NEWS: Finland’s new prime minister believes equality “foundation of everything”

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Finnish PM Sanna Marin was raised by lesbian mums BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA THE NEWS PIG This week Sanna Marin makes history. The 34-year-old politician, who previously served as Finland’s Minister for transport and communications, has now become the youngest ever leader of a nation.  A member of the Social Democrats party, she was [….]

SNP launch “most extensive LGBTQI equality manifesto of any major party”

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Nicola Sturgeon: “The SNP will defend LGBTI equality and human rights against any attempt to roll back progress” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE PRIDE/SNP WEBSITE. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a vote for the SNP on 12 December 2019 is a vote to, “Champion LGBTI equality, escape Brexit, and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s [….]

#ElisaPomarelli: Remember her name, her story – not that of her murderer

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A young, LGBTQI woman’s memory is being erased as the Italian press “romanticise” the man who murdered her BY JANE FAE (WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM NOVIOLENZADONNE). IMAGE TWITTER. There is a meltdown happening on Italian Twitter right now. For once, it is a bit more than froth, for it shines a disturbing light on an [….]

Streets of Leeds lined with support for trans lesbians

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Event created to protest “lesbian erasure” instead met with overwhelming support for trans members of the community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES LEARNEST. An event held in Leeds on Saturday 7 September and described as a “lesbian-only Pride march”, was instead met by members of the wider community coming together to support their trans lez/bi sisters [….]

NEWS: Is Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson about to quit?

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Tory sources say announcement is “imminent” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE WIKICOMMONS Ruth Davidson could be about to quit as leader of the Scottish Conservative party because of “irreconcilable differences with Boris Johnson over Brexit and the pressures of motherhood” according to reports by The Guardian newspaper today. Davidson, who has been Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party since 2011, [….]

Queer women “invisible to the public eye, stereotyped and facing prejudice”

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Eight out of 10 believe they might have come out sooner if brands had shown people like them in ads when they were growing up BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION. Research by UK media agency UM revealed today shows that more than nine out of 10 queer women believe they are negatively stereotyped [….]