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Aida H Dee, founder of Drag Queen Story Hour U.K., was attacked by two men shouting anti-gay slurs on May 19, hours after proposing to his fiancé. The assault left him unconscious with a broken jaw, requiring surgery. Police are reviewing surveillance footage for potential hate crime charges. Britain has seen a significant rise in anti-lgbtq protests and even violence. LGBTQ+ activists suggest this has largely happened by growing conservative influence in British society and anti-trans voices like JK Rowling.