Colours Caribbean speaks out as public displays of affection banned at the first Cayman Pride

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“To equate public display of love with indecency is shameful and only stigmatises LGBTQIA+ love” ARTICLE BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @COLOURSCARIBBEAN Ahead of the Cayman Islands’ first official Pride parade this weekend, new regulations have raised concerns among some members of the LGBTQI+ community, including Colours Caribbean, a non-profit campaigning for LGBTQI+ rights [….]

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 [….]

I’ve never been to Pride – does that make me less gay?

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Attending your first Pride is an important rite of passage which Covid has postponed for Ella Deregowska BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA The pandemic has taken away a lot of what we love most. For me, the postponement of Pride parades and closure of gay bars and clubs definitely hit the hardest. And what’s worst is that [….]

OPINION: My journey towards acceptance as a queer bra fitter

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“I chuckled along with casual homophobia in public and cried in private” BY FELICE SOUTHWELL, IMAGES BY ELLIE THOMPSON Getting a bra fitting is a very intimate experience. It’s just you and a stranger in a room with one of you getting half naked. As a fitter, I make it my mission to try and [….]

The Top 50 Ultimate Pride Anthems, as voted for by you

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It’s official: Born This Way by Lady Gaga is the favourite tune of queer fans across the UK BY POLLY ANGELOVA The UK’s LGBTQI+ community has named Lady Gaga’s timeless hit Born This Way as the ultimate Pride anthem in a new poll conducted in celebration of Pride Month. Earlier this year, OnePoll surveyed 500 [….]

Do you know who is making your Pride merch this month and if they’re being paid a decent wage?

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“Brands shouldn’t be allowed to keep getting away with claiming to support the LGBTQ+ community while producing collections which rely on exploitation for production” BY NADIA DAVIES June is Pride Month, which means a month of celebration, visibility, and activism for many LGBTQIA+ people. It’s also a time for high street brands to bombard us [….]

It’s Pride Month and the LGBTQI community want you to know something

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“Rainbows are for life and not just June” BY DIVA STAFF June 1 marks the start of Pride Month, four weeks of celebration, protest and learning to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations led by trans women of colour in New York in June 1969 and which are often considered to be the [….]