NEW MUSIC: The Star Of Bethnal Green

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“Here’s a music video which 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 [….]

Trans In The City: Let’s educate, demonstrate and celebrate trans lives

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“The misrepresentation must end. The media bullying, the stereotyping, the deaths must end. And they will” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. IMAGE TRANS IN THE CITY. On Trans Day Of Remembrance 2019, DIVA went along to Trans In The City, a very special event in London with the aim of reminding us why it’s so important 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 [….]

Streets of Leeds lined with support for trans lesbians

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Event created to protest “lesbian erasure” instead met with overwhelming support for trans members of the community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES LEARNEST. An event held in Leeds on Saturday 7 September and described as a “lesbian-only Pride march”, was instead met by members of the wider community coming together to support their trans lez/bi sisters [….]

XY Chelsea: The trans film that we not only need, but deserve

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“After three years in the army and seven years in prison, the real Chelsea Manning finally emerges in XY Chelsea” BY DAZ SKUBICH Debuting at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, XY Chelsea tells the story of whistleblower and trans activist Chelsea Manning. The documentary sheds light on the life of Manning after her 35-year sentence [….]

Trans women in the US being detained in all-male detention centres

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Lawyers call for, “immediate transfer to a Protective Care Unit for transgender women” BY RACHEL BADHAM Dozens of trans-women in the US are being detained in all-male, for-profit detention centres under Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE.” Many of these women were lawfully migrating from South to Central America to request asylum as a result [….]

Captain Hannah Graf collects MBE from HRH Prince William

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Graf is the UK’s highest ranking transgender soldier BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE OUTNEWS GLOBAL. Captain Hannah Graf yesterday collected her MBE from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace. Speaking to OutNews Global, Graf commented: “It was a huge honour receiving my MBE today from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William at Buckingham [….]