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💬 This week:
- Brands. As Pride month draws to a close, we can all agree that they should do better. But how? Dylan Mulvaney says that one crucial factor is looking after queer talent.
- Russia. New laws amount to a statewide policy of conversion therapy. We look at the details.
- Activism. You asked - we answered. We’ve had many requests for more content on activism. Trans journo Shivani Dave has a guide for getting started with queer activism in this week’s Gaze.
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Brands should look after LGBTQIA+ creatives featured in their campaigns
TL;DR: TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney says Bud Light hasn't even reached out to see if she's OK after an ad campaign sparked intense anti-LGBTQIA+ hate. It's time for the ad industry to have a wake-up call or face regulatory oversight to protect influencers and creatives - just like the UK broadcast industry has.
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