Black Queer History: How can the education system do better?

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In conversation with K Bailey Obazee and Sharifa James on the importance of Black queer joy and community BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KATERINA HOLMES When it comes to the classroom, and the wider world in general, both Black and queer history have suffered a great deal of erasure. Growing up, classes that addressed Black [….]

Checking in with the bisexual community

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9 Bisexuals on their awakenings, bi icons and the issues bi folks face BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HANNAH BUSING Happy Bisexuality Awareness week! To celebrate, I wanted to check in with various members of the community on the bi-agenda. What’s your favourite thing about being bi? Malaika Kegode (she/her): The T-shirts. Just kidding. My [….]

Just a really cool list of meetups, groups and resources for bisexuals

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If you’re bi+ and looking to connect with the community, check out this list! BY DIVA STAFF Community is a key contributor towards a good state of mental wellbeing. Here are some awesome resources available to bisexuals within the UK. Whether you’re looking for crafts, workshops or mental health resources – there’s something for you [….]

Everything you need to know about Birmingham Pride 2021

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Featuring Cheryl, Sister Sledge, Bimini Bon Boulash and SO MANY MORE! #StrongerTogether BY DIVA STAFF We’re counting down the days until Birmingham Pride is back in our lives. And there’s not long to go now, bab! It’s all happening over the weekend of 25 and 26 September. This year’s celebrations promise to be bigger and [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “It’s important that we make sure everyone feels seen, valued and respected”

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Lucy Smith from Mercer speaks to myGwork‘s Alim Kheraj about allyship, why LGBTQ+ equality must be discussed in the workplace and her role as co-chair of Mercer Pride UK BY MYGWORK Working in the world of finance was always on the cards for Lucy Smith. Growing up she used to see her dad, who was [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Being open about my sexuality helped my career”

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Rebecca Dandridge from Gilead tells myGwork‘s Alim Kheraj about seeing the world of science through the eyes of art, culture and storytelling, the queer scene of Birmingham, and how being open about her sexuality helped her career to grow BY MYGWORK When Rebecca Dandridge was a teenager, she wanted to be a designer for the [….]

Young LGBTQI+ people of colour share their stories of love and rage

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“Our stories are valuable, our visibility is key”  BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Young LGBTQI+ people of colour have shared their stories of love and rage in an insightful new video, recorded to mark this year’s UK Black Pride. In the video, Pippa, Amy and Issac, ambassadors for the charity Just Like Us, open up about the [….]