HEALTH: Holler It is a brand new wellbeing platform, available 24/7

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The platform has launched to offer support for those struggling to cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Holler It is a brand new wellbeing service for businesses to support customers and employees facing mental and emotional health issues. Launched by Lily Gupta, it comes after the World Health Organisation [….]

NEWS: Emerging humanitarian crisis for LGBTQI individuals amidst Coronavirus pandemic

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A new consultation by Kaleidoscope Trust reveals an unfolding humanitarian crisis  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Today, a new consultation by Kaleidoscope Trust of 34 LGBTQI charities working in 37 Commonwealth countries, reveals an unfolding humanitarian crisis for LGBTQI communities across the Commonwealth as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The governments’ responses [….]

NEWS: Celebrity a cappella group sing for care workers

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Huge names such as Sam Bailey and Divina de Campo have joined forces in aid of The Care Workers’ Charity BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Ever wanted to see a bunch of your favourite celebs singing a cappella versions of some gay anthems? Today is your lucky day. An a cappella army of celebrities and entertainment personalities [….]

New study explores social impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI+ community

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“When mental health and social isolation already disproportionately affects our community, it’s vital that we listen to those who are most vulnerable” BY SOPHIE PERRY A new snapshot study completed by LGBTQI+ community research Queer Voices Heard delves into the social impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBTQI+ people.  The study, which was undertaken between [….]

COME TOGETHER: DIVA create online community to bring lez/bi women together during COVID-19

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“Our digital doors are wide open” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “Hey, DIVA family. Welcome to our new digital hangout, a safe space to meet, chat and collaborate,” begins the new Facebook-based, DIVA Community, launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together amid everything that’s happening in the world right now. “In these uncertain [….]

NEWS: Prides across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled

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“According to the European Pride Organisers Association, at least 23 Pride events have been cancelled or postponed” BY GRACE PRITCHARD The spread of COVID-19 has sent shock waves internationally, and with world famous events – including the BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, Glastonbury and Eurovision – and smaller, community gatherings being cancelled every day, the summer [….]

Want to get your body moving (but don’t know where to start?)

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We’ve got you covered with these LGBTQI-friendly sports clubs and communities 🎾⚽️🏀⚾️ BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE GODISABLE JACOB. With spring just around the corner, the sun making the odd (gleefully welcomed) appearance here and there, and that light March breeze, now is a 💯 time to pick up a new sport. First off, you’re not [….]