A minor but inconsequential victory: Director of TransActual and Chair of Trans Media Watch reflects on the Maya Forstater case

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“Despite the press hype, there is nothing especially new or interesting in this verdict” BY jane fae I don’t know which is worse. The seeming unending procession of legal cases, brought by a peculiar alliance of self-identified “gender critical feminists” and their Christian evangelical buddies, and designed to make life for trans people difficult. Or [….]

LGBTI rights in Europe have come to a “deeply worrying” stand-still, reveals the 2021 Rainbow Index

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Martine Hess speaks to activists to find out what life is like at opposite ends of the index BY MARTINE HESS On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, and Intersexphobia (IDAHOBIT), a leading LGBTI rights organisation reports “widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people”. ILGA-Europe has, for the past 12 years, [….]

UK government outlines plans to ban conversion therapy

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A commitment to ban the practice in England and Wales has been set out in the Queen’s Speech BY CARRIE LYELL Conversion therapy is to be banned in England and Wales and a new support fund created to help those affected by the abhorrent practice, it was announced today.  Conversion therapy is the controversial practice [….]

Changes to Gender Recognition process don’t go far enough, say campaigners

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The cost has been cut from £140 to £5 but changes stop short of “meaningful reform” BY DIVA STAFF The cost of applying for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) has been reduced from £140 to £5, taking affect today (Tuesday 4 May).  Introduced under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, a GRC allows a person’s legal [….]

Sadiq Khan: I will fly the lesbian flag above City Hall for Lesbian Visibility Week

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In an interview with DIVA publisher Linda Riley, the Mayor of London pledges his support for LVW and calls on DIVA readers to re-elect him in May BY CARRIE LYELL Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged his support for Lesbian Visibility Week and says he will fly the lesbian flag above City Hall this [….]

NEWS: Entire Pride In London advisory board resigns due to a “hostile environment”

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Following yesterday’s news of Rhammel Afflick’s resignation, the whole Community Advisory Board has now resigned  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PRIDE IN LONDON The entirety of Pride In London’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) has today announced its resignation from the organisation, citing a working culture that is fuelled by bullying, gaslighting and marginalisation, particularly towards [….]

NEWS: Gaydio will go all female, all day to mark International Women’s Day 2021

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Make sure you tune in on Monday for an all female DJ takeover 🎙️ BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Not sure how you’re going to be celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday? Well, we’ve got just the thing. On Monday 8 March, Gaydio will feature an all-female line up to celebrate International Women’s Day [….]