McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast collaborate with EqualEngineers to promote job opportunities for LGBTQI people

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Both companies will present at Conway Hall in Holborn on 3 November 🚗 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In an important moment for LGBTQI visibility in the workplace, McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast are collaborating to improve job prospects for LGBTQI people. The project is coordinated by EqualEngineers, an enterprise that connects inclusive [….]

Yasmin Benoit partners with Playful Promises on a history-making ace-themed lingerie shoot

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“I hope it makes other asexual people feel seen and empowered” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PLAYFUL PROMISES In a groundbreaking moment for asexual representation, activist Yasmin Benoit is making history in becoming the first openly asexual person to model in a lingerie campaign. Working with lingerie brand Playful Promises, founded in 2004 by Emma [….]

Adele Roberts: “There’s no ‘normal’ with cancer”

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The Radio 1 DJ takes to Instagram to share her bowel cancer diagnosis and raise awareness BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Last night Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts posted on Instagram sharing that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer and is going to have surgery today to remove the tumour. First and foremost, everyone [….]

Tom Abell announced as new chair of LGBT+ film festival Iris Prize

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The future of Iris is bright, DIVAs! 🎥 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE In a moment of renewal for LGBT+ film festival Iris Prize, Tom Abell has been announced as the new chair. As the MD of Peccadillo Pictures, Tom is a respected figure in film, having been awarded the inaugural Iris Prize [….]

Save the date: UK Black Pride announces Halloqweens 2021

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“Dress to impress or come in your spooky, scary, fabulous Halloween extravagant costumes” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY UK BLACK PRIDE The nights are getting chillier, the cobwebs are starting to form and spooky season is officially upon us. Are you looking for an immersive, inclusive and thrilling night out? Well, we’ve got some spooktastic [….]

Ruby Rose alleges dangerous and abusive conditions on the set of Batwoman

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“Nothing will change if nothing changes” BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Last year Ruby Rose fans were shocked to find out that the actor had “quit” their role of Kate Kane in CW’s Batwoman. In a statement Ruby shared that it was a “very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman”, but they didn’t [….]

An open letter to Sadiq Khan urges the reform of Pride in London

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Pride is a protest, after all 🏳️‍🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY A FOXLEY-JOHNSON Penned by 14 leading members of the LGBTQI community including DIVA publisher Linda Riley, an open letter has been issued to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan demanding the immediate reform of Pride in London. Ex-Pride organisers Ade John, former local groups [….]