Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Best British shorts available for streaming on All 4 from 29 Nov

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This year’s festival celebrated a range of LGBTQI stories in film, with wins from Senan Kara and Rebel Dykes BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Great news, DIVAs! The fifteen LGBTQI films shortlisted for the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Short, supported by Film4, will be available on Channel 4 and All 4 from [….]

Bristol queers: Save the date, Misscoteque is coming this weekend

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Let’s funk the patriarchy! 🌈 BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGES BY @SUNCATX If you live in the South West like me, chances are great queer nights out don’t come by very often. You’ve probably seen your London friends living their best lives with exclusively gay friendships groups and sighed. Well, I’ve got good news. The team [….]

Trans Day Of Remembrance: The cost of anti-trans media

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On Saturday, 150 trans people and their allies held a vigil outside BBC TV Centre in London BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY TRANS MEDIA WATCH Last week marked the annual observances of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day Of Remembrance. Many activists called for us to “mourn the dead and fight like hell for the [….]

Just Like Us poll reveals discomfort from teachers discussing LGBT+ topics

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One in five teachers reported being uncomfortable discussing LGBT+ topics with pupils BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Today marks 18 years since Section 28 was repealed in England and Wales. Sadly, new research commissioned by Just Like Us has found that many teachers are still uncomfortable when it comes to teaching LGBT+ [….]

Trans women and non-binary TikTok icons you should be following

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Get ready to follow fantastic talent. You’re welcome BY CAIT FINDLAY If you, like so many of us, spend hours scrolling through your TikTok feed as a break from the news, it might be time to think about what you’re seeing on there. It’s Transgender Awareness Week from 13-19 November, so to honour it, why [….]