Understand the LGBTQIA+ headlines and keep track of the latest queer content and perspectives. QueerAF is written by Jamie Wareham and another queer creative each week.
💬 This week:
- Cats. Why did the media repeat baseless claims that children are identified as cats and holograms? We explain the root of the harmful conspiracy
- Schools Guidance. Widely expected to be released yesterday, we still haven't had any official announcement. However, new reports reveal worrying details.
- Anti-trans movements new target. Ahead of leading New York Pride as their first asexual grand marshal, Yasmin Benoit explains the increasing links between the anti-trans movement, asexual prejudice and acephobia.
Skip the doom scrolling and support queer creatives instead. We are QueerAF – and so are you.
No, kids aren’t identifying as cats. We dig up the roots of an awful media rumour
TL;DR: What began as Republican rumours about litter buckets in classrooms, reemerged into a weeklong story about baseless claims that kids identify as cats. Even in the source material for this week's story, no-one says that kids are actually doing this. Basic fact-checking would have put an end to this absurd conspiracy
Upgrade to read
Time to become QueerAF
Enter your email to read the full story and understand the LGBTQIA+ news every Saturday.
There’s a better way for the LGBTQIA+ community's stories to be seen, heard, and celebrated in the media. Join us to help rewrite the narrative and change the media for good.