Free yourself, know yourself

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Manchester Pride announces programme of events for the brand new, Youth Pride MCR BY DIVA STAFF A brand spankin’, free-to-attend event for young LGBTQI people Youth Pride MCR kicks off over the August bank holiday weekend as part of the city’s wider, annual Pride celebrations. Developed through engagement with young people from across Greater Manchester, [….]

REVIEW: Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret

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“An extravaganza of laughter held at London queer sanctuary, The Glory” BY AMELIA ROBSON Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret is just what we needed to kick off #PrideMonth – and the middle of Gemini season (God help us all). To sweeten the deal, the night was held in aid of Core Arts, a mental health charity. What’s [….]

Shining a light on older LGBTQI people’s hopes and concerns surrounding care

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Scotland’s Luminate Festival comes together with LGBT Health & Wellbeing to open up discussions on LGBTQI-inclusive care BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Collaborating with filmmaker Glenda Rome, as well as older members of the local LGBTQI community, Luminate Festival and LGBT Health & Wellbeing introduce, (drumroll please…) Return To The Closet? A short, community-led film exploring issues [….]

Fuck You Pay Me comes to The Bunker Theatre

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“We don’t need to discuss whether sex work is real work – it is” BY ELEANOR NOYCE. JOANA NASTARI (PICTURED) “The best thing that you can do is listen to sex workers. Take the power and put it back in the hands of the workers” Fuck You Pay Me, the witchy, feminist-shaped, celebratory creation 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 [….]