VIRTUAL REALITY: Make some noise for… BFI Flare At Home!

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BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival becomes BFI Flare At Home, making over 230 films available online BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE. ABOVE: AND THEN WE DANCED In just days, BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival organisers have created an offer to give festival bookers the opportunity to see on BFI Player a number of great [….]

NEWS: G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph announces closure amid spread of COVID-19

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LGBTQI+ venues are closing across London and the rest of the country – without the support they need BY SOPHIE PERRY G-A-Y club owner Jeremy Joseph announced that the club chain, which has branches in London and Manchester, would be closing due to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus.  Joseph tweeted: “@BorisJohnson Is Not A [….]

NEWS: Prides across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled

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“According to the European Pride Organisers Association, at least 23 Pride events have been cancelled or postponed” BY GRACE PRITCHARD The spread of COVID-19 has sent shock waves internationally, and with world famous events – including the BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, Glastonbury and Eurovision – and smaller, community gatherings being cancelled every day, the summer [….]

Three things you can do *right now* to be a better trans ally

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(And all in under 10 minutes) BY SOPHIE PERRY  You may have heard about the recent opinion piece by Suzanne Moore, published in The Guardian newspaper, and calling for the “protection of women’s sex-based rights”. It’s just one of the latest in a noted pattern of transphobic content published by the mainstream media platform. This [….]

QUEER VOICES HEARD: How is the coronavirus affecting you?

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“We want to know what you think about the Coronavirus, and how the LGBTQI+ community may be affected” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE SHARON MCCUTCHEON Here in the UK, it seems people are finally beginning to take the spread of the coronavirus seriously. Despite what feels like an apparent lack of clarity from the UK government, [….]

“HEAVY HEARTS”: BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival cancelled amid COVID-19

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Organisers of the international film festival take the “very difficult decision” to cancel the “very special and long standing” event BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE The BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, with which DIVA magazine work closely with each year, has been cancelled. Amid recent developments relating to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, organisers have [….]

OPINION: “We are stronger together”

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A view from the ground with trans people and their allies at London’s most recent trans solidarity demonstration Words submitted by London Bi Pandas, #LwiththeT, #GwiththeT, #BwiththeT, Muslim LGBT Network, The Gay Liberation Front, Queer AF Brighton, Transmissions, Educate & Celebrate and more… On 9 March 2020, a trans solidarity demonstration was held in opposition [….]