Ben Hunte is a journalist, presenter, and the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent reporting on LGBT issues across all BBC platforms. He’s reported on topics such as racism at UK pride festivals, racism within the LGBT dating scene, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. His BBC Radio 4 Extra LGBT-themed series was nominated for a PinkNews award, and he has been recognised at the British LGBT awards for “Top 10 Outstanding Contributions to LGBT Life”.His word of the day is Champion. CW: This episode contains discussion of suicide.CONNECT WITH BEN: I: @beninldnT: @BenInLDN #AnthemsPride is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional LGBTQI+ contributors. It was created, executive produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown with producer Bea Duncan. The artwork is by Mars West. Resources:SamaritansConfidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)Website: www.samaritans.org.ukPAPYRUSYoung suicide prevention society.Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)Website: www.papyrus-uk.orgLGBT FoundationHelpline run by LGBT health charity.Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30 (Weekdays 9am-9pm, weekends 10am-6pm)Website: lgbt.foundation/helpline
The 1969 Stonewall Riots were a pivotal moment in LGBT history, galvanising people across the world to fight for change. Today, although there's been a dramatic improvement in the treatment of LGBTQI+ people, there still is a long way to go. In this episode, journalist and DJ Aisha Mirza and BBC presenter and journalist Ben Hunte join Fenn and Zuu to discuss what has changed in the 50 years after Stonewall, and together they delve into the experiences of LGBTQI+ people of colour and explore the safe spaces are available to this community.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'The Politics of Dating' with Daisy Lowe and Ben Hunte
The Truth Flirts with Mel B
This week Mel B is joined by model and activist Daisy Lowe and the BBC’s LGBT correspondent, Ben Hunte. Giving their brutally honest opinions as to whether politics is affecting our dating lives, the panellists discuss everything from Brexit and Extinction Rebellion, to abortion and body shaming.
Radio 4 Extra explores the world of podcasts and finds the best on offer. Each week, Amanda Litherland and a guest presenter recommend one or two podcasts from the BBC and beyond. From some of the most popular series, to lesser-known hidden gems, they feature their favourite finds and speak with the people who make them. This week's guest is presenter, Ben Hunte. Podcasts featured: Stance, and a chat with its presenters Heta Fell and Chrystal Genesis - and activist DeRay McKesson talks about his podcast Pod Save The People.
Radio 4 Extra explores the world of podcasts and finds the best on offer. Each week, Amanda Litherland and a guest presenter recommend one or two podcasts from the BBC and beyond. From some of the most popular series, to lesser-known hidden gems, they will feature their favourite finds and speak with the people who make them. Amanda and this week's guest, journalist Ben Hunte, listen to some LGBT-themed podcasts including Nancy and Homo Sapiens. With Homo Sapiens hosts Will Young and Chris Sweeney.