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What gives Black LGBTQ+ people around the world the strength to survive, considering the struggles they often face? Black sexual minority populations in Europe, the US and Canada often have to contend with racialised homophobia and conflicting cultural norms. Those living in countries that are predominantly

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Alice (not real name) and her eleven-year old son came to the UK from Burundi in 2000. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with HIV. She now lives in Glasgow, and says the only time she thinks about her disease is for two minutes a day,

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Rachel is a postgraduate neuroscientist, and was the Vice President for Welfare and Community at King’s College London in 2015-16. She has a background in student activism and has previously held positions as a women’s officer at university. This year, we held an open forum with

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Sana was born in Pakistan and moved to Birmingham in 2005, after being forced into marriage with a British Pakistani man. She identifies as a lesbian and is currently living in London as an asylum seeker. My husband was an alcoholic, he used to take drugs,

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Yvonne is a single lesbian mother who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia over two decades ago. She now works for charity Thames Reach, and has also worked as a gay rights campaigner for more than thirty years. I’ve been a lesbian since I left school. I

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