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BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

RUTH HUNT CHATS TO JACQUI GAVIN ABOUT STONEWALL’S COMMITMENT TO TRANS EQUALITY, AND THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING THE LGBT COMMUNITY IN 2017

RUTH HUNT OF STONEWALL

Since taking on the leadership of Stonewall in August 2014, Ruth Hunt has revolutionised the organisation, making their work more communityfocused and spearheading its commitment to trans equality. She spoke to Jacqui Gavin about her achievements so far.

DIVA: We are celebrating 250 issues this month – DIVA launched in 1994. What were you and Stonewall doing back then?

RUTH HUNT: Stonewall was founded in 1989, so not all that long before DIVA, in response to Section 28. For those unfamiliar with Section 28, it was a piece of legislation that was introduced to prohibit schools from “promoting” same-sex relationships.

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We are delighted to have singer songwriter Lucy Spraggan on the cover of our 250th issue, talking to Roxy Bourdillon about music, marriage and adulting like a boss. Read our interview, and don’t forget to check out our exclusive behind the scenes video and some extra shots from our shoot in east London. Also in this special anniversary issue… DIVA Awards: The winners! Looking back at 23 years of lez/bi life DIVA columnists Heather Peace and Jane Hill reflect on the how their lives have changed since coming out Beyond the trans tipping point: Cerian Jenkins on non-binary inclusivity Alynda Lee Segarra: “It took me a while to get down with Beyoncé” Interviews with Stella Duffy, Lisa Gornick and Ruth Hunt Get into gear: Top 10 rides 2017 Lets get quizzical: We test your brainpower with our LGBTeasers PLUS: Family, career and much, much more!
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