Mantis partner with Brand Advance to combat keyword prejudice affecting LGBTQI and BAME publications

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A big step forward for equality in publishing as words such as “queer” and “lesbian” won’t immediately be deemed unsuitable  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As of last week, Brand Advance Media Network announced that it would be using Mantis, powered by IBM Watson, to determine safe advertising opportunities for brands targeting minority groups.  The new and [….]

CELEB: Supergirl and Grey’s Anatomy star Chyler Leigh opens up about her sexuality

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The TV star thanked the queer community for their “outpouring of love and support” since her coming out  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS You might know Chyler Leigh best for her roles playing Lexie in Grey’s Anatomy or currently as Alex in the CW series, Supergirl.  The actor recently came out in a heart-warming blog post that [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize 2020 will be held online for free

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Iris Prize is one of many events in the LGBTQI calendar turning digital this year BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today the organisers of Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced that the 14th edition of the Cardiff based film festival will be held online this October. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing – it means [….]

CELEB: Halsey opens up about her white-passing privilege

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“Nobody is gonna kill me based on my skin colour” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Over the past week, Halsey has been one of many celebrities who have been out on the streets, protesting and demanding justice for the police brutality against Black people in the USA.  In amongst medicating protestors and fighting for justice, Halsey took [….]

NEWS: Queer Britain launch a new international research project

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The research will study COVID-19’s impact on the UK’s LGBTQI population  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Queer Britain, the national LGBTQ+ museum, is launching a brand-new international project, Queer Pandemic: Resilience In Times Of Crisis.  It is a video-based oral history project with the aim of collecting stories about the experiences of LGBTQI people in the UK [….]

NEWS: P&G and GLAAD study shows that LGBTQI representation in media leads to greater acceptance

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P&G have released a brand new film demonstrating the impact of LGBTQI-inclusive advertising BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQI media advocacy organisation, today announced findings of the LGBTQ Inclusion In Advertising and Media study, conducted in partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest advertiser.  GLAAD and P&G’s study details how non-LGBTQI [….]

Pride Comes Before a Fall?

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Linda Riley, DIVA publisher, gives the real reasons for DIVA’s withdrawal from Charlie Shakespeare’s Virtual Pride BY LINDA RILEY In the last week, and in my capacity as the publisher of DIVA magazine, I have been unfairly represented in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express and Breitbart regarding DIVA pulling support for Virtual Pride. [….]