On Boxing Day, a poignant short film was released starring trans model and activist Munroe Bergdorf. The film spotlights the challenges affecting Britain’s LGBTQIA community, issues that aren’t usually addressed in the speech we’re used to seeing on Christmas Day.
Bergdorf addresses the 1.3 million Brits who define as LGBTQIA, in the film, entitled ‘A Qween’s Speech’.
Munroe appears in the film clad in red latex gloves and lounging on a fringed chaise longue against a pastoral background, serving us Balmoral chic and embodying every essence of the word ‘Qween’. Dressed in a vintage Jacquard skirt suit, string of pearls and clutch purse, Munroe is an ethereal yet powerful spokeswoman.
She addresses burning issues such as how our education system can cater better for queer students, racism, sexism and transphobia in our society, and how we can tackle the lack of PreP for potential HIV sufferers. She also looks further afield, to the 74 countries where anti-homo- sexuality laws still terrorize queer citizens, 36 of which are in the Commonwealth.
Bergdorf is well known for her refreshingly honest insight into ‘white privilege’, diversity and the LGBT+ community, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf has proven herself as the brave and bold voice which our society needs. An icon in an age of increasing social awareness, Bergdorf uses her sizeable profile to advocate for a fairer world and to empower individuals to fight for positive change. Earlier this year Munroe fronted her own documentary ‘What Makes a Women’ for major UK Network Channel 4.
Munroe regularly appears on national and international television news to comment on race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics and writes for publications including Grazia, i-D, them.us, Paper Magazine, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Stylist Magazine and The Sunday Times Style. She is also the newly appointed LGBT+ editor for Dazed Beauty and will be part of this year’s OUT 100.