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How Britain's colonial legacy still affects LGBT politics around the world

Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.

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Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain

Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sami, an intersex asylum seeker in Britain, used to be gripped with fear at bedtime.The slender and feminine El Salvadorian had almost got used to incessant verbal abuse but having to share rooms with other male asylum seekers was what Sami feared for the most.

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LGBT stars and allies turn out in force for The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar

LGBT stars and allies turn out in force for The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar saw some of the biggest names pack out London’s Roundhouse on Thursday night (October 12) to celebrate the great and good of the LGBT+ community and its allies. Supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation for a sixth year, the annual awards are dedicated to honouring those who inspire and make change, make LGBT+ lives easier, influence and entertain, or quite simply give us life. Hosted by Olympic diver Tom Daley, this year’s ceremony took on a royal hue when Prince Harry collected the Legacy Award on behalf of his late mother Princess Diana, whose groundbreaking AIDS activism helped to break down stigma when fear surrounding the virus was at its peak. You can check out a full list of Attitude Award winners here, but for now, here’s a look back at all the glamorous red carpet action from the night…

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Photos of Sierra Leone’s LGBT community, where gay is a sin

Photos of Sierra Leone’s LGBT community, where gay is a sin | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Photographer Lee Price tells a story of resilience in a burgeoning LGBT community in Sierra Leone

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Coming out isn’t as easy as you think for a LGBT person of colour

Coming out isn’t as easy as you think for a LGBT person of colour | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It has been more than 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. We have seen some great strides made towards LGBT+ rights – from the repeal of Section 28 to same sex marriage and adoption and the Gender Recognition Act of 2004.

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Gay Times editor sacked after anti-Semitic and sexist tweets discovered 

Gay Times editor sacked after anti-Semitic and sexist tweets discovered  | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The editor of the Gay Times has been fired just weeks after taking up the role after anti-Semitic and misogynistic tweets were uncovered.

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Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction

Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

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Why everyone – LGBT or not – should watch Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay

Why everyone – LGBT or not – should watch Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

BBC3's new documentary from the Years and Years frontman shows how we can all help combat the LGBT mental health crisis

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