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{COLUMNIST} JAMES WHARTON

First rule of columnists’ fight club, other than not talking about columnists’ fight club, is to have something to fight for. In which case, the British Army’s former Lance Corporal James Wharton, out and proud Iraq veteran, Prince Harry confidant and best-selling author, is your man...

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“If you are found guilty of an LBGT -related hate crime, the maximum jail term a judge can impose is a laughable six months

Since the Brexit vote in June, hate crime in the UK has been hitting the headlines more than ever. And alongside incidents of racially-motivated crime, it appears that the fear of hate crime due to sexual orientation is also on the up. According to the stats, the headlines, and people I’ve met, LGBT people now feel more in danger since Brexit. And it’s true. Last month, Emerald Life, the LGBT insurance provider, released YouGov research showing that LGBT people’s fear of hate crime has increased 100% in 12 months. As a keen Brexiteer, this fills me with anger. This isn’t what I voted for. But are we sure this is Brexit-sensitive?

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The new Winter issue of Winq is all about our Men of the Year. We have created a very special special edition and are honouring the great, the gay and the good from the worlds of Activism, Business, Culture, Media, Music, Sport and Travel. The brilliant Mark Gatiss is our well-deserved Man of the Year and talks Sherlock, Doctor Who and the perils of Donald Trump in an eight-page interview. Diver Chris Mears talks winning gold in Rio and bags the Sport Award, Dan Mathews is our Activism Award winner and reveals an extraordinary life with PETA, plus we chat to Bright Light Bright Light about his smash album Choreography, journalist Owen Jones, author Jonathan Harvey, master perfumer Roja Dove and more. Read full interviews with all winners and check out our stunning style, homes and culture sections. The wait is over - Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.
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