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This is the worst election for LGBT people in thirty years—but there is still cause for hope

I fear that yesterday’s election may turn out to be the worst for LGBT rights in nearly thirty years. But there are still people ready to fight for progress

By Beth Desmond  

Members of LGBTQ community protest outside Downing Street in the run up to the election. Photo: PA

This morning, LGBT people around the UK woke up to the devastating news that the British electorate, in their infinite wisdom, had overwhelmingly voted to put Boris Johnson back into Number 10. The man who once famously wrote that Peter Mandelson’s resignation would upset “tank-topped bumboys,” who compared gay marriage to marrying a dog, and who attacked “Labour’s appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools,” has been rewarded for his…

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