BOOKS: Five queer Black authors to read this Black History Month

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Some of our favourite Black writers who are transforming queer literature BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We’re sure you’ve been ploughing through your lockdown reading list as the days are getting rainier and the nights are getting longer. There’s no better time than now to pick up a book by a Black queer author [….]

MUSIC: We’ve got your Black History Month playlist covered

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DIVA’s Black History Month playlist is packed with our favourite Black lez/bi and non-binary folk  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month we’ve got just the thing for you. Whether you’re working from home, need some bops to bake along to in the kitchen or something sweet and [….]

NEWS: Lady Phyll, Munroe Bergdorf and Bernardine Evaristo named in 100 Great Black Britons list

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Key Black LGBTQI individuals celebrated in the 100 Great Black Britons as Black History Month begins BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In order to mark the first day of Black History Month 2020, the 100 Great Black Britons list has been announced today, featuring some huge LGBTQI names.  The list is the brainchild of Windrush campaigner Patrick [….]

Black queer women and non-binary people we’re celebrating this Black History Month

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Here’s 25 of our favourite Black LGBTQI icons changing the game in 2020 ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy Black History Month! Every October it’s an important time to not only look back at Black History, but also to look forward and celebrate the here and now. To shine a light on the individuals who have made [….]

SCREEN: 10 iconic queer characters of colour

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Grace Almond shares her favourite queer characters of colour in TV and film BY GRACE ALMOND I’m definitely the sort of person who will watch, read or listen to anything remotely queer. And queer characters of colour have been a source of inspiration to so many of us in the margins of our community. Writing [….]

OPINION: Addressing racism in the LGBTQI community

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“The intersection of this Pride Month with the Black Lives Matter movement must serve as a catalyst for long-term change within the LGBTQI community” BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN In all 50 states in the United States, and 18 countries across six continents, thousands have taken to the streets over the past week in what has been [….]

How to support Black-owned businesses

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Follow these simple steps to show solidarity in your every day life BY FINIMPACT There are various ways that you can help black-owned businesses to survive COVID-19 and to show your support for the current Black Lives Matter movement. A primary way to help is to divert your spending towards Black-owned businesses. But this is [….]