McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast collaborate with EqualEngineers to promote job opportunities for LGBTQI people

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Both companies will present at Conway Hall in Holborn on 3 November 🚗 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In an important moment for LGBTQI visibility in the workplace, McLaren Racing and Avanti West Coast are collaborating to improve job prospects for LGBTQI people. The project is coordinated by EqualEngineers, an enterprise that connects inclusive [….]

An open letter to Sadiq Khan urges the reform of Pride in London

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Pride is a protest, after all 🏳️‍🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY A FOXLEY-JOHNSON Penned by 14 leading members of the LGBTQI community including DIVA publisher Linda Riley, an open letter has been issued to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan demanding the immediate reform of Pride in London. Ex-Pride organisers Ade John, former local groups [….]

DYLEMA has dropped her debut single and it’s a dreamy slice of contemporary jazz

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DYLEMA plays the Round Chapel in Clapton, East London on 30 October BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA THE DYLEMA COLLECTIVE ON INSTAGRAM Describing herself as a “Jazz meets Storytelling” experience, DYLEMA has dropped her dreamy debut single, Mine. The video stars Kikz Katika and Tania Chikaima, depicting stunning visuals of #WLW lust with the iconic [….]

Why we love Welsh soul artist Nia Wyn

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We’re counting down the days till her next show – see you there, DIVAs! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FEAR OF MUSIC Fancy a slice of soul? Welsh artist Nia Wyn is one of the most exciting voices on the contemporary music scene, and with the support of fellow LGBTQIA+ artist Tom King, she makes [….]

Queer art show Love Is Not An Ideology is raising money for Poland’s LGBTQIA+ community

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“We are starting a movement to fight for the human right to love without fear” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY BEN YOUDAN & DAVID HOCKNEY Opening on 5 October at London’s Zebra One Gallery, queer art show Love Is Not An Ideology will be raising money for Polish Charity Federacja Znaki Równości. It will feature [….]

Tonic Housing launches the UK’s first LGBTQIA+ retirement community, Tonic@Bankhouse

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Numerous reservations have already been made, affirming its life-changing potential for generations of elderly LGBTQIA+ people to come BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY TIM BODDY In exciting news, Tonic Housing has launched the UK’s first LGBTQIA+ retirement community, Tonic@Bankhouse, in partnership with One Housing. Taking place on 20 September, the launch was celebrated with a [….]

DIVA BOX OFFICE helps MINT celebrate its 15th birthday party at Brick Lane’s iconic Truman Brewery

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DJs including Misty B, Not Just Jade and the latest TikTok star, Krystal Lake, will be delivering the best summer party vibes BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE, IMAGES BY JACKDAW MEDIA. Nikki Chubb, Mint’s founder, calls this late summer pop up event the “holy mother of all parties and much needed after the Pride Carnival was cancelled”. [….]