Based in the UK, Lou joined openDemocracy’s Tracking the Backlash team as a freelance contributor in September 2020, working on our global investigation into the money spent by US conservative groups opposing LGBTQ+ rights around the world. Later, they became a full-time fellow and now reporter for gender and identity, with a particular focus on UK trans rights. Follow them on Twitter (@_LouFerreira). Contact them at: [email protected]
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