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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Labour changes trans policy, Jordan Henderson and IVF Victory

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Labour changes trans policy, Jordan Henderson and IVF Victory

Jamie Wareham
Jamie Wareham, QueerAF

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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.

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  • Labour. As part of a broader move to appear centrist and avoid media criticism, the party has dramatically shifted away from its commitment to trans rights. We explore what's changed.
  • IVF Victory. QueerAF founding members Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans have made a huge victory in their fight for equality for same-sex couples who want to have IVF.
  • Jordan Henderson. The once staunch ally's move to a Saudi club has drawn extensive criticism. As well as a TL;DR this week's Queer Gaze from Sarah Kenchington explains why this is so painful for queer footie fans.

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How much has Labour's transgender policies shifted this week?

TLDR: The Labour Party has dramatically rolled back its promises to reform the Gender Recognition Act, in a move broadly welcomed by anti-trans campaigners - though it doesn't go as far as they'd hoped. It's part of a wider trend of Keir Starmer trying to come off the fence, while characteristically not quite managing to land firmly on either side of it.