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I saw signs of monkeypox at Berlin’s pride parade – but that doesn’t mean it’s a ‘gay disease’ | Roland Bull

This latest virus looks like being my community’s round three, after Aids and Covid. Let’s not make the same mistakes we’ve made before

It was an idyllic Christopher Street Day in Berlin as we danced, drank, laughed and sang our way to the Brandenburg Gate in celebration of LGBTQ+ pride. A wonderful atmosphere for a city renowned for its social freedoms after two years of pandemic-induced constraint.

But all over the place were small signs and reminders of monkeypox, the less deadly but still serious cousin of the smallpox virus that’s unexpectedly making its way around the Americas, Europe and Australia, and primarily affecting men who have sex with men.

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