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Victoria Derbyshire says she ‘won’t give up’ telling stories as BBC axes show to cut costs

British daytime programme Victoria Derbyshire – revered for its consistent reporting of LGBT+ issues over the years – has been axed as part of BBC cost cutting measures. From reporting of the lives of trans children to LGBT-inclusive education, the live BBC2 show has entertained and informed the public since it first aired in 2015. However, the broadcaster confirmed the show’s cancellation as the costs of running the show were “deemed too high”, BBC media editor Amol Rajan said. The titular journalist herself, Victoria Derbyshire, responded to the show’s closure today live...
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Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey declares unequivocally that trans women are women and backs self-ID

Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey has told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg that trans women are woman and the law should allow trans people to self-identify their gender. “Do you believe trans women are women?” Kuenssberg, the BBC’s political editor, asked Long-Bailey in a January 22 interview. Long-Bailey replied quickly and firmly: “Yes.” Long-Bailey also pointed out that trans people already self-identify their gender in many instances. The notable exception to this is the gender on birth certificates, which can only be changed by obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate – a...
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