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IsleofManCampaigners on the Isle of Man say they are concerned at levels of homophobia on the island.

Homosexuality was illegal on the Isle of Man until 1992… and civil partnerships were only permitted last month.

The chair of Isle of Man LGBT, Lee Clarke, told BBC News:

“It’s been a great year but homophobia is still very much part of our community.

“Our members still feel isolated and unable to be themselves and still fear being ‘cut off’ or mocked.

“We hear all the time of members who are too scared to come to events or appear in interviews in case they’re outed or seen with what people perceive to be the wrong type of people.”

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