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”. [….]

Come as you are

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Liverpool City Region Pride Foundation reveals the theme to its inaugural cultural, community event BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Come As You Are calls to all people, regardless of where they are from or how they identify, to take pride in their identity and come together in the spirit of friendship, love and respect – now isn’t that [….]

Ruth Hunt steps down as CEO of Stonewall

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Hunt steps down after five years in the role BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS According to “A Note from Ruth” published on Stonewall’s website on 21 February 2019, Ruth Hunt is set to leave the LGBT organisation this August. Hunt said the past 14 years at the charity have been “transformative” for her, both personally and professionally and [….]