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Jake Daniels, Royal Mint's Pride 50p, Yasmin Finney and other LGBTQIA+ Stories this week
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Jake Daniels, Royal Mint's Pride 50p, Yasmin Finney and other LGBTQIA+ Stories this week

Jamie Wareham
Jamie Wareham

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Every Saturday QueerAF helps you understand queer headlines and stay on top of the latest LGBTQIA+ content - all while we support queer creatives. It's written by me, Jamie Wareham, and a different queer creative each week.

💬 This week:

  • Jake Daniels. Football is for everyone. The 17-year-old whose watershed coming out is the first of its kind for 30 years. Plus, a gay footballer writes for our Queer Gaze section about what it means for them.
  • Sapphic love. There is some very exciting queer TV and Film in the works at the moment. We take a look at why Hulu's ‘Crush’ is such a good representation of queer women.
  • Pink pound? Well, actually, a pink 50p! The Royal Mint's announced a special Pride coin. Is it something to celebrate, or the most literal 'cashing in on the pink pound' we've seen so far?

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⚽ Jake Daniels needs our support: It's still tough to be a gay footballer

TL;DR - Jake Daniels, a 17-year-old Blackpool FC player, came out on his own terms this week. Daniels' action and Football's reaction have already caused an incredible ripple effect. The message is clear: "Football is for everyone."

For years, the tabloids and, following their lead, even the gay media, have been pedalling a false myth.

In their pursuit of clicks, the tabloids have long said it's too difficult for a UK footballer to come out. They've teased how many are hiding away.

So this week, when 17-year-old Blackpool FC's Jake Daniels came out on his own terms, it sent tingles down my spine.