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‘This is trans power’: Why the people behind Manchester Pride’s opening act say it’s time to let go of the hate and celebrate



Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark speaks with Yvy DeLuca and Debbie Hayton about the recent controversy regarding trans people being excluded from the conversion therapy ban. Aired  06/04/22.


Tea with Kings & Queens

This episode I'm talking to the spellbinding writer, performer and self proclaimed 'South Asian drag monster' Yvy de Luca. 15/10/21


Coming Out: Four Personal Stories

For years Yvy says she didn’t even know the word ‘transgender’, but when she found out she knew exactly what she wanted to do.


Manchester Evening News

How a self-proclaimed 'Bollywitch' went from bully target to transgender advocate. Published 07/06/20.


I'm Socially Distancing With...

Hear what Yvy DeLuca has to share in response to questions from LGBTQ+ young people at The Kite Trust and across the UK. 


Coming Out Stories Podcast

Presenter Emma Goswell interviews Yvy DeLuca about her experiences as a trans woman, growing up in Blackburn and leading a double life. Aired 23/12/19


Manchester Indian Film Festival 2022

The MIFF returned to Manchester for its second year, bringing film, poetry and discussions of South Asian identity to HOME cinema, Ducie Street Warehouse and more. 


Manchester Pride Conference 2022

Featured on the panel are Yvy DeLuca, Nico Dhillon, Paul Fairweather, Tony Openshaw and hosted by Tony Ajayi  Event recorded 23/03/22 at The Lowry, Salford Quays.


Manchester Queens w/ Lady Bushra

Lady Bushra is back with GayLifeManc for another instalment of #ManchesterQueens with Lady Bushra. This time, she's speaking to @yvyworld aka #TheBollyWitch. Aired 25/07/21



Superbia spoke to Yvy DeLuca, a trans advocate and author of ‘Tainted Beauty – The Memoir of an Authentic Creation‘. Published 01/09/20.


Cosmo UK - Trans Day of Visibility 

To celebrate TDoV, Cosmo spoke to 11 transgender people from across the UK and beyond about trans joy and their advice for younger trans people. 


Odd Bod Pod with King Confuza

Drag monster and icon, King Confuza, interviews Yvy about her book, Bollywitch drag and the state of racism within the UK drag scene. Aired 07/07/20


International Women's Day 2017

STRONGMCRWOMEN campaign with Manchester City Council for International Women's Day 2017. Published 08/03/17


Refinery 29

Here, ten people of all ages from around the world tell Refinery29 their own queer origin stories, which include everything from social media platforms to crushes and kisses to the musical Fun Home.



BBC 2 Two documentary. Yvy DeLuca speaks with Shirley Ballas, Sinitta and Chidera Eggerue about being a a trans woman, and th importance of including trans women in the conversation of womanhood.  Aired 26/11/21


Manchester Pride Conference 2021

Spotlight - Yvy DeLuca talks about South Asian representation and the importance of inclusion within the LGBTQ community. Published 20/04/21.


At Home With...We The Queers

WE THE QUEERS chat with Yvy Deluca about being the BollyWitch, lockdown, and the importance of diverse drag. Aired 25/07/20


Cuppa with
Cake Boi

Drag Artist Cake Boi chats The Bollywitch about how she has found developing her drag over lockdown and finding a local queer community.


Chewing the

Watch episodes of the online and TV chat show. Yvy featured as guest to talk about her book. She soon became part of the panel as the Showbiz Correspondent



A celebration of music, art and ideas in the proud tradition of Manchester's talented, radical and creative women. Published 11/10/16

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