When a neo-Nazi came out as gay

When a neo-Nazi came out as gay

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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.
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“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.
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“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.
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“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.
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“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.”
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