Daily Diva RSS /daily-diva-rss.aspx Daily Diva RSS en-us Too young to be a lesbian? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/too-young-to-be-a-lesbian.aspx 15-year-old Claire Dickie is sick of being told she’s too young to know her sexual orientation. Lesbian couple spotted in Finding Dory trailer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-couple-spotted-in-finding-dory-trailer.aspx Girlfriends... or gal pals? Lesbian amongst banned hashtags on Instagram http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-amongst-banned-instagram-hashtags.aspx #WTF Getting to know you: Acrobat and hula hooper Lisa Goldsworthy http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/getting-to-know-you-acrobat-and-hula-hooper-lisa-goldsworthy.aspx We caught up with Circa’s Lisa Goldsworthy to find out more about their show, Closer. Marnie Simpson: “Coming out is the best thing I’ve ever done” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/marnie-simpson-on-coming-out-as-bisexual.aspx The Geordie Shore star opens up about coming out as bisexual in an exclusive interview with Carrie Lyell. It’s Mrs and Mrs to you, sir http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/it-is-mrs-and-mrs-to-you-sir.aspx When will companies get their heads around same-sex couples, asks Laura Mitchell-Ghafoor. Confessions of an ex gang girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/confessions-of-an-ex-gang-girl.aspx Lesbian author and mentor Nequela Whittaker on turning her back on a life of crime. Best lesbian podcasts ever http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/best-lesbian-webcasts.aspx These 5 lezcasts are essential listening. Dagger Kiss http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dagger-kiss.aspx Looking for something to watch online? Here's Dagger Kiss, Lord Of The Rings, for lesbians! The future is bisexual. Get over it! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-future-is-bisexual,-get-over-it!.aspx The gay-straight binary is eroding - and that's good for us all Reimagined Starbucks advert wins DIVA competition http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/reimagined-starbucks-advert-wins-diva-competition.aspx Earlier this year we challenged advertisers to include lesbians and bi women. And they did… 5 reasons to get excited for upcoming web drama Different For Girls http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-reasons-to-get-excited-for-upcoming-web-drama-different-for-girls.aspx Naomi Rea can’t wait for this exciting series starring Heather Peace and Rachel Shelley. Marnie Simpson tells DIVA: “Coming out is the best thing I’ve ever done” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/marnie-simpson-talks-exclusively-to-diva-magazine.aspx The Geordie Shore star opens up about the reaction to coming out in an exclusive interview. Help send a pink bus to Calais http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/help-send-a-pink-bus-to-calais.aspx A coalition of LGBT+ activists are planning to take aid to migrants living in Calais refugee camps. Inside Gay’s the Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/inside-gays-the-word.aspx Uli Lenart gives an insider's perspective on the UK’s first and last surviving dedicated lesbian and gay bookshop.  Women “may not” have sexual orientations, suggests report http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/women-may-not-have-sexual-orientations-suggests-report.aspx A journal article published this week suggests women do not have a sexual orientation in the same way that men do. Top five hi-tech sex toys for lesbian and bi women http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/top-five-hi-tech-sex-toys-for-lesbian-and-bi-women.aspx Sex/Life editor Rhiannon Kemp-Davis gets to grips with some of the best offerings on the market. Violence, rape and murder: The price of being a lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/violence-rape-and-murder-the-price-of-being-a-lesbian.aspx Women who have sex with women are “routinely” subject to human rights abuses, according to a new report. The latest Ghostbusters trailer is out of this world http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-latest-ghostbusters-trailer-is-out-of-this-world.aspx Time to get in the sprit (get it?) for this summer’s reboot. Are Kristen and Alicia back together? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-kristen-and-alicia-back-together.aspx Certainly looks like it… Flying the flag for diversity  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/flying-the-flag-for-diversity.aspx Uli Lenart has a look at IDAHOT events taking place across the globe.  Why IDAHOT is so important http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-idahot-is-so-important.aspx Uli Lenart on the history of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transhobia and why it remains as vital as ever. Trans lesbians kiss on the steps of Downing Street  http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/trans-lesbians-kiss-on-the-steps-of-downing-street.aspx We love this iconic snap of Evie Andrew and Charlie Martin.  A lesbian couple sent a wedding invite to the Obamas http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-lesbian-couple-sent-a-wedding-invite-to-the-obamas.aspx And they're going to frame the response! Iron Legs: The first documentary about LGBT sports in Cambodia http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iron-legs-the-first-documentary-about-lgbt-sports-in-cambodia.aspx This important film needs your support. Southwest of Salem debut leaves audience members in tears http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/southwest-of-salem-debut-leaves-audience-members-in-tears.aspx The documentary tells the story of a group of gay Latina women sent to prison for allegedly gang-raping two teens. Suzy Solidor: The most famous woman you’ve never heard of http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/suzy-solidor-the-most-famous-woman-youve-never-heard-of.aspx Get to know the bi cabaret star who wowed 1930s audiences in a new production at the Royal Exchange. Oranges are not the only fruit for Kendall Jenner http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/oranges-are-not-the-only-fruit-for-kendall-jenner.aspx The model’s new campaign for Calvin Klein is pretty juicy. Italy is the 27th country in Europe to legally recognise same-sex couples http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/italy-is-the-27th-country-in-europe-to-legally-recognise-same-sex-couples.aspx Brava! Deadpool actress Brianna Hildebrand has a girlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/deadpool-actress-brianna-hildebrand-has-a-girlfriend.aspx Yay! Lesbians in China become first same-sex couple to give birth through surrogacy http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-in-china-become-first-same-sex-couple-to-give-birth-through-surrogacy.aspx Rui Cai and Celo Wu welcomed twins just month after China’s controversial one child policy was lifted. Interview: Hattie Naylor on adapting Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch for the stage http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/hattie-naylor-on-adapting-the-night-watch-for-the-stage.aspx This thrilling new adaptation by Olivier-nominated writer Hattie Naylor comes to the Royal Exchange Theatre next week. Six things I learnt while making All About E http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/six-things-i-learnt-while-making-all-about-e.aspx Louise Wadley, the award-winning Sydney-based director of All About E, talks us through the making of her latest project. Theatre preview: Sex Workers’ Opera http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-preview-sex-workers-opera.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews speaks to Siobhan Knox and Clare Quinn about this unique multimedia production. The official trailer for Orange Is The New Black season 4 has arrived http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-official-trailer-for-orange-is-the-new-black-season-4-has-arrived.aspx Only five and a half weeks to go! We love: All About E http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we-love-all-about-e.aspx Everyone’s talking about this exciting new drama with a lesbian love story at its heart. We can’t wait for: Man Up at The Glory http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/man-up-at-the-glory.aspx Get yourself down to east London this evening for dashings of drag deliciousness. Woman fired for “lesbian Instagram post” gets her job back http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/woman-fired-for-lesbian-instagram-post-gets-her-job-back.aspx Samantha Chirichella took her employer to court, arguing she was fired because of her “implied sexual orientation”. Kristen Stewart has no time for your labels http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/kristen-stewart-has-no-time-for-your-labels.aspx K-Stew comes out about not coming out. Surviving Mr Punch http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/surviving-mr-punch.aspx Performance artist Lucy Hutson on working with her father, a Punch and Judy performer, and their new show at Beyond Bloodlines. Malta tops Rainbow Index for the first time http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/malta-tops-rainbow-index-for-the-first-time.aspx The Mediterranean country topped the index thanks to its groundbreaking trans and intersex legislation. Planet London to close after five years http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/planet-london-to-close-after-five-years.aspx The popular community website will be shutting down next month due to a lack of financial support. Could lady love be on the cards for Sharon Osbourne? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/is-lady-love-on-the-cards-for-sharon-osbourne.aspx Mrs O recently came out as bi but said it was “too late” to experiment. Will she change her mind following Ozzy’s infidelity? The new Tegan and Sara video is truly paws-worthy http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-new-tegan-and-sara-video-is-truly-paws-worthy.aspx Those lovely twins are really spoiling us. Queer in the Country: Herefordshire http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-in-the-country-herefordshire.aspx Jennifer Evans explores the LGBTQ community on her doorstep. But what will she find in the historic county? Friday Feline: Mika http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/friday-feline-mika.aspx Say hello to Mika, a seven-year-old Bengal and star of this week’s Friday Feline. Ellen DeGeneres launches her own digital network http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ellen-degeneres-launches-her-own-digital-network.aspx Our lord and master is one step closer to full on world domination. Lesbians ahoy in BBC adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbians-ahoy-in-bbc-adaptation-of-a-midsummer-nights-dream.aspx Maxine Peake as a lady-loving fairy queen? We’re sold. Kristen Stewart and Soko call it quits? