New Manifesto urges the next Mayor of London to commit to bettering the lives of disadvantaged LGBTIQA+ people

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The LLCHC has launched a Manifesto today with recommendations on how to improve LGBTIQA+ community housing in London BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY ARON VAN DE POL FOR UNSPLASH The London LGBTIQA+ Community Housing Coalition (LLCHC) has today publicly launched their Manifesto containing recommended actions for the next Mayor of London. The Manifesto comes as [….]

Young lesbians most likely to experience loneliness and isolation in the LGBTQI community, according to new research

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“It is yet another reminder of why events such as Lesbian Visibility Week are needed for our young people who are still so clearly struggling for equality in every aspect of their lives” BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY JOICE KELLY FOR UNSPLASH Young lesbians are the most likely in the LGBTQI community to experience tension [….]

The campaign calling for an end to fertility inequality for LGBTQI couples

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Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans started the movement after facing discrimination when trying for a baby BY HARRIET ARGENT YouTube power couple Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans started a campaign in November last year to fight for fertility equality for LGBTQI families in the UK. The campaign, which now has over 5,500 signatures, is urging the government [….]

The DIVA Survey results you need to read

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New research finds three in four LGBTQI women and non-binary people are experiencing worse mental health due to the pandemic BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY SAMSON KATT VIA PEXELS Results of The DIVA Survey: LGBTQI Women and Non-Binary People’s Insight 2021, released today to coincide with Lesbian Visibility Day, show the impact the pandemic has [….]

What you need to know about the conversion therapy ban in Northern Ireland

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Other nations in the UK: take note BY HARRIET ARGENT The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of a motion to ban the practice of conversion therapy.  The motion was passed on Tuesday afternoon (20 April 2021) by an overwhelming 59-24 votes following a long debate with elected representatives from the various political parties. [….]

More than half of LGBTQI young people have faced discrimination while homeless, according to a shocking new report

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“The statistics around harassment and discrimination are unacceptable in a country that we often consider to be progressive” BY HARRIET ARGENT More than half of homeless LGBTQI young people faced discrimination and harassment from services designed to help them, according to a report by akt.  In their latest survey of 161 LGBTQI young people in [….]

Anne Lister is 230 this weekend and we’re celebrating in style

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Gentleman Jack is 230 and looking fine! 🥳 BY DIVA STAFF Thousands of Anne Lister fans will come together online this weekend to celebrate the famous diarists’ birthday.  Saturday 3 April 2021 would have been the scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner’s 230th birthday. It’s also a landmark year for her Halifax home, Shibden Hall, which [….]