We are kicking off the New Year with a brand new Weekly Round-Up of some of our favourite queer influencers.

We will keep you updated, every Friday, with the best social media content you might have missed.

So without further ado, here is the queer content you need to see from this week:

1. Drag Race UK finalist, Divina De Campo expressed the ultimate post-winter Holiday Monday mood

2. Jake Graf, UK’s very own trans-activist and actor, had a big announcement to make with his wife, Hannah, on national TV

3. Our favourite Italian pop artist, Andrea Di Giovanni, opened up about living with vitiligo

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VITILIGO: a condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It also impact your immune system making you more vulnerable to bacteria/diseases.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I wear vitiligo as a badge of honour now but the pics truly shows how I felt every time I wanted to go out, show my body or try to fit the mould.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’ve internalised so much shame around my sexuality that it was quite easy for me to feel incredibly ashamed about vitiligo too.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Been bullied, called multiple times a cow or Dalmatian (the dog breed lol) to the point where I’d cover my skin even with 25 degrees outside.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Vitiligo is beautiful, powerful and an introspective journey of unpacking shame chains and breaking them.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Vitiligo is me and I am vitiligo. Period.⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ #vitiligo #vitiligobeauty #vitiligobeauties #vitiligonation #vitiligoawareness #vitiligoislife #tgnc #oneofthem

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4. Radam Ridwan, a talented advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, spoke about consent in night clubs

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♥ we must continually reinforce the value of club consent. imbedding this into a club’s policies, the open discussion of consent during the night, making vulnerable people comfortable reporting when they do not feel safe, and acting to sanction anyone who does not display consensual behaviour are a few ways we ensure sexual assault isn’t normalised in these spaces. ⁣ ⁣ most nights out in gay clubs i will feel a hand, or two, or three grabbing my ass. it usually belongs to a man, or two, or three i do not know. him and his friends will leer and make it clear i must accept that his touch is a compliment. ⁣ ⁣ clubs give me this incredible freedom to express myself through clothing choices, to feel the movement of dance take over the anxiety in my body. i find myself going out most weekends craving the momentary encounters that shape my week, the sheer mind-numbing exhaustion of sunday evening. ⁣ ⁣ we can experience all of this—the sweet touch of high hands, shaky-footed dancefloor eye fucking, tongues tied… for what seems like forever. but we have to do this all without taking away another’s rights to autonomy over their body. without leaving a bitter taste, a dirty feeling, a lasting mark on bodies trying to find freedom, their own personal release. we need to be better, for each other. ⁣ ⁣ photo and dress by @basic.kitsch X

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5. Award-winning editor Jamie Windust, spoke at Ted Talk London

6. Finally, trans-activist and author, Charlie Craggs, was thankful in an emotional post about her transition

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New year, new me LITERALLY- thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who donated to my go fund me enabling me to start the new year and new decade in a body I finally feel at home in (it’s the best and most bizarre feeling EVER). On the first day of the year, every year, I write a list of what I want to achieve that year and every year since I accepted myself as trans almost a decade ago ‘finish transitioning’ would be top of my annual list, it seemed kinda pointless writing it though because unless I won the lottery it wouldn’t realistically happen, but it’s all I truly wanted, AND I’m sitting here writing my annual list listening to Gabrielle ‘dreams’ and just realised MY DREAM CAME TRUE!!!!!!! BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!!!! You have CHANGED my life forever. I LOVE you forever. I can’t express how grateful I am but if there’s ANYTHING I can do to help make your dreams come true please message me (only if you donated to my go fund me tho if you didn’t you can choke lol) HAPPY NEW YEAR/DECADE/TIDDIES/HAIRLINE/FACE etc I LOVE YOU ALL SO SO MUCH GONNA GO CRY NOW BYE XXXXXXX #trans #transgender #transgirl #girlslikeus #transsexual #transition #londontransgenderclinic #lodontransclinic #ltc #ffs #facialfeminizationsurgery #hairlinelowering #boobjob #breastaugmentation #surgery #lgbt #lgbtq #lesbian #gay #bi #transsexual #queer

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