The Brit Awards get rid of gendered categories

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Whilst more needs to be done to ensure improved representation of both women and non-binary people within the music industry, this is a positive step towards inclusive change BY KEAH JOSEPH, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Earlier this week the Brit Awards announced they would no longer be using the gendered categories to identify [….]

Birmingham Pride announces its 2022 headliners

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What a way to celebrate its 25th year! 🎉 BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We may be heading into 2022, but it seems 25 is the magic number this year. Birmingham Pride had its most successful festival earlier this year and as it prepares to celebrate its 25th year by having the biggest pride [….]

Rainbow Laces is back and ready to take action

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The iconic campaign, run by LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, is back with a fresh new look and a new focus on its goals BY NIC CROSARA For the sixth year, Stonewall is launching its award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign in partnership with TeamPride. Rainbow Laces has become a symbol of LGBTQI people in sport with 12 million+ [….]

Trans Day Of Remembrance: The cost of anti-trans media

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On Saturday, 150 trans people and their allies held a vigil outside BBC TV Centre in London BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY TRANS MEDIA WATCH Last week marked the annual observances of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day Of Remembrance. Many activists called for us to “mourn the dead and fight like hell for the [….]

Just Like Us poll reveals discomfort from teachers discussing LGBT+ topics

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One in five teachers reported being uncomfortable discussing LGBT+ topics with pupils BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Today marks 18 years since Section 28 was repealed in England and Wales. Sadly, new research commissioned by Just Like Us has found that many teachers are still uncomfortable when it comes to teaching LGBT+ [….]

Meet the power Lesbians, Arlene McDermott and Julia Hoggett, leading London Stock Exchange

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In a powerful moment of visibility Trans In The City closes the City’s markets for trading at the London Stock Exchange BY DIVA STAFF The London Stock Exchange was founded in 1801, making it one of the oldest exchanges in the world. It is a historic moment that Bobbi Pickard, founder and CEO of Trans [….]

UK Black Pride releases We Will Be Heard report on experiences of LGBTQI people of colour

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Only 25% of respondents felt that their local LGBTQI spaces were welcoming BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Surveying over 1400 people, findings from UK Black Pride’s We Will Be Heard Report, launched in collaboration with Stonewall and NYX Professional Makeup, have revealed the lived experiences of LGBTQI Black [….]