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/kristen-stewart-and-soko-call-it-quits.aspx We're not ones to gossip, but... Lesbian couple from Steven Universe are getting their own book http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-couple-from-steven-universe-are-getting-their-own-book.aspx Ruby and Sapphire will be the subject of a new children’s book, released later this year. Why I want a revolution, not an election http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-i-want-a-revolution-not-an-election.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews is suffering from party political fatigue. Queering The Little Prinx http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queering-the-little-prinx.aspx Artist and costume designer Prince Lydia on queering Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic. Sue Perkins is going on tour and we’re sue-per excited http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sue-perkins-is-going-on-tour-and-we-are-sue-per-excited.aspx See what we did there? “We are the weirdos, mister” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we-are-the-weirdos-mister.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews celebrates “queer feminist classic” The Craft. Sex/Life: The M Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-the-m-word.aspx Is masturbation a sin, asks Rhiannon Kemp-Davies Different For Girls: An upcoming drama in which no lesbians are killed! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/different-for-girls-an-upcoming-drama-where-no-lesbians-are-killed.aspx BAFTA Award-winning producer Jacquie Lawrence talks exclusively to DIVA about this new crowdfunded e-series.  North Carolina’s "bathroom bill" has devastating consequences for women http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/north-carolina-bathroom-bill-has-devastating-consequences-for-women.aspx Jane Fae on the impact of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. Dear Disney, please #GiveElsaAGirlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dear-disney-please-give-elsa-a-girlfriend.aspx A campaign for a lesbian storyline in Frozen 2 is gathering steam. We’ve got that Friday Feline http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/get-that-friday-feline.aspx Cat crazy? You’ll love our new weekly online feature. Jodie Foster’s finally getting a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jodie-foster-on-hollywood-walk-of-fame.aspx What took them so long!? Eddy and Patsy are back, darling http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/eddy-and-patsy-are-back,-darling.aspx And just as scandalous as ever. Girlfriend, partner, bae: What do you call the lady in your life? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-linguistics.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews on the words we use for the ones we love. Ugandan LGBT organisation releases landmark report on human rights abuses http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ugandan-lgbt-organisation-releases-landmark-report-on-human-rights-abuses.aspx And That’s How I Survived Being Killed reveals the devastating legacy of 2014’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Why the WEP gets my vote http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-the-wep-gets-my-vote.aspx Kim Watson on why the Women’s Equality Party is the best choice for DIVA readers. Police forcibly remove lesbian from public toilet for failing to show ID http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/police-forcibly-remove-lesbian-from-public-toilet-for-failing-to-show-id.aspx “You got no ID? Get out” said police. What we’re watching: Flowers http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we-are-watching-flowers.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews bloomin' loves Channel 4’s new dark comedy drama. Azealia Banks attacks “anti-feminist” Beyoncé http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/azealia-banks-attacks-anti-feminist-beyonce.aspx The controversial rapper called Bey’s new album Lemonade anti-feminist, hypocritical and harmful to black women. Born this way http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/born-this-way.aspx Jane Czyzselska speaks to intersex activists about living in a world that doesn’t recognise them. Editor of Bangladesh LGBT magazine “hacked to death” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/editor-of-bangladesh-lgbt-magazine-hacked-to-death.aspx Xulhaz Mannan was killed in a brutal attack by Al-Qaida. Where is your Pride 2016? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/where-is-your-pride-2016.aspx There are now officially more Prides than you can shake a stick at. But where will you shake yours? We can’t wait for: HER Family http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/her-family.aspx Lesbian social app HER is getting serious and is ready to meet the family… BBC introduces diversity targets for LGBT and disabled talent http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc-introduces-diversity-targets-for-lgbt-and-disabled-talent.aspx New guidelines say one in six stars must be LGBT and/or disabled by 2020. Frozen 2 is on its way! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/frozen-2-is-on-its-way.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews is crossing her fingers for a lesbian storyline in the highly anticipated sequel. Tragic lesbian suicide pact in Russia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tragic-lesbian-suicide-pact-in-russia.aspx Two lesbian teenagers have been hit by a train in an apparent double suicide. Do something different on your wedding day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-something-different-on-your-wedding-day.aspx Gwyneth Owen-Jackson on the benefits of a celebrant-led ceremony. Lesbian comedians remember Victoria Wood http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-comedians-remember-victoria-wood.aspx Jen Brister and Clare Summerskill remember the much-loved national treasure who passed this week aged 62. Why the death of Prince matters to queer women http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-the-death-of-prince-matters-to-queer-women.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews is mourning the loss of a genuine queer icon. Nicola Adams is going for gold http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nicola-adams-is-going-for-gold.aspx The Boxing champ will defend her title in Rio this summer. Are we being censored? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/are-we-being-censored.aspx Louise Carolin examines the barriers to celebrating women’s sexuality in DIVA. Lesbian and bi fetishes: Wonderful not weird http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-and-bi-fetishes-wonderful-not-weird.aspx Carrie Lyell takes a look at some of the more unusual fetishes and turn ons of women in our community. Marnie Simpson comes out as bisexual http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/marnie-simpson-comes-out-as-bisexual.aspx The Geordie Shore star says she hopes being open about her sexuality will help other young women. We can’t wait for: Digital Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/digital-pride-2016.aspx The first ever online Pride event takes place next week. TV series to feature same-sex female couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-series-to-feature-same-sex-female-couple.aspx SPOILER ALERT (in a good way!) Former Spice Girl to host British LGBT Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/former-spice-girl-to-host-british-lgbt-awards.aspx Mel B will join fellow pop star Duncan James at the awards show next month. How to be an intersex ally http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/how-to-be-an-intersex-ally.aspx Lesbian intersex activist Valentino Vecchietti has some simple suggestions Legend of the Blues http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sharon-d-clarke-ma-rainey-2016.aspx DIVA spoke to Sharon D Clarke, star of Oliver-award-winning play about bisexual Blues singer Ma Rainey 10 reasons we love UK Black Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-reasons-we-love-uk-black-pride.aspx UK Black Pride is just around the corner, so get your wiggle on and prepare for one of the queerest Pride celebrations in town.   Rebel model with a cause  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/rebel-model-with-a-cause.aspx Cara Delevingne "arrested" in central London. Labour Party appoints “business diversity ambassador” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/labour-party-appoints-business-diversity-ambassador.aspx Linda Riley will advise Angela Eagle on diversity and equality in the business world. What’s going on in the US? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/what-is-going-on-in-the-us.aspx We try to make sense of what’s happening in US states including North Carolina and Mississippi. Queer in the Country: Finding the girls on Guernsey http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/queer-in-the-country-finding-the-girls-on-guernsey.aspx Jennifer Evans enters the brave new world of the Bailiwick 6 reasons we love Pride’s Got Talent http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/6-reasons-we-love-prides-got-talent.aspx Now this year’s competition is in full swing, we look at what’s to love about the queer talent contest. Ruby Rose: I’m flattered when girls say that I turned them gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-i-am-flattered-when-girls-say-i-turned-them-gay.aspx “It’s a compliment, but it’s not real” said the star. Tegan and Sara are giving us that Friday feeling http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tegan-and-sara-are-giving-us-that-friday-feeling.aspx We’re hooked on the duo’s new track, Boyfriend. Lesbian teen asked to “prove gender” by McDonald’s staff http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-teen-asked-to-prove-gender-by-mcdonalds-staff.aspx Ny Richardson says she was left “humiliated” when staff mistook her for a boy using the women’s toilets. This Week at Wotever: Queer Fayre http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-week-at-wotever-queer-fayre.aspx Ingo chats to Queer Fayre regular Lindsay about the importance of community. Ilene Chaiken kills again http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ilene-chaiken-kills-again.aspx The TV lesbians body count just keeps on rising. Geordie Shore lesbian hook-up: Harmless fun or offensive publicity stunt? