YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf’s LGBTQ+ documentary “Queer Britain” is making its way onto BBC1, following the programme’s huge online success.
What’s “Queer Britain” all about?
Queer Britain follows Riyadh has he explores contemporary queer culture and identity in the UK as well as some of the issues that the LGBTQ+ community still grapples with, from beauty standards and racism to religion and homelessness.
The show originally ran on BBC 3’s online platform, but yesterday Riyadh confirmed that Queer Britain will be heading to BBC1.
“This was a real passion-project which has moved, inspired and educated me in more ways than I ever could have imagined,” Riyadh said about the show. “The series pulls no punches and goes straight to the heart of the issues facing LGBTQ+ people in the UK today.”
He added: “At times it’ll make you feel uncomfortable, shocked and maybe even upset, but overall I think you will see the beauty and diversity of this community in its full glory. This is a raw representation of modern Queer life – the highs, the lows and the high heels!”
So what can you expect from the show?
From tear-jerking stories to moments of pure, unadulterated queer joy, “Queer Britain” shows off a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences from Britains queer community. The story of a young man rejected by his Jehovahs Witness family after coming out is particularly sad.
On the flip side, trans masculine Christian Elijah shows how religion can help someone come to terms with their identity. Plus, the show goes inside one of the biggest, most glittery queer parties in the UK – Sink The Pink.
When can you catch “Queer Britain” on BBC1?
The six-part series kicks off on August 3rd.
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