Sinitta speaks out on Pride In London’s apology to DIVA publisher, Linda Riley

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“The reckless comments of one individual does not define the LGBTQI community” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA @THESINITTAOFFICIAL ON INSTAGRAM Following reports of racism endemic within Pride In London as an organisation, DIVA Magazine withdrew from its media partnership in March 2021. Later on that year, DIVA publisher Linda Riley, alongside LGBTQI campaigner Peter Tatchell [….]

Pride in London has quietly issued a “clarification” about their alleged partnership with UK Black Pride

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This came after UKBP set the record straight on Twitter BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Earlier this year, Pride In London announced its return after a three-year hiatus and in celebration of its 50th birthday. The event was marketed as a collaboration with UK Black Pride (UKBP). This was not the case, [….]

Pride in London going ahead as UK Black Pride announce: “We are definitely not collaborating with or in partnership with Pride in London”

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Pride in London is set to take place on 2 July 2022. UK Black Pride have staunchly denied all involvement BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS Today, Pride in London has announced that it will be returning to the streets of England’s capital on 2 July 2022. After a three-year hiatus, [….]

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 [….]