MUSIC: Nice to meet you, NIMMO

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Danielle Mustarde chats to the London-based duo to find out how they’re staying creative in the times of corona BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, IMAGE ROXY LEE NIMMO are Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett, a London-based duo who have been making music together since they were 14. We caught up with them to find out what inspires their [….]

Headshot Image description: Alice Sheppard is a light skinned multi-racial woman with brown, yellow and copper streaks in her curly hair short har. She smiles warmly and leans forward, resting her cheek on her hand. She is wearing a black long-sleeved top and a short gold necklace. Photo by Beverlie Lord.

DIVA meets Alice Sheppard, the disabled dancer challenging the industry

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“Theatres are ready for disabled audiences, but they aren’t ready for disabled artists” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY BEVERLIE LORD Alice Sheppard had no idea that life would lead her towards her love of dancing. She only took her first class after being dared to do so, but loved it so much that she resigned [….]

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 [….]