Angela Eagle: It’s A Sin is an evocative reminder of bleak times

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This LGBT History Month, the MP for Wallasey reflects on how much has changed since she entered parliament almost 30 years ago BY ANGELA EAGLE, IMAGE BEN BLACKALL/CHANNEL 4 Hit Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin is an evocative reminder of bleak times for those of us who lived through the HIV/Aids epidemic and the [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: A woman’s place is in the house

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To mark the passing of the first lesbian MP Maureen Colquhoun, here’s a 2017 piece about the women she paved the way for BY CARRIE LYELL When I was born in 1985, there was a female prime minister. Margaret Thatcher’s name was like a swear word in our house, and she’s hardly a feminist icon [….]

Tributes paid to Maureen Colquhoun, the first openly lesbian MP

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The sad news comes today that Maureen Colquhoun has passed away at the age of 92 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Maureen Colquhoun, the first openly lesbian MP who revolutionised politics for the LGBTQI community, has sadly passed away today at the age of 92.  First elected into the House of Commons in 1974, [….]

MUSIC: CLAY wants Trump to know he ruined her favourite colour

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CLAY’s Anti-Orange campaign fiercely supports The Equity Alliance, reminding us what we’re fighting to change  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY BREYONA HOLT  Born and raised in San Francisco, CLAY’s creativity can’t be separated from her activism. Thanks to her biracial upbringing, and as a proud member of the LGBTQI community, CLAY is unwavering when it [….]

NEWS: Historic number of LGBTQI representatives win in the U.S. elections

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Some positive election news as a rainbow wave of LGBTQI victories emerges BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’ve been keeping your eye on the U.S. election results over the past couple of days, you may be feeling quite disheartened or concerned about what the future holds for LGBTQI rights. However, we are here to assure you [….]

NEWS: Marsha de Cordova speaks out against Liz Truss’ proposed “scrapping” of the reforms to the GRA

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Marsha de Cordova reveals her stance on trans rights in an exclusive statement to DIVA  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In recent weeks transgender individuals have been facing attacks and debates surrounding their rights in the media more than ever. We have seen a recent growth of extreme and transphobic hysteria regarding the plans to the reform [….]

Richard Burgon denies Laura Pidcock is transphobic

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Linda Riley interviews Labour deputy leadership candidate, Richard Burgon BY LINDA RILEY Last night, at the first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings event in Manchester, both leader and deputy leader candidates alike were put to the test on LGBTQI issues in front of hundreds of people. It was a chance for each candidate to really set [….]