Celebrating 55 years of human rights campaigning

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“Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream of what the world could be – and then help make it happen.” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY PETER TATCHELL FOUNDATION Human rights campaigner and LGBTQI rights activist Peter Tatchell turns 70 today. This means he has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBTQI freedom and global [….]

An open letter to Sadiq Khan urges the reform of Pride in London

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Pride is a protest, after all 🏳️‍🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY A FOXLEY-JOHNSON Penned by 14 leading members of the LGBTQI community including DIVA publisher Linda Riley, an open letter has been issued to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan demanding the immediate reform of Pride in London. Ex-Pride organisers Ade John, former local groups [….]

Pride In London cancelled for a second year

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“Extremely challenging” government guidelines made the event impossible, say organisers BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY A FOXLEY-JOHNSON Pride In London has been cancelled for a second year, with organisers citing government guidelines around Covid-19.  The event, which usually takes place in June, had been pushed back to 11 September, but will now not go ahead [….]

Why DIVA will be supporting Reclaim Pride this weekend

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley on why she’s supporting Peter Tatchell in his mission to take Pride back to its roots BY LINDA RILEY Three years ago, at Pride In London, DIVA hired a double-decker bus to take part in the parade. We adorned the bus with a banner, filled it with our happy, rainbow-clad staff [….]

Peter Tatchell: “I feared being killed”

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The controversial campaigner on a new documentary about his life, the challenges he’s faced over the past 50 years, and what keeps him fighting amid “extreme hatred” and death threats INTERVIEW BY MARTINE HESS Directed by Christopher Amos, Hating Peter Tatchell is a new documentary about the 69-year-old campaigner. Chronicling Tatchell’s 54 years of human rights [….]