Kristen Stewart opens up about being advised to stop holding her girlfriend’s hand in public

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K Stew reveals the challenges faced by queer women in the film industry BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Hollywood star, Kristen Stewart revealed that she had been advised by people in the film industry to hide her sexuality if she wanted to land big film roles. When speaking about her experiences as a queer [….]

#JestemLGBT: The Polish LGBTQI community fights back against homophobia

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“We are normal people who can be found everywhere, in the store, on the street, in the office” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI On 21 July, Białystok’s first ever Pride march was met with violent opposition. As reported by Amnesty International, people were kicked to the ground, rainbow flags were burned, and insults were shouted aggressively at [….]

Reader story: “My homophobic family made my life a nightmare, but now I couldn’t be happier”

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Instagram influencer Fozia shares her difficult journey to find ultimate happiness I have always known I was gay, but my strict Muslim upbringing made it extremely difficult for me to accept myself. My family never could. I met Sammy at work. She was in an arranged marriage with a man from Pakistan, but over time, [….]

SPLINTERED: A new show about sexism and homophobia in the Caribbean

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Director Emily Aboud on the inspiration for her new play which comes to the Edinburgh Fringe later this month WORDS EMILY ABOUD, IMAGES MYAH JEFFERS Sex(ism) baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be (due to colonial influence in the Caribbean). Hello [….]

“This bunch of lads chanted that I was a ‘miserable bitch’, ‘dyke’ and ‘lesbo’… flight crew did nothing”

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Holidaymaker says she received vile homophobic abuse while on a Ryanair flight IMAGE VIA TWITTER Laura Muldoon took to Twitter to speak out about the homophobic abuse she says she received from fellow passengers while on a Ryanair flight. The social media manager shared a photograph of a group of men on board her plane, [….]

Linda Riley: “The battle for equality is far from won”

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DIVA’s publisher explains why it’s vital to keep fighting for the LGBTQI community WORDS BY LINDA RILEY, DIVA PUBLISHER, IMAGE FROM FACEBOOK/MELANIA GEYMONAT Tonight (7 June 2019) DIVA magazine, the long-established title for lesbians and bisexual women which I publish, is hosting the annual DIVA Awards, where the achievements of gay and bi women from [….]