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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: UK queer mental health crisis, Florida, Book Burnings
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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: UK queer mental health crisis, Florida, Book Burnings

Jamie Wareham
QueerAF
Jamie Wareham, QueerAF

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This week's newsletter edition is only possible thanks to QueerAF Editor tier member Ioannis Ntanos, a dedicated gender-affirming top surgeon.

"I absolutely love QueerAF and the focus it puts on elevating the voices of the community. I believe that there are allies everywhere who are drowned by the noise created in the mainstream media or are scared in the current polemic times that they might be targeted.

"I would like to see more visible unity from both the community and allies, so that the connection between the stripping of rights for trans people and the stripping of rights for everyone can be more clearly made."
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This week’s top story includes references to suicide and self-harm.

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  • 9 in 10. New research exposes a growing mental health crisis among young people in our community - we look at how anti-queer media and government rhetoric fuel it.
  • Florida. The state looks set to enact a bathroom bill as the Governor doubles down on anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric ahead of a likely presidential bid.
  • Book burning. It's 90 years since the terrifying and historic Nazi book burnings began. But did you know it happened at the world's first trans clinic? Marty Davies writes.

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Nine in ten young trans people consider suicide. A stark and scary figure

TL;DR: As we continue to hear anti-trans rhetoric and LGBTQIA+ prejudice daily from the government and media, new research has exposed a growing mental health crisis among young Β LGBTQIA+ people.