Image 1: (C) Angus Malcolm, Worldwide Roar

Image 2&3: (C) Maurice Farrell Photography

Nick Coveney

@nmjcoveney @nmjcoveney

What reason was given for your ban?

Community guidelines regarding Sexual Solicitation and sexual activity.

Why do you think your post(s) was censored?

Institutional Queer/Homophobia.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Every time and sometimes even if the appeal is successful and the content reposted it is then subsequently removed or shadowbanned.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It has been harmful to my mental health, body image and self-esteem. The shadowban is also impacting my ability to reach other content creators and share my lived experience.

What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?

That these platforms exist to perpetuate heteronormative ideals and perfect bodies anyone who doesn’t conform to those ideals will be punished.