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Lord Browne criticises 'anti-gay' British business

Quote of the day: 'My sense is that the business world remains more intolerant of homosexuality than other worlds such as the legal profession, the media and the visual arts... I am one of a handful of publicly gay people to have run a FTSE 100 company.' Lord Browne, former chief executive of BP, spoke candidly to the BBC's business editor Robert Peston this morning about his views on business and its tolerance of homosexuals. He originally resigned from BP after it emerged he had lied to the High Court about a gay relationship he had. He pointed specifically at private equity as a culprit: 'In some industries, the situation is particularly bad. Among the many people I know in private equity, where I now work, fewer than 1% are openly gay.'

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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