INTERNATIONAL NEWS #543
September 20, 2004
by Rex 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.