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The Lust Weekly Roundup: A new wave of LGBTQ+ activism in Spain

The Lust Weekly Roundup: A new wave of LGBTQ+ activism in Spain

Monday 12 July – Sunday 18 July, 2021
Erika Lust | July 19, 2021 | 4 min. read

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News Roundup

The murder of Samuel Luiz galvanizes Spain’s LGBTQ+ community: ‘There is no going back’
The killing of the 24-year-old nurse has sparked an outpouring of support, with activists saying it marks a ‘before and after’ for the movement. Spain´s LGBTQ+ community and beyond has been shaken and mobilised to fight for an end to homophobia. Hate crimes have been on the rise in Spain in recent years and for many this has been a wake-up call. [El Pais]

Britney Spears allowed own lawyer in conservatorship fight — A small victory for Britney Spears as she wins the right to her own lawyer in her conservatorship fight. Spears addressed the court publicly for the second time: “You’re allowing my dad to ruin my life,” 39-year-old Spears told the Los Angeles judge by phone. “I have to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse.” Spears has been trapped in the conservatorship for 13 years. [Al Jazeera]

Love And Sex With Many: Research On The Health And Wellness Of Consensual Non-Monogamy — According to a new study, people in Consensual Non-Monogamous (CNM) relationships are happier and healthier than their monogamous counterparts. Researchers say people in CNM relationships generally scored as psychologically healthier and more content. In the rated measures of satisfaction in sex and love, people in CNM relationships generally outscored people in monogamous relationships. [Forbes]

Fiona Mozley’s ‘Hot Stew’ Isn’t So Hot: Outsiders in Sex Work Literature. This book review by Camille Warring highlights the importance of real sex workers writing about their work. Warring argues that given how difficult it is to occupy space in the publishing world, outsiders should be careful and considerate when tackling these topics. ¨Women are so othered in society by stigma and shame around sex, that middle-class writers of privilege feel compelled to write about prostitutes. They do so with little regard to sex-working writers and the consequences for the real-life versions of their literary iterations.¨ [Observer]

Sex and body image: women on the relationship they have with their bodies before, during and after sex — After months of lockdown and distancing our bodies have changed and with it come changes in our sex lives. Experts agree that your relationship with your body can have a big impact on your sex life. ¨Getting to know ourselves both sensually and sexually can help to grow our self-confidence, and it can help better equip us with the tools and information to tell our partners what it is exactly that we like and don’t like in that moment.¨ [Stylist UK]

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