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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Rwanda Policy, Black Pride changes, Queer Gaze returns and more

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Rwanda Policy, Black Pride changes, Queer Gaze returns and more


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Understand the LGBTQIA+ headlines and keep track of the latest queer content and perspectives.

QueerAF is (normally) written by Jamie Wareham, whoโ€™s managed to pick up a nasty RSI injury in his shoulder (OuchAF). On doctorsโ€™ orders, Iโ€™ve been told not to type! So, Iโ€™m defying the doctor a little as I write the intro and bits and bobs of this weekโ€™s newsletter, but thankfully, the incredible Fran Di Fazio writes the majority, with the top story by Sophie Perry.

๐Ÿ’ฌ This week:

  • Rwanda. Undoubtedly the news story of the week, but what does it mean for the LGBTQIA+ community and queers seeking asylum? We explain.
  • Black Pride. The renowned organisation took an important step this year as it continues to grow. We look at whatโ€™s changed.
  • Islamophobia. The Queer Gaze section has returned, and this week off the back of a nasty encounter at the UKโ€™s busiest train station. Ferhan Khan writes about the intersections of queerness, being Muslim, and standing in solidarity with Palestinians.

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Toriesโ€™ Rwanda obsession shows their blatant disregard for LGBTQIA+ refugees

TL;DR: As the Conservative government's flagship policy was found to be unlawful in the UK's highest court, LGBTQIA+, migrant and refugee groups rejoiced. But the embattled prime minister has now shifted his attention and consideration towards what many right-wing conservatives really want, leaving the European Convention on Human Rights.

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