VIDEO: 6 TED Talks for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Explore trans stories with DIVA’s pick of trans, non-binary and queer-shaped TED talks BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Every year on 31 March, the international LGBTQI+ community, its allies and those seeking to learn, come together – albeit, virtually this year – to celebrate, educate and listen to trans, non-binary and queer voices share their stories, and [….]

CORONAVIRUS: The impact on co-parenting

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“The current climate will result in a degree of uncertainty for separated parents” BY SALLY NASH, FAMILY LAW PARTNER AT GILSON GRAY Boris Johnson’s divorce lawyer has recently been consulted on a dispute where one parent is not letting her two children see their other parent for the weekend. A mother approached Neil Russell, saying [….]

KISS MY FIST: Dream Nails new single a rallying cry against homophobic violence

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“We’re releasing Kiss My Fist in honour of all the queer people of this world trying to get from A to B without getting beaten up” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGES MARIEKE MACKLON London-based punk band Dream Nails are self-proclaimed “feminist punk witches” who pair their vibrant music style with empowerment and social justice. Kiss My Fist [….]

Screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn on her “funny, heart breaking and raw” BBC Three series

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“In My Skin is a reflection on my teen years – a time when I felt deep shame to be from a lower class, Welsh family living with mental illness” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGES BBC THREE/KARLA GOWLETT They say, “Write what you know.” That’s certainly something screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn has employed for her new dark [….]

GAMING: Could it be? A queer Easter egg in Animal Crossing?

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Only days after Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s release on Nintendo Switch, players have found an LGBTQI+ reference… BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE NINTENDO UK/TWITTER Eagle-eyed players of Nintendo’s newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons, may have spotted a subtle reference to a queer relationship in the game. The life-simulation game, which features a community of adorable [….]

Comedy couple Catherine Bohart and Sarah Keyworth launch new podcast

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You’ll Do will “try and debunk the myths of #CouplesGoals” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE YOU’LL DO/BBC SOUNDS Comedians and real-life couple Catherine Bohart and Sarah Keyworth are releasing a new weekly podcast – You’ll Do – which will focus on the ups and downs of relationships. In a post on Bohart’s Instagram, the pair describe how the [….]