“Growing up gay in Poland is a completely different world”

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Maja Choros from Soho House sat down to speak to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about growing up in Poland, moving to London, and how she’s been changing policies and championing inclusivity ever since. BY MYGWORK Leaving Poland, Maja was painfully aware that as an LGBTQ+ person it’s too dangerous to hold hands with the person you love. Arriving in London, however, she [….]

Rosie Jones will have you in stitches with her hilarious new travel show

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Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure will make you lol, make you learn, and make you lol some more BY CARRIE LYELL We’ve been fans of comedian Rosie Jones for a long time, but with her new Channel 4 travel show Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, she’s fallen and landed right in our hearts. [….]

Ashnikko’s DEMIDEVIL is a queer triumph

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We’re in love with this mixtape from our blue-haired queen WORDS EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VASSO VU In March 2021, everyone’s favourite blue-haired queen announced the upcoming livestream of her album, DEMIDEVIL.  When Ashnikko released the album back in January it quickly amassed wide acclaim. The way in which she unapologetically takes down the misogyny and [….]

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 [….]

6 good news stories this Trans Day of Visibility

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Some positive news, for once BY NADIA DAVIES At a time when transphobia seems to have taken over the news and our social media feeds, it’s important to use Transgender Day of Visibility as an opportunity to celebrate and elevate trans lives, trans creativity and trans resilience and showcase some of the amazing work that’s [….]

Here’s how trans people are marking Transgender Day of Visibility

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A day of joy, rage, advocacy and activism BY NADIA DAVIES Started in 2009 by US trans activist, Rachel Crandall, Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of celebration – a day for trans* people, in their beautiful diversity, to be visible and proud and celebrated. Here’s how trans and non-binary folks are marking their day. [….]

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Meet the blind trans musician fighting discrimination in the industry

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Chrissie Cochrane is blazing a trail for others to follow BY SOPHIE PERRY, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM As a blind transgender woman, musician Chrissie Cochrane knows more than most about discrimination and the various forms it takes.  Born in New Zealand at the end of World War II, 76-year-old Chrissie was blind at birth as her [….]