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/geordie-shore-lesbian-hook-up-harmless-fun-or-offensive-publicity-stunt.aspx Stars Charlotte and Chloe were filmed getting intimate, but was it just a cynical ploy to pull in the viewers? A quickie with: The Voice finalist Cody Frost http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-quickie-with-the-voice-finalist-cody-frost.aspx We caught up with the 18-year-old star to talk #TeamGeorge, rumoured romances, and coping with her new found fame. 10 lesbian films where no one dies http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-lesbian-films-where-no-one-dies.aspx To take our minds off #DeadLesbianSyndrome, we take a look at the film world where the leading ladies actually survive. Into the jungle: 5 reasons to support Art for Aid http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/into-the-jungle-5-reasons-to-support-art-for-aid.aspx Street art collective Nomad Clan need your help to fund their new project in the Calais refugee camp known as the jungle. Caitlyn Jenner will appear in series three of Transparent http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/caitlyn-jenner-will-appear-in-series-three-of-transparent.aspx Writer Jill Soloway made the announcement at the 2016 GLAAD Awards. DIVA is seeking a Marketing Executive http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-is-seeking-a-marketing-executive.aspx We’re looking for a marketing guru to join our team. National Diversity Awards: Tickets on sale now http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx The awards return to Liverpool in September to celebrate diversity across the UK. Here’s what you missed at the GLAAD Awards 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/everything-you-missed-at-the-glaad-awards-2016.aspx Missed the GLAAD Awards this weekend? Here’s what went down… Scottish Labour leader opens up about her female partner http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-labour-leader-opens-up-about-her-female-partner.aspx Kezia Dugdale is now the fourth openly LGBT politician to lead a political party in Scotland. Rink: A coming out story with a difference http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rink-a-coming-out-story-with-a-difference.aspx The team behind a short film about finding love on an ice rink need your help to get it to the big screen. Top US women’s footballers demand equal pay http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-womens-footballers-demand-equal-pay.aspx Soccer's biggest stars have made a formal complaint about huge pay discrepancies between the men and women’s games. Sex/Life: Sex prank http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-sex-prank.aspx Sexpert and joker Rhiannon Kemp-Davies attempts to connect her two favourite things Ellen DeGeneres to be “killed off” from her own talk show http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/ellen-degeneres-to-be-killed-off-from-her-own-talk-show.aspx Not even real lesbians are safe from the tragic lesbian trope. LGBT insurance provider launched in the UK http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-insurance-provider-launched-in-the-uk.aspx Emerald Life promise an “equality of experience” in the financial sector.  What Trans Day of Visibility means to me http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-trans-day-of-visibility-means-to-me.aspx Well-known faces from the trans community talk frankly about hopes, fears and the importance of TDoV.  Roller Girls lace up for LGBT equality http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/roller-girls-lace-up-for-lgbt-equality.aspx Auld Reekie Roller Girls will sport rainbow laces in their clash with Dublin Roller Derby this Saturday. It's two years since the first same-sex marriage! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/it's-2-years-since-the-first-same-sex-marriage.aspx Five key differences between same- and opposite-sex marriages that you might not know about. Republica’s Saffron to headline L Fest 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/republica’s-saffron-to-headline-l-fest-2016.aspx Indie pop icon of the 90s is Ready To Go for UK’s biggest lez/bi fest in July Why do LGBT people need the EU? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/why-do-lgbt-people-need-the-eu.aspx Green MEP and LGBT ally Jean Lambert explains why the EU matters TV lesbians: How The 100 revolutionised the fight against bury your gays tropes http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/how-the-100-revolutionised-the-fight-against-bury-your-gays-tropes.aspx Carrie Lyell on how the death of Commander Lexa has changed the game for lesbians on TV. Boris Johnson: LGBT people should vote to leave the EU http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/boris-johnson-lgbt-people-should-vote-to-leave-the-eu.aspx The London Mayor believes LGBT people are better off out of Europe. Take your sex life to the next level http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/take-your-sex-life-to-the-next-level.aspx Rhiannon Kemp-Davis introduces three thrilling ways to level up your sex life. 6 ways to win an Oscar: A guide for lesbian films http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/6-ways-to-win-an-oscar-a-guide-for-lesbian-films.aspx Following Carol’s disappointing performance during awards season, we take a tongue-in-cheek look at how it might have faired better. Anna Richardson: Modern Girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/anna-richardson-modern-girl.aspx Channel 4’s Anna Richardson talks to DIVA about coming out, biphobia and life with Sue Perkins. A quickie with: Neo burlesque performer Smashlyn Monroe http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-quickie-with-neo-burlesque-performer-smashlyn-monroe.aspx We caught up with Smashlyn to talk body shaming, fat fabulousness and FLESHHH. Heather Peace’s new track Lightbulb is eargasmic http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-new-track-lightbulb-is-eargasmic.aspx Melancholic disco never sounded so good! Interview: Shaleece Haas, Director of Real Boy http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-shaleece-haas-director-of-real-boy.aspx We caught up with Shaleece following the international premiere of her first feature length film at this year’s BFI Flare. Mayoral candidates debate LGBT issues at Pride In London hustings http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mayoral-candidates-debate-lgbt-issues-at-pride-in-london-hustings.aspx Candidates from six parties discussed a range of issues including LGBT hate crime.  Kellogg’s lesbian kiss sparks complaints http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/kelloggs-lesbian-kiss-sparks-complaints.aspx One viewer said the Special K advert left her 7-year-old son “traumatised” Anna Richardson is DIVA’s new cover star http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/anna-richardson-is-a-diva-magazine-cover-star.aspx The TV presenter opens up about coming out, biphobia and life with Sue Perkins in our exclusive interview. DIVA wins Media Outlet of the Year at the "Lesbian Oscars" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-wins-media-outlet-of-the-year-at-lesbian-oscars.aspx Editor Jane Czyzselska also given an honourable mention in Journalist of the Year category at the Ultimate Planet Awards. This week at Wotever: The Wotever DIY Film Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-week-at-wotever-the-wotever-diy-film-festival.aspx Ingo chats with festival programmer Tara. LGBT victims of child sexual exploitation are being overlooked, say charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-victims-of-child-sexual-exploitation-are-being-overlooked-say-charity.aspx A new report by Barnardo’s found that frontline workers are making assumptions and missing victims. Don’t miss this documentary about LGBT life in Pakistan http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/poshida-documentary-on-lgbt-life-in-pakistan.aspx Poshida is showing at BFI Flare this weekend. Mhairi Black: Westminster is a boy's club that excludes young gay women http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mhairi-black-westminster-is-a-boys-club-that-excludes-young-gay-women.aspx The SNP MP told Owen Jones parliament must “drag itself into the 21st century”. Le Tigre’s JD Samson to headline queer festival at The Glory http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jd-samson-to-headline-queer-festival-at-the-glory.aspx Yo! Sissy comes to the heart of Hackney this Saturday. Watch now: 5 LGBT shorts from around the world http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-now-5-lgbt-shorts-from-around-the-world.aspx Enjoy a taste of international LGBT film with Flare 30 London LGBT Film Festival kicks off in style http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/london-lgbt-film-festival-kicks-off-in-style.aspx Tickets still available for all the fun of the Flare Interview: Raised By Wolves actress Alexa Davies http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-raised-by-wolves-actress-alexa-davies.aspx Alexa Davies talks secrets, social media and turning off the internet. It's official: Women are better drivers than men http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/women-are-better-drivers-than-men.aspx New motoring survey results put women in the driving seat. Lesbian love story Carol is best LGBT film of all time http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-love-story-carol-is-best-lgbt-film-of-all-time.aspx Film experts place scorned Oscar nominee first in international poll Queer in the Country: Are we alone on the Island? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-in-the-country-are-we-alone-on-the-island.aspx This month Jennifer Evans uncovers the LGBT happenings on the picturesque Isle of Wight Indian politicians reject latest bid to decriminalise homosexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/indian-politicians-reject-latest-bid-to-decriminalise-homosexuality.aspx The latest attempt was defeated by 58 votes to 14. 