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Activists stage ‘queer kiss-in’ at estate agency after gay couple snubbed

ACTIVISTS gathered outside a north London estate agency for a "queer kiss-in" today after a couple was denied viewing a property for being gay.

The estate agency in Wood Green said the landlord was looking for "male/female only" couples and has ignored correspondence from an LGBT support service to clarify its policy since May.

Defiant campaigners held hands and kissed outside the agency in protest.

LGBT community shelter the Outside Project director Carla Ecola said: “We are living in a time of housing crisis and the LGBTIQ+ community have additional barriers to safe housing – insecure social networks, lack of family support, unemployment, poverty and hate crimes.

“Prejudice from estate agencies and landlords drive our community to illegal, insecure tenancy agreements in areas they do not feel safe and adds to the alarmingly higher rate of homelessness among our community.

“We support this peaceful protest in standing together against LGBTIQ+ homelessness caused by the systemic oppression of our community within the housing sector and demand equality in access to safe accommodation.”

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