DIVA Art: Celebrating the work of lesbian, bi and queer artists

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Check out our virtual gallery! BY DIVA AND HOMOTOPIA To round off Lesbian Visibility Week 2021, we’ve teamed up with Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and culture festival, to celebrate the work and amplify the voices of LGBTQI women artists. Have a look at our virtual gallery, and make sure to check out these talented women on [….]

Why we need to add the L to IDAHOBIT

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia should explicitly recognise the challenges faced by lesbians, says DIVA publisher Linda Riley BY LINDA RILEY This week has seen an incredibly successful Lesbian Visibility Week. In what is only our second year, we’ve seen support from partners such as Stonewall, GLAAD, Mermaids, AKT, Diversity Role Models and many [….]

VIEWS: Why I believe Lesbian Visibility Week is an inclusive event

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“Improved visibility should be about queer voices being heard. Period” BY EMMA FLINT, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR BROADLY’S GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Ever since Lesbian Visibility Day was introduced in 2008, 26 April has become synonymously viewed as a time of lesbian celebration. A celebration that’s become a weeklong affair since DIVA’s Linda Riley started [….]

“I showed up to Hollywood already out so they really couldn’t out me”

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Actor and director Jillian Armenante tells DIVA about living her truth BY JANE FAE, IMAGE BY KARL GADJUSEKJ Lesbian Visibility Week is an opportunity to celebrate lesbians. Not just the young, the hip – or the skinny! – but also the women who’ve just been there. Working. Supporting. Making room for a younger generation without [….]

Sue Sanders: “Pandemic or no pandemic, the work to make LGBT+ people visible is still crucial”

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This Lesbian Visibility Week the chair of Schools OUT UK and co-founder of LGBT+ History Month emphasises the importance of “educating out prejudice” BY SUE SANDERS, IMAGE BY SHARON MCCUTCHEON FOR PEXELS It was with great surprise and pride that I received the Rainbow Honours Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. Having worked with Schools OUT [….]

Here’s how people are marking Lesbian Visibility Day

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From flying the flag above City Hall to rainbow dungarees… BY HARRIET ARGENT Lesbian Visibility Day gives us a chance to recognise and celebrate lesbian identity and culture, while showing solidarity with bisexual and queer women and non-binary people across the world.  This day urges us to acknowledge the stereotypes, judgement, and lack of representation [….]

The DIVA Survey results you need to read

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New research finds three in four LGBTQI women and non-binary people are experiencing worse mental health due to the pandemic BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY SAMSON KATT VIA PEXELS Results of The DIVA Survey: LGBTQI Women and Non-Binary People’s Insight 2021, released today to coincide with Lesbian Visibility Day, show the impact the pandemic has [….]