8 reasons why BFI Flare 2016 might just be the best yet http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/8-reasons-why-bfi-flare-2016-might-just-be-the-best-yet.aspx Catch new and classic films at the world’s best LGBT film festival.  The Coven International Women's Day Show Review http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-coven-international-women's-day-show-review.aspx Songs of protest, anger, love and strong women for International Women's Day Transforming cinema: Help bring this trans film festival to life http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/transforming-cinema-help-bring-this-trans-film-festival-to-life.aspx Social enterprise E.D.E.N Film Productions are vying for funding and need your votes. DIVA on sale in Morrison's http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-is-in-morrison's.aspx Find DIVA in one of 259 participating stores and save 99p on the latest issue. This week at Wotever: Comedian Siân Docksey http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-week-at-wotever-comedian-sian-docksey.aspx Ingo chats to Siân about struggling to make ends meet when you’re pursuing your passion. Watch: New queer web series Boxx http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-new-queer-web-series-boxx.aspx Check out this brilliant new drama based in London. International Women’s Day: What’s it all about? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/international-womens-day-a-brief-history.aspx We take a look at the history of the day and some of the best events taking place across the UK. Help fund this book about London’s queer performance scene http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/help-fund-this-book-about-london-queer-performance-scene.aspx SAFE gives a glimpse into being a queer performer and what it means to perform and embody a wide range of genders. Women of the World event tackles rainbow racism http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/women-of-the-world-event-tackles-rainbow-racism.aspx DIVA and UK Black Pride present a discussion about race, gender and sexuality.  Intersex activist to stage hunger strike protest outside parliament http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/intersex-activist-hunger-strike.aspx Ela Xora has vowed to continue protesting until the government commit to an Intersex Equality Inquiry. 13 of our favourite lesbian parents http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/13-of-our-favourite-lesbian-parents.aspx To celebrate Mother’s Day, here are 13 mums we wish were ours. Sarah Paulson: Holland Taylor is the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’ve ever seen http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sarah-paulson-holland-taylor-is-the-most-exquisitely-beautiful-woman.aspx Paulson says she is “absolutely” in love with the former L Word star. Stop what you’re doing and watch the new Ghostbusters trailer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stop-everything-and-watch-this-ghostbusters-trailer.aspx We’ve never been so happy to see a ghost. This impassioned plea for marriage equality in Australia will break your heart http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-impassioned-plea-for-marriage-equality-in-australia-will-break-your-heart.aspx Lara Ryan had to cross out the word husband on her partner’s death certificate following a tragic accident. Orange Is The New Black trailer lampoons Hollywood’s diversity problem http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-trailer-lampoons-hollywood-diversity-problem.aspx The new video pokes fun at the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscars. Angela Bassett on her sex scene with Lady Gaga http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/angela-bassett-on-her-sex-scene-with-lady-gaga.aspx The actress told Conan O’Brien her husband only found out about the scene when they watched it on TV. There’s a lesbian remix of Mean Girls and it’s our new best thing http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/mean-girls-lesbian-remix.aspx Consider our ribs tickled and our heartstrings tugged. Through a Queer Lens: Portraits of LGBTQ Jews http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/through-a-queer-lens-portraits-of-lgbtq-jews.aspx Don’t miss this vibrant celebration of Jewish life in the UK. Beth Ditto: I thought being a lesbian meant having short hair and shunning make up http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/beth-ditto-on-being-a-femme-lesbian.aspx The Gossip singer says it took her time to realise she could be femme and gay. Heather Peace to headline L Fest 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-to-headline-l-fest-2016.aspx Is it summer yet??? Carol spoof made Cate Blanchett cry with laughter http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carol-spoof-made-cate-blanchett-cry-with-laughter.aspx Kate McKinnon gives good "glove lunch" in hilarious skit This week at Wotever: Queer Femme http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-week-at-wotever-queer-femme.aspx Ingo chats with Lou La Fandango following a packed performance at Hackney Attic. A father pointed a gun at his lesbian daughter after she came out http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/a-father-pointed-a-gun-at-his-lesbian-daughter-after-she-came-out.aspx Kamiran Bakir was arrested after he told his teenager daughter he would “blow her head off”. Hayu: The new video on demand service you need in your life http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/hayu-the-new-video-on-demand-service-you-need-in-your-life.aspx If you’re a fan of reality TV, you’ll love hayu. Chris Rock: Ellen DeGeneres was first choice for Oscars http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/chris-rock-ellen-degeneres-was-first-choice-for-oscars.aspx The comedian joked that he accepted the job only after DeGeneres turned it down eight times. Art review: 12 @ Menier http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-12-at-menier.aspx Menier Gallery, 22-27 February. Eileen Myles voices support for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/eileen-myles-voices-support-for-presidential-hopeful-hillary-clinton.aspx The poet threw her weight behind Clinton’s campaign in a new essay for Buzzfeed.  Sarah Paulson: Dark Star http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sarah-paulson-dark-star.aspx AHS actress Sarah Paulson is a hard-worker whose star is on the rise, discovers Louise Carolin. Befriending my bully http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/befriending-my-bully.aspx Charlotte Dingle’s schooldays were marred by persistent bullying, but now she's friends with the ringleader. Learning to love my body http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/learning-to-love-my-body.aspx Freiya Benson on how she found a way to claim her body after a lifetime of self-loathing. Peter Tatchell criticised in open letter for “bullying and vilifying” NUS officer http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-criticised-in-open-letter-for-bullying-student-officer.aspx Signed by more than 115 writers, academics and activists, the letter also blasts “moral panic” over no-platforming.  Lesbian and bi women from China feature in new documentary http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-and-bi-women-from-china-feature-in-new-documentary.aspx Inside the Chinese Closet will have its UK premiere at the London Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Kelly Osbourne’s baseball hat sparks lesbian rumours http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/kelly-osbourne-baseball-hat-sparks-lesbian-rumours.aspx Kelly’s choice of headwear has everyone whispering. This week at Wotever: Female drag queen Victoria Sin  http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-week-at-wotever-female-drag-queen-victoria-sin.aspx Victoria Sin shares her three best things about being a lesbian.  Hollywood is suffering an “inclusion crisis” says study http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/hollywood-inclusion-crisis.aspx The new report found a lack of diversity from CEOs to minor characters. Lesbian teen wins battle with school over “disruptive” t-shirt http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-teen-wins-battle-with-school-over-disruptive-shirt.aspx A US high school student has won a war of words with her school over her choice of clothing. Bi and Christian: Reconciling faith and sexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bi-and-christian-reconciling-faith-and-sexuality.aspx Writer Kathleen Jowitt on how she learnt to stop leaving part of her identity at the church door. Sex/Life: DIVA tests OMGYES http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sex-life-diva-tests-omgyes.aspx Can this new website make you a better lady lover? Gifted http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pamela-sneed-new-poetry-release-gift.aspx Why you need to read Pamela Sneed's heart-stopping new poetry release, named after murdered South African lesbian Gift Makau Video: Peruvian lesbians stand up to armed police http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-peruvian-lesbians-stand-up-to-armed-police.aspx Protestors against homophobia stage Valentine’s Day kiss-in Don’t miss: Peckham Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/community-pride-peckham.aspx South east London’s first ever Community Pride takes place this weekend. This couple gave some excellent advice to a lesbophobic chef http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-couple-gave-some-excellent-advice-to-a-lesbophobic-chef.aspx “Don’t tell lesbians they need a man on Valentine’s Day”. Sia’s Carpool Karaoke is a thing of pure joy http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sia-carpool-karaoke-is-a-thing-of-pure-joy.aspx Midweek blues? This’ll cheer you right up. Beth Ditto launches fashion line http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/beth-ditto-launches-fashion-line.aspx The Gossip front woman unveils first collection, sizes UK18-32 Video: Pink goes through the looking glass with Alice http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-pink-goes-through-the-looking-glass-with-alice.aspx Award-winning singer-songwriter teams up with Disney for new movie soundtrack Queer in the Country: where are all the lesbians? