Primadonna festival 2022 features La Roux, Juno Dawson, Abi Morgan and many more

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This year’s programme is jam-packed full of inspiring creatives BY NIC CROSARA In 2019, the first Primadonna festival was held and featured the likes of Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Luke Jennings. Since then the festival has gone on to grow and spotlight a wide range of creatives from the margins. Earlier this year, Primadonna [….]

ITN Pride / Banijay Pride present: Reclaiming The L-Word

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This event will explore the question: How has use of language influenced our portrayal, visibility and wider culture? BY DIVA STAFF To mark Lesbian Visibility Week, this Thursday, LGBTQI staff networks at production company ITN and global content creators Banijay Pride have joined DIVA to kick off a conversation around the word “lesbian”. The event [….]

Wear your flag with pride for a good cause

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Lesbian Visibility Week is right around the corner, our new t-shirts are now available Lez get visible DIVAs! Lesbian Visibility Week (LVW) is just four days away and we’re so excited that we can do in person events again. As always, we have brand new t-shirts available so that you have more ways to wear [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley to speak at brand new LGBTQI fandom convention

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QFX East will bring together queer fans to meet and celebrate their favourite actors, characters, and onscreen stories BY MILLICENT MACHELL With Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill recently passed, LGBTQI spaces are more important than ever. QFX have organised panels, workshops and autograph sessions that queer fans and allies can enjoy in an inclusive, accessible [….]

Julian Clary and Drag Race star Victoria Scone to host The Bank of London Rainbow Honours

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The shortlist features LGBTQI celebs and allies including Emeli Sandé, Adele Roberts and Lorraine Kelly The Bank of London Rainbow Honours has announced actor and comedian Julian Clary and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Victoria Scone will host this year’s awards. Announcement of the hosts comes as the awards, headline sponsored by The Bank of [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]