Horse McDonald: “Singing saved my life when I was growing up”

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The lesbian icon talks visibility and finding her voice INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE SHOWS HORSE NEXT TO ROXANA HALLS’ PORTRAIT, PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN PHANG For our Lesbian Visibility Issue, not only do we have Roxana Halls’ stunning portrait of Horse McDonald on the cover, we have a fabulous interview inside too. DIVA editor-in-chief Carrie [….]

CAREERS: DIVA launches LGBTQI+ Women At Work Development Day

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Part of #LesbianVisibilityWeek, DIVA’s Development Day event aims to inspire lez/bi women to achieve their dream careers… BY DIVA STAFF Recognised as a brand that raises the voices of, and provides support to LGBTQI women across all aspects of their lives, DIVA Media Group – DIVA magazine‘s big sister – felt creating a Women At Work-inspired [….]

Lesbian Visibility Week: Raising awareness, understanding and support for LGBTQI women

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The first ever Lesbian Visibility Week will take place (now virtually) in April 2020 BY LINDA RILEY Introducing the Inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week, supported by DIVA Media Group. Lesbian Visibility Day has been recognised since 2008, but this year DIVA Media Group wanted to build on this, running a dedicated week to Lesbian Visibility from [….]

OPINION: Does Facebook have a problem with lesbians?

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Even as we head into 2020, lesbians must still battle in order to have their voices heard BY LINDA RILEY Working on the launch of DIVA’s 2020 strategy, which includes increasing our role within Lesbian Visibility Day, I was horrified to see that my attempt at using “@LesbianVisibility” as a username on Facebook was refused.  [….]

The problem with lesbian visibility in Hollywood

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“People are far more concerned about gay male erasure than a lack of lesbian representation” BY LINDA RILEY When Disney announced that straight male actor Jack Whitehall was to play a camp, gay character in Jungle Cruise, Twitter went into meltdown, questioning why the role wasn’t given to a gay actor. People were angry. Compare and [….]