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💬 This week:
- Losing a culture war. The Government is fighting against popular opinion - and tolerance for trans people. But could that change?
- Netflix saves Disney queers. A bunch of cool upcoming queer dramas coming out in the next few weeks from Netflix.
- The clinic holds my life in its hand. This week's Queer Gaze connects the extortionate wait for trans healthcare to the emotional weight it creates.
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🏳️⚧️ Losing the so-called "culture war"
In this top story: Analysis of the culture war, a summary of new Government measures announced this week and how to win the 'culture war'
TL;DR: The Government's been trying to stoke a so called "culture war" for sometime, but polling suggests it's been unsuccessful - so far. To keep public opinion on trans people's sides we need to focus on the story that does need to be told, and not get drawn into divide and distract techniques.
Boris Johnson's government is in troubled waters.
Many of us still find it remarkable that he was able to come back from the brink of the first set of 'party gate' scandals. And now he's the first serving Prime Minister to be punished for breaking the law.
With more revelations to come, the pundits are asking: will he survive?
It’s not surprising that a conveniently-timed slew of populist measures was announced this week. It’s a tactic this government has used many times now.
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