NEWS: Lady Phyll, Munroe Bergdorf and Bernardine Evaristo named in 100 Great Black Britons list

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Key Black LGBTQI individuals celebrated in the 100 Great Black Britons as Black History Month begins BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In order to mark the first day of Black History Month 2020, the 100 Great Black Britons list has been announced today, featuring some huge LGBTQI names.  The list is the brainchild of Windrush campaigner Patrick [….]

Black queer women and non-binary people we’re celebrating this Black History Month

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Here’s 25 of our favourite Black LGBTQI icons changing the game in 2020 ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy Black History Month! Every October it’s an important time to not only look back at Black History, but also to look forward and celebrate the here and now. To shine a light on the individuals who have made [….]

Five of the best lez/bi comedians of colour

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Some seriously funny ladies to make you LOL BY KAT HALSTEAD Chaunté Wayans View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chaunte’ Wayans (@cwayans) on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:21am PST Handpicked by Tiffany Haddish to star in her new Netflix series, They Ready, with her own half-hour stand-up special, the buzz is big [….]

Six queer black women who are changing the game

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We’re sending a little bit of love to these BAME babes, because why the hell not? BY ANGIE NEEDHAM The black queer community is killing it at the moment. While we know there’s so much more to do in terms of representation, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate a few of our favourite black celesbians who are [….]

Five legendary music videos featuring queer artists of colour 🌈

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A gift from DIVA to you: watch and love these music vids by queer artists of colour BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM Surely we can’t be the only ones who spend our spare time falling down the YouTube hole of queer music videos… If you can relate, we’re providing you with a little list [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “I am an activist because I feel compelled to be one”

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The UK Black Pride co-founder and DIVA columnist on why being yourself isn’t the same within all LGBTQI spaces Pride month always brings with it conflicting feelings. From brands amplifying their solidarity to the kaleidoscopic display of personalities, the noise is certainly something to feel joyous about. At the same time, it’s a reminder that [….]

FASHION: Why we love Janelle Monáe’s style

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The liberating style icon we’ve always needed BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Since bursting onto the music scene in 2007, Janelle Monáe has done nothing but impress. An artistic powerhouse with killer fashion sense, she simultaneously fills us with envy and inspires us to try new things when it comes to style. Well-known for [….]