More than half of LGBTQI young people have faced discrimination while homeless, according to a shocking new report

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“The statistics around harassment and discrimination are unacceptable in a country that we often consider to be progressive” BY HARRIET ARGENT More than half of homeless LGBTQI young people faced discrimination and harassment from services designed to help them, according to a report by akt.  In their latest survey of 161 LGBTQI young people in [….]

Together in difference: Why queer community is so important

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Queer working class disabled writer, artist and activist Jet Moon on togetherness at the heart of a new writing project for survivors BY JET MOON Today I am surprised when a new generation of LGBTIQ+ people (usually on social media) raise concerns about the word “Queer” being offensive.  I use the word Queer to describe [….]

Coming out stories: “For 38 years I have squashed down the feeling that I am gay”

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Nora Mulready spent most of her life ignoring her feelings, until they became impossible to ignore  BY NORA MULREADY This week I applied to be a trustee of an organisation. In the equalities monitoring form, I ticked the “Gay/Lesbian” box for the first time. I loved doing it so much that I took a picture [….]

Queer herstory: What weird and wonderful things will you preserve for future generations?

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Roni Guetta, Project Manager of Queer Heritage South, on identity, memory and herstory BY RONI GUETTA On 8 April 2021, following two years of hard work, our team launched the Queer Heritage South Digital Museum. It’s a new, community generated, digital archive of all things related to queer life in Brighton, Hove and beyond. “If I am not for myself, [….]

FILM: Juliet

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“In countries like Russia it is almost impossible to live if you are a transgender person” BY DIVA STAFF Juliet follows the story of a transgender teenager’s dream to play Juliet in her school play, Romeo & Juliet. This brilliant short has been a hit at film festivals, including the Oscar-qualifying AFI Fest 2020 and [….]

The incredible story behind that astonishing new portrait of Horse McDonald

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Don’t miss our special in conversation event featuring Horse, Roxana Halls and Imogen Gibbon BY DIVA STAFF Devoured this month’s swoon-worthy issue of DIVA? Have we got a delicious treat for you… Cover star Horse McDonald will be taking part in a special in conversation event at 8pm on Wednesday 14 April, live in the [….]