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-in-the-country-where-are-all-the-lesbians.aspx A new DIVA column explores the lives of rural lesbians and bi women Baftas 2016: Another snub for Carol http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/baftas-2016-another-snub-for-carol.aspx Despite picking up nine nominations, the Todd Haynes drama went home empty handed. No one has a right to be protected from offensive material, says judge http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/no-one-has-a-right-to-be-protected-from-offensive-material-says-judge.aspx Nicholas Dean QC made his comments overturning a ruling which prevented the distribution of homophobic leaflets. Is there trouble ahead for Corrie lesbians Kate and Caz? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/trouble-ahead-for-corrie-lesbians-kate-and-caz.aspx Viewers will see a darker side to Caz in the months ahead, says actress Faye Brooks. This week at Wotever: Mysti Vine http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-week-at-wotever-mysti-vine.aspx Performer and entertainer Mysti Vine gushes about her month hosting Bar Wotever. Getting to know you: Film director Kate Lane http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/getting-to-know-you-film-director-kate-lane.aspx We talked with Kate about the making of her debut film Fear Of Water and the challenges facing women in industry. Did Cara Delevingne really propose to St Vincent in Paris? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-cara-delevingne-really-propose-to-st-vincent-in-paris.aspx The model was apparently “seen down on one knee” atop the Eiffel Tower. Theatre review: The Little Prince http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-the-little-prince.aspx This new adaptation is tender, funny and utterly brilliant, says Carrie Lyell. LGBT fiction celebrated in Children’s Book Prize http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-fiction-celebrated-in-waterstones-children-book-prize.aspx Books by Jandy Nelson and Lisa Williamson dealing with themes of gender and sexuality have been shortlisted for the youth fiction prize. This week at Wotever: Sherika Sherard http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bar-wotever-sherika-sherard.aspx In a new weekly column, we find out what’s hot at Bar Wotever. Singer Diana King wants to start a lesbian record label http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/singer-diana-king-wants-to-start-a-lesbian-record-label.aspx The out musician believes she has a lot to offer other lesbian artists.  Miriam Margolyes: My mother was utterly appalled when I came out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/miriam-margolyes-mother-utterly-appalled-when-i-came-out.aspx The actress was made to swear on the Bible that she wouldn’t sleep with another woman. Jack Monroe to judge Great Rainbow Bake Off charity event http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jack-monroe-to-judge-great-rainbow-bake-off-charity-event.aspx 12 UK schools are taking part in the live final of Edu-cake and Cel-a-bake this week. Nicky Morgan: Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying should be treated with “contempt” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nicky-morgan-homophobic-biphobic-transphobic-bullying-treated-with-contempt.aspx The MP says nobody should live in fear because of who they are. Lily-Rose Depp: My coming out was “really misconstrued” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lily-rose-depp-my-coming-out-was-misconstrued.aspx The 16-year-old actress and model says she wasn’t “trying to come out” in an Instagram post last year. US soccer star Abby Wambach gets her own Barbie doll http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/us-soccer-star-abby-wambach-gets-her-own-barbie-doll.aspx We'll take eleven, please. Broken Rainbow launch Rainbow Dot campaign http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/broken-rainbow-launch-rainbow-dot-campaign.aspx A set of powerful photographs are raising awareness of domestic violence in same-sex relationships. Hallmark are tugging on our tear ducts with this lesbian Valentine’s advert http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hallmark-are-tugging-on-our-tear-ducts-with-this-lesbian-valentines-advert.aspx Don’t believe in love at first sight? LaParis and Karisia might make you think again. Lesbian couple: No court of law can tell us who to love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-couple-no-court-of-law-can-tell-us-who-to-love.aspx The couple from India have spoken about their relationship ahead of a decision on Section 377. India’s Supreme Court reconsidering anti-gay law http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/india-supreme-court-reconsidering-anti-gay-law.aspx The court will hold hearings this week which could see the 2013 ruling overturned. Male supremacist and rape advocate plans simultaneous worldwide meetings http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/male-supremacist-and-rape-advocate-plans-simultaneous-worldwide-meetings.aspx Nine of Roosh V’s events will take place in the UK on February 6. Choosing Me: Three months on http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/choosing-me-three-months-on.aspx Three months on from the start of her journey, Jennifer Evans has stopped being a people-pleaser. Ellen Page is looking forward to a day when coming out isn’t a thing http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ellen-page-is-looking-forward-to-a-day-when-coming-out-is-not-a-thing.aspx “That’s the goal,” says the actress.   9 reasons to hit the town for Valentine’s weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/9-reasons-to-hit-the-town-for-valentines-weekend.aspx Hate V-Day? Who Run The World will make sure to make this year’s Valentine’s is one to remember for all the right reasons. LGBT History Month 2016: don't miss this! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lgbt-history-month-2016-don't-miss-this.aspx History Month celebrated with packed programme of events LGBT Foundation honours community heroes http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-foundation-honours-community-heroes.aspx The leading charity has announced the winners of their annual awards at a bash in Manchester. Halsey opens up about living with Endometriosis http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/halsey-opens-up-about-living-with-endometriosis.aspx The musician told fans with the condition, "you're not alone". Getting to know you: Author and poet Suzanne J Cairns http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/getting-to-know-you-author-and-poet-suzanne-j-cairns.aspx We chat with writer Suzanne J Cairns about the inspiration behind the wonderful Please Take Care Of This Book. TV network won’t show Carol advert because of "lesbian love scene" http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-network-wont-show-carol-advert-because-of-lesbian-love-scene.aspx US TV network ABC rejected the promo and asked for “adjustments” to be made. Local NHS launches UK’s first online GP guide for supporting trans patients http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/local-nhs-launches-online-gp-guide-for-trans-patients.aspx Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group’s decision follows the publication of the recent Trans Inquiry. High Court rejects bid for mixed-sex civil partnerships http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/high-court-rejects-bid-for-mixed-sex-civil-partnerships.aspx Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan will now take their case to the Court of Appeal. Never forget: Sharley McLean, lesbian survivor of Nazi fascism http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/never-forget-sharley-mclean-lesbian-survivor-of-nazi-fascism.aspx The memory of activist Sharley lives on three years after her death. Reader stories: Why I love my partner http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/reader-stories-why-i-love-my-partner.aspx Two couples share their stories of love. More trans representation than ever in GLAAD nominations http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/more-trans-representation-than-ever-in-glaad-nominations.aspx Over half of this year’s nominations are for trans-inclusive media.  The trailer for Ellen Page’s Gaycation is here and it looks epic http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-trailer-for-ellen-page-series-gaycation-is-here-and-it-looks-epic.aspx Viceland’s new docuseries premieres in March. One in six Britains have witnessed a hate crime in the last year http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-in-six-britains-have-witnessed-a-hate-crime-in-the-last-year.aspx Figures suggest most of us don’t challenge abuse when we see or hear it.  Skin: Unzipped http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/skin-unzipped.aspx Skunk Anasie's frontwoman is a mistress of reinvention. But underneath she’s still the Brixton girl we love. Transparenting http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/transparenting.aspx Say hello to our new parenting columnist, Jack Monroe. Do you believe in soulmates? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-you-believe-in-soulmates.aspx Jane Czyzselska on why we fall for the ones we love. PACE staff "devastated" about mental health charity closure http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pace-lgbt-charity-closure-2016.aspx Staff in shock after being told the vital LGBT community service is to shut its doors this week 5 Things you didn't know about Freeheld http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-things-you-didn't-know-about-freeheld.aspx Win tickets to see Ellen Page's new film on 19 February Jillian Michaels says she received racist abuse for adopting a black child http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jillian-michaels-says-she-received-racist-abuse-for-adopting-a-black-child.aspx The trainer says she heard “the most disgusting comments” when she and her wife adopted their Haitian daughter. Kim Davis: Opposing same-sex marriage was “a joy” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/kim-davis-opposing-same-sex-marriage-was-a-joy.aspx The Kentucky Clerk says she believes she was chosen by God to do his work.  Sex/life: Do all lesbians love strap-ons? