BBC training instructs journalists to ‘influence politicians and push LGBT agenda’

The BBC is under fire for advising journalists to use their influence to advance the LGBT agenda.

A training course by transgender lobby group Global Butterflies told journalists to use “their magical ally powers” to access people of influence including top leaders, celebrities and politicians.

BBC journalist Stephen Nolan, who revealed the training on his show, said: “If these new impressionable young trainees are being told at the beginning of their BBC careers to be lobbyists, how is your news impartial?”

Not impartial

Speaking to Nolan, an anonymous journalist who was present at the training said they “were given a lot of different points of how allies could use their influence” to advance the LGBT agenda.

“The second you join the BBC, impartiality is hammered into you and how we can’t influence people and you always have to be neutral. So as soon as I saw that I was thinking, ‘Well, how is that impartial?'”

The journalist added that he had been “left confused” as to “what actually impartiality means because if we are being told one thing that we can’t go ahead and protest or use political influence, and now during a BBC training session, I am now being told to actually go ahead and use my political influence and start a protest”.

how is your news impartial?

In response the BBC said: “This is a voluntary course and includes generic training materials provided by a third party, but the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines are sacrosanct, our staff know this and they understand their responsibilities. The slide in question has not been included previously and will be removed for any future sessions”.


Earlier this year, it was revealed that the BBC scrapped male pronouns in reference to an alleged rapist who claimed to be a woman.

The BBC had changed a quote from an anonymous victim by replacing all mentions of “he” and “him” with “they” and “them”.

Senior journalists said it displays how the BBC’s style guide, which instructs the use of preferred pronouns, conflicts with the Corporation’s duties of accuracy and impartiality.


Last year, the BBC announced its withdrawal from LGBT lobby group Stonewall’s controversial ‘Diversity Champions’ programme following questions over impartiality.

Yet the Corporation then partnered with INvolve UK instead, an organisation set up by Suki Sandhu, a champion of Stonewall’s radical gender ideology.

The move followed a series of revelations by the Nolan Investigates podcast, indicating that politicians, civil servants and public bodies across the UK have unquestioningly accepted controversial and often misleading advice from Stonewall in shaping key policies.

The 18-month investigation uncovered the widespread influence of the LGBT lobby group on national governments and institutions through a series of Freedom of Information requests.

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