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  1. Nimco Ali, an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) activist campaigning for numerous Tory parliamentary candidates, refused to condemn Boris Johnson’s “tank-topped bum boy” slur as homophobic. Ali sat down with gay journalist, Guardian columnist and Labour supporter Owen Jones for a “general election blind date”. She told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, which organised the date, … Continued

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  2. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is pledging to lead the world in LGBT+ rights reforms as it releases its LGBTI Equality manifesto. The SNP is the only major party to release a specific LGBT+ manifesto ahead of the election on Thursday, although most other parties have included extensive LGBT+ pledges in their general manifestos. SNP … Continued

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  3. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has apologised and will return medals to a Falklands veteran who had his military honours stripped for being bisexual. Joe Ousalice, 68, served as a radio operator in the Falklands War in 1982, as well as serving in Northern Ireland and the Middle East, during his 18-year career in the … Continued

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  4. A Conservative parliamentary candidate suspended from the party for making homophobic, antisemitic and racist comments is to keep his “lucrative” local council roles. Ryan Houghton was suspended by the Conservatives after it emerged he had asked whether “homosexuality is ‘good’ for the human race”, claimed that Islam’s “core teaching” is world domination, and questioned whether … Continued

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  5. Andrew Reynolds, author of The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World, has forecast big changes to LGBT+ representation in parliament after the general election. The last UK parliament had the highest representation of out lawmakers anywhere in the world, with 19 Tories, 19 Labour MPs and seven Scottish Nationalists identifying as … Continued

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