NEWS: The Outside Project address domestic abuse within the LGBTQI community through new accommodation appeal

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Star Refuge will provide much needed emergency accommodation for those fleeing violence and abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The UK’s first ever shelter for LGBTQI homelessness, The Outside Project, was set up by Carla Ecola in 2017, providing a vital service that didn’t previously exist for LGBTQI people, who have unique experiences and risks [….]

NEWS: Queer Britain launch a new international research project

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The research will study COVID-19’s impact on the UK’s LGBTQI population  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Queer Britain, the national LGBTQ+ museum, is launching a brand-new international project, Queer Pandemic: Resilience In Times Of Crisis.  It is a video-based oral history project with the aim of collecting stories about the experiences of LGBTQI people in the UK [….]

Well, Christmas just came early…

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All-female mechanics Spanners With Manners team up with Sadie Frost to create charity calendar (and we’re here for it) BY DIVA STAFF/DEBBI CLARK. PHOTOGRAPHY DEBBI CLARK Looking for some Christmas gift inspo? Well, look no further. This gift is both, um… aesthetically-pleasing and working for the greater good by raising money to allow a crucial [….]

Women V Cancer: London to Amsterdam by bike 2021

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Cycle through four countries in four days to raise vital funds for women’s cancer charities 🚲 BY WOMEN V CANCER Fancy cycling from London to Amsterdam on Women V Cancer’s 10-year anniversary European challenge? Together, we’ll hop on our saddles in central London and pedal all the way to Amsterdam for the invaluable Women V Cancer charity [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah named as Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

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“With more than 20 years of experience as an LGBTQ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner, I’m thrilled to embark on this next chapter” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Widely known as Lady Phyll (partly due to her decision to reject an MBE to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire) DIVA columnist Phyll [….]

Women and non-binary people come together at this year’s akt charity Youth Conference

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Building a stronger community with the UK’s leading LGBTQI youth homelessness charity 🌈🏠 BY CHARLIE JORDIN. IMAGE SADIE SINNER BY CLAIRE LEACH One in four young people at risk of homelessness identify as LGBTQI – and 40% of the young people the UK’s youth homelessness charity, akt, work with, identify as female. As the new [….]

Mancunians, assemble! Fancy getting in the pre-Pride mood this week?

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X Factor’s Louisa Johnson and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts perform at Manchester Pride’s Parisian-themed Spring Benefit… Ooh la la BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE The team behind Manchester Pride has announced an evening of food, drink and “dazzling performances” as tables go on sale for their fifth annual spring fundraiser. Taking place on Thursday 16 May 2019 [….]