#RainbowRiots

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Meet the Swedish musician fighting state-sponsored homophobia to build Uganda’s first LGBTQI community centre BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALICIA, PETTER WALLENBERG, SHIVAN AND JAVAN BY TANIA MARTI Activist and musician Petter Wallenberg founded Rainbow Riots as a creative international movement for the equal rights of LGBTQI people. As the organisation release their latest album, the [….]

Sandi Toksvig says #MeToo hasn’t gone far enough in comedy

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DIVA Broadcaster Of The Year Sandi Toksvig discusses misogyny and sexual harassment in new podcast series IMAGE SANDI TOKSVIG AND PARTNER AT THE DIVA AWARDS. GETTY IMAGES. QI and Great British Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig has spoken out about misogyny and the sexual harassment of female comedians with Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, [….]

Free yourself, know yourself

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Manchester Pride announces programme of events for the brand new, Youth Pride MCR BY DIVA STAFF A brand spankin’, free-to-attend event for young LGBTQI people Youth Pride MCR kicks off over the August bank holiday weekend as part of the city’s wider, annual Pride celebrations. Developed through engagement with young people from across Greater Manchester, [….]

Captain Hannah Graf collects MBE from HRH Prince William

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Graf is the UK’s highest ranking transgender soldier BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE OUTNEWS GLOBAL. Captain Hannah Graf yesterday collected her MBE from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace. Speaking to OutNews Global, Graf commented: “It was a huge honour receiving my MBE today from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William at Buckingham [….]

LGBTQI and living with cancer in Sussex or East Surrey?

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Macmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard LGBT want to hear from you! The charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard have launched two surveys in an attempt to get a better understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQI people living with cancer in the areas of Sussex and East Surrey. Part of an ongoing programme of work [….]

Journalist Lyra McKee remembered at the DIVA Awards 2019

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Sandi Toksvig, Killing Eve and Ruth Hunt honoured at an emotional ceremony in London BY DIVA STAFF Journalist Lyra McKee was honoured at the DIVA Awards 2019, where her partner delivered an emotional speech encouraging us all to #BeMoreLyra.  Announcing a bursary in Lyra’s name to help LGBTQI women get into the media, Sara Canning [….]

Racing driver Charlie Martin is crowdfunding to become the first transgender competitor at Le Mans

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“The trans community faces so much discrimination; I want to give people hope” Charlie Martin from Leicestershire, is aiming to raise £50,000 by crowdfunding on JustGiving so that she can drive at Le Mans – which would make her the first transgender driver to achieve the feat. Charlie is hoping to compete in the Michelin [….]