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Ukraine, Scotland, Conversion Therapy, Queer Influencers and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week

Ukraine, Scotland, Conversion Therapy, Queer Influencers and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week

Jamie Wareham
Jamie Wareham, QueerAF

Table of Contents

Every Saturday we send you a summary of the week's top LGBTQIA+ news, queer content you don't want to miss and a beyond the binary spotlight on the voices that deserve to be heard.

πŸ’¬ In this week's issue:

  • Ukraine. An update on LGBTQIA+ lives hit hard by the war. Plus a look at a UK gender reform we can actually get excited about...
  • Queer Senses. We've shifted the balance slightly away from news news news, and written more about queer content (given the overwhelming updates on the war.) Hit reply and let us know if you do, or don't like it.
  • Activism by Canva. Queer Gaze creator Matilda Davies is back with a hot new take on a Gawker piece that hit out on queer creatives.

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Trans Ukrainians struggle to flee

Transgender people are struggling to flee the fighting because their passports don't match their gender. The already marginalised Ukrainian LGBTQIA+ community are being hit hard, by the war and the growing human rights catastrophe.

For Zi FaΓ‘melu, Russia's invasion is "a war within a war." Her story has been shared in outlets across the world, after she first spoke to CBS. It's a difficult watch, but if you have three minutes, it's incredibly moving.

It was already tough to be transgender in Ukraine. Now, people with male markers on their passports are unable to flee, as conscription has been introduced for men aged 18-60.