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Colonialism, blackmail and a dangerous woman

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

May regrets British homophobic colonial history

In a speech at a week-long meeting in London with other commonwealth nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she regrets Britain’s history of spreading homophobia around the globe, and is committed to cleaning it up. [Reuters]

Donna Red Wing dies at 67

The LGBT rights campaigner once dubbed by right-wing groups as the “most dangerous woman in America” has died of cancer at age 67. Donna Red Wing was instrumental in defeating homophobic legislation in the 1990s. [The Advocate]

Conchita Wurst comes out as HIV positive after blackmail threat

Threatened with blackmail by an ex-boyfriend, performer Thomas Neuwirth, whose drag identity Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song contest, has come out as HIV positive. [The New York Times]

Openly gay Polish mayor to run for president

In a country where most citizens disapprove of same-sex relationships, openly gay mayor Robert Biedroń is still running for president — and polls say he has a shot. [Gay Star News]

El Salvador passes LGBT protection law

The government of El Salvador has approved a new law to protect the rights of its LGBT citizens. El Salvador is the only Central American country to never have criminalized homosexuality, but hate crimes, especially against transgender women, are common. [Desastre]