The BBC are banning their staff from attending Pride.
@stolas jesus christ
@stolas oops, their fash is showing.
@stolas fucking hell, this is grim
@stolas "LGBT", "Political protests", yeah no, the only politics at play here are people who want to stomp on other people's right to exist and love.
@stolas holy shit
@stolas Because of course they would.
@stolas If there's a lawsuit brought against this (and there had better fucking well be), it should specifically target the senior staff who pushed for this.
@stolas wait, exactly *how* is this impartial?
@stolas proud to prove my journalistic integrity by being impartial about my right to exist in public
@stolas how are they gonna report on pride then
oh with lies, probably
@stolas oh jeez oh no we wouldn't want to be seen as taking a side on whether basic human rights are good or bad!
@stolas Wooow. This is fucked up.
@stolas oh for fucks sake. Sue for discrimination, bc lol you absolutely cannot tell me that I, as a queer, am not allowed to hang out with my fellow queers.
Also, all this does is pretend like LGBT+ people dont exist. Why are we moving backwards?!?
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@stolas MY. IDENTITY. IS. NOT. POLITICAL.
fuck off and go die in a fire
What the fuck?! Impartiality on what? human rights?
@stolas so we can either complain, and they'll send in racists and not fire them because "they're not going to do neutral" or we can do nothing, and they'll just push everything to the right, and claim to be neutral.
@stolas think they might require a brush up on what impartiality is
The BBC has always been like this. Their take on impartiality for elections is look at the results and as long as the complaints vaguely match the results they did a good job.
By not taking a stance, they of course take the stance of being anti progress for trans rights. Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything, and all that.
@stolas also fuck the capitalism machine that means people can be disciplined for (HARMLESS) actions outside of work
they're one step away from saying if we see you kissing your partner outside work then you're going to be in trouble
@stolas The existence of conservative parties means that non-discrimination becomes a political issue
@stolas Fucking damnation.
Yeah, god forbid anyone "take a side" in whether trans people have human rights, or gay people deserve equality.
@stolas Wow... that's pretty trash...
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