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 [….]

Here are some of the lez/bi athletes we’ll be cheering on/crushing on at the Tokyo Olympics

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Meet the women who’ll be making Tokyo a little more 🌈 this summer… BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Seeing role models play your sport can make all the difference for young athletes or fans. With the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, and more LGBTQIA+ competitors than ever (a whopping 142, according to OutSports) it’s time [….]

Lianne Sanderson is taking women’s football to exciting new heights

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“Having proper representation will really start to challenge that inequality” BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA ICM STELLAR SPORTS / TWITTER Football icon, TV pundit and DIVA Award winner Lianne Sanderson has announced that she is embarking on a groundbreaking new role. The gig? Overseeing the football section of ICM Stellar Sports Elite Women’s Sports division. [….]

Get on your bike for #OurPrideRide 2021

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“We encourage anyone and everyone to take part, regardless of how they identity, how far they can ride a bike or where they are situated” BY PRiDE OUT Monday 7 June 2021 marks the start of PRiDE RiDE WEEK, a national virtual cycling event to celebrate lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, ACE (LGBTQIA+) people [….]

Running queer and the transformative power of connection

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Can running help to connect us to our queer identities? BY CARRIE LYELL In March this year, I ran my first half marathon. That might not seem like much of achievement to you ultra marathon runners out there, but for me, it was huge.  There were no spectators lining the streets, cheering me on. No [….]

NEWS: DIVA publisher Linda Riley joins Liverpool FC’s LGBT Advisory Board

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Their first LGBT staff network was launched to coincide with LGBT History Month 2021 BY DIVA STAFF To mark this year’s LGBT History Month, Liverpool FC has introduced its first ever LGBT staff network. Formed as part of the club’s Red Together inclusion strategy, it will be used to maintain a safe and inclusive environment [….]

SPORTS: An unmissable women’s match will kick off The Hundred this summer

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English cricket star Lauren Winfield-Hill tells us why this action-packed competition is a huge step forward for women in sport BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA THE HUNDRED With a summer jam-packed with physical sporting events to look forward to in 2021, we’re already counting down the days to The Hundred. A new and unmissable cricket [….]