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Condou: ‘There’s a complacency about gay rights in UK’

By Will Stroude


star Charlie Condou has said he believes there is a complacency about gay rights among the younger gay generation in the UK.

Speaking exclusively to Attitude in our special Love & Marriage issue, the actor argues that recent events in Russia prove how far the fight for gay rights still has to go.

“I can’t believe what is happening in Russia,” the 41-year-old said. “But it throws up an important point; that there’s a complacency about gay rights in the UK, especially among the younger generation who take it for granted that they can have boyfriends or get married or walk down Old Compton Street hand in hand.

“We can’t be complacent. There is so much prejudice and hatred still out there that we have to keep fighting,” he added.

“What’s happening in Russia proves how far we have to go.”

You can read the full interview with Charlie and his partner Cameron in Attitude’s special Love & Marriage issue, which is available to download to your iPad or tablet and exclusively in print at WHSmith now.

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