NEWS: Man charged with Lyra McKee’s murder

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A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Last April, journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead by dissident republicans as she observed rioting in Londonderry.  Whilst stood near a police van, she was hit by a bullet which was fired towards officers and onlookers by [….]

Our survey says: DIVA launches new research into the lives of women loving women 🗣

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“Make sure our voices are heard, set the agenda, and change the conversation in a positive, meaningful way” BY DIVA STAFF The biggest ever piece of research into the lives of women loving women (WLW) launches today, addressing the specific needs of LGBTQI women like never before.  TAKE THE SURVEY for a chance to win [….]

Miley Cyrus responds to accusations of homophobia after saying, “You don’t have to be gay”

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Pansexual Miley Cyrus’ opinions spark controversy after an Instagram live BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Miley Cyrus may have only been with Cody Simpson for what feels like five minutes, but this relationship seems to have had a bit of a wild effect on Miley’s opinions when it comes to the LGBTQI community.  Just [….]

VIEWS: Why I’m speaking at the LGBTQI rally in London this weekend

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“We cannot let Brexit turn back time on our rights, and we have just hours until a decision is made (or not) on our futures” BY ROSIE MCKENNA. IMAGE ROSEMARY KETCHUM VIA PEXELS Much has been said, in particular in recent months since the landscape has become clearer, about how Brexit will impact the most [….]

NEWS: Ugandan MPs push for anti-homosexuality laws

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The country takes a step backwards as it resurrects legislation against the LGBTQI community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. IMAGE BY SHARON MCCUTCHEON. The proposed laws against homosexuality will be the latest setback for the rights of the LGBTQI community in Uganda.  Homosexuality is illegal in the majority of countries on the African continent and, in some [….]

#ElisaPomarelli: Remember her name, her story – not that of her murderer

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A young, LGBTQI woman’s memory is being erased as the Italian press “romanticise” the man who murdered her BY JANE FAE (WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM NOVIOLENZADONNE). IMAGE TWITTER. There is a meltdown happening on Italian Twitter right now. For once, it is a bit more than froth, for it shines a disturbing light on an [….]

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 [….]