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 [….]

All aboard! Pride at Uber launches charity drag show on the Thames to raise money for Albert Kennedy Trust

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With AKT reporting an increase in referrals by 118% since the pandemic began, the time is right and the tide is high BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY UBER BOAT BY THAMES CLIPPERS. Need something to do tonight, DIVAs? Fear not, for Pride at Uber is platforming an exciting new drag event to raise money for [….]

#CorporateQueer opens in London, platforming the stories of LGBTQIA+ professionals

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The path towards equality in the workplace remains long and winding, and #CorporateQueer aims to spotlight LGBTQIA+ issues. BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FIONA FREUND, #CORPORATEQUEER. In need of some weekend culture? Have a gander at #CorporateQueer, a brand new photography exhibition highlighting the stories of LGBTQIA+ professionals. Curated by Jennie Ricketts, former picture editor [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

DIVA pulls out of Pride In London over racism concerns

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“I cannot in all conscience continue to lend the DIVA name to an event which has consistently failed in its duty to include everyone in the LGBTQI+ community” BY LINDA RILEY, DIVA PUBLISHER Rhammel Afflick’s resignation from the board of Pride In London is the most recent – but by no means the only – [….]

Here are the UK Pride events you won’t want to miss this summer!

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Your ultimate guide to Pride 2021 🏳️‍🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PRIDE IN LONDON After a real lack of rainbows, parades and queer anthems blasting in the streets last Pride season, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the news that a long list of Pride events are set to go ahead this summer. So [….]