Support keeps rolling in for RTÉ news reporter Jonathan Rachel Clynch 7 years ago

Support keeps rolling in for RTÉ news reporter Jonathan Rachel Clynch

RTÉ and their news reporter have both received widespread acclaim after the 44-year-old changed his name to reflect both male and female genders.

As a gender fluid individual, Clynch sometimes identifies as male and sometimes as female. He/she has worked at RTÉ for the past 16 years and will return in a number of weeks under the name 'Jonathan Rachel Clynch.'

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An official statement from RTÉ said: "[We], both as an employer and broadcaster, value the uniqueness of individuals and encourage diversity and equality.

"We are 100pc supportive of Jonathan Rachel who is a valued member of staff and a highly respected journalist."

Reaction has been almost universally positive towards both Clynch and RTÉ, with the national broadcaster praised for the dignity of its statement.

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