BBC Three announced a brand new series, Queer Britain, presented by YouTuber and journalist Riyadh Khalaf. Starting Sunday 7 May on BBC Three’s iPlayer and YouTube channels, the weekly series consists of six episodes which 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.
Riyadh Khalaf says: “I’m incredibly excited for Queer Britain to be released. This was a real passion-project which has moved, inspired and educated me in more ways than I ever could have imagined. The series pulls no punches and goes straight to the heart of the issues facing LGBTQ+ people in the UK today. 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!