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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Tory Conference, Hate Crime Stats and David Beckham
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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Tory Conference, Hate Crime Stats and David Beckham

QueerAF
Rowan Gavin
QueerAF, Rowan Gavin

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Understand the LGBTQIA+ headlines and keep track of the latest queer content and perspectives. This week, QueerAF is written by Rowan Gavin, while Jamie takes some time to rest and recover and Jules Maines takes over as sub-editor.

💬 This week:

  • Hospital wards: Plans to segregate trans women in hospitals was just one of a raft of transphobic announcements made at Tory conference. We look at what was said, what it really means and where the party is headed.
  • Sex Education: There have been some mixed reactions to the final series; we look at what it tells us about the complexities of representation.
  • Joe Lycett: The comedian dunked on Suella Braverman in magnificent style this week, only to learn something he wasn’t expecting…

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Plans to exclude trans women from hospital wards show this government’s true colours

TL;DR: At the Tory party conference this week, Health Secretary Steve Barclay proposed excluding trans women from ‘women only’ hospital wards. Several other leading Tories made transphobic comments at the conference as the party set out its stall ahead of next year’s general election.