EVENTS: Welcome to the House Of Pride

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Did someone say UK Premiere of The L Word: Generation Q? (They did, and it was the lovely lot behind soon-to-be queer space, HoP) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Have you heard about the new kids on the block? House Of Pride, a brand new organisation, “dedicated to supporting the queer female/nb community and building a ‘home’ [….]

OPINION: Does Facebook have a problem with lesbians?

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Even as we head into 2020, lesbians must still battle in order to have their voices heard BY LINDA RILEY Working on the launch of DIVAโ€™s 2020 strategy, which includes increasing our role within Lesbian Visibility Day, I was horrified to see that my attempt at using “@LesbianVisibility” as a username on Facebook was refused.  [….]

SNP launch “most extensive LGBTQI equality manifesto of any major party”

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Nicola Sturgeon: “The SNP will defend LGBTI equality and human rights against any attempt to roll back progress” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE PRIDE/SNP WEBSITE. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a vote for the SNP on 12 December 2019 is a vote to, “Champion LGBTI equality, escape Brexit, and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s [….]

NEW MUSIC: The Star Of Bethnal Green

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“Here’s a music video which combines the magic of Christmas with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE FROM THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN. Following the release of their winter-themed EP, Only Son Of The Falling Snow, British folk-rock band, Bearโ€™s Den, have today unveiled a powerful video [….]

Best of LGBQTI Britain celebrated at Rainbow Honours ๐ŸŒˆ

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Sue Perkins, Sadiq Khan and Sue Sanders among the honourees at the inaugural event at Madame Tussauds Sue Perkins, Sadiq Khan and Sue Sanders were among the honourees at the inaugural Rainbow Honours last night, Wednesday 4 December.   Designed to celebrate those who work to further LGBQTI equality 365 days a year, the Rainbow [….]

Lesbian Loose Women and same-sex Strictly? Saara Aalto reveals all on Lorraine

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โ€œYou should have some more lesbian women out here on British TV!โ€ IMAGE VIA TWITTER @SAARAAALTO In a brand new interview with the always lovely Lorraine Kelly, pop princess and former DIVA cover star Saara Aalto has revealed that she believes Loose Women needs a lesbian panelist. Calling out the often lacklustre lez/bi representation on [….]

Research reveals 26% of UK adults would not be proud to have an LGBTQI child

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Alarming figures show that LGBTQI children are being forced into homelessness by their own parents BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BROADLY’S GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION The thought of growing up in a household where your own parents feel uncomfortable with your sexuality at a time when LGBTQI rights have come so far, still feels shocking.  Your [….]