Lgb people 'still relatively invisible' on television and still stereotyped, according to BBC-commissioned report
Read the BBC report on portrayal of Lgb people
The BBC should be bolder and more creative with its depiction of lesbian, gay and bisexual people who are still sidelined and stereotyped on television, according to a new report.
The BBC-commissioned review said lesbian, gay and bisexual (Lgb) people were "still relatively invisible" across all media, "especially lesbian women and bisexual people".
Where they were represented in the broadcast media, said the report, "this representation still needs to reflect the diversity of Lgb people and to avoid stereotypes".
It called on the BBC to feature more Lgb people across its television output, in particular in children's programming and in sport, and to be more nuanced in its coverage of Lgb issues in BBC News.
The report, into the media portrayal of Lgb audiences, featured interviews with »
- John Plunkett
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