Britain’s Got Talent viewers distracted as Alesha Dixon supports Diversity after backlash

“On the day of the performance, the camera didn’t actually pan to the judges and I was sitting there in floods of tears,” Alesha said. The judge went on to add how she felt the message was really important and offered a “wow” factor to the show. Taking to social media this week, the mother-of-two […]

The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay Is Ready to Leave the Franchise If Changes Aren’t Made: ‘We Still Don’t Have the Diversity This Show Needs’

RELATED STORIES Former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay is making headlines for declaring she’ll quit the franchise if it doesn’t address its lack of diversity — and now she’s explaining her stance. In a blog post on her personal website on Monday, Lindsay — who vied for Nick Viall’s heart on Season 21 of The Bachelor […]

GLAAD: TV's LGBTQ Representation Is at New High, While Delivering Greater Diversity and Gender Parity

GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” report for a third consecutive year forecasts an all-time high in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) characters on TV, while also noting that both greater racial diversity and gender parity has been achieved among those roles. Broadcast TV’s representation of LGBTQ characters in the 2018-19 TV season […]

College Admissions Minus the Tests Does Not Add Up to Diversity

Three decades ago, two liberal arts colleges — Bates College and Bowdoin College — zigged where so many others had zagged, becoming essentially the only major colleges to not require SAT or ACT scores from potential applicants. On their backs, a Boston-based organization called FairTest began advocating in 1985 for de-emphasizing test scores in American […]

Balmain used virtual models instead of real women in its latest campaign ‘to present diversity’ — and a lot of people are furious

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Balmain is using a “Virtual Army” of digital models for its latest campaign. The campaign has garnered some negative reactions. Some commenters think the digital models are taking opportunities away from real working models, especially models of color. Others like the experimental element of the campaign. Major fashion brand Balmain is used […]

Hockey coaches in Ontario to hold mandatory gender diversity conversations with players

Ontario hockey coaches have been mandated to discuss gender diversity issues with children as part of the “pre-season chat” required by the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF). Obligatory conversations on gender identification and expression will be held across all levels of competition involving teams of all ages. Read more “We want to make the game inclusive […]

Ontario hockey coaches ordered to talk to players about gender diversity

In minor hockey dressing rooms across Ontario this fall, coaches will be delivering a different kind of message. It won't be focused on power-play strategy or skating fundamentals. Instead, every coach in the province has been mandated to carry out a pre-season chat with players about gender diversity, respect and inclusion. "We want to make the […]

It's time for the fashion world to embrace diversity

Laura (on the left) with Zoe (Image: PRISCILLA TOY, PRISCILLA MAURER, SHELLEY RICHMOND) IT WAS a dog walk on the beach at Cleethorpes which sparked a light-bulb moment that has given inspiration and hope to disabled people all over Britain, who are now realising their dream to be actors, models or media stars. Teacher Zoe […]