Lisa Nandy: “We need to make sure people are diverse and in prominent positions at every level in the Labour Party”

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley interviews Lisa Nandy  BY LINDA RILEY Lisa Nandy, one of three candidates still in the race for the Labour leadership, faced disruptive hecklers at the first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings in Manchester last week. One person in the audience accused the candidates of not knowing “what the definition of woman is” [….]

Keir Starmer: “We need to make a lot more progress on LGBTQI issues”

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley interviews Keir Starmer  BY LINDA RILEY At the LGBT+ Labour hustings in Manchester, Keir Starmer provided his support and backing for the various issues faced by the LGBTQI community, stressing how well it bodes for the Labour party that all three leadership candidates hold strong and fair views when it comes [….]

Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan: “I want to be a voice working with you to take what you need and want forward”

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DIVA magazine publisher Linda Riley interviews Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan BY LINDA RILEY In her own words, Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan is: “Current MP for Tooting, Labour deputy leadership hopeful, and an all-round fabulous lady.”  She has served as MP for Tooting since the 2016 by-election, and Shadow Minister for Sport between October 2016 and January 2020.  [….]

Dawn Butler says: “Whenever there is a platform, we need to ensure that we amplify the voices of the LGBTQI community”

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley interviews Dawn Butler BY LINDA RILEY Dawn Butler is the first elected black woman in Britain to ever become a minister, the only BAME leadership candidate and has made history by being the first person ever Afro-Caribbean person to make the leadership battle without any Union backing.  She has also served [….]

Ian Murray: “One transphobic person in the Labour Party is one too many”

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DIVA magazine publisher Linda Riley interviews Ian Murray BY LINDA RILEY During the first LGBT+ Labour hustings in Manchester last week, Ian Murray, the only Scottish candidate in the deputy leadership contest, stood up for the rights of the LGBTQI community and proved himself an advocate for a zero-tolerance approach to any phobia within the [….]

Angela Rayner: “At the moment, Labour feels quite hostile”

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DIVA magazine publisher Linda Riley interviews Angela Rayner BY LINDA RILEY Angela Rayner truly proved she is an LGTBQI icon at the first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings in Manchester last week. Walking out onto the stage wearing rainbow braces and tartan Dr. Martens, she’s evidently in touch with our community in a way that very [….]

Richard Burgon denies Laura Pidcock is transphobic

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Linda Riley interviews Labour deputy leadership candidate, Richard Burgon BY LINDA RILEY Last night, at the first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings event in Manchester, both leader and deputy leader candidates alike were put to the test on LGBTQI issues in front of hundreds of people. It was a chance for each candidate to really set [….]