VIDEO: 6 TED Talks for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Explore trans stories with DIVA’s pick of trans, non-binary and queer-shaped TED talks BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Every year on 31 March, the international LGBTQI+ community, its allies and those seeking to learn, come together – albeit, virtually this year – to celebrate, educate and listen to trans, non-binary and queer voices share their stories, and [….]

JUNO ROCHE: Trans is for everyone

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“We can do this thing called gender differently, if we want to” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO JUNO ROCHE Juno Roche is not a trans woman. Juno Roche is trans. In fact, according to Juno’s latest book Trans Power: Own Your Gender, we all are.  “When my first book, Queer Sex, came out, I got a [….]

Five of the best trans TV characters

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To celebrate #TDOV2020, here’s our list of trans TV characters you will love BY KAT HALSTEAD, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy Trans Day Of Visibility! We’re celebrating by watching some of our favourite TV shows with uplifting, heart-warming and realistic trans characters that we have grown to love over the years. Here are five of the [….]

YOUTUBE: Celebrity allies come together for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Stephen Fry, Jameela Jamil, Katherine Ryan, Matt Lucas, Nigella Lawson (and more!) feature in video for The Sarah O’Connell Show BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE/THE SARAH O’CONNELL SHOW To celebrate Trans Day Of Visibility, YouTube kween Sarah O’Connell – off of The Sarah O’Connell Show – has invited her best celebrity-shaped friends to share why [….]

KISS MY FIST: Dream Nails new single a rallying cry against homophobic violence

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“We’re releasing Kiss My Fist in honour of all the queer people of this world trying to get from A to B without getting beaten up” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGES MARIEKE MACKLON London-based punk band Dream Nails are self-proclaimed “feminist punk witches” who pair their vibrant music style with empowerment and social justice. Kiss My Fist [….]

Screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn on her “funny, heart breaking and raw” BBC Three series

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“In My Skin is a reflection on my teen years – a time when I felt deep shame to be from a lower class, Welsh family living with mental illness” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGES BBC THREE/KARLA GOWLETT They say, “Write what you know.” That’s certainly something screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn has employed for her new dark [….]

NEWS: Singapore High Court rejects challenge of discriminatory anti-LGBTQI law

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“The ruling will echo harmfully around Asia, where millions are criminalised simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA REUTERS A constitutional challenge to the law that criminalises homosexuality has today been dismissed by Singapore’s High Court, which means that same-sex intimacy will remain a crime in the country.  [….]