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Suing the NHS, Queen's Speech, Doctor Who and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week

Suing the NHS, Queen's Speech, Doctor Who 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.

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  • Suing the NHS. Enough is enough: Trans activists are suing the NHS for defacto discrimination as waiting times for gender identity clinics rise.
  • Casting of the century. Yes, we're talking about Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, plus Queer As Folk reboot dates, It's A Sin bafta uproar and more queer TV news.
  • Disappointing representation. Is it OK to be frustrated when a show, even if it's highly acclaimed, doesn't represent everyone? Nick Virk explores why we should embrace this feeling in the 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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TL;DR - A new legal case has been given approval to go forward after the NHS failed to make changes and prevent it. It will look at NHS England's trans healthcare provisions. It will determine the lawfulness of transgender discrimination, delays and access to puberty blockers.

92% of trans patients do not begin treatment within 18 weeks of referral. That's illegal.

It's why NHS England is now facing legal action in a new multifaceted case that has been approved to go ahead. It could have a huge impact on a broad swathe of NHS gender identity services.