#NoKids?

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Join this post-show panel for a discussion on same-sex parenting and homophobic bullying at Battersea Art Centre BY BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE No Kids is the latest thought-provoking, autobiographical play from the multi award-winning Bristol-based company, Ad Infinitum, where the characters ask: “Should we have kids, or not?” A real-life, same-sex couple, Nir and George try to [….]

Olga Chajdas on realising her dream film project, Nina

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“Growing up in Poland you missed out on the culture of LGBT+ films” BY ANGELA NEEDHAM I meet Olga Chajdas at a bar on a late afternoon in London. It’s January, it’s dark and it’s due to snow. Wrapped in my thickest scarf and puffiest coat, I felt like a character in Chajdas’ debut film, [….]

Intersex representation on TV: Did Call The Midwife get it right?

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DIVA columnist Valentino Vecchietti responds to episode five of the BBC drama BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI A ripple of panic went through the intersex community when we heard that there was going to be an intersex character featured in tonight’s (10 February 2019) episode of Call The Midwife.   Internationally, intersex people messaged back and forth [….]

ILLINOIS ♥ LGBTQ

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Travel with Pride in Illinois From fabulous nightlife to quaint retreats, Illinois greets LGBTQ travelers with trip ideas that start in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ neighborhoods and continue to attractions and festivals around the state. Welcome to the Neighborhood Feel right at home – even miles from home – in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ communities… Andersonville This [….]

Andee Ryder becomes first trans producer-director to be nominated for a BAFTA

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“There’s an issue with diversity within the industry; there’s also promise – but it won’t change overnight” BY EMILY EATON Andee “Dee” Ryder’s recent film McQueen, a feature-length documentary on Alexander McQueen, has received two nominations: Outstanding British Film and Documentary – making Dee the first trans producer-director to be nominated for the prestigious award. Here, [….]

Why we need to talk about bi women and victim blaming

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“Bisexual women are used to feeling invisible – instead, let’s create queer spaces that are genuinely inclusive” BY RUTH DAVIES The tension between feeling “too gay” when you’re around straight people and “not gay enough” when you’re in queer spaces can be uncomfortable, frustrating and erasing. Thankfully, more bi people are speaking up about bi-erasure [….]

Introducing: Diversify Podcast

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“Last year I bought a microphone, called up a few friends and created a new podcast called Diversify“ BY HOLLY, DIVERSIFY PODCAST It’s no big secret that the thoughts and opinions of certain demographics have long been ignored. In 2019 we may all have some promise of equality and protection under the law but in practice [….]