NEWS: Over 100 major companies join together to say trans rights are human rights

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Disney, Microsoft and Aviva among 103 organisations to stand up for trans equality, urging the UK Government to make progress BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today, Stonewall, Britain’s leading lesbian, gay bi and trans equality charity, announced that 103 major UK companies have come together in a show of support for trans communities. Aviva, BP, CITI, Disney, [….]

STYLE: Creating fashion history through visibility and inclusivity for Transgender women

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My Size is the non-profit organisation on a mission to to define a global sizing standard for Transgender women  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JAMES LIGHTBOWN Whilst working on initial developments for lingerie, the team behind My Size – Bok Goodall, Marcia Griffiths and Winn Austin – found there is currently no sizing standard for [….]

OPINION: Sport is a human right

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Dr Rachel McKinnon explains why participation in sport is a human right – even for trans women BY DR. RACHEL MCKINNON I never wanted to be an “activist” for athlete’s rights. I just wanted to race my bike and see how far I could advance in the sport I love. So far, this has led [….]

VIDEO: 6 TED Talks for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Explore trans stories with DIVA’s pick of trans, non-binary and queer-shaped TED talks BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Every year on 31 March, the international LGBTQI+ community, its allies and those seeking to learn, come together – albeit, virtually this year – to celebrate, educate and listen to trans, non-binary and queer voices share their stories, and [….]

Five of the best trans TV characters

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To celebrate #TDOV2020, here’s our list of trans TV characters you will love BY KAT HALSTEAD, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy Trans Day Of Visibility! We’re celebrating by watching some of our favourite TV shows with uplifting, heart-warming and realistic trans characters that we have grown to love over the years. Here are five of the [….]

YOUTUBE: Celebrity allies come together for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Stephen Fry, Jameela Jamil, Katherine Ryan, Matt Lucas, Nigella Lawson (and more!) feature in video for The Sarah O’Connell Show BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE/THE SARAH O’CONNELL SHOW To celebrate Trans Day Of Visibility, YouTube kween Sarah O’Connell – off of The Sarah O’Connell Show – has invited her best celebrity-shaped friends to share why [….]

Kellie Maloney: “I’m more connected to the LGBTQI community than ever before”

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The boxing promoter, trans advocate and diversity speaker talks self-discovery, changing political views and LGBTQI representation in sports BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Kellie Maloney has had a whirlwind of a decade. She is one of Britain’s greatest ever boxing promoters and now she is one of our loudest voices for the transgender community.  In 2014, Kellie [….]