ITV Pridecast

ITV Pridecast

ITV Pridecast is the podcast about all things LGBT+ brought to you by ITV. Join Liam McConkey where he speaks to people from across the community and finds out where they are on their journey. As well as that, listen for all the latest LGBT+ news, events, and the things that matter to you.

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June 29, 2022 52 min
To mark ITV Pride Day, Liam McConkey chats with ITV Pride’s new Executive Chair, James Penfold. After taking over the role from Matt Scarf, James discusses how he hopes to support LGBTQ+ colleagues across the company. He also shares his thoughts on why having a dedicated Pride Day at ITV is not only about celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, but also acts as an important reminder that progress in society is still needed, and I...
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As the UK Editor of ITV News, Paul Brand certainly has a huge range of things to report on. He has uncovered some massive stories, including the Covid-19 crisis in care homes which saw so many residents lose their lives. On top of that, he also brought us the news of parties in Downing Street, when the rest of the country was asked to strictly follow lockdown rules.

As well as reporting on massive issues relating to British politics...
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Being seen and accepted for who we are is what makes us human. It’s something that LGBTQI people have to continuously fight for and for Linda Riley it’s been a life’s work. She’s been acutely aware of the need for visibility within the LGBTQI community and especially for LGBTQI women and non-binary people. Linda has spent a great deal of time raising the profile of members of the community through her work as the publisher of DIVA ...
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The topic of transgender people’s rights has gained a great deal of media attention over the last few years. And even though there’s been steps forward in the progress for trans rights, much progress is still needed to create a society where trans people are free to be who they are, without fear of prejudice and discrimination.

Soap operas can play an incredible role in addressing subject matters which some viewers may not have a d...
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Peter Tatchell lives an extraordinary life, campaigning for LGBT+ rights across the globe, often putting himself in harm's way from both verbal and physical abuse. In many ways, he has helped change the course of history, whether that’s challenging the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1998 over the church’s legal discrimination against LGBT+ people, or by confronting heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson over homophobic slurs. Just t...
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Learning about LGBTQ+ history can open the door to many stories that have often been untold for those who have been marginalised and unrepresented. Lisa Power is helping to tell many of those stories and shape history. She has worked tirelessly to campaign for LGBTQ+ rights and improve the support for people with HIV. She helped found Stonewall in 1989 and was also the Policy Director of the Terrence Higgins Trust, among ma...
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In this episode, Liam is joined by Cat Tyrell and they look back on an interview Munroe Bergdorf did with ITV's diversity and inclusion networks to celebrate Black History Month. In her chat with Chanté Joseph, Munroe talks about being a black, trans activist and the challenges of trying to promote equality. She also discusses why it's important to embrace all parts of your identity and be your own champion.
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Happy Bi-visibility Day! In this episode, Simon Callisto joins Liam to host the show. They speak to Jen Yockney MBE, one of the UK's most prominent bisexual activists. She tells them why celebrating Bi-Visibility Day on 23rd September is so important and why she has spent over 25 years campaigning for the rights of bi-people.

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Bisexual support organisations in your area: https://bicommunitynews.co.uk/local-groups/
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August 26, 2021 29 min
In the latest episode of the ITV Pridecast, Reece and Liam catchup with ITV Pride co-chair Jo Lewis about working on shows like Countdown, 60 Minute Makeover and the new generation of the Up series. She also talks about being queer and why it's so important to meet fellow LGBTQ+ people to help her with her identity.
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Welcome to the relaunch of the ITV Pridecast! On ITV’s second Pride Day, Reece Dunn and Liam McConkey introduce the new show and talk to Matt Scarff, the previous host, about his time presenting the podcast, lockdown, and coming out as LGBT+.
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In this Pridecast, Matt Scarff catches up with the ITV Pride Co Chairs Joanna Lewis, Stephen Smyth and Oliver Julian for a review of the year and to see how the LGBT+ network supported colleagues during lockdown.
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In this Pridecast, Matt Scarff catches up with the new Group Director of Diversity & Inclusion at ITV, Ade Rawcliffe, to find out more about ITV's accelerated diversity action plan, what the new role aims to focus on and what it will mean for staff at ITV and our viewers and customers.
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In this Pridecast, Matt Scarff catches up with the ITV Pride Co-Chairs to talk about the first ever company-wide ITV Pride Day that took place on June 30th and we join Dr Ranj Singh, Ash Palmisciano, Ali Hannon and Liam McConkey for a panel discussion on being LGBT+ in Britain today.
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In this Pridecast, Matt Scarff introduces a recent ITV held event with 2 of our diversity networks: ITV Pride and ITV Embrace where they are joined by 3 of the cast from Coronation Street and one of the storylining team about building storylines affecting the Bailey Family, namely Racism and Homophobia.
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In this Pridecast Matt Scarff talks to Nikki Hinksman, coach and facilitator about how we can plan for the moment when we get to the end of the rainbow and out of lockdown. And ITV Pride's Oliver Julian talks to 'The Off Duty Doctor' about working from home, mindfulness and keeping our mental health in top-top condition.
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In this ITV Pridecast, Matt Scarff talks to Wanda Canton, Artist, Facilitator and Mentor about the power of music in isolation.
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In this ITV Pridecast, Matt Scarff talks to presenter Sarah O'Connell about Trans Day of Visibility and joins Lorraine Kelly and Managing Director of ITV Daytime Emma Gormley on set of the weekly show.
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Matt Scarff talks to the new Co-Chairs of ITV Pride to find out how they plan to make it the best network LGBT+ Network in British media.

We also attend National Student Pride in London to catch up with the next generation of LGBT+ employees with a special guest appearance from ITV's Dr Ranj!
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Matt Scarff and the ITV Crew talk to Dancing on Ice's H and Matt Evers about being the first same sex couple to don their skates and take to the ice.

They also catch up with UTV's head of News, Terry Brennan who drops in to talk about same sex marriage in Northern Ireland. 

Plus, Clare Phillips, the Director of Social Purpose at ITV comes through for a chat.
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January 16, 2020 31 sec
Welcome to the ITV Pridecast, the monthly podcast about all things LGBT+ at ITV. Matt Scarff and the Pridecast Crew will be here every month with the latest updates on all things LGBT+ relating to our programmes and what it’s like to work at ITV.
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