A whistleblower from the BBC has in fact stated that personnel were instructed there are over 150 genders throughout training and recommended to develop a “trans brand” by including their pronouns in their e-mail signatures. They also stated that stories critical of transgender advocacy were regularly suppressed.
The radio workers were by BBC management to go to a training with a transgender company called “Global Butterflies,” which discusses itself as “Trans & Non-binary Corporate Inclusion Training and Consultation.”
Products from the training sessions, which happened in the summertime season and fall of 2021, were provided to The Telegraph.
“During the sessions, leaked to The Telegraph, staff were shown an array of gender-neutral pronouns they should use including ‘xe, xem, xyrs’, and were told: ‘People can self-identify themselves in over 150 ways, and increasing!’” the report states.
The report continues, “staff were told they should include their pronouns in email signature boxes to be ‘part of your trans brand’ as an ‘inclusive and welcoming… brilliant show of ally support.’”
The training materials notified the personnel on the radio group that utilizing “she or he” pronouns can develop “discomfort, stress and anxiety” for gender non-conforming individuals which “it has been shown that in young trans people, using correct pronouns and names reduces depression and suicide risks.”
“If you overhear a colleague using the incorrect pronouns for someone, take them aside and remind them of the correct pronouns,” the training said.
The workers were motivated to use “pronoun badges” around the workplace and directed on how to utilize people’s pronouns on air. The report mentions that they were likewise informed that “nudging” or “staring” is transphobic.
The report defines that the whistleblower notified them that “the BBC was ‘suppressing stories’ that challenge trans activism and claimed there is a ‘tight-knit cabal at the top of BBC News who give tacit approval to gender ideology.’”
“The BBC simply doesn’t understand what’s going on with gender identity ideology,” a senior staff member who recently quit the BBC told the newspaper. “They’ve been pandering to a social contagion amongst young people rather than being the adult in the room. ‘Inform and educate’ from the BBC Charter has left the BBC when it covers trans issues.”
The whistleblower echoed that statement, specifying that“stories from the ‘gender critical’ – pro-woman, pro-safeguarding – point of view are being pitched by individuals, but they are rejected because the top of news won’t commission them.”
“Any story that doesn’t affirm gender ideology originates from outside the news cabal and when it appears it’s always sent upstairs, heavily scrutinised, triple checked – whilst gender affirmative stories go straight to output,” they said. “And there’s a complete lack of understanding at the most senior BBC editorial levels that pronoun declarations align with a belief in gender identity ideology.”
In a remark supplied to the Telegraph, the BBC rejected their editorial policies being impacted by Global Butterflies.
“There is no link to, or influence on, any editorial decision making and to suggest otherwise is wrong. As we have said many times before, the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines are sacrosanct, our staff know this and they understand their responsibilities.”
The BBC declined to discuss how much they paid the company.