Ben Hunte is a journalist, presenter, and the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent reporting on LGBT issues across all BBC platforms. He’s reported on topics such as racism at UK pride festivals, racism within the LGBT dating scene, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. His BBC Radio 4 Extra LGBT-themed series was nominated for a PinkNews award, and he has been recognised at the British LGBT awards for “Top 10 Outstanding Contributions to LGBT Life”.
His word of the day is Champion.
CW: This episode contains discussion of suicide.
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#AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West.
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