Remembering Lyra McKee

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Jacquie Lawrence pays tribute to the young journalist murdered in Northern Ireland on Good Friday Lyra McKee, the talented young journalist, advocate and activist for the LGBTQI community, was murdered on the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday agreement by a terrorist suspected to be a member of the self-named “New IRA”. [….]

This map reveals exactly how much of the world accepts same-sex parenting

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Same-sex adoption is still illegal in 143 countries BY ELEANOR NOYCE Here in the UK, we’ve been afforded a great many LGBTQI parenting rights. In 2002, the Adoption and Children Act allowed unmarried couples in England and Wales, including same-sex couples, to jointly adopt: this law came into effect in 2005. Scotland legalised same-sex adoption [….]

“Now is not the time to be complacent about LGBTQI+ rights”

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Julie from Willis Towers Watson opens up to myGwork‘s Louise Sinnerton about living in Spain while Brexit plays out Picture by Reyes Cervantes for REDI, panel speaker at a REDI event  Julie’s story is not uncommon among British people – she moved to Spain in 2001 and has built a life here. Julie is among [….]

Calling all budding young LGBTQI writers!

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Here’s what you need to know about Manchester Pride’s competition celebrating Alan Turing BY ELEANOR NOYCE Young, LGBTQI, and passionate about writing? Look no further, DIVAs! Manchester Pride’s Superbia programme is inviting young writers to write their own short story in celebration of the work of Alan Turing. Winning entries will be published in the [….]

DIVA is hiring!

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We’re looking for a eagle-eyed sub-editor to join our team Do you eat, sleep and breathe LGBTQI culture? Do you love words and working with a diverse team? Then you could be just what we’re looking for.  DIVA is looking for a hard-working, talented, flexible and eagle-eyed sub-editor to join our team, working five days [….]

Come as you are

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Liverpool City Region Pride Foundation reveals the theme to its inaugural cultural, community event BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Come As You Are calls to all people, regardless of where they are from or how they identify, to take pride in their identity and come together in the spirit of friendship, love and respect – now isn’t that [….]

DIVA columnist and UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah announced as Grand Marshal at World Pride 2019 🌈

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“Black and brown people started this movement and we won’t rest until we’re all free” World Pride 2019 has just announced its grand marshals and our very own DIVA columnist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is among them. We couldn’t be prouder of the LGBTQI role model and co-founder of UK Black Pride. Phyll commented: “I am honoured [….]