FSB launches new LGBTQI Business Hub for the UK’s entrepreneurs

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Are you an LGBTQI-owned small business? The organisation is here to help you grow BY DIVA STAFF The UK’s biggest small business membership organisation Federation Of Small Businesses (FSB), has just launched a brand new digital resource hub that not only supports and encourages LGBTQI entrepreneurship, but promotes inclusivity in workplaces as well. The FSB [….]

New survey led by LGBTQI organisations to champion representation in media

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Got 15 minutes spare? Why not make your voice heard? BY DIVA STAFF Visibility is critical in times of heightened legislative and societal action against our community. By contributing 15 minutes of your time, you can help influence a more diverse representation of LGBTQI people in mass media. We know from previous research that representation [….]

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 [….]

Met Gala 2022: An LGBTQI round-up

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Here are some of the Gilded Glamour looks served up by some of our fave icons BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM Last night the Met Gala returned with the theme of Gilded Glamour, based on the gilded age of New york in the late 1800s. My group chat was popping off in the hours [….]

Meet the creator and cast of Heartstopper: Netflix’s new show serving up tons of queer joy

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Alice Oseman, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell talk about bringing the graphic novel series to the screen INTERVIEW BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX For years, readers have been obsessed with the Heartstopper graphic novels. Now we get to fall for the characters all over again on the screen. We got to talk [….]

SOAK reflects on coming out, finding their voice and recentering their sound

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“‘Non-binary’ was not a word I had heard of at the time that I was coming out as gay” INTERVIEW BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY SAM HISCOX At 25 Bridie Monds-Watson, better known as SOAK, has built a huge name for themselves, and they are on the cusp of releasing their third LP. For our [….]

The Cocoa Butter Club’s Sadie Sinner and Cassie Leon on visibility, allyship and lesbians of the future

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Meet the dynamic duo behind the award winning performance platform that aims to “decolonise and moisturise” BY NIC CROSARA The Cocoa Butter Club (TCBC)  is an award winning Black LGBTQIA+ founded performance platform where the melanated are celebrated. Founded in 2016 as a creative clap back to the cultural appropriation and lack of representation within [….]