Following great success online, Queer Britain will broadcast on BBC One from 3 August.
The channel’s new series is 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.
Riyadh confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: “Queer Britain is confirmed for broadcast on
@BBCOne from August 3rd! More details to come. YAY!!”
Queer Britain is confirmed for broadcast on @BBCOne from August 3rd! More details to come. YAY!! ????????️????
— Riyadh Khalaf (@RiyadhK) July 19, 2017
“I’m incredibly excited for Queer Britain to be released,” Riyadh said as the show prepared to air earlier this year. “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 consists of six episodes and has been available on BBC Three’s iPlayer and YouTube channels weekly.
Issues explored include 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.