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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: YouTube, India Supreme Court, Conversion Therapy, Palestine and more
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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: YouTube, India Supreme Court, Conversion Therapy, Palestine and more

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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 Fran Di Fazio.

Hi - I'm Fran, your guest editor this week. I'm a budding journalist and a postgraduate student interested in politics and social justice issues. I've written for a number of independent publications including Empoword Journalism, Mercury Magazine and The New Collection - as well as for QueerAF a number of times before.

πŸ’¬ This week:

  • YouTube. A new report has found the company is making millions of dollars from anti-LGBTQIA+ hate speech that is technically banned by its own rules - we explore
  • India. A historic opportunity to legalise same-sex marriage for a fifth of the world's population was lost this week. We help you understand the Supreme Court ruling
  • Palestine - With the eyes of the world on the Isreal and Hamas war, we look at some ways to view the conflict with a queer gaze

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YouTube profiting millions of dollars from anti-LGBTQIA+ hate speech

TL;DR: Google-owned digital platform YouTube has been monetising content featuring anti-LGBTQIA+ hate speech by high-profile online personalities. Over 100 brands had their ads play over harmful and borderline-illegal content, generating pressing questions about the platform’s transparency when it comes to how they comply with their own content rules.