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R acism is a serious problem within the LGBT community and needs to be addressed. Despite the determination of many minority ethnic LGBT people to do just that, it is not happening.

But another far more pernicious reason is that the LGBT world revolves around white gay men to the exclusion of others. The rainbow flag is whiter than it appears.

This manifests itself in numerous ways. Some are rejected because of their ethnicity; on the other hand, some are objectified because of it. Once, at a nightclub, he was relentlessly pursued by a fellow patron. Eventually, he was asked: Indians are not my type.

And it is not simply a western phenomenon. Others speak of their experiences of being rejected by door staff at LGBT venues.

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He says it has got worse since the Orlando nightclub massacrewhere the gunman was Muslim. His Arab heritage was objectified and stereotyped by some would-be lovers, even down to presuming his sexual role.

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After launching a petition against the event, she received threats of violence. LGBT publications are guilty too. Dean stopped buying mainstream gay magazines two years ago.

While LGBT people are much more likely than heterosexuals to suffer from mental distressthe level is even higher among ethnic minorities.

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Undoubtedly, racism plays a role. Many of the rights and freedoms that all LGBT people won were down to the struggles of black and minority ethnic people: The least that white LGBT people can do is to reciprocate and confront racism within Black gay online own ranks.

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The far-right movements on the march across the western world are consciously trying to co-opt the LGBT rights campaign for their own agenda. Muslims are portrayed as an existential threat to gay people, particularly after Orlando.

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