“Don’t Give Up on Ukraine,” Urges KyivPride’s Director Lenny Emson

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In an interview with myGwork’s Pepi Sappal, Lenny Emson, Executive Director of KyivPride, has urged the international community not to give up on Ukraine as the war with Russia drags on. BY MYGWORK The world expected Ukraine to be “occupied in two days. We Ukrainians have fought back and we’re now a month into the war, and we will [….]

All Out launches fundraiser to help LGBTQI Ukrainians

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“They all need our immediate and ongoing help. And LGBT+ Ukrainians are feeling particularly vulnerable” BY DIVA STAFF All Out is an organisation on a mission to create a world where no one has sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. Today the charity has launched [….]

Today’s DIVA Debrief is jam-packed full of essential listening

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It’s Wednesday and that means, more podDIVA is out now! BY TEAM DIVA Happy podDIVA day! Tune in and join your hosts Rachel Shelley and Victoria Broom as they talk about our April issue. You’ll get to hear about all things Gentleman Jack from the music to the stars, to the writing and the fans! [….]

Rosie Jones and Suzi Ruffell are taking part in the Comedy Benefits for Ukraine Conflict

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Tickets are available now! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS Taking over the Eventim Apollo on 28 and 30 March, Rosie Jones and Suzi Ruffell amongst many other esteemed comedians are raising money for Ukraine through a comedy benefit. Organised by Off The Kerb productions, Dara O Briain, Jack Lee, Jo Brand, [….]

Growing concern over Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

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Fans worry about the out-and-proud WNBA star’s wellbeing and safety BY TEAM DIVA, IMAGE VIA CREATIVE COMMONS Whilst WNBA star, Brittney Griner, was arrested in February after customs officials allegedly found hashish oil in her luggage in an airport near Moscow, news of her detainment didn’t break until last weekend. The exact date of her [….]

How to help the LGBTQI community in Ukraine

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“In times of crisis, LGBTIQ people face higher risks, especially with the Russian government’s attitude towards and past treatment of the queer community”  BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR, IMAGE BY CREATIVE COMMONS OutRight Action International have started a fundraiser to raise money for LGBTQI Ukrainians, distributing funds to LGBTQI groups in Ukraine to provide shelter and support. [….]

Kyiv Pride puts out demonstration of defiance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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It is of utmost importance to stand up for Ukraine and its LGBTQI community in ensuring action is taken BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR, IMAGE BY ARRIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY VIA FLICKR As Putin, to the surprise and anger of many across the globe, announced this morning that Russian forces would be undertaking a “special military operation” in Ukraine, [….]