L With The T: Then and now

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Christine Burns delves into the DIVA archive and finds trans inclusion is not just a current trend BY CHRISTINE BURNS The question of whether lesbians support or despise trans people has become a hot issue of late. It’s a topic that was forced to the front of the LGBTQI news agenda in July 2018, when [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Valentina

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Director Cássio Pereira dos Santos tells DIVA about this uplifting trans story set in Brazil BY NADIA DAVIES Described as a timely and transcendent drama, Valentina is an impressive debut feature from Cássio Pereira dos Santos about a trans teenager trying to navigate social stigma and bureaucratic barriers.  Describe your film in three words.  Uplifting [….]

NEWS: TransActual UK responds to recent Lords debate about a trans-inclusive maternity bill

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“Why are some unelected sections of parliament now demanding that otherwise progressive legislation exclude minority groups?” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK A debate surrounding the use of trans-inclusive language in the UK’s Maternity Bill took place in the House of Lords yesterday, sparking a great deal of concern for the wider trans community.  Unelected [….]

DIVA meets Katie Neeves, the trans ambassador here to support, educate and empower us all

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“I am a woman on a mission! But not just any woman and not just any mission.”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JAYNE WALSH Well known and well-trusted within the transgender community, Katie Neeves is a trans ambassador providing trans awareness training and mentoring through her company and website Cool2BTrans.  She’s on a mission to [….]

CELEB: Nats Getty comes out as trans non-binary in a heart-warming video documenting their top surgery

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An emotional video was uploaded by Nats’ wife Gigi Gorgeous alongside topless photos on the couple’s Instagram pages BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Nats Getty has today revealed that they are trans non-binary, sharing details of their journey and top surgery. The 28-year-old model, designer and LGBTQI activist, who married YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous back in [….]

WATCH: Don’t miss Draw With Me, a documentary about the life of Jennifer Lopez’s trans nibling

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“It’s about accepting change and challenges with love, and that knowing when we do, everything is possible” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Jennifer Lopez has shown her support of the trans community once again by celebrating her trans nibling and their brand new documentary Draw With Me. Nibling is a gender-neutral term that can be used to [….]