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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Isla Bryson, new census data and bi men's health
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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Isla Bryson, new census data and bi men's health

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Rowan Gavin
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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 Rowan Gavin, while Jamie takes a well-deserved break, and another queer creative as usual.

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  • Trans prisoners. Isla Bryson's case has been sparking media hysteria. But what is the situation for trans prisoners across the UK? It's changing.
  • Spotlight on joy. Our recurring segment highlighting the hopeful side of queer life returns – and not a moment too soon!
  • Bisexual men exist. But they are often failed by sexual health services, as Vaneet Mehta testifies in the Queer Gaze.

Skip the doom scrolling and support queer creatives instead. We are QueerAF – and so are you.

βš–οΈοΈ Isla Bryson, trans prisoner policy, and media hysteria

TL;DR: There was controversy in the press this week around whether Isla Bryson, a trans woman convicted of two counts of rape before she started her transition, would be held in a women’s prison in Scotland. It comes as changes to UK policies on transgender prisoners are about to take effect.