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Celebrating difference in rural Britain

Caz Graham meets Matt Naylor, a Lincolnshire flower grower who's trying to make the countryside a friendlier place for LGBTQ people.

It's sometimes not easy being gay in the British countryside. Social circles are small and judgmental attitudes harder to escape. That's why Lincolnshire flower grower Matt Naylor set up Agrespect. It's an organisation which aims to support LGBTQ people in rural Britain and make the countryside more inclusive and welcoming. Caz Graham visits Matt's farm as the daffodil harvest is about to start, and finds out about Matt's own rural up-bringing and his hopes for the future. She also discovers how you run a flower-growing operation producing 75 million stems a year.

Producer: Emma Campbell

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22 minutes

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Sun 17 Feb 2019 06:35