#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 [….]