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 [….]

Don’t miss this year’s Sheffield DocFest

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The 28th edition of this international film and arts festival is not to be missed BY DIVA STAFF Now in its 28th year, Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as [….]

OPINION: The global LGBTQI community need our help

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Human rights abuses are “rampant” and we need to act quickly and decisively, say campaigners BY SAURAV DUTT AND MANDY SANGHERA The LGBTQIA community in the world has never been in a more precarious position than at the current time. So much work has to be done, for if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: I struggled for so long to accept who I really was

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Amy Smith from Fitch Group spoke to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about learning to accept herself, coming out at work, and what organizations can do to support their LGBTQ+ employees. Amy describes her teens and 20s as if she was living a double life. Growing up in the 1990s, there were no LGBTQ+ people around her so she turned secretly, [….]

Together in difference: Why queer community is so important

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Queer working class disabled writer, artist and activist Jet Moon on togetherness at the heart of a new writing project for survivors BY JET MOON Today I am surprised when a new generation of LGBTIQ+ people (usually on social media) raise concerns about the word “Queer” being offensive.  I use the word Queer to describe [….]

Queer herstory: What weird and wonderful things will you preserve for future generations?

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Roni Guetta, Project Manager of Queer Heritage South, on identity, memory and herstory BY RONI GUETTA On 8 April 2021, following two years of hard work, our team launched the Queer Heritage South Digital Museum. It’s a new, community generated, digital archive of all things related to queer life in Brighton, Hove and beyond. “If I am not for myself, [….]

NEWS: LGBTQI community responds to Biden’s election victory

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Here’s what the LGBTQI community had to say in light of the news Biden will become the 46th president of the U.S. 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The LGBTQI community can breathe easier today knowing it has true allies in the White House after a historic win for Joe Biden at the weekend, as well as [….]