Ten inconvenient facts when erasing the LGBT experience

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Mourners gather under an LGBT pride flag flying at half-mast for a candlelight vigil in remembrance for mass shooting victims in Orlando, from San Diego, California, U.S. June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX2FVBC Mourners gather under an LGBT pride flag flying at half-mast for a candlelight vigil in remembrance for mass shooting victims in Orlando, from San Diego, California, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake – RTX2FVBC Wow! Like, wow!

If you thought Sky News took the prize for erasing the inconvenient gay in their recent car crash of an interview with Owen Jones, you haven’t reckoned with erasure central, aka BBC Local Radio. Step forward Three Counties Radio, whose JVS show this morning (from about 1hr 13mins) responded oh-so-sensitively to the Orlando shooting by leading with the thoughts of ex-UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom…the man who resigned from that party because it was getting too “politically correct” for him.

Yanno: the guy who called a lesbian “queer” and compared equal marriage to incest. A man with the most enormous respect for LGBT people.

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