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 [….]

OPINION: Why Dawn Butler is the right person to help lead the Labour Party

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“Diversity is our strength” BY LINDA RILEY Today, as deputy leadership bids for the Labour party are announced, one name, for me – and for LGBTQI equality – stands out. Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and someone I’m lucky enough to be able to call a friend.  One of six children, born and raised [….]

NEWS: LGBTQI community urge Boris Johnson to unite UK government and #GetEqualityDone

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“This election has been dominated by Brexit, but we are clear – the time has come to Get Equality Done” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/LGBT FOUNDATION As the UK wakes up to a Conservative victory following the 2019 UK General Election, the LGBTQI community have already begun to reach out to one another offering words of support [….]

SNP launch “most extensive LGBTQI equality manifesto of any major party”

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Nicola Sturgeon: “The SNP will defend LGBTI equality and human rights against any attempt to roll back progress” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE PRIDE/SNP WEBSITE. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a vote for the SNP on 12 December 2019 is a vote to, “Champion LGBTI equality, escape Brexit, and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s [….]