NEWS: Queer Britain launch a new international research project

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The research will study COVID-19’s impact on the UK’s LGBTQI population  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Queer Britain, the national LGBTQ+ museum, is launching a brand-new international project, Queer Pandemic: Resilience In Times Of Crisis.  It is a video-based oral history project with the aim of collecting stories about the experiences of LGBTQI people in the UK [….]

NEWS: P&G and GLAAD study shows that LGBTQI representation in media leads to greater acceptance

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P&G have released a brand new film demonstrating the impact of LGBTQI-inclusive advertising BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQI media advocacy organisation, today announced findings of the LGBTQ Inclusion In Advertising and Media study, conducted in partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest advertiser.  GLAAD and P&G’s study details how non-LGBTQI [….]

NEWS: Hungary decides to end the legal recognition of trans people

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Activists say new law will increase discrimination and is “a step back into the dark ages” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Hungary’s parliament has officially voted to end the legal recognition of trans people, passing a bill that activists have said will push the country “back into the dark ages”. It comes as a hugely disappointing move [….]

NEWS: New Shadow Women & Equalities Shadow Minister Marsha de Cordova vows to fight for LGBTQI equality

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Labour’s new Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities spoke exclusively to DIVA to address her plans for LGBTQI equality BY DIVA STAFF When Keir Starmer was announced as the new Labour Leader earlier this year, LGBTQI Labour supporters wondered whether the cabinet members chosen would be inclusive of the LGBTQI community.  Members of [….]

GOOD NEWS: Saara Aalto marries partner in private ceremony in Helsinki

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“With so much anxiety and uncertainty right now, Meri and I wanted to celebrate love and put something positive out into the world” BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR. IMAGE SAMI TUUNANEN There’s love and light in lockdown! Huge congratulations are in order to Saara and Meri Aalto who have officially tied the knot. After a three and [….]

COMMUNITY: Staying in, but not staying silent

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LGBTQI+ activists and creatives come together for Queer Protest At Home BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN. ILLUSTRATION FREDDE LANKA “We demand honour, identity and liberation,” said Stuart Feather, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front, as he read out the GLF Demands written by John Chesterman in the 70s. His words, just as relevant now as [….]

NEWS: Stonewall announces Sheldon Mills as new chair of trustees

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Jan Gooding steps down after six year term and remains on the board as a trustee BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR. IMAGE STONEWALL This morning, Stonewall, Britain’s leading charity for LGBT+ equality, announced the appointment of its new Chair of Trustees, Sheldon Mills.  “I’m hugely excited and proud to be appointed Chair,” said Sheldon. “Right now, we’re [….]