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Shappi Khorsandi

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Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also the president of the British Humanist Association.

Stop telling me I’m too old to listen to young people’s music

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I grew up in a time when homophobia was the default position. But don’t be fooled, coming out is still difficult for so many people 

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