6 good news stories this Trans Day of Visibility

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Some positive news, for once BY NADIA DAVIES At a time when transphobia seems to have taken over the news and our social media feeds, it’s important to use Transgender Day of Visibility as an opportunity to celebrate and elevate trans lives, trans creativity and trans resilience and showcase some of the amazing work that’s [….]

Here’s how trans people are marking Transgender Day of Visibility

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A day of joy, rage, advocacy and activism BY NADIA DAVIES Started in 2009 by US trans activist, Rachel Crandall, Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of celebration – a day for trans* people, in their beautiful diversity, to be visible and proud and celebrated. Here’s how trans and non-binary folks are marking their day. [….]

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Meet the blind trans musician fighting discrimination in the industry

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Chrissie Cochrane is blazing a trail for others to follow BY SOPHIE PERRY, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM As a blind transgender woman, musician Chrissie Cochrane knows more than most about discrimination and the various forms it takes.  Born in New Zealand at the end of World War II, 76-year-old Chrissie was blind at birth as her [….]

Travelling as a trans woman: Coffee In Madrid

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Samantha Marks remembers an awkward encounter with a pop star in Starbucks BY SAMANTHA MARKS Some years ago I went to Madrid to train as an English teacher. The training course was to last two months. Shortly before it commenced I checked into a hotel in the city centre on a temporary basis, before finding [….]

L With The T: Then and now

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Christine Burns delves into the DIVA archive and finds trans inclusion is not just a current trend BY CHRISTINE BURNS The question of whether lesbians support or despise trans people has become a hot issue of late. It’s a topic that was forced to the front of the LGBTQI news agenda in July 2018, when [….]

A deep dive into the sensational new novel by Stella Duffy

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell chats to the acclaimed writer and performer about her new book, Lullaby Beach BY CARRIE LYELL Devoured Stella Duffy’s latest novel, Lullaby Beach, and left wanting more after reading our interview in the April issue? You’re in luck… Lullaby Beach has had wonderful reviews from critics and readers alike. Are they [….]

Your essential guide to World Pride in Copenhagen

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8 reasons not to miss this delightful event taking place in August BY NADIA DAVIES Copenhagen 2021 – the joint celebration of WorldPride and EuroGames – is taking place in Copenhagen and Malmö from 12-22 August and we cannot wait. After a year of lockdown, restrictions and no Pride events in the UK, we couldn’t [….]