A couple who resigned from a National Trust property because they refused to wear gay pride badges says they have been blacklisted from volunteering. Bob and Linda Gates resigned from Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk, having worked there for 14 years. When they applied to volunteer at Blickling Hall, a nearby National Trust property, they received no reply for over two weeks before they were eventually told there

were no vacancies. However, before the couple was rejected, Mr. Gates created a fake applicant with no experience who was told there were several vacancies. The applicant, named “Joan Simpson,” was told within 48 hours that Blickling Hall needed more members of the visitor welcome team and room guides. READ MORE