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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Brianna Ghey, Nicola Sturgeon and the New York Times

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Brianna Ghey, Nicola Sturgeon and the New York Times


Every Saturday, QueerAF helps you understand the queer headlines and stay on top of the latest LGBTQIA+ content - all while we support queer creatives. This week, it's written by Matilda Davies, Jamie Wareham is back to bring you the top story, and another queer creative as usual.

πŸ’¬ This week:

  • Brianna Ghey. The murder of a trans girl has exposed failures in the media’s coverage of trans lives.
  • Nicola Sturgeon. The first minister of Scotland and steadfast trans ally has resigned.
  • Culture wars. Mainstream media is letting down trans people like it has let down gay people for years, writes Len Lukowski.

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⚠️ Content warning: While we think it’s vital to cover attacks on our community, we also understand that over-exposure to these stories - particularly for trans people - can be emotionally draining. Our top story is about Brianna Ghey, but as always, below that we have other big LGBTQIA+ stories and some more uplifting and life-affirming content. Feel free to skip ahead if you need to.

πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ Brianna Ghey: Media must recognise its part in rising transphobia

TL;DR: Following years of media and government anti-trans messaging, a young trans person has been murdered in what appears to have been a targeted attack. Two people have been charged and the police have not yet ruled out classifying the attack as a hate crime.