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Radio Oscars, Zak Kostopoulos, Bell vs Tavistock and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week
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Radio Oscars, Zak Kostopoulos, Bell vs Tavistock and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week

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Every Saturday QueerAF helps you understand the 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:

  • Radio Oscars. 'Nolan Investigates: Stonewall' caused uproar for widely platforming transphobic rhetoric, and it nearly won one of UK radios' most prestigious awards.
  • The Man With A Penis On His Arm. A touching documentary about phalloplasty, with intersex and trans representation.
  • Marilyn Monroe. One of the most sexualised women in film history might have been one of the highest-profile asexuals of all time. Caroline Elizabeth Cull explores Monroe’s autobiography in this week’s Queer Gaze.

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LGBTQIA+ people are still facing life-or-death decisions in Ukraine. We're resting 'Live Laugh Love' and have a section about queer Ukrainian lives instead.
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📻 Award-winning transphobia? Not quite

The Arias is known as the Radio Oscars. Last year QueerAF's podcast was nominated for the Impact Award. This year, ‘Nolan Investigates: Stonewall’ was too. 166 media professionals wrote a letter in protest, but the nominations were not rescinded.

'Nolan Investigates: Stonewall' caused uproar for widely platforming transphobic rhetoric.

The podcast, made by BBC Ulster, a Northern Ireland station, sought to explore the influence of Stonewall over UK institutions.

It did this while framing transgender people as a divisive community ‘infiltrating’ the media, government, and public institutions. So why did it nearly become award-winning?