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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Braverman, Conversion Therapy and Census Data

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Braverman, Conversion Therapy and Census Data

Jon Holmes
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Understand the LGBTQIA+ headlines and keep track of the latest queer content and perspectives.

This week, QueerAF is written by Jon Holmes while Jamie continues to take time to rest and recover, with Jules Maines sub-editing and Rhys Everquill on production.

Hey there - I'm Jon Holmes, your guest editor this weekend. I’m a freelance writer and editor, and the founder of Sports Media LGBT+. I’m a regular contributor to Outsports, the leading digital destination of its kind, and I continue to work part-time for Sky Sports where I’ve spent the majority of my career.

💬 This week:

  • LGBTQIA+ refugees targeted: We look at the backlash to Suella Braverman’s migration speech and the actual situation for queer asylum seekers
  • Shifting social attitudes: The British people have come a long way in liberalising their views, but they are regressing on trans rights
  • Kylie back on top: ‘Tension’ should already be the soundtrack to your late September, and all through autumn and beyond!

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Braverman blasted for singling out queer asylum seekers

TL;DR: The Home Secretary went to Washington D.C. to address an American conservative think-tank on the issue of migration. Suella Braverman’s speech suggested being gay or a woman should not be enough to claim asylum. Despite strong criticism, she doubled down and insisted UK asylum seekers are pretending to be gay to “game the system”.