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 [….]