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 [….]

NEW MUSIC: Inviting older trans women centre stage

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“The Star Of Bethnal Green combines the magic of Christmas with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE FROM THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN. Following the release of their winter-themed EP, Only Son Of The Falling Snow, British folk-rock band, Bear’s Den, have today unveiled a powerful video [….]

#TDOR19 EVENT: Trans In The City

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Celebrating trans lives across London on Trans Day Of Remembrance BY DIVA STAFF. PHOTO DAVID GEIB This #TransDayOfRemembrance, the wonderful folk behind Trans In The City, are hosting an event in central London, “in celebration of trans lives with a seismic statement in support of trans individuals.” With at least 60 different organisations and 20 [….]

Paris Lees: “I just never saw trans people being celebrated when I was growing up”

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The inspirational activist reflects on the #powerofhair Writer and activist Paris Lees spoke to DIVA about becoming a Pantene ambassador, media representation, and heartbreak hair changes. DIVA: How do you channel the #powerofhair to express your identity? Hair is a powerful and transformative tool – it was one of the first tools I had to [….]