OPINION: “It doesn’t matter who you love, as long as you keep it to yourself” – the paradox of Pride

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Mie Astrup Jensen is sick of being told to keep it to herself BY MIE ASTRUP JENSEN Summer is the season of celebration for LGBTQI people. However, it’s also a time when some experience derogatory comments about positive discrimination, enforcing an agenda without understanding straight privilege. I’ve often encountered the phrase, “It doesn’t matter who [….]

Running up that hill: DIVA meet London Frontrunners

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Fancy pulling your trainers on for the Pride 10k this August? (Or coming along to cheer and be queer!) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE SUSSEX SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY The first time I tried running? I truly hated it. You couldn’t have convinced me otherwise. No matter how hard I pushed myself, I couldn’t keep up with my [….]

#JestemLGBT: The Polish LGBTQI community fights back against homophobia

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“We are normal people who can be found everywhere, in the store, on the street, in the office” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI On 21 July, Białystok’s first ever Pride march was met with violent opposition. As reported by Amnesty International, people were kicked to the ground, rainbow flags were burned, and insults were shouted aggressively at [….]

Skinnydip celebrate Pride in style raising over £4000 for LGBTQI charities

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100% of the profits from their #HATESUCKS limited edition Pride collection will go to charities chosen by LGBTQI activists BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This year, Skinnydip London did Pride bigger and better than ever before. Their #BeyondTheRainbow campaign had one main goal – to educate, inspire and create a safe space for the LGBTQI community to [….]

Queers for your ears: Introducing DIVA’s Mix Of The Month

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Birmingham-based DJ Roman Candles creates a DIVA Mix to get you buzzed for Brighton Pride 🎶 BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. DIVA MIX BY DJ ROMAN CANDLES Looking for some fresh, disc-spinning talent from the lez/bi community? Look no further… DJ Roman Candles, aka Gemma Whitfield, is a Birmingham-bred “next generation” DJ who has already seen a [….]

LCR Pride Foundation launches new youth zone

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Check out the dedicated space for LGBTQI youth at Pride In Liverpool 2019 🏳️‍🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE ANDREW BEDWIN Pride In Liverpool is set to take to the streets this weekend (26-28 July 2019), and this year the event will feature a dedicated safe space for young people (aged under 25) where they can [….]