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A recent paper by Birmingham City University found that 86 per cent of British LGBTQ journalists receive abuse and harassment because of their sexuality, and 62 per cent of those are not reporting it internally.

Why do they suffer in silence? Either because they do not want to seem like they are not cut out for the job or are not confident their employer can help.

In this week's podcast, author of the report and freelance journalist Finbarr Toesland talks about how to put that right through newsroom policy reform and culture change.

At the core of the conversation is what specific support these journalists need and how to make them feel comfortable in accessing it. The answer lies in becoming better allies of the LGBTQ community.

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