A statement from Pride in London on significant changes to its structure and leadership

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FROM: The Pride in London Press Team We in the LGBT+ community know very well that as we travel the long road to equality, equity and a fair society, there come pivotal moments. Sometimes these moments can be caused by a new generation bringing fresh perspectives and thinking, seeing inadequacies in what has come before [….]

OPINION: Not gay enough for TikTok?

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Are stereotypes online doing damage to LGBTQI young people? BY MICHELE THEIL There are countless videos on TikTok exploring different aspects of the queer community. From activism on behalf of the LGBTQI+ community to videos about what your celebrity crush means for your sexuality, there is a strong presence of queer teens and young adults [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: Fight for your right to be quirky

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In the last of her series, Louisa reminds us to walk our own path BY LOUISA BENNETT If you’ve been following my DIVA series, I hope by now you know that being quirky rules! We are so often shown, and usually from a very young age, that the conventional path is the “correct” path to [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: AIDS DIVA: The Legend Of Connie Norman

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An interview with director Dante Alencastre, who remembers a Los Angeles Act-Up organiser in this fascinating new feature BY NADIA DAVIES The number and range of people involved in the struggle against Aids is larger and wider than we can possibly know. It’s proven once again by this intriguing portrait of Connie Norman, a local L.A activist who worked [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Mama Gloria

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Director Luchina Fisher tells DIVA about their uplifting documentary celebrating the life of Gloria Allen BY NADIA DAVIES Luchina Fisher’s endearing documentary portrait shows how fighter, organiser and survivor Gloria Allen has become a local hero to younger Chicagoan trans women. We caught up with the director to find out more ahead of its premiere [….]

Stonewall statement on institutional racism within Pride in London

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BY STONEWALL Nancy Kelley, Chief Executive, Stonewall (she/her) said, ‘Pride is essential to both surviving and thriving as LGBTQ+ people in a world where structures and institutions are stacked against us. Whether a protest or a celebration, we all deserve to be safe, respected and supported when taking part in Pride as a volunteer or [….]

MUSIC: ARXX are back with a feisty new single

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The Brighton-based duo are back with a gritty tune, all about getting what you want BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JESSIE MORGAN We’ve been huge ARXX fans here at DIVA since the release of last year’s Call Me Crazy – a pop-soaked anthem with a powerful message – and we’ve been waiting eagerly for new [….]