Join us in celebrating Linda Riley’s 60th birthday

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Our publisher is marking this milestone by asking people to donate to Stonewall Housing BY NIC CROSARA Today marks DIVA publisher, Linda Riley’s, 60th birthday. Throughout her life, she’s achieved so much and has continuously served our community. Linda began her career in publishing over 20 year ago as joint publisher of both g3 and [….]

Ready for more podDIVA to kick off your year?

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Our first episode of 2022 is full of queer cheer BY DIVA STAFF Hey DIVAs! 2022 is here, and podDIVA is back. Thank you to everyone who has tuned in to our episodes so far. The theme for our fabulous January issue is queer joy so this debrief is packed full of queer cheer. Join your [….]

Nominations are now open for the DIVA Awards 2022

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What are you waiting for? Make yours today! ✨ BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY DIVA MEDIA GROUP It’s that time of year again, DIVAs! Nominations for the coveted DIVA Awards are now open, recognising incredible LGBTQI women and non-binary people and their allies across business, the media, politics and sport. Taking place on 28 April [….]

Headline sponsor Burberry to grant £10,000 to Charity of the Year at 2022 British Diversity Awards

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Have an unsung hero, project or company you’d like to recognise? Make your nomination by Friday 17 December! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY BURBERRY BRITISH DIVERSITY AWARDS Though advances have been made towards equality across the globe, progress and acceptance cannot be taken for granted: in October 2021, the UK Home Office reported a worrying [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley picks up inaugural Trans Ally award at Trans In The City

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Trans In The City is on a mission to elevate and support trans voices in the corporate world BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LINDA MASON In a euphoric moment, DIVA publisher Linda Riley has been awarded the accolade for Trans Ally at Trans In The City, presented by Deutsche Bank. Organised by BP’s Bobbi Pickard, [….]

BBC quits Stonewall Diversity Champions programme in the wake of anti-trans article

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The Diversity Champions programme helps companies to promote LGBTQIA workplace equality BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY The BBC has announced its departure from the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme following recent controversies surrounding its coverage of LGBTQIA issues. It follows Channel 4 and Ofcom, reflecting internal concerns over its ability to remain impartial. The Stonewall [….]

Trans Media Watch calls for investigation into transphobic BBC article

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The organisation points to poor standards of BBC journalistic practice BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY Trans Media Watch, a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues, has called for an investigation into a transphobic article published yesterday by the BBC. Claiming that lesbians are being pressured into sex by “some [….]