This isn't the first time the BBC edited out the LGBT lyrics of Lady Gaga's Born This Way:
Gary Barlow’s performance last month on BBC’s Let It Shine also came under fire for omitting the same lyrics. At the time they released a statement in its defense:
Therefore, typically sections came out of all of the songs performed for the show. In this case, to get a dance break in, we did what we often do which was to repeat the first chorus as opposed to putting in the second one, especially as in this version of the song we had a slow version of the first chorus.
It made sense therefore musically in an edit, to go with a repeated chorus with a faster tempo the second time around.
What's with the missing out of the Lesbian, gay, bi and trans verse in born this way? that's twice now unacceptable @BBC #LetsSingAndDance