Weekly round-up and open thread

It’s time for another weekly round-up where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.

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Tree. A Story of Gender and Power in Theatre (Medium, Tori and Sarah — Co-Creators of ‘Burn Bright’)

Has ITV banned male sitcom writing partnerships? (British Comedy Guide)

Janet Weiss Leaves Sleater-Kinney (Sam Sodomsky, Pitchfork)

Skunk Anansie’s Skin loves Stormzy but says recent Glastonbury dispute is not the first time she’s been overlooked (Will Lavin, NME)

More than half of Brits support transgender people self-identifying despite recent protests, survey finds (Olivia Petter, Independent)

LGBTQ+ disability group ParaPride to appear at Pride London for first time (Daily Echo)

These Are the Radical Roots of British Gay Pride (JS Rafaeli, Vice)

‘You’ll miss me when I’m gone’: the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch (Sanam Maher, Guardian)

‘Racism is rife in LGBT spaces, that’s why we needed Black Pride’ (Basit Mahmood)

Opinion: Led by Megan Rapinoe, this World Cup should be a seminal moment (Michael da Silva, DW)

The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to Kate on Flickr. It shows a number of people, possibly at a Pride march, carrying a large rainbow flag.

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