New survey led by LGBTQI organisations to champion representation in media

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Got 15 minutes spare? Why not make your voice heard? BY DIVA STAFF Visibility is critical in times of heightened legislative and societal action against our community. By contributing 15 minutes of your time, you can help influence a more diverse representation of LGBTQI people in mass media. We know from previous research that representation [….]

Lady Phyll appointed as International Grand Marshall for Toronto Pride 2022

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The activist and executive director of UK Black Pride and Kaleidoscope Trust is “honoured” to be given the role BY MILLICENT MACHELL, IMAGE BY KOFI PAINTSIL Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, also known as Lady Phyll, has announced that she will be representing Black queer British communities at Toronto’s Pride celebration this year. I’m thrilled to join @PrideToronto [….]

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 [….]

Brighton & Hove Pride to return on Saturday 6 August 2022, confirming LGBTQI icon Christina Aguilera as its headliner

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We won’t be responsible for our behaviour during Genie In A Bottle, just saying 🔮 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY BRIGHTON AND HOVE PRIDE Happy Friday, DIVAs! Brighton and Hove Pride has brightened (pun intended!) up our weekend, confirming that it will be returning for an ultra-glittery run on Saturday 6 August 2022 with Christina [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley supports #LWithTheT in the face of transphobic BBC headline

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DIVA is a home for all LGBTQI women and non-binary people 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In a disappointing moment for public service broadcasting, the BBC has published an article headlined, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women”. A tirade including transphobic ideology, the piece platforms the “concerns” of a minority [….]

Why I redesigned the Pride Progress flag to include intersex

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“We need to see flags that include, support and celebrateour community” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI It plays like a video in slow motion in my mind: the hot, early afternoon sun. The bright splash of our yellow flag with its purple ring, slowly sweeping across the vivid blue sky. The imposing white stone buildings lining the [….]

Your second year (and very queer) agony aunt

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Lily Sheldon offers advice to first years starting uni BY LILY SHELDON, IMAGE BY ZEN CHUNG So after a year of being told to “drink up fresher” and a summer of being the first year, it’s finally time for me to accept my new and updated title as the wise second year. In first year, [….]