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Amy Lamé says Oslo is a “horrific reminder” of how the LGBTQ+ community is “still under attack”

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Amy Lamé, London’s first Night Czar, spoke out about the importance of LGBTQ+ acceptance at an exclusive Founders’ Circle event hosted by LGBTQ+ youth charity Just Like Us.

On Thursday (30 June), the author and activist highlighted the need to support queer young people, especially in light of the recent attacks in Oslo where two were killed and 10 were injured after a shooting that took place during the city’s annual Pride celebrations. “Acceptance is vital in order for LGBTQ+ young people to thrive.

But even in 2022, acceptance is not guaranteed,” said Lamé. “We see more and more Pride flags on display every year, which is fantastic, but sometimes that visibility can feel hollow.

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