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 [….]

The LOL Word is back with the most relatable queer content you have ever seen in your life

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To celebrate, our fave comedy gang talks best bits, flirty crowds and Rosie Jones’ boobs Queer comedy collective The LOL Word, made up of Chloe Petts, Jodie Mitchell and Rachel Watkeys-Dowie and Ruby Clyde aka double-act Shelf, were making big waves on the comedy scene before the pandemic hit. They ran comedy nights across the [….]

Check out all the LGBTQI+ talent at this weekend’s London Podcast Festival!

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Here are four awesome shows you should definitely be attending The sixth annual London Podcast Festival is taking place this weekend and the line-up is seriously epic. In even better news, there’s loads of brilliant queer talent on the bill. You can view the full programme on the event website, but here are a few [….]

There are more out Paralympians at Tokyo 2020 than ever before!

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To celebrate, here are a few of the fantastic folks we’re rooting for 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ BY CAITLIN CHATTERTON, IMAGES OF LAUREN ROWLES MBE, EDENIA GARCIA AND ROBYN LAMBIRD VIA INSTAGRAM At least 32 openly LGBTQ+ Paralympians are competing at Tokyo this year, more than twice the number in Rio. Such a huge increase in representation is [….]