Happy Ace Week! What’s on the agenda?

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Whether you’re looking to learn about a range of different ace experiences or have some fun at different socials, there’s something lined up for you to enjoy BY DIVA STAFF Wishing you a very Happy Ace Week from everyone at Team DIVA! Ace Week runs from 24 – 31 October and Asexual Outreach has a [….]

Save the date: UK Black Pride announces Halloqweens 2021

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“Dress to impress or come in your spooky, scary, fabulous Halloween extravagant costumes” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY UK BLACK PRIDE The nights are getting chillier, the cobwebs are starting to form and spooky season is officially upon us. Are you looking for an immersive, inclusive and thrilling night out? Well, we’ve got some spooktastic [….]

Queer Britain launches inaugural art award

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In partnership with Madame F wine, new award champions Queer creativity BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY JASON LEUNG Queer Britain is a charity working to complete the nation’s family tree by establishing the UK’s first bricks and mortar LGBTQI museum, a place where stories, ideas and people are celebrated. They have just announced the launch [….]

Black Queer History: How can the education system do better?

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In conversation with K Bailey Obazee and Sharifa James on the importance of Black queer joy and community BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KATERINA HOLMES When it comes to the classroom, and the wider world in general, both Black and queer history have suffered a great deal of erasure. Growing up, classes that addressed Black [….]

Celebrate Birmingham Pride with a visit to Roxana Halls’ fiercely feminist exhibition, Crime Spree

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Happy Birmingham Pride, DIVAs! ✨ BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ROXANA HALLS. Attending Birmingham Pride this weekend? Why not soak up some culture at Roxana Halls’ coveted exhibition, Crime Spree! Appearing at Reuben Colley Fine Art on Colmore Row, Birmingham from 4 September-2 October, this exhilarating exhibition coincides with the Birmingham Pride Celebrations taking place [….]

ONLINE EVENT: Join DIVA for the MERMAID watch party on 15 September

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Introducing the award-winning short film by Fia Perera BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HER MOVIES Fellow movie buff, are you in the need for a queer movie night in? 15 September promises to be an engaging evening, so save the date! Join Dawn Fields, Fia Perera, Debra Wooton, Susie Green, Hilliard Guess and DIVA’s very [….]

Why we need the No Outsiders Family Festival now more than ever

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Dr Hannah Phillips, queer artist, activist, educator and parent, explains why she is producing the first LGBTQI+ family arts festival BY DR HANNAH PHILLIPS, IMAGE SHOWS HANNAH, HER PARTNER TAMMY GOODING AND THEIR CHILDREN NOAH AND LEVI In a Conservative climate reminiscent of the 1980s, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes have rapidly increased and [….]