A bus in Sheffield was delayed for around 20 minutes when a driver refused to get on the bus because of a pro-gay advert on the side of it. Travelling from Rotherham to Sheffield, there was due to be a quick change of driver half-way through the route. However, the new driver notice the Stonewall slogan on the side – Some people are gay, get over it- and refused to get on the bus. There a heated debate between the two drivers ensued; meanwhile the passengers on the bus began to get agitated. In the end there were also quite few passengers arguing with the homophobic driver. In the end, the argument had lasted so long that the next x78 service arrived and the driver swapped with that bus instead.

A spokesperson for First Group did not say what action, if any, was taken against the driver. He said simply that the matter had ‘been resolved’. Stonewall information officer Louise Kelly said: ‘Passengers in Rotherham can rightly expect bus drivers to do the job they pay them to do — drive buses. If they are unwilling to, perhaps they should look for another job.

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Natalie has been an LGBT journalist for 12 years and joined the Fyne team in 2001. Her interests outside of work are cycling, running and badminton. She is also studying for a degree in psychology.

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