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Friday, October 15, 2004

from:
INTERNATIONAL NEWS #543
September 20, 2004
by Rex Wockner
members.aol.com/wockner


Journalists report discrimination


More than half of the GLBT members of the United Kingdom's and Ireland's National Union of Journalists say they've faced workplace discrimination because of their sexuality, a union survey has found.

Of the 150 GLBT journalists questioned, 35 percent said they'd been refused a promotion, 11 percent said they'd been denied work, 13 percent said they'd faced verbal abuse, and 2 percent reported sexual assault or disciplinary action because of their sexual orientation.

A third of the respondents cited managers as the perpetrators of the antigay activity.

Ireland banned antigay discrimination in the workplace in 1999 and the U.K. did so last year.

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