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-do-all-lesbians-love-strap-ons.aspx DIVA sexpert Rhiannon Kemp-Davies looks at the popularity of strap-ons LEZZ TALK: What to do when a relationship ends http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lezz-talk-what-to-do-when-a-relationship-ends.aspx Author and spiritual healer Tyffany Howard on finding the energy to move onwards and upwards. Thousands march for marriage equality in Italy http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousands-march-for-marriage-equality-in-italy.aspx The country’s parliament will debate the issue this week. 10 things you might not know about Kristen Stewart http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-kristen-stewart.aspx Nicole Keeton has been in love with K-Stew since Twilight and is not ashamed to admit it. Pride In London introduce “affirmation” to parade application process following UKIP controversy http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-london-introduce-affirmation-to-parade-application-process.aspx New criteria has been put in place following a consultation on which groups should be allowed to march in the parade. Wake up, Italia: Protesters demand LGBT equality http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/wake-up-italia-protesters-demand-lgbt-equality.aspx A demonstration will take place this weekend outside the Italian Embassy in London. Choosing you: A defence of civil partnerships http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/a-defence-of-civil-partnerships.aspx Opening up civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples is the only way to save this ailing institution, says Carrie Lyell. Children's book Two Mums And A Menagerie http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/childrens-book-two-mums-and-a-menagerie.aspx Adoptive family picture book is full of family fun and lots of love Transparent writer Jill Soloway has created a manifesto to topple the patriarchy http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/transparent-writer-wants-to-topple-the-patriarchy.aspx Soloway and partner Eileen Myles are calling on all women to “get enraged” and start a global matriarchal revolution. Mhairi Black responds to lesbophobic abuse on Twitter http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mhairi-black-responds-to-lesbophobic-abuse-on-twitter.aspx The SNP politician shut down the trolls and said “It’s not normal and it’s not okay”. Gay men touch a vagina for the first time and it’s as awful as you’d expect http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-men-touch-a-vagina.aspx Headdesk. Orange Is The New Black returns: June 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-returns-june-2016.aspx Check out the fabulous new trailer for season 4 Win £1,000 in the Winter Pride Art Awards 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/win-£1000-in-the-winter-pride-art-awards-2016.aspx Artists of all sexualities invited to take part in competition Jack Monroe sues Katie Hopkins for £50,000 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jack-monroe-sues-katie-hopkins-war-memorial-tweet.aspx The DIVA columnist is taking legal action over a tweet where Hopkins linked them to a vandalised war memorial. Archbishop Justin Welby apologises to LGBT community for "hurt and pain” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/archbishop-justin-welby-apologises-to-lgbt-community-for-hurt-and-pain.aspx Activists respond with call for “action not words” Does God really hate us? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/does-god-really-hate-us.aspx Liz Obisanya writes an alternative Canterbury Tale Same-sex kissing in public could soon be illegal in Russia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-kissing-illegal-in-russia.aspx The Duma will this week consider a bill which could see LGBT people jailed for public displays of affection. LEZZ TALK: Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/author-and-spiritual-healer-tyffany-howard-on-self-love.aspx Author and spiritual healer Tyffany Howard on self love, giving and how being open leads to better relationships. Getting to know you: Rebecca Paisis, founder of the Smirnoff Winter Pride Music Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/getting-to-know-you-rebecca-paisis-founder-smirnoff-winter-pride-music-festival.aspx We chatted to Rebecca ahead of the third edition of the festival, later this month. Trans inquiry is a “slap in the face” for intersex people, says campaigner http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/trans-inquiry-is-a-slap-in-the-face-for-intersex-people-says-campaigner.aspx Artist Ela Xora has announced a series of hunger strikes until a similar inquiry is launched for intersex people. Review: Nine Lives http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-nine-lives-.aspx Gripping play about LGBT asylum seekers is more relevant than ever, says Sarah Cope Landmark ruling in lesbian custody battle http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/landmark-ruling-in-lesbian-custody-battle.aspx A US judge rules in favour of estranged mother seeking parental rights. Famous artworks given queer makeover in new exhibition http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/famous-artworks-given-queer-makeover-in-new-exhibition.aspx The Obscene and Pornographic Art show opens today at the Birmingham School of Art. Elderly LGBT people are “living in silence” say charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/elderly-lgbt-people-are-living-in-silence-say-charity.aspx A groundbreaking initiative has been launched highlighting issues faced by older people in our community. Four arrests made after lesbian found “murdered and mutilated” in South Africa http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/four-arrests-made-after-lesbian-found-murdered-and-mutilated-in-south-africa.aspx The body of Motshidisi Pascalina was found in a field near her home in Evaton township in the country’s Gauteng province. Have you undergone conversion therapy? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/have-you-undergone-conversion-therapy.aspx Stonewall is collecting stories from LGBT people to present to the government in an effort to ban the practice.  Interview: Holly Rilinger on fitness, fame and finding love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/holly-rilinger-on-fitness-fame-and-finding-love.aspx We caught up with the former WNBA star to talk about love, life and her new reality show Work Out New York. YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen to interview President Obama http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/youtuber-ingrid-nilsen-to-interview-president-obama.aspx The internet star will put viewer’s questions to the President following his final State of the Union address. Ellen DeGeneres brings hit talk show to ITV2 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-degeneres-brings-hit-talk-show-to-itv2.aspx New episodes will air from next week.  Stonewall Housing launch feasibility study into LGBT retirement homes http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-housing-launch-feasibility-study-into-lgbt-retirement-homes.aspx The housing and support provider has received funding to examine the demand for such a facility in the UK. Angela Eagle calls for nominations in British LGBT Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/angela-eagle-calls-for-nominations-in-british-lgbt-awards.aspx The MP for Wallasey says she wants the “most deserving” people recognised. LEZZ TALK: Lesbian Bed Death http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lezz-talk-lesbian-bed-death.aspx Author and spiritual healer Tyffany Howard on the myth of lesbian bed death and what to do when the sex goes in a long-term relationship. Queer community pay tribute to David Bowie http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/queer-community-pay-tribute-to-david-bowie.aspx The legend behind Ziggy Stardust passed away aged 69 following a cancer diagnosis 18 months ago. The problem with Winston McKenzie and Celebrity Big Brother http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-problem-with-winston-mckenzie-and-celebrity-big-brother.aspx Carrie Lyell is not impressed with Channel 5’s decision to put the former UKIP spokesperson in the famous house.  Chloë Grace Moretz: Sexuality is a “question that shouldn’t be asked” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/chloe-grace-moretz-sexuality-is-a-question-that-should-not-be-asked.aspx The actress hit out at labels and says sexuality shouldn’t be an issue in 2016. Music video of the week: Adore by Savages http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-video-adore-by-savages.aspx This haunting new track is inspired by lesbian poet Minnie Bruce Pratt. Uber driver suspended after lesbian couple thrown out of his taxi for kissing http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/uber-driver-suspended-after-lesbian-couple-thrown-out-of-his-taxi-for-kissing.aspx The company says the driver will not be allowed to work until an investigation is carried out. Patsy and Delia ride again in series five of Call The Midwife http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/patsy-and-delia-ride-again-in-series-five-of-call-the-midwife.aspx Will it be a happily ever after for the couple as Delia recovers from her bout of amnesia? Queer club promoters in London sign up to anti-racism code of practice http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/queer-club-promoters-in-london-sign-up-to-anti-racism-code-of-practice.aspx Events organisers across the capital have voiced their support for the code, drafted by activist Chardine Taylor-Stone. Desmond Tutu’s daughter marries female partner  http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/desmond-tutu-daughter-marries-female-partner.aspx Reverend Mpho Tutu married activist Marceline Furth at a private ceremony in the Netherlands last week.  Review: The Danish Girl  http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/danish-girl-review.aspx Trans lesbian Debbie Louise Cannon on why Eddie Redmayne's performance resonated with her. Black lesbian activist declines MBE http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/black-lesbian-activist-declines-mbe.aspx UK Black Pride’s Phyll Opoku-Gyimah said she was “grateful” but wanted to stand by her “principles and values”. Hey Cosmo, sleeping with a woman isn't a trend http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/hey-cosmo-sleeping-with-a-woman-isn't-a-trend.aspx Laura Mitchell-Ghafoor is unimpressed at Cosmo’s latest attempt to entice lesbian and bi readers. 