WOMEN ON TOP: “Being open about my sexuality helped my career”

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Rebecca Dandridge from Gilead tells myGwork‘s Alim Kheraj about seeing the world of science through the eyes of art, culture and storytelling, the queer scene of Birmingham, and how being open about her sexuality helped her career to grow BY MYGWORK When Rebecca Dandridge was a teenager, she wanted to be a designer for the [….]

Colours Caribbean speaks out as public displays of affection banned at the first Cayman Pride

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“To equate public display of love with indecency is shameful and only stigmatises LGBTQIA+ love” ARTICLE BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @COLOURSCARIBBEAN Ahead of the Cayman Islands’ first official Pride parade this weekend, new regulations have raised concerns among some members of the LGBTQI+ community, including Colours Caribbean, a non-profit campaigning for LGBTQI+ rights [….]

VIEWS: We need trans protest after a year without Pride

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Laura Kate Dale explains why it’s time to stand up for trans rights The last time I went to a UK Pride event was Trans Pride Brighton in the summer of 2019. Things were not looking great for the trans community, but there was a sense of solidarity, hope and optimism that filled the streets [….]

Young LGBTQI+ people of colour share their stories of love and rage

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“Our stories are valuable, our visibility is key”  BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Young LGBTQI+ people of colour have shared their stories of love and rage in an insightful new video, recorded to mark this year’s UK Black Pride. In the video, Pippa, Amy and Issac, ambassadors for the charity Just Like Us, open up about the [….]

The Rainbow Spotlight offers “fabulously gay theatre” made especially for you

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Queer joy, LGBTQI experiences and diverse representation – what’s not to love? BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA The Rainbow Spotlight is a theatre collective which aims “to show that queer experiences are human experiences”. It does create exclusively LGBTQI+ work, by queer and trans artists, but it’s for everyone. The collective stresses the significant, but often overlooked [….]

…cake is must-see, game-changing theatre centring queer, Black femmes

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“You gonna get this VISIBLE Blackness – DARKSKINNED BLACKNESS in all its beautiful glory” ARTICLE BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA, IMAGES BY SEYE ISIKALU “How do queer, Black femmes achieve legitimacy when their soil is hostile? What happens to their roots? Who deserves solace on a sinking island where performativity is currency?” In an exciting addition to [….]

VIEWS: Being queer on Broadway

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“Nothing could stand in my way. Nothing except: boom – I’m a lesbian” BY DEBRA BARSHA The only label that I feel I was born with is MUSICIAN. I knew exactly what I wanted to do from the time I was five years old. It was a blessing and a curse. The blessing: I had [….]