College removes ban on LGBT sites

Naith Payton January 14, 2015
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Henley College Coventry has removed its block on websites with LGBT content.

Students discovered yesterday that they were unable to access sites such as Birmingham Pride and Birmingham LGBT Centre. This was due to a new filtering system put in place, which automatically blocked “Gay or Lesbian or Bisexual Interest” sites.

Marketing Manager for the college, Sandra Ciuffini told PinkNews: “The issue that arose yesterday was due to the College updating its firewall system recently and the default settings filtered out some LGBT content. It is an automated message from our web filter software and definitely not the College’s wording.

“Henley College Coventry would never set out to offend anybody or block this content intentionally; the block was removed as soon as it was brought to our attention.

“Henley College is committed to ensuring fair and equal opportunities for all its students and for many years we have supported the LGBT group in the College.”

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