OPINION: Exhausted by hate but committed to equality

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Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell writes from the heart on the formation of an organisation who have removed the T from LGB BY CARRIE LYELL I’ve been stuck in a kind of creative paralysis these last seven days. It’s a bit like writer’s block, but worse. Try as I might, I just can’t find the words to [….]

Ask For Clive: Everyone is welcome here

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The inclusivity campaign changing British pub culture from the inside out BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK On 19 September, Ask For Clive hosted a screening of Ashley Joiner’s Pride documentary Are You Proud? at the Odyssey Cinema in St Albans. Initiated by Hertfordshire Police, Ask For Clive is a campaign founded by Danny Clare and [….]

OPINION: On femme hostility amongst queer women

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“Many feminine queer women consciously avoid queer communities for fear of being rejected” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK “Straight-passing is mainly considered a privilege, and although it facilitates a smooth daily life, it suspends femmes to suspicion and hostility from their own community. In 2018, Hannah Gadsby started the mainstream discussion about hostility towards queer [….]

Streets of Leeds lined with support for trans lesbians

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Event created to protest “lesbian erasure” instead met with overwhelming support for trans members of the community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES LEARNEST. An event held in Leeds on Saturday 7 September and described as a “lesbian-only Pride march”, was instead met by members of the wider community coming together to support their trans lez/bi sisters [….]

On building a sense of belonging in the workplace

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“It can be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task to decide whether we should come out to new colleagues” BY LAURA DEVANEY, CO-FOUNDER OF OPEN&OUT AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON We all know the feeling when starting a new role. No matter how confident you may be in your abilities, there’s often a small part of [….]

Celebrate #LDoV in the heart of London’s Soho

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LEZevents bring you LEZsoho, a big fat, queertastic party for Lesbian Day Of Visibility It’s Lesbian Visibility Day this Friday and LEZevents is hosting one big, fat queertastic party aptly named LEZsoho, in one of London’s newest, most mysterious clubs, After All. Where better for lesbian, bi and trans women and non-binary folk to celebrate [….]

Queer Voices London: Q&A

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On the importance of inclusive, accessible spaces in the LGBTQI community BY ELEANOR NOYCE Ahead of the next Queer Voices event (which showcases and celebrates poetry, song, drag, and more) DIVA caught up with Perceptions Warehouse Director, Izabel Florence, to discuss the importance of inclusive, creative spaces in the LGBTQI community.  DIVA: Many LGBTQI events [….]