Dear readers: Help us to help you

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Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell pens an impassioned plea to support DIVA and keep our community thriving through the Covid-19 crisis BY CARRIE LYELL Do you remember the first copy of DIVA you bought? I do. (Almost) 20 years on, I can still see the shiny red cover, clear as day, glistening on that shelf in WH [….]

10 ways to be a great intersex ally

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Some easy ways to elevate the I in LGBTQI BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We asked intersex activists Valentino Vecchietti and Holly Greenberry for their tips on how to be a great ally for the intersex community. Here’s what they told us.  1. Support and engage with intersex organisations like IntersexUK by offering your [….]

Labour candidates grilled on LGBTQI issues at first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings

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Hundreds of people from all over the country came to hear the candidates explain why the LGBTQI community should elect them BY DIVA STAFF Tonight DIVA attended and supported the first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings, hosted by LGBT Labour and presented by PinkNews. For the first event of its kind, members of the the public [….]

DIVA and PinkNews partner to interview Labour leadership candidates at LGBT+ Labour Hustings

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The candidates running for Labour leadership will be questioned on LGBTQI issues in Manchester BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The first ever LGBT+ Labour Hustings event will take place in Manchester next week. The event, presented by Pink News, will be hosted by LGBT+ Labour and supported by DIVA. Open to all leadership candidates who reach the [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Having our son was the catalyst to changing the way I was at work”

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Santander’s Kirsty Lacey sits down to talk about becoming a mother and not keeping her sexuality a secret BY LOUISE SINNERTON Kirsty was not one of those people that kept her wife a secret, but she wasn’t explicit about their relationship either. She has been married for six years and it was only 16 months [….]

Who are your lez/bi inspirations of 2019?

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Celebrate your queeroes by nominating them for a DIVA Award! BY DIVA STAFF Who made your 2019 really, really special? Was it US Soccer captain Megan Rapinoe, when she lifted the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer, or Adele Roberts chowing down on unmentionables for her camp mates in the jungle? Maybe it was writer and [….]