Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Ben Hunte, the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent, nominated by Gareth, our Head of Planning and a Trustee of Norwich Pride.
Appointed in December 2018, Ben has reported on many different issues that impact the LGBT+ community: from the blood donation ban, to racism in dating apps, and the government’s attack on trans rights. Ben is reported to have said that this job was a “dream come true“.
Gareth says “Ben uses his authentic voice to raise the issues that affect us on a daily basis. Being the first to have this role for BBC News, Ben is an inspiration to anyone who wants to achieve something similar. Giving hope that dreams can come true.”

In this little film you can hear Ben telling his Coming Out Story for the children’s charity Childline…

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