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 [….]

Opinion: “Trans and non-binary representation is exceedingly vital”

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Playwright Nelly Kelly reflects on 10 years of the groundbreaking piece of theatre, and an extraordinary twist of fate BY NELLY KELLY I can still remember the day I read The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven. I was sitting on the floor propped against the single bed in my mum’s box room, having [….]

DIVA meets Emmy nominated editor Vera Drew

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Vera Drew on that Emmy nomination and coming out as trans in Hollywood BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA STEPHANIE PFINGSTEN @ IMPACT24 Vera Drew has been extremely lucky with the success she’s had throughout her career in Hollywood. It’s no surprise really when she’s so talented at editing comedy in her own quirky, kitschy style. [….]