Changes to Gender Recognition process don’t go far enough, say campaigners

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The cost has been cut from £140 to £5 but changes stop short of “meaningful reform” BY DIVA STAFF The cost of applying for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) has been reduced from £140 to £5, taking affect today (Tuesday 4 May).  Introduced under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, a GRC allows a person’s legal [….]

VIEWS: Why I believe Lesbian Visibility Week is an inclusive event

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“Improved visibility should be about queer voices being heard. Period” BY EMMA FLINT, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR BROADLY’S GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Ever since Lesbian Visibility Day was introduced in 2008, 26 April has become synonymously viewed as a time of lesbian celebration. A celebration that’s become a weeklong affair since DIVA’s Linda Riley started [….]

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 [….]

OPINION: Not gay enough for TikTok?

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Are stereotypes online doing damage to LGBTQI young people? BY MICHELE THEIL There are countless videos on TikTok exploring different aspects of the queer community. From activism on behalf of the LGBTQI+ community to videos about what your celebrity crush means for your sexuality, there is a strong presence of queer teens and young adults [….]

NEWS: UK’s first LGBTQI retirement community set to open within One Housing’s Bankhouse building

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Located in Vauxhall, Lambeth Tonic Housing’s new project will make history 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TONIC HOUSING This week Tonic Housing have made history by announcing that 2021 will see them open the UK’s first ever LGBTQI retirement community, after securing a £5.7million loan from the Mayor Of London. This support from the [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: Being quirky in the great wide world

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This week, Louisa tells us the tale of an awkward encounter  BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Last fortnight’s piece touched on the pressures of socialising and making friends when you walk your own path. I received so many comments from people telling me how much it resonated with them, that I decided it was [….]