so that its coverage of LGB issues and people improves.

Hats off to the BBC for action at last

BBC research into lesbian, gay and bisexual portrayal offers hope

Peter Tatchell welcomes the BBC's belated initiative to examine coverage on TV radio and websites. Article here from Guardian.

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