NEWS: Petition launched to stop the prosecution of film-maker Agnieszka Holland

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Agnieszka Holland is facing legal action for speaking out against far-right policies in Poland BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As one of the most high-profile defenders of human rights in Poland today, Agnieszka Holland is being targeted by international law-firm Ordo Iuris.  Agnieszka Holland is an Oscar-nominated free-thinking and forward-looking film-maker who has protested against the persecution [….]

NEWS: DIVA signs InterMedia UK’s open letter to Boris Johnson in support of the trans community

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DIVA are among the collective of media organisations urging Boris Johnson to honour the government’s commitment to reforming the Gender Recognition Act  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS On Friday 10 July 2020, InterMedia UK delivered an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing support of the trans community and the safeguarding of the rights of trans [….]

NEWS: More than 57 million people joined the first ever Global Pride event

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The 27-hour virtual Pride reached viewers in at least 163 countries at the end of Pride Month BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Bringing Pride Month to a close on 27 June 2020, the first ever Global Pride celebration kept us all entertained while we missed out on the chance to head to any physical Pride events due to [….]

Mantis partner with Brand Advance to combat keyword prejudice affecting LGBTQI and BAME publications

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A big step forward for equality in publishing as words such as “queer” and “lesbian” won’t immediately be deemed unsuitable  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As of last week, Brand Advance Media Network announced that it would be using Mantis, powered by IBM Watson, to determine safe advertising opportunities for brands targeting minority groups.  The new and [….]

NEWS: Marsha de Cordova speaks out against Liz Truss’ proposed “scrapping” of the reforms to the GRA

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Marsha de Cordova reveals her stance on trans rights in an exclusive statement to DIVA  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In recent weeks transgender individuals have been facing attacks and debates surrounding their rights in the media more than ever. We have seen a recent growth of extreme and transphobic hysteria regarding the plans to the reform [….]

NEWS: US Supreme Court ruling backs protection for LGBTQI workers

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In a landmark ruling, LGBTQI individuals in the US can no longer be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS A major win for the LGBTQI community and a landmark in history, the US Supreme Court has ruled that a federal law, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, should be [….]