New statistics from Just Like Us demonstrate that two-thirds of lesbians delay coming out due to harmful stereotypes

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Just Like Us cite harmful ‘man-hating’, ‘over-sexualised’ and ‘anti-trans’ stereotypes in their research BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY JUST LIKE US Yesterday, LGBT+ young people’s charity Just Like Us released a new piece of research analysing delayed approaches to coming out amongst the lesbian community. Surveying 643 lesbians ahead of Lesbian Visibility Week, the study [….]

Mother of trans child speaks out on sickening hate crime: “I could have lost my child”

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“As a mother of a transgender teenager, this is your worst fear” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS When a parent’s child comes out as transgender, it’s hard to ignore fears for their safety when navigating our rampantly transphobic world. For Great Harwood mum, Rowan Taylor, these anxieties sadly became a [….]

PinkNews features DIVA publisher Linda Riley amongst list of change making lesbians

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The recent article celebrates and honours 21 loud and proud lesbians making the world a better place BY NIC CROSARA Lesbian Visibility Week has been full of many highs already. DIVA publisher and founder of this annual observation, Linda Riley, kicked the week off in style at the London Stock Exchange. In a wonderful display [….]

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is flying the Lesbian Pride Flag from City Hall to mark Lesbian Visibility Week

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A fantastic display of solidarity, this is true allyship #LesbianVisibilityWeek #LVW22 #LWithTheT BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES VIA MAYOR OF LONDON’S PRESS OFFICE, GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY In a pinnacle moment for the lesbian community, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has today flown the Lesbian Pride Flag from City Hall to mark Lesbian Visibility Week. Lesbian Visibility [….]

Lesbian Visibility Week 2022 launched in style with an amazing event at the London Stock Exchange

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Sinitta performed and it was iconic BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGES VIA LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE What a way to start Lesbian Visibility Week! DIVA publisher and Lesbian Visibility Week founder Linda Riley led the Market Close Ceremony at the London Stock Exchange. This powerful moment of lesbian visibility marked the beginning of Lesbian Visibility Week and [….]

DIVA Publisher Linda Riley set to open Lesbian Visibility Week by closing the London Stock Market

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“I’m delighted to see this wonderful display of London Stock Exchange’s ongoing commitment to all strands of Diversity.” BY DIVA STAFF In a powerful moment for WLW visibility, DIVA publisher Linda Riley will be opening Lesbian Visibility Week by ringing the bell to mark the closing ceremony at the London Stock Exchange. On the occasion, [….]

The DIVA Power List has arrived!

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Meet the 100 trailblazers changing the game for LGBTQI representation BY DIVA STAFF It’s finally arrived! The DIVA Power List celebrates LGBTQI women and non-binary people across screen, music, sport and more, and this year, we’ve selected 100 fabulous trailblazers doing their bit for our community. Launching in connection with #LesbianVisibilityWeek (Monday 25 April-Sunday 1 [….]