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Unsafe to be me, 'Biology', EHRC, and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week

Unsafe to be me, 'Biology', EHRC, and other LGBTQIA+ stories this week

Jamie Wareham
Jamie Wareham

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  • PM's dog whistle. Another fast-moving week of news out of the UK. We look at transphobic dog-whistles from the government, the International LGBT conference being cancelled and more EHRC revelations. It's all explained.
  • Doctor Who. It’s about to get very queer. This plus more film, music and joyous content to surround yourselves with.
  • Un Safe To Be Me. This week's Queer Gaze reflects on the very real impact the media is having on the fragility of trans lives - it's devastating. From Ugla Stefania.

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πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ (Un)Safe To Be Me: The week transphobia became government policy

TL;DR: Following the u-turns on conversion therapy, the Government's LGBT Conference 'Safe To Be Me' fell apart after a massive boycott. Now the PM and Health Secretary have used transphobic dog whistles and created huge damage.

Since day one of Boris Johnson's premiership, when he kicked trans reforms into the long grass, we knew transgender rights were not on his agenda.

But this week, there was a significant shift in Government rhetoric. It confirmed what so many of us already knew.