Women on Top: Visibility as a catalyst for change

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Jane Steed, Business Operations Manager at Capgemini, talks about visibility and why it is still so key in and outside of the workplace BY MYGWORK, IMAGES BY JANE STEED Jane founded Capgemini’s LGBTQ+ network, OUTfront, back in 2009 and has been at the forefront of pushing the group forwards, both in the UK and across [….]

#WorkFair: Connecting LGBTQ+ women with inclusive employers

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The next #WorkFair 2021 will take place on 17 November BY MYGWORK, IMAGE BY MYGWORK Advancing at work can be hugely challenging, especially for LGBTQ+ women. In fact, three in 20 LGBTQ+ women believe that their sexual orientation negatively impacts on career progression, according to a recent McKenzie study on the LGBTQ+ community in the [….]

Trans Media Watch calls for investigation into transphobic BBC article

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The organisation points to poor standards of BBC journalistic practice BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY Trans Media Watch, a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues, has called for an investigation into a transphobic article published yesterday by the BBC. Claiming that lesbians are being pressured into sex by “some [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley supports #LWithTheT in the face of transphobic BBC headline

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DIVA is a home for all LGBTQI women and non-binary people 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In a disappointing moment for public service broadcasting, the BBC has published an article headlined, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women”. A tirade including transphobic ideology, the piece platforms the “concerns” of a minority [….]

Give the Jewish queer gals a happily ever after

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Where are all the uplifting #WLW storylines in Jewish film? BY LILY SHELDON, IMAGE BY CURZON/ARTIFICIAL EYE Content warning: spoilers of Kissing Jessica Stein, Disobedience and Shiva Baby Film has always acted as an escape. We can walk in the shoes of other characters but it also acts as a mirror for possibility as it replicates [….]

Valentino Vecchietti’s intersex columns are now freely available

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By making space for my intersex column, DIVA magazine, created regular monthly intersex representation BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI This year, on Intersex Awareness Day, DIVA magazine is beginning the process of making my intersex columns freely available. These links will take you to my May, June, and July 2021 Columns. Back in January 2019, a little piece [….]

The fight for equality

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“We do not have equality until we all have equality” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI I am very happy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities who celebrated inclusion in the 2021 Census this year, and I shared their excitement and anticipation for how this would lead to increased funding and support for LGBT communities across [….]