When a neo-Nazi came out as gay
A neo-nazi revealed he is gay and has Jewish heritage as he renounced his ties to the far-right groups after four decades of involvement.
Kevin Wilshaw, a well known organiser for the British far-right National Front in the 1980s, was still active in white supremacist groups earlier this year — including speaking at events, reports Channel 4 News.
After revealing he was gay, he told the outlet how his far-right mates had turned on him.Manafort ties to Russian oligarchs exposed
“On one or two occasions in the recent past I’ve actually been the recipient of the very hatred of the people I want to belong to,” he said.
“If you’re gay it is acceptable in society but with these group of people it’s not acceptable, and I found on one or two occasions when I was suspected of being gay I was subjected to abuse.
“It’s a terribly selfish thing to say but it’s true, I saw people being abused, shouted at, spat at in the street — it’s not until it’s directed at you that you suddenly realise that what you’re doing is wrong.UK minister quits in sex scandal
“You have other members leading (the) National Front who are overtly gay. And nobody could see the contradiction of it that you have an overtly gay person leading a homophobic organisation, makes no sense.”
He also revealed his Jewish heritage publicly for the first time in the Channel 4 interview today — saying his mother was part-Jewish and her maiden name was Benjamin.Grey's Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone accuses James Toback of sexual harassment
“That term ‘the Jews’ is the global faceless mass of people you can’t personalise it, not individuals,” Wilshaw said in the interview.
“That’s the generalisation that leads to 6 million people being deliberately murdered.
“I didn’t have many friends at school, I wanted to be a member of a group of people that had an aim and I thought getting involved in that kind of thing would be comradeship.The untold truth of Queen Elizabeth
“Even though you end up being a group of people that through their own extreme views are cut off from society, you do have a sense of comradeship in that you’re a member of a group that’s being attacked by other people.”