NEWS: Same-sex marriage backed by MPs in Northern Ireland

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MPs in Northern Ireland vote in favour of same-sex marriage with a margin of 383 votes to 73 BY BEA VASQUEZ The amendment – approved by the House of Commons – stated that Northern Ireland’s Secretary Karen Bradley needs to regulate the change of law by 21 October 2019 unless a new power-sharing executive is [….]

Trans women in the US being detained in all-male detention centres

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Lawyers call for, “immediate transfer to a Protective Care Unit for transgender women” BY RACHEL BADHAM Dozens of trans-women in the US are being detained in all-male, for-profit detention centres under Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE.” Many of these women were lawfully migrating from South to Central America to request asylum as a result [….]

Trans Vegas, baby!

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The Manchester-based arts festival is back with five days of spectacular performances all aiming to counteract transphobia BY RACHEL BADHAM From the 29 June to the 3 July 2019, the lovely city of Manchester will be hosting… ta-dah! Trans Vegas Festival, an arts festival dedicated to providing a space for trans and non-conforming voices. Trans [….]

Captain Hannah Graf collects MBE from HRH Prince William

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Graf is the UK’s highest ranking transgender soldier BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE OUTNEWS GLOBAL. Captain Hannah Graf yesterday collected her MBE from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace. Speaking to OutNews Global, Graf commented: “It was a huge honour receiving my MBE today from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William at Buckingham [….]

“They have made us feel invisible. Invisible and illegal”

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Voices Of Kenya shares testimonials of Kenyans who will be directly affected by failed attempt at decriminalising same-sex relationships BY BEATRICE VASQUES. IMAGE ARTSY SOLOMON. Same-sex relationships are still illegal in 70 countries, half of them in Africa, where queer people are still persecuted for their sexual orientation. Kenya is – unfortunately – still one [….]

BBC Newsreader Jane Hill discloses battle with breast cancer

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“My return wouldn’t have been possible without our NHS” BY BEATRIZ VASQUES. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/DIVA BBC presenter Jane Hill, 49, has presented BBC One’s lunchtime programme for the first time since November after revealing she’s been battling breast cancer for the past six months. Hill, who has presented at a number of DIVA events over [….]

Remembering Lyra McKee

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Jacquie Lawrence pays tribute to the young journalist murdered in Northern Ireland on Good Friday Lyra McKee, the talented young journalist, advocate and activist for the LGBTQI community, was murdered on the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday agreement by a terrorist suspected to be a member of the self-named “New IRA”. [….]