Radio 4 have added a nice feature of their site which pulls together presenter biographies. The thing that strikes me is how many of the presenter biographies mention families and children, but I can’t find a single one that makes it known the presenter is gay. One refers to a partner, which could be same-sex, but there are deafening silences elsewhere. I grant that it’s a little difficult to slip it in to the biography in passing, but this continued invisibility is, in my view, really unhealthy. And I don’t for one moment think they’re not there.
[Update – I take it back, kinda. Looking further, you find Nigel Wrench, who’s done lots of gay radio programmes so, you know, one could assume…]