Leading LGBT+ charity Galop launches UK’s first conversion therapy helpline

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Today the organisation rolls out the National Conversion Therapy Helpline WORDS BY NIC CROSARA Galop is an LGBT+ anti-abuse charity that works regularly with LGBT+ victims of abuse and violence. All of its services are run by members of the LGBT+ community, providing a safe space for victims to come forward and seek help. Today [….]

Liz Truss commits to restrictions on UK conversion therapy, shying away from a total ban

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Launching a six-week consultation, the Minister for Women and Equality aims to introduce restrictions by May 2022 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA LIZ TRUSS ON INSTAGRAM Today, Minister for Women and Equality Liz Truss has announced a commitment by the UK Government to restrictions on conversion therapy. The new proposals will introduce a ban on [….]

Bi and proud with Pearl Mackie

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The star of Doctor Who and The Long Call opens up about representation and her coming out journey INTERVIEW BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY DAVID REISS Last year, Pearl Mackie came out on social media as bisexual. This is the first time Pearl has been interviewed by a queer magazine since and we are so [….]

Italian Senate kills bill intended to protect LGBTQI people against hate crime

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Two years of hard work have been sabotaged by a sordid stitch-up between cynical politicians and the Church BY jane fae, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In the end, it took the votes of just twelve senators to bury the hopes of Italy’s LGBTQI community.   For the last two years, a major focus for LGBT people [….]

Victoria Scone: “Let’s go lesbians! Let’s go!”

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In our November issue the Drag Race legend spills the afternoon T. Category is… celesbian royalty! INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY GUY LEVY, BBC/WORLD OF WONDER Readers, grab your purses and prepare to read about the fabulous Victoria Scone. The drag queen made herstory this year as the first cisgender female drag queen to [….]

Is it hot in here or is it Jack Monroe on the cover of DIVA?

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Also featuring: Victoria Scone, Pearl Mackie, The L Word and more! Writer, cook and campaigner Jack Monroe looks phenomenal on the cover of our extra special November issue. Inside they’ve penned an unflinching personal essay exclusively for DIVA, sharing their powerful story of battling social media trolls and grappling with addiction. This is Jack Monroe [….]