Torment of a married trader whom 'macho' bullies in the City falsely accused of being gay in six-year bullying campaign Barney James claimed he was victim of harassment from colleagues He says co-workers took drugs, used prostitutes and watched porn at workCase has now been settled after discussions between the parties By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 22:05 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 A city trader was the victim of a sustained campaign of homophobic bullying by ‘macho and boorish’ colleagues despite being a happily married, heterosexual father of two, a tribunal heard. For almost six years, Barney James claimed he was the victim of relentless harassment from fellow bankers, who he says took drugs, used prostitutes and watched pornography at work. Mr James, 33, alleged that he was regularly referred to by derogatory names such as ‘fat homo’ and ‘big angry gay’ at US investment bank BGC Partners LP
Over-50s social website Saga Zone is shut down over ‘racist, homophobic and offensive’ comments Saga Zone will shut down its social network site completely on February 26Users say they will lose a vital lifeline when the website is closed By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 12:20 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 6 February 2013 It is a social website considered to be a lifeline for elderly people who live at home on their own and find comfort in talking to others over the internet. But over-50s group Saga has been forced to shut its network site down because it cannot 'afford' the man power to police 'offensive' comments.
These bullies reek of misogyny. If we don't confront their revolting sneers, they'll get worse , made me feel incredulous and angry.