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Queer Britain, presented by YouTuber and journalist Riyadh Khalaf, aims to get under the skin of queer culture and shine a light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.Riyadh - who has a Middle Eastern and Irish heritage - uses his own personal experiences to explore issues affecting many 16-35 year-old LGBTQ+ people across the UK. Across the series, Riyadh meets those sleeping rough as a consequence of their sexuality, those who are shunned by the LGBTQ+ community to going behind the scenes with performers from the highly successful club night, Sink the Pink.
Around a quarter of all homeless people in Britain identify as being LGBT - but once homeless, their sexual identity is overshadowed by the stigma of homelessness. If home is where the heart is, Riyadh asks, why do so many queer people find themselves without a home?
From a mixed-race household with Middle Eastern and Irish heritage, Riyadh with his unusual name and fair complexion knows first-hand how judgemental the gay community online can be. With his perceived ‘white privilege', he explores the casual racism in the LGBTQ+ community and asks, when does preference become prejudice?
Riyadh immerses himself into the world of pornography. In an age when the average teen is getting their sexual education online, Riyadh wants to get under the skin on what's on offer. He'll be looking at why gay men are fetishizing ‘chavs', the difference between lesbians porn and queer porn, and what it our pornographic appetites tell us about sexual identity.
Riyadh gets to grips with all things ‘Queer'. A once pejorative label, reclaimed by academics and activists in the 80s, it has now become an all-encompassing identity. So, what does it mean to be queer in Britain in 2017?
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