NEWS: Pride In London opens applications for LGBTQI groups to receive much-needed funding

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Applications for Pride In London’s Unity Fund are now open to all grassroots LGBTQI organisations  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS After a difficult year for many LGBTQI organisations that have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, there may just be a light at the end of the tunnel.  Following its launch in June this year, applications [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: An interview with Charlie Powell

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Carrie Lyell meets Kiss FM’s Charlie Powell to find out what it takes to get ahead in radio  BY CARRIE LYELL From the age of 14, Kiss FM presenter Charlie Powell knew she wanted to work in radio. After years and years of early mornings, late nights and hard graft, she’s managed to bag a [….]

EVENTS: First ever Silver Pride launched to celebrate the older LGBTQI community

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Come and celebrate Silver Pride this weekend and help to tackle loneliness and isolation within the older LGBTQI community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The UK’s first ever Silver Pride is set to take place this weekend, celebrating older people in the LGBTQI community and helping to tackle issues of loneliness and isolation – with the likes [….]

Pride Comes Before a Fall?

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Linda Riley, DIVA publisher, gives the real reasons for DIVA’s withdrawal from Charlie Shakespeare’s Virtual Pride BY LINDA RILEY In the last week, and in my capacity as the publisher of DIVA magazine, I have been unfairly represented in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express and Breitbart regarding DIVA pulling support for Virtual Pride. [….]

SCREEN: Time to say goodbye to Vida

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The stars of Vida chat to DIVA about their time on the wonderfully diverse show INTERVIEW BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, WORDS BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS After three seasons of heartwarming queer characters and beautifully tender moments we’re very sad to say that Vida, the show that has set the bar extremely high for diversity and representation on [….]

NEWS: New Shadow Women & Equalities Shadow Minister Marsha de Cordova vows to fight for LGBTQI equality

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Labour’s new Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities spoke exclusively to DIVA to address her plans for LGBTQI equality BY DIVA STAFF When Keir Starmer was announced as the new Labour Leader earlier this year, LGBTQI Labour supporters wondered whether the cabinet members chosen would be inclusive of the LGBTQI community.  Members of [….]

Sh! What’s that sound?

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DIVA’s creative director Jacquie Lawrence listens in to Sh! Whispers, a new series of erotic audio stories BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE Rumour has it that Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium – one of Team DIVA’s favourite shops – has started a whispering campaign to encourage women (and their friends) to buy their toys online since Covid-19 has forced [….]