TRAVEL: DIVA takes a trip to queer friendly Copenhagen

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A sneak peak into the celebrations lined up for Copenhagen 2021 BY POLLY SHUTE Here at DIVA we have been missing Pride season, and like many, are big fans of the Nordics. We were delighted, as an official media partner, to be flown out to Copenhagen for an exclusive update on their plans for WorldPride [….]

NEWS: Alternative Manchester Pride Festival announces packed line-up

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Manchester Pride has today released the schedule for its Alternative Manchester Pride Festival over August bank holiday weekend  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS From yoga and drag artists to new and archive performances, Manchester Pride have curated a programme of content to keep Greater Manchester entertained for three whole days this weekend!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic [….]

LGBTQ+ DISABLED QUEER AND HEAR – FIRST VIRTUAL PRIDE

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UK NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION ‘LGBTQ+ DISABLED QUEER AND HEAR’ LAUNCHES UK’S FIRST VIRTUAL PRIDE EVENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES The first pride event for LGBTQ+ people with disabilities will open on Saturday 22nd August at 13:00 via YouTube, allowing for the first time a celebration of uniqueness and diversity within an often-forgotten part of the LGBTQ+ [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Dykes on bikes

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Roxy Bourdillon spends a day with the Dykes On Bikes BY ROXY BOURDILLON I’m straddling a motorbike, clutching on to a six foot dyke called Badger. I thought I’d be terrified going out on the road for the first time, but in the immortal words of Madonna, this feels like flying. My nerves have melted [….]

NEWS: Bristol Pride goes digital for 2020

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The online line-up for this year’s celebration is packed with two weeks full of LGBTQI talent  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DAN REGAN The annual Bristol Pride festival will move online this year due to the impact of COVID-19, but will still present a series of Pride favourites and much-loved events.  The festival, which has [….]

EDUCATE & CELEBRATE: The charity building a future of inclusion

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DIVA meets Dr. Elly Barnes MBE, the woman behind the wonderful charity Educate & Celebrate BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you aren’t already aware of the amazing work that Educate & Celebrate do for LGBTQI inclusivity here in the UK, it’s a great time to introduce you. They’ve been working harder than ever over the past [….]

How to do Pride all year round

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Kate Barker muses on how companies might make meaningful, lasting change BY KATE BARKER It’s that time of year for businesses again. Rainbow flags have been tightly furled and packed away in a crate marked “Pride”. IT have swapped out the rainbow version of the company logo on the website and everyone agrees it looks [….]