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LGBT+ topics with pupils BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Today marks 18 years since Section 28 was repealed in England and Wales.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+ [….]

Love After Lockdown: Lesbian dating in a straight bar

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There’s still something about queer women that arouses an aggressive sexual undercurrent from some heterosexual men BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY LOS MUERTOS CREW VIA PEXELS I meet Saskia for date two and it’s clear from the start, things are electric. Our hands brush as we walk into the bar and we both feel [….]

Meet the power Lesbians, Arlene McDermott and Julia Hoggett, leading London Stock Exchange

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In a powerful moment of visibility Trans In The City closes the City’s markets for trading at the London Stock Exchange BY DIVA STAFF The London Stock Exchange was founded in 1801, making it one of the oldest exchanges in the world. It is a historic moment that Bobbi Pickard, founder and CEO of Trans [….]

UK Black Pride releases We Will Be Heard report on experiences of LGBTQI people of colour

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Only 25% of respondents felt that their local LGBTQI spaces were welcoming BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Surveying over 1400 people, findings from UK Black Pride’s We Will Be Heard Report, launched in collaboration with Stonewall and NYX Professional Makeup, have revealed the lived experiences of LGBTQI Black [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley picks up inaugural Trans Ally award at Trans In The City

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Trans In The City is on a mission to elevate and support trans voices in the corporate world BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LINDA MASON In a euphoric moment, DIVA publisher Linda Riley has been awarded the accolade for Trans Ally at Trans In The City, presented by Deutsche Bank. Organised by BP’s Bobbi Pickard, [….]

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Ladyhawke talks Time Flies, mental health and The Last Of Us II

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Get excited, DIVAs! Time Flies arrives on 19 November ✨ BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LULA CUCCHIARA Bursting onto the scene in 2008 with the release of her self-titled debut album, New Zealand-based Pip Brown has been making waves as Ladyhawke for 13 years now. Its lead single, My Delirium, was an instant hit, reaching [….]

LGBTQI support group for over 50s to return

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“We are looking to celebrate our diverse community and acknowledge the immense contribution older LGBT+ people made towards advancing LGBT+ rights and equality” BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY RODNAE PRODUCTIONS VIA PEXELS A drop-in social support group for LGBTQ+ people over 50, run by Opening Doors and London Friend, will be coming back from 24 [….]