More than half of LGBTQI young people have faced discrimination while homeless, according to a shocking new report

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“The statistics around harassment and discrimination are unacceptable in a country that we often consider to be progressive” BY HARRIET ARGENT More than half of homeless LGBTQI young people faced discrimination and harassment from services designed to help them, according to a report by akt.  In their latest survey of 161 LGBTQI young people in [….]

Queer Qreate: A new online festival celebrating LGBQTI creators

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“It’s kind of like a really fun colourful QVC” BY NADIA DAVIES A new online festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating LGBTQI+ brands, businesses, artists, and creators launches next week.  Running from 2 – 5 April, Queer Qreate is a live interactive experience celebrating LGBTQI+ creators and small businesses. Over 35 brands, creators and artists are [….]

LGBTQI community supports our siblings in Ghana

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LGBTQI fashion designer, Daniel Lismore, launches GoFundMe to raise crucial funds for a lesbian escaping danger in Ghana  BY DIVA STAFF Still facing a long road ahead before achieving equality for LGBTQI individuals, Ghana’s current stance on LGBTQI rights is one that is rife with discrimination, one where same-sex relationships are illegal and where abuse [….]

Devon locals fight to leave the love story of trailblazing lesbian pirates in the past

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Locals have expressed concerns over the new placement of Anne Bonny and Mary Read’s statue  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DEBBIE BRAGG Last November saw the unveiling of an eye-catching statue honouring two of history’s forgotten progressive pirates – Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The two renowned pirates became lovers in the 17th century as [….]

NEWS: This year’s UK census will represent the LGBTQI community for the first time

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The 2021 census will be a “historic moment” in queer history BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK For the first time ever, the 2021 UK census will recognise LGBTQI communities by asking two new voluntary questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.  Run by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) – the UK’s largest independent [….]

NEWS: Statue commemorates two of history’s greatest forgotten LGBTQI trailblazers

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The landmark statue of Anne Bonny and Mary Read was made by British artist Amanda Cotton BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DEBBIE BRAGG Trailblazing pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read have taken their rightful place in history with a statue that honours their boundary pushing, gender defying lives. Sadly, we know little about Anne (born [….]

NEWS: Pope Francis backs civil unions for same-sex couples

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“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Speaking in a new documentary about his life entitled Francesco, Pope Francis has officially called for same-sex couples to be “legally covered.” The ground-breaking statement was first heard in Rome where the documentary premiered on Wednesday.  It marks a dramatic shift [….]