The BBC has more than 400 transgender staff, a confidential internal survey has revealed.
The figure represents more than one in 50 of the workforce – about four times higher than the proportion in the population at large.
And it stunned the BBC executive behind the research, who described the total number of trans employees, at 417, as ‘very, very high’.
Tunde Ogungbesan, the BBC’s director of diversity, has now launched a major reform to make the Corporation more ‘trans-friendly’ following the findings.
The facts – OK. But the action, why?
Having a portion of something 4 times that in the general population would seem to indicate already being pretty friendly to that something, no?