Got Pride? Got talent? Then we have just the competition for you…

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It’s time to get excited for Pride’s Got Talent 2019 🌈 Auditions are underway for the sixth season of Pride in London’s Pride’s Got Talent competition – the annual search for the UK’s next biggest LGBTQI+ music or cabaret act. Following previous years, where the winners received a range of prizes and went on to [….]

🌈 DIVA Awards nominations are now open!

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Here’s how you can nominate your fave LGBTQI celebs, role models and organisations of the past twelve months BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE DIVA readers! It’s that time of the year again… Come together to nominate your favourite LGBTQI celebs, role models, organisations or brands for a lez/bilicious DIVA Award 2019! You can nominate in one or [….]

Creating creative communities in Yorkshire

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Giving a voice to York’s LGBTQI community through the arts BY EMILY EATON HLGBT York is an organisation working to give northern LGBTQI people a voice – through creativity and collaboration. Emily Eaton speaks to their producer, Mei Wilshare, to find out more… DIVA: Tell us a little more about HLGBT?MEI WILSHARE: HLGBT York is a collaborative [….]

Ladybones: A one woman show about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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“I wrote this play because I wanted to show OCD on stage in a truthful way” BY SORCHA MCCAFFREY  When I was a little kid I used to wake up my mum to check she hadn’t died in the night. My head was full of intense worries and patterns and numbers and routines.  Fifteen years [….]

Back to work for me – maternity leave doesn’t last forever!

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“There have been times I’ve struggled, constantly battling with the pressures of life as a stay at home mum of three” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So that’s me back at work after 10 months off with my family. I can’t help but be all reflective when I come to the end of something or am about [….]

Vita & Virginia to open this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival

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True story of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat, Vita Sackville-West, kicks off LGBTQ+ Film Fest BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia, which opens this year’s BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ film event – tells the story of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s intoxicating encounters. “We’re [….]