We Will Be Heard: New survey aimed at LGBQTI+ Black people and people of colour launched by UK Black Pride

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“Our communities are rarely meaningfully reached or accounted for in surveys about the LGBTQI+ experience” BY DIVA STAFF A new survey designed to highlight the needs and wants of LGBTQI Black people and people of colour and to “fill the gaps of understanding” has been launched today (Friday 7 May) by UK Black Pride.  Europe’s [….]

ONLINE EVENT: Activist and athlete Amazin LeThi meets Black Lightning star Chantal Thuy

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Don’t miss this DIVA Instagram Live takeover dedicated to amplifying the voices of Asian LGBTQI people and allies BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE OF AMAZIN LETHI BY ALINA OSWALD Make sure you tune into DIVA’s Instagram Live next Monday 10 May because LGBTQI advocate, athlete and ambassador Amazin LeThi is planning a takeover and it’s going [….]

DIVA Art: Celebrating the work of lesbian, bi and queer artists

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Check out our virtual gallery! BY DIVA AND HOMOTOPIA To round off Lesbian Visibility Week 2021, we’ve teamed up with Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and culture festival, to celebrate the work and amplify the voices of LGBTQI women artists. Have a look at our virtual gallery, and make sure to check out these talented women on [….]

“Heartbroken” organisers cancel Brighton Pride for a second year

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“We are devastated at having to make this decision” BY DIVA STAFF One of the UK’s biggest and most successful Pride events has been cancelled for a second year over “uncertainties” around the pandemic, say organisers.  Brighton Pride was due to take place 7-8 August, one of several larger Pride events announced for 2021, including [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “I think people are working really hard to improve LGBTQ+ representation and to make the industry more accessible.”

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Melanie Rogan from Financial Times spoke to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about LGBTQ+ inclusion in tech, co-leading Proud FT, and how the network is currently pushing for trans inclusion in the workplace. Mel’s journey into tech hasn’t been straightforward, although, she admits, it does make sense as she was always obsessed with making websites on GeoCities. She now leads a tech team [….]

“I can’t talk about how much I miss my family”

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Wendy Young shares a love letter to her home, South Africa BY WENDY YOUNG I have a pinguecula.It is mine and I’m keeping it.It isn’t doing any harm and it isn’t too terribly ugly.  Pin-GWEK-yoo-lahA pinguecula? you might ask. Is it some sort of strange pet I’ve never heard of? We’ll come back to what [….]

Changes to Gender Recognition process don’t go far enough, say campaigners

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The cost has been cut from £140 to £5 but changes stop short of “meaningful reform” BY DIVA STAFF The cost of applying for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) has been reduced from £140 to £5, taking affect today (Tuesday 4 May).  Introduced under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, a GRC allows a person’s legal [….]