Heartstopper’s queer joy can be hard for the LGBTIQ community

Watching Netflix's Heartstopper and feeling both joy for the characters and sadness for yourself isn't uncommon, writes Liam Casey.

One of the most popular shows on Netflix right now is Heartstopper, which follows UK schoolboys Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor) as their friendship grows into something more.

Based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel series of the same name, Heartstopper has been widely (and accurately) hailed as a ‘warm hug’.

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