Lady Phyll appointed as International Grand Marshall for Toronto Pride 2022

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The activist and executive director of UK Black Pride and Kaleidoscope Trust is “honoured” to be given the role BY MILLICENT MACHELL, IMAGE BY KOFI PAINTSIL Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, also known as Lady Phyll, has announced that she will be representing Black queer British communities at Toronto’s Pride celebration this year. I’m thrilled to join @PrideToronto [….]

PinkNews has just launched a vital new fundraising campaign, LGBTQ+ Refugees Welcome

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Here’s how you can donate and help Ukraine’s queer community today BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA PINKNEWS Queer website PinkNews has announced the launch of a brand new GoFundMe campaign to help LGBTQI refugees from Ukraine. LGBTQ+ Refugees Welcome aims to raise vital funds to help members of our community affected by the current Ukraine [….]

#LGBwithTheT: How members of the community are showing solidarity online

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Here’s how people and organisations have responded to the latest anti-trans actions of the government BY MILLICENT MACHELL, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS By now, you are probably familiar with the messy story of Boris Johnson’s “conversion therapy” ban announcement. On 31 March, a document was leaked to ITV news which stated that [….]

Queer comedy for a good cause: Stonewall presents The LOL Word

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With talent including Jodie Mitchell, Chloe Petts and sketch duo, Shelf, it’s sure to be a fabulous event BY MILLICENT MACHELL For this year’s Lesbian Visibility Week, Stonewall and The LOL Word are hosting an evening of brilliant LGBTQI comedy with talent including Jodie Mitchell, Chloe Petts and sketch duo, Shelf. The gig will take [….]

A round up of the 2022 GLAAD Media awards

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What a wonderful night celebrating LGBTQI representation BY SIAN HOPKINS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM On Saturday (2 April), the GLAAD Media Awards held its 33rd annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The awards were first established in 1990 , to honour media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQI community and the issues [….]

Awesome icons in the queer autistic community

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From comedians and authors to trailblazing activists BY SIAN HOPKINS, IMAGE VIA CREATIVE COMMONS There are so many LGBTQI, autistic icons and activists spreading awareness on being neurodivergent. Here are a few of the incredible LGBTQI and autistic people who have pushed back against the stigmas they face from society and are doing amazing things. [….]

All Out launches fundraiser to help LGBTQI Ukrainians

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“They all need our immediate and ongoing help. And LGBT+ Ukrainians are feeling particularly vulnerable” BY DIVA STAFF All Out is an organisation on a mission to create a world where no one has sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. Today the charity has launched [….]