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DM Weekly Digest 24/02/2023

Ben and Joe Wilmot: Two brothers and a chat about football and sexuality


Brothers Ben and Joe Wilmot joined BBC's Football Focus to discuss the sport's relationship with sexuality - in the stands, in the changing rooms and in the media. Read more here.



Anger at all-white Bafta Awards provokes return of diversity hashtag


Marcus Ryder, director of consultancy at the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity, said the results were “quite depressing” and showed there had been “no substantial change” over the past decade. Read more here.



Thousands of men harass women and say it was a compliment. Don’t let them get away with it.


A bill would offer protection to so many British women whose lives are made a misery. But there is a glaring loophole that must be closed, writes Stella Creasy here.



Why singer Jully Black changed one word in Canada's national anthem


Performing live to a packed Salt Lake City stadium, she was about to alter the song's lyrics: "our home and native land" to "our home on native land". Read more here.



Anti-strike bill discriminates against women, say campaigners


Feminist groups and TUC say public services with mainly female workforces will have rights affected by ‘draconian’ law. Read more here.



Seattle becomes first US city to ban caste discrimination


Although opposed by some Hindu American groups, supporters of the ban say that it is needed to prevent caste bias from becoming more prevalent in the US. Read more here.



Loose Women's Sophie Morgan launches campaign with SNP MP Marion Fellows


The disability activist, from East Sussex, has launched the ‘RightsOnFlights’ campaign today after being left on an empty plane for hours just to have her wheelchair returned broken. Read more here.



South Korean court recognises legal status of same-sex couples for first time


Seoul high court rules gay couple allowed same health insurance rights as heterosexual couple in landmark case. Read more here.



Met Police investigate vile death threats sent to Black activist and trans broadcaster


Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer and political activist, posted a picture of the racist threat she received onto social media, claiming to be from the neo-Nazi ‘National Action London Cell’. Read more here.



International Women's Day - 8th March


This year's theme is one close to our hearts at Diverse Matters - #EmbraceEquity



Other March Events


St David's Day


St Patrick's Day


Mothers' Day


World Water Day


Earth Hour