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Amy Ashenden travels around the south east of England to find out why some people have started to say ‘eurgh that’s gay’. Is it homophobic or has language evolved?

Following sold-out screenings across the UK, The Gay Word was released online on 21 December 2015. It had 10,000 views in its first week.

Amy Ashenden is the assistant video editor at the Evening Standard. She has worked for the BBC and freelances for the Guardian. Amy is the former editor of the Guardian Student Website of the Year 2013, The Student Journals, and has previously produced Working for Nothing – a documentary about unpaid internships in the UK, which featured an interview with the leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett.

Amy self-produced and edited the documentary in two months, using equipment from SUSUtv, the University of Southampton’s TV station.

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