6 reasons we love Liz Carr http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-reasons-we-love-liz-carr.aspx Disabled lesbian actor Liz returns in a new series of Silent Witness Best lez/bi events of 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/best-lezbi-events-of-2016.aspx 2016 is almost here, and it’s set to be another year of rainbow filled frolics. Queer ones to watch in 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-ones-to-watch-in-2016.aspx We’ve compiled a list of music, TV and film that we are looking forward to in 2016. My New Year’s resolution: doomed from the start http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/my-new-year’s-resolution-doomed-from-the-start.aspx The date you're going to swap the gym for the sofa? 24 January DIVA’s predictions for 2016 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva’s-predictions-for-2016.aspx All this is definitely going to happen. Maybe... Top 11 coming out stories of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-11-coming-out-stories-of-2015.aspx DIVA looks back at some of our favourite coming out stories of 2015. Get the tissues ready. 7 trans and non-binary moments of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/best-non-binary-trans-moments-of-2015.aspx 2015 has been a golden year for trans and non-binary people. LGBT heroines of the year 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lgbt-heroines-of-the-year-2015.aspx From community leaders and politicians to Hollywood actresses, this year’s achievements haven’t gone unnoticed. 7 women we were crushing on in 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/7-women-we-were-crushing-on-in-2015.aspx It’s getting hot in here... Sad goodbyes of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sad-goodbyes-of-2015.aspx We said farewell to some wonderful people this year 8 of our favourite TV shows with lez/bi/trans characters from 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/8-of-our-favourite-tv-shows-with-lbt-characters-from-2015.aspx There was a lot to choose from this year, but we’ve whittled it down to seven of our favourites! Most ridiculous news story of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/most-ridiculous-news-story-of-2015.aspx DIVA has searched through a dishearteningly large number of ridiculous news stories in 2015 and we think we’ve found our worst. Top 8 cat videos of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-8-cat-videos-for-2015.aspx It was going to different animals but cats rule, so… My 7 top tips for surviving Christmas http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/my-7-top-tips-for-surviving-christmas.aspx Ella Braidwood suffered so you don’t have to… Stonewall’s Ruth Hunt: "Trans people are part of LGBT community" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall’s-ruth-hunt-trans-people-are-part-of-lgbt-community-.aspx We experience the same oppression, says rights group's chief executive Cate Blanchett “bewildered” by opposition to same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cate-blanchett-“bewildered”-by-opposition-to-same-sex-marriage-.aspx Carol star supports fight for equal marriage in her home country, Australia 'Tis the season to fall in love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tis-the-season-to-fall-in-love.aspx 10 holiday date ideas for those looking for a kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas. Celebrate New Year, Nineties Style http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/celebrate-new-year-nineties-style.aspx See in the New Year in your best Global Hypercolour t-shirt at Muse Soho. Lucy Spraggan wins Artist of the Year at L Fest Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lucy-spraggan-wins-artist-of-the-year-at-l-fest-awards.aspx Well done, Spraggers <3 10 things you might not know about Samira Wiley http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-samira-wiley.aspx We trawl the darkest recesses of the internet for random facts about your fave celebs so you don’t have to. New documentary explores London’s LGBT dancehall scene http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/new-documentary-explores-london-lgbt-dancehall-scene.aspx Out and Bad charts the creation of a dancehall scene in the UK which provided a lifeline for so many. Ellen Page: “It was an amazing feeling to play a lesbian” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ellen-page-it-was-an-amazing-feeling-to-play-a-lesbian.aspx The actress talks playing gay and how her role in Freeheld helped her to come out. Carrie on kicking ass http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carrie-anne-moss-interview.aspx DIVA caught up with Hollywood star Carrie-Anne Moss to find out what it’s like playing Marvel’s first lesbian character. Cherry bomb http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cherry-jones-transparent-interview.aspx Cherry Jones tells DIVA about playing a “dude dyke” in the new series of Transparent. Beth Ditto announces new plus size clothing line http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/beth-ditto-announces-new-plus-size-clothing-line.aspx “This line is by us, for us, period.” Hundreds show solidarity with hate crime victim by wearing a #TieForHelena http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/hundreds-show-solidarity-with-hate-crime-victim-by-wearing-a-tieforhelena.aspx Solidarity never looked so stylish! Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl split amicably http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-and-phoebe-dahl-split-amicably.aspx Say it ain’t so :( Woman Up is the feminist anthem you’ve been waiting for http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/woman-up-is-the-feminist-anthem-you-have-been-waiting-for.aspx Don’t grow a pair, grow a lady garden… Drag act accused of racism will no longer perform at London’s RVT http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/drag-act-accused-of-racism-will-no-longer-perform-at-rvt.aspx Charlie Hides sparked anger after “performing in blackface” as Laquisha Jonz. 10 People Giving Zero Shits About Gender Roles http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-people-giving-zero-shits-about-gender-roles.aspx These people are stone cold heroes in the fight against gender stereotyping Robert Dyas: Comedy genius? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/is-robert-dyas-a-comedy-genius.aspx The hardware store’s new advert has confused the internet. University Challenge to feature a trans captain for the first time http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/university-challenge-to-feature-a-trans-captain-for-the-first-time.aspx Christine Burns will lead a team of prominent Manchester alumni in a Christmas special. LGBT youth sidelined by national health report http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lgbt-youth-sidelined-by-national-health-report.aspx Why it matters that no one is talking about shocking new figures DIVA nominated for an Ultimate Planet Award http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-nominated-for-an-ultimate-planet-award.aspx We’re delighted to be in the running for Media Outlet of the Year. 15 times Ruby Rose owned 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/15-times-ruby-rose-owned-2015.aspx Our crush became a full on love affair this year <3 Sex/Life: Top Ten DIY Techniques http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sexlife-top-ten-diy-techniques.aspx Time to get busy in the lady garden. DIVA’s new Sex/Life ed shares her tips Queering Shakespeare http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queering-shakespeare.aspx We chat to genderqueer actor Krishna Istha about a new version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream coming to London next week. 6 sexy stocking-fillers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-sexy-stocking-fillers.aspx Surprise your sweetheart with one of these saucy giftlets Carol, Transparent and The Danish Girl tipped for Golden Globes success http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carol,-transparent-and-the-danish-girl-tipped-for-golden-globes-success.aspx Carol, based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, leads the pack with five nominations. Deaf lesbian attacked yards from her home in south London http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/deaf-lesbian-attacked-yards-from-her-home-in-south-london.aspx Helena Martins was strangled with her tie in the attack which she believes was a hate crime. Hannah Hart and Ingrid Nilsen join in the fun in YouTube’s 2015 rewind http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hannah-hart-and-ingrid-nilsen-join-in-the-fun-in-youtube-2015-rewind.aspx This will forever be remembered as the year of Hangrid. Angela Eagle makes history at Prime Minister’s Questions http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/angela-eagle-makes-history-at-prime-ministers-questions.aspx Eagle has become the first lesbian MP to take the floor at the dispatch box. Scrap the selfie: How choosing the right profile pic can get you a girlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/scrap-the-selfie-how-choosing-the-right-profile-pic-can-get-you-a-girlfriend.aspx Dating site Pink Lobster believe choosing the right picture is the key to relationship success. Transparent writer Jill Soloway is dating poet Eileen Myles http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/transparent-writer-jill-soloway-is-dating-poet-eileen-myles.aspx “It was an instant connection” Soloway says. Grandma: A low budget masterpiece worthy of Oscars attention http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/grandma-a-low-budget-masterpiece-worthy-of-oscars-attention.aspx Lily Tomlin deserves an Oscar nod for a stellar performance as misanthropic grandmother Elle. DIVA challenges ad industry to embrace lesbians and bi women http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-challenges-ad-industry-to-embrace-lesbians-and-bi-women.aspx Competition launched to design an iconic ad that respects women's sexual diversity 11 Shocking and hilarious things my family have said to me at Christmas dinner http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/11-shocking-and-hilarious-things-my-family-have-said-to-me-at-christmas-dinner.aspx For realsies. Bi and disabled: Margarita With A Straw http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bi-and-disabled-margarita-with-a-straw.aspx Indian drama screens free at Together! 