Does coming out as gay or lesbian at the BBC harm your career?

Chantal Badjie, BBC Diversity Centre Last year the BBC’s cult business editor Robert Peston posted a blog  in which Colin (Lord) Browne, former CEO of BP, speaking at Arup’s staff LGBT network , claimed that the arts and media were much more tolerant of gay and lesbian workers than other working environments such as business and finance. Being openly gay was something Lord Browne never felt he could embrace, until he resigned from BP in 2007. But are the arts …

Spare Tyre Theatre

Spare Tyre is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts companies. We have over 30 years of experience of creating theatre with voiceless communities

The Journey Man

Assemblies, performances and workshops from internationally travelled storyteller – The Journey Man

Don’t Fence Me In

‘Don’t Fence Me In’ is a hard hitting, interactive performance piece that encourages the audience to take responsibility for their language choices.

The Homophobia Project

This production explores the emotional impact of homophobia in schools and aims to use a unique blend of drama and peer education to challenge homophobic behaviour.

‘To Be Straight with You’

Lloyd Newson of DV8 dance theatre company talks about their latest project, “To Be Straight With You”, which explores issues around culture, religion belief, and sexual identity.

OUTLOUD

Over 3000 Manchester secondary school pupils have seen the Exceeding Expectations play – OUTLOUD – which tells the stories of local young peoples’ experiences of homophobia, and the effects of homophobic bullying in the city’s schools.