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BBC announces new series Queer Britain with YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf

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BBC Three will launch the new show next month.

The channel’s new series, Queer Britain, will be fronted by YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf and takes a look at queer culture in the UK, as well as the challenges the LGBT+ community still face.

“I’m incredibly excited for Queer Britain to be released,” said Riyadh. “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!”

Queer Britain will consist of six episodes which will be available on BBC Three’s iPlayer and YouTube channels weekly, starting on Sunday 7 May.

Issues that will be explored will be LGBT+ youth homelessness, people who are shunned by the LGBT+ community, as well as going behind the scenes of London’s popular queer club night Sink The Pink.

Related: Check out Riyadh Khalaf’s GT naked shoot and revisit some of his best YouTube videos

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