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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: War on drag, 'The penis woman' and Mpox

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: War on drag, 'The penis woman' and Mpox

Matilda Davies
QueerAF, Matilda Davies

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

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  • War on drag. Tennessee is set to become the first state to ban drag. But that’s just a symptom of a deeper problem for both the US and UK.
  • Danny Keeling. A non-binary councilor was repeatedly misgendered, bringing issues about inclusivity in politics to light.
  • Misogyny. Ever been called misogynistic for supporting trans rights? You’re not alone. This silencing tactic is rife in gender-critical circles as Helen Bowie explores in the Queer Gaze.

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Tennessee wants to ban drag, but the problem is far bigger than one state

TL;DR: Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill banning public drag shows, which is now on the governor’s desk. But the war on drag spreads far further than that - and is far more insidious.