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The report, which opens with the question, 'is a lesbian transphobic if she does not want to have sex with trans women?' quotes several anonymous interviewees on the subject.
It also cites a survey of 80 lesbians, of which 56% of respondents said they have been 'pressured or coerced to accept a trans women as a sexual partner.'
The article has been publicly criticised by the likes of comic Rosie Jones, who called it "transphobic" on Twitter, and Stonewall co-founder Lisa Power.
"It went through our rigorous editorial processes"
In a statement provided to Attitude yesterday evening, a BBC spokesperson said: “The article looks at a complex subject from different perspectives and acknowledges it is difficult to assess the extent of the issue.
“It includes testimony from a range of different sources and provides appropriate context. It went through our rigorous editorial processes.
“It is important that journalism looks at issues - even where there are strongly held positions. The BBC is here to ensure debate and to make sure a wide a range of voices are heard.”