The DIVA Power List has arrived, celebrating 100 fabulous trailblazers doing their bit for their community

Graham Robson May 3, 2022

The DIVA Power List, which celebrates LGBTQI women and non-binary people across screen, music, sport and more, this year includes 100 fabulous trailblazers doing their bit for their community.

Launched in connection with #LesbianVisibilityWeek and powered by DIVA and Stonewall, the Power List is designed to uplift, spotlight and show solidarity with LGBTQI women and non-binary people in all their forms – whether lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer, trans, intersex, ace or aro.

DIVA said: “DIVA will forever remain committed to representing everyone in our community. When we stand in solidarity and in peace with one another, we can achieve fantastic things. The individuals on this list are symbolic of that. Whilst things aren’t perfect and we’ve still so many barriers to break down, LGBTQI women and non-binary people are increasingly visible. We’ve always been there, but now, we’ve a voice.

“We’re doctors; lawyers; influencers, and more. But that’s not to say that everything is perfect: lists only go some way to recognising the struggle that so many have undergone. Visibility isn’t an option for everyone, and LGBTQI experiences diverge depending on race, class, wealth, and disability.”

Amazin LêThi. Credit: Aman Lêthi

The DIVA Power List is broken into seperate categories, and includes among others: Influencer (Whitney & Megan Bacon-Evans, Abigail Thorn and Jessica Kellgren-Fozard), Celebrity (Adele Roberts, Sandi Toksvig and Sophie Duker), Actor (Ki Griffin, Golda Rosheuvel and Heather Peace), Music (Cat Burns, Arlo Parks and Emeli Sandé MBE), Media (Sarah O’Connell, Dawn Airey and Miriam Faber), Sport (Amazin LêThi, Meg Jones and Terri Harper), Politics (Baroness Liz Barker, Baroness Ruth Hunt and Dame Angela Eagle), Community / Campaigner (Jayne Ozanne, Christine Burns MBE and Kayza Rose), Charity (Leni Morris, Cat Haldane and Helen Jones MBE) and Business (Arlene McDermott, Bobbi Pickard and Rebecca Dandridge).

Helen Jones MBE

DIVA continued: “The DIVA Power List is part of our wider pledge to uplift underrepresented groups and to make the unheard voices, heard. Our rights are not guaranteed: they can be threatened, as witnessed with the UK Government’s refusal to include trans and intersex people in the Conversion Therapy Ban. Now more than ever, we need to shout at the top of our lungs and the DIVA Power List goes some way towards doing that.”

To see the full list, CLICK HERE