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Shock Revelations About BBC Persian Service


The relationship between the international LGBTQ community and the BBC, already under strain after years of misreporting, is at breaking point this week after the ever-vigilant Peter Tatchell Foundation revealed that its Perisan Service, aimed at Iran, was not representing liberal western values, but instead parroting the homophobia of a clerical state which persecutes all manner of minorities. Evidence, available on request and on You Tube, reveals that BBC Persia has been referring to gay men as “faggots” and attacking LGBTQ rights in its reportage. A strongly worded letter from the Tatchell Foundation has asked the BBC's Director General to launch an enquiry into what is going on in BBC Persia, and alerted the government that the news channel may have been infiltrated by agents for the hated Iranian regime. The Peter Tatchell Foundation, which campaigns on global LGBTQ freedoms, also notes that it is British license fee payers that are paying for these apologists for a state that is an enemy not just of gay people, but Jews, socialists, and atheists. Whilst it is far too early to speculate about future campaigns, already some people on Twitter have suggested that perhaps it is high time LGBTQ people with-held payment of their TV license fee. It is a possibility that has occurred before. In 1980, Welsh language activists refused payment in a mass campaign of civil disobedience which forced the government to create the Welsh TV channel S4C.

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