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Fifty years on we’re still not free of the hatred, shame or stigma

IT’S 3PM ON A SPRING day in Chichester. A car speeds by.

Through an open window the driver makes a gun with her fingers before aiming it at me and pretending to pull the trigger. The passengers laugh, #BlackLivesMatter clearly having not yet reached East Sussex.

Standing there shocked, I’m reminded of being a child and on my way to see my maths tutor. On that occasion, a car sped by and the driver called out the N word.

A week after this more recent event, I’m walking along the beach in The Witterings, also in East Sussex — an area which narrowly voted in favour of Brexit. I pass a group of adults drinking outside a pub. They clock my three-quarter-length jeans and bright red Converse trainers and make a concerted effort through their laughter and grimacing to show they disapprove. I own the moment and wave back at them, yet my mind returns to being 13 years old in biology class when a fellow pupil said I’d “end up like one of Madonna’s dancers and die of Aids.”

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