DIVA publisher Linda Riley supports #LWithTheT in the face of transphobic BBC headline

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DIVA is a home for all LGBTQI women and non-binary people 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In a disappointing moment for public service broadcasting, the BBC has published an article headlined, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women”. A tirade including transphobic ideology, the piece platforms the “concerns” of a minority [….]

Give the Jewish queer gals a happily ever after

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Where are all the uplifting #WLW storylines in Jewish film? BY LILY SHELDON, IMAGE BY CURZON/ARTIFICIAL EYE Content warning: spoilers of Kissing Jessica Stein, Disobedience and Shiva Baby Film has always acted as an escape. We can walk in the shoes of other characters but it also acts as a mirror for possibility as it replicates [….]

Valentino Vecchietti’s intersex columns are now freely available

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By making space for my intersex column, DIVA magazine, created regular monthly intersex representation BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI This year, on Intersex Awareness Day, DIVA magazine is beginning the process of making my intersex columns freely available. These links will take you to my May, June, and July 2021 Columns. Back in January 2019, a little piece [….]

The fight for equality

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“We do not have equality until we all have equality” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI I am very happy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities who celebrated inclusion in the 2021 Census this year, and I shared their excitement and anticipation for how this would lead to increased funding and support for LGBT communities across [….]

The power of protest

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“The UK has a strong history of protest; it is a very British thing to do” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI, IMAGE BY DEREK BREMNER I was deeply saddened to see the removals and arrests made at the peaceful vigil for Sarah Everard, after her murder. There is something very wrong if women in the UK are [….]

Why I redesigned the Pride Progress flag to include intersex

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“We need to see flags that include, support and celebrateour community” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI It plays like a video in slow motion in my mind: the hot, early afternoon sun. The bright splash of our yellow flag with its purple ring, slowly sweeping across the vivid blue sky. The imposing white stone buildings lining the [….]

McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast collaborate with EqualEngineers to promote job opportunities for LGBTQI people

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Both companies will present at Conway Hall in Holborn on 3 November 🚗 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In an important moment for LGBTQI visibility in the workplace, McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast are collaborating to improve job prospects for LGBTQI people. The project is coordinated by EqualEngineers, an enterprise that connects inclusive [….]