Analysis April 2024: Discrimination towards LGBTQ+ musicians

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A new report highlights the experience of LGBTQ+ musicians in the UK’s orchestral landscape, revealing that discrimination is still all too common in such environments

The latest report from the first ever UK Musicians’ Census reveals significant issues facing LGBTQ+ musicians around discrimination, sexual harassment and mental and physical wellbeing. The LGBTQ+ Musicians Insight Report ( was produced by the Musicians’ Union (MU) and the charities Help Musicians and Come Play with Me…

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