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Thursday, 15 June 2017

How gay-tolerant is the countryside?

How gay-tolerant is the countryside?
- And aside from characters in the rural soap Emmerdale’s and Little Britain’s satirical sideswipe with only-gay-in-the-village Daffyd, it’s rare to see gay men presented as farmers.
But are rural areas devoid of them? And are they really absent from agriculture and the related industries?
Information released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last October calculated 1.7% of the population identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, based on a survey of 238,000 people.
That figure is lower than the 5-7% suggested in 2004 when the government was considering the potential effect of its Civil Partnership Bill.