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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Landmark asexual report, Queer voices for Palestine letter and Pride In London

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Landmark asexual report, Queer voices for Palestine letter and Pride In London


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Understand the LGBTQIA+ headlines and keep track of the latest queer content and perspectives. This week, QueerAF is written by guest editor Marty Davies

Hi, I’m Marty, your guest editor this week. I’m a creative strategist in the ad industry, joint CEO of queer adland advocacy group Outvertising, and Campaign Magazine’s first transgender columnist. So you’ll find this the most 'ad'-heavy QueerAF newsletter you’ve ever read. But I promise you’ll enjoy it. Yes, even you Jamie.

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  • Asexual. A landmark new report by QueerAF contributor Yasmin Benoit and Stonewall has revealed the extent of discrimination ace folks face - we explore
  • Palestine. Olly Alexander joins 1200+ queer voices calling for ceasefire and the end to the occupation of Palestine, we speak exclusively to the open letter organisers
  • Pride In London. The embattled pride has launched a new membership scheme that could exclude smaller organisations from the parade - we analyse the move

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Asexual people face vast and shocking discrimination in healthcare and work -

TL;DR: A new report from Asexual activist, Yasmin Benoit and Stonewall offers the most comprehensive review of the discrimination asexual people face in the UK today. It makes for painful reading. Stonewall recommends that asexual identities are officially recognised in law to improve the picture, but that journey is fraught with danger of the process being hijacked by the anti-LGBTQIA+ lobby.