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 [….]

Super Connected: Is social media messing with mental health?

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Released in time for Mental Health Awareness Week UK, Tim Arnold’s new music project is a must Super Connected is the brand new feature-length film and album from singer-songwriter, filmmaker and LGBTQI ally, Tim Arnold. The incredible new single of the same name introduces one of the project’s key themes: “the seductive power of social media [….]

NEWS: Copenhagen 2021 WorldPride organisers confirm “we are going ahead”

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“Copenhagen 2021 is the biggest and most significant LGBTI+ event ever held in Scandinavia” IMAGE OF MALMÖ PRIDE 2018 BY ANDREAS PAULSSON The countdown to Copenhagen 2021 WorldPride and EuroGames is on. With just 100 days to go until the festivities commence, the organisers have released a statement, in which they acknowledge the government’s decision [….]

Believe education should be more inclusive? Then don’t miss Pride in Education 3

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This free online event features panel discussions, live Q&As, workshops and more IMAGE BY KATERINA HOLMES FOR PEXELS We’re really excited about the news that #PrideInEducation3 is back for a third year. It’s an incredibly important event – the first ever global equality inclusion conference specifically aimed at educators, teachers, publishers and anyone else who [….]

VIEWS: Relationships started in lockdown exist in dog years

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“Maybe all relationships should start with the first six months in a lockdown bubble” BY FRANCESCA CATLING, IMAGE BY KETUT SUBIYANTO FOR PEXELS According to a Google search, nine months is considered a short-term relationship. To be classed as long term, you’ve got to be at least two or three years down the line, when [….]