This is hardly a surprise and I only post about it ‘for the record’. Via the BBC News website:
The BBC has commissioned a wide-ranging investigation into how lesbian, gay and bisexual people are portrayed on TV, radio and online.
The research will ask a variety of people across the country what they think about subjects such as jokes, dramatic storylines and stereotyping.
The BBC’s Tim Davie said it was “vital” for the corporation to reflect the “diverse communities” across the UK.
He added that the findings would “deepen our understanding” of viewers.
The three-part study will include audience research, an online survey and a consultation with lesbian, gay and bisexual community groups across the UK.
So “diverse communities” include cis LGB people – but not trans LGB people? How unusual.
“This is the most comprehensive piece of research ever carried out in this area by the BBC and we’re doing it because, as a public service broadcaster, we have a responsibility to serve all of our audiences.”
“It’s vital that we reflect the differences among all of the UK’s diverse communities, nations and regions.”
And this transsexual woman will look forward to that vital reflection, Mr Davies. What a shame that you missed the ideal opportunity to do that with this research project.