International Women’s Day: DIVA meets akt charity founder

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Cath Hall MBE tells DIVA all about her journey to becoming one of the UK’s most influential activists for queer youth WORDS BY BEX SHORUNKE, ILLUSTRATION BY JESSICA SHARVILLE In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we took the opportunity to spotlight one of the country’s most instrumental straight ally activists for LGBTQI rights – [….]

NEWS: Over half of LGBTQI young people are feeling the effects of the pandemic on their mental health

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“This is the biggest risk to the mental health of LGBT+ young people since Section 28” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA JUST LIKE US New research from LGBT youth charity Just Like Us has revealed alarming figures regarding the mental health of LGBT young people in the UK. The findings highlighted that young people who [….]

CHARITY: Stonewall announces groundbreaking new partnership with TikTok for LGBT History Month

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The newly launched channel will “educate and inspire the next generation of advocates and the wider TikTok community” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS TikTok has become the heart and soul of LGBTQI content over the past year, so it’s perfect timing for the massive platform to announce a partnership with Stonewall, the UK’s leading LGBTQI charity, this [….]

Kaleidoscope Trust: An inside look at the charity supporting LGBTQI activists around the world

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What is Kaleidoscope Trust and what do they do? Executive Director Phyll Opoku-Gyimah gives us a peek behind the scenes BY PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH As the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust I have had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing human rights defenders who risk their lives and work tiredly to fight for their rights [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize secures funding to create new short films by LGBTQI community groups

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The £195,330 will go towards 10 LGBTQI community groups across Wales to create new short films BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today organisers of the Iris Prize have launched a Wales-wide, three-year project working with community groups from across the country to discuss issues faced by the LGBTQI community.  This news comes as Cardiff’s biggest LGBTQI film [….]

HEALTH: Research finds that the sexual health needs of trans and non-binary individuals are not being met

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Good sexual health is vital for everyone, and Terrence Higgins Trust have the resources to help BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST New trans-specific sexual health information – led by and celebrating trans, non-binary and gender diverse people – has been published by the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins [….]

CHARITY: Opening Doors reveal the issues faced by the elderly LGBTQI community during lockdown

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Older LGBTQI people have been disproportionately affected by isolation and loneliness this year  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA OPENING DOORS LONDON In a brand new Fabric Of Britain Report by Karmarama, Opening Doors have revealed how strongly impacted the elderly LGBTQI community have been by issues of isolation and loneliness during the Covid-19 pandemic in [….]