NEWS: Nicola Adams’ Strictly Come Dancing partner revealed

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In what will be Strictly’s first ever same-sex dance pairing, Nicola Adams and Katya Jones have reportedly joined forces  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We couldn’t have been more excited when we found out just last month that lesbian athlete Nicola Adams would be making history as one half of the first ever same-sex pairing to take [….]

Black queer women and non-binary people we’re celebrating this Black History Month

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Here’s 25 of our favourite Black LGBTQI icons changing the game in 2020 ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy Black History Month! Every October it’s an important time to not only look back at Black History, but also to look forward and celebrate the here and now. To shine a light on the individuals who have made [….]

NEWS: Lesbian TV boss leaves Netflix

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Is Hollywood culling its LGBTQI top executives? OPINION PIECE – BY DIVA PUBLISHER LINDA RILEY After 18 years with entertainment giant Netflix, the company’s VP of Original Content has left the company in a dramatic shake up which has left Hollywood reeling. In a famously conservative industry, Cindy Holland was far and away the most [….]

NEWS: Hundreds of viewers complain to the BBC regarding a same-sex kiss shown on The Next Step

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Cleo and Jules shared a kiss on Canadian teen drama The Next Step on CBBC, leading to hundreds of complaints  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE In what came as a monumental move forward for the CBBC last month, a teenage drama The Next Step showed the first kiss between two teenage girls falling in [….]

MAISIE RICHARDSON-SELLERS: “Intersectional feminism is the only feminism”

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Actor and filmmaker Maisie Richardson-Sellers talks growing up mixed race, leaning into her queerness and changing the game for on-screen representation BY ROXY BOURDILLON “I’m fed up with having straight, cis, white people tell queer stories.” Maisie Richardson-Sellers is venting about one of her specialist subjects: LGBTQI representation. Yes, it’s brilliant to see the proliferation [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: LGBTQI role models in the workplace

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Alex Enness-Laporte, from EY, talks to myGwork’s Louise Sinnerton about her role as Unity Co-Chair BY MGWORK Alex Enness-Laporte grew up in Australia – in her words “in an environment that wasn’t designed to help her discover who she was or explore her sexuality”. “It was difficult to be out when I was growing up. [….]

Sandi Toksvig: “I’m still a lesbian”

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National treasure Sandi Toksvig reflects on the reaction of the tabloid press to her coming out BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In 1994, Sandi Toksvig became the first lesbian in the UK to come out while in the public eye, after hearing rumours that she was about to be outed by a tabloid. Now a national treasure, [….]