LGBT activists urge pride events to stop booking blackface acts

Open letter says such acts perpetuate racist stereotypes, after Durham Pride apologises for booking Beyoncé impersonator

Pride festival organisers have been urged not to promote acts who “perpetuate racist stereotypes”, after an LGBT event in Durham booked a white artist who darkened her skin to impersonate Beyoncé.

A letter signed by LGBT activists including Jack Monroe and Peter Tatchell expresses concern that similar artists are being promoted at other events.

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