2015 Disability Film Fest on Saturday Did Cara Delevingne rip off a queer feminist fashion brand? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-cara-delevingne-rip-off-a-queer-feminist-fashion-brand.aspx The model and actress has been accused of dishonesty for selling shirts identical to those of Otherwild. Tyson Fury could have “blood on his hands”, says Alice Arnold http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tyson-fury-could-have-blood-on-his-hands-says-alice-arnold.aspx The broadcaster says views like Fury’s can drive young people to suicide. Lily Tomlin: Coming out would have killed my mother http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lily-tomlin-coming-out-would-have-killed-my-mother.aspx The Grandma star on why she waited until her mother’s death to formally come out. Marriage equality makes Twitter’s most influential trends of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/marriage-equality-makes-twitter-influential-trends-list-2015.aspx #HomeToVote and #LoveWins mark a huge year for marriage equality. National Student Pride 2016 will highlight LGBT mental health http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/national-student-pride-2016-will-highlight-lgbt-mental-health.aspx Events include panel discussions, a careers fair and a film screening. Northern Ireland’s ban on same-sex marriage is corroding society, court told http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/northern-ireland-ban-on-same-sex-marriage-is-corroding-society.aspx The High Court in Belfast has heard from two couples who say the ban breaches their human rights. Living with HIV: Juno’s story http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/living-with-hiv.aspx We spoke to activist Juno Roche about the challenges she faces as a bi trans woman living with HIV. What lesbian and bi women really want for Christmas http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-lesbian-and-bi-women-really-want-for-christmas.aspx Natash is making the Yuletide super gay with her list for Santa. 6 things lesbian and bi women need to know this World AIDS Day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-things-lesbian-and-bi-women-need-to-know-this-world-aids-day.aspx Low risk isn’t no risk. Sue Perkins to host new BBC quiz show http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sue-perkins-to-host-new-bbc-quiz-show.aspx Our favourite cake expert will be joined by Richard Osman and Josh Widdecombe on Insert Name Here. Holland Taylor: “I am out. I live out” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/holland-taylor-i-am-out,-i-live-out.aspx The L Word actress didn’t label herself, but says most of her relationships have been with women. Stars come out for the first ever Equality Ball http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stars-come-out-for-the-first-ever-equality-ball.aspx Stunning performances made the inaugural ball a night to remember. Sandi Toksvig on coming out: "We got quite a lot of death threats" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sandi-toksvig-on-coming-out-we-got-quite-a-lot-of-death-threats.aspx The presenter talked of “very dark times” when she went public with her sexuality in 1994. Want to sing at the largest LGBT choir festival in the world? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/european-queer-choir-need-you.aspx The European Queer Choir need new singers for next year’s GALA Festival. Have you got what it takes? Something for the weekend: List by Love Like Hate http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/something-for-the-weekend-list-by-love-like-hate.aspx We love this new track from Brisbane-based dark pop duo Love Like Hate. Head over heels for Jess Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-with-queer-performer-jess-love.aspx We sat down with the Aussie performance artist to talk queering cabaret and running away with the circus. Film Review: Rats That Eat Men http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-rats-that-eat-men.aspx A new film about a Ugandan lesbian migrant is touching and powerful, says Beatrice McGuire. Inclusive: An unmissable new night club night in London http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/inclusive-an-unmissable-new-night-club-night-in-london.aspx LGBT Underground’s new event hopes to bring everyone in the community together with the hottest urban music. Trailer: London Rebel Dykes of the 1980s http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/trailer-london-rebel-dykes-of-the-1980s.aspx We can’t wait for this new film documenting lesbian life in the 80s.  Carol: from secret novel to screen sensation http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carol-from-secret-novel-to-screen-sensation.aspx Writer Phyllis Nagy talks to DIVA film ed Lucy Peters about adapting Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian love story This lesbian reimagining of Adele’s Hello will break your heart into tiny pieces http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-lesbian-reimagining-of-adele-song-hello-will-break-your-heart.aspx Don't say we didn't warn you. A lesbian storyline was cut from Love Actually http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-lesbian-storyline-was-cut-from-love-actually.aspx Christmas is ruined.  Schools are failing LGBT young people, says new research http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/schools-are-failing-lgbt-young-people-says-new-research.aspx Researchers say secondary schools in the UK are failing to incorporate diversity into sex and relationship education. This film about coming out later in life is a must see http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-film-about-coming-out-later-in-life-is-a-must-see.aspx Film student Rowan Thornhill made the short film about his mum, Carol. Lessons must be learned from Vicky Thompson’s death http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lessons-must-be-learned-from-the-death-of-vicky-thompson.aspx The death of a trans woman on the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance shows how desperately we need to address the needs of trans prisoners. Video exclusive: Crocadyke Dundee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-exclusive-crocadyke-dundee.aspx Watch an exclusive clip from a new film about the legendary Dawn O’Donnell, the Godmother of Sydney’s Mardi Gras. Winter Pride Art Awards: Call for Submissions http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/winter-pride-art-awards-2016-call-for-submissions.aspx Following the phenomenal success of the first two awards, Winter Pride has launched its latest art competition. Putting the Cho in Psycho http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/putting-the-cho-in-psycho.aspx Bisexual heroine Margaret Cho talks to DIVA about her new London show. Why Trans Day of Remembrance is so important http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-trans-day-of-remembrance-is-so-important.aspx Today is an important day for the trans community and their allies. Sparkle’s Beckie Fox explains why. The trailer for Transparent season two is here http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-trailer-for-transparent-season-two-is-here.aspx Welcome back, Pfeffermans! MTV India show praised for its lesbian storyline http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/mtv-india-lesbian-storyline.aspx The Big F has been described as a defining moment for Indian television. That’s so gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/that-is-so-gay.aspx Challenging homophobia takes guts, as Laura Mitchell-Ghafoor discovers. Man Up: The Final http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/man-up-the-final.aspx Dora Mortimer reports on an unforgettable night of sweat, swooning and... sausages. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara shut down reporter who praised Carol for feeling "heterosexual" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/cate-blanchett-and-rooney-mara-shut-down-reporter-who-praised-carol-for-feeling-heterosexual.aspx No one messes with these women. Kristen Stewart on fame, films and finding happiness http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kristen-stewart-diva-magazine-interview.aspx We discover what’s been happening in Kristen Stewart‘s life since Twilight and what it’s like living under the tabloid spotlight. Queerbashed http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queerbashed-understanding-hate-crime.aspx What is hate crime, and how does it affect lesbians and bi women? Lesvos: A different kind of beach holiday http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/refugee-crisis-on-lesvos.aspx Well-known as a lesbian holiday destination, Lesvos is now the landing spot for thousands of refugees. Mel Steel reports. Bolivia’s President apologises for lesbian jibe http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bolivia-president-apologises-for-lesbian-jibe.aspx Evo Morales said he had “no intention of offending anyone” after joking that the health minister was a lesbian. Anti-bullying week: Jackie Crozier's story http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jackie-crozier-on-anti-bullying-week.aspx The former Festival Director of Manchester Pride tells DIVA why she won’t be a bystander. 1 in 5 people admit to using homophobic, biphobic and transphobic slurs http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/1-in-5-people-admit-to-using-homophobic,-biphobic-and-transphobic-slurs.aspx New research by YouGov shows 20% of people have made offensive remarks about LGBT in the past year. More names added to glittering Equality Ball line up http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/asifa-lahore-joins-equality-ball-2015-line-up.aspx Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore and comedian Clare Summerskill will join Heather Peace and Marc Almond at the fundraiser. Happy Wedding Day, Ireland! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/happy-wedding-day,-ireland!.aspx Six months after a referendum returned a Yes vote, the first same-sex marriages are taking place in Ireland. A queer retelling of Romeo and Juliet is coming to Europe http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-queer-retelling-of-romeo-and-juliet-is-coming-to-europe.aspx Troian Bellisario plays Juliet in Shakespeare inspired short film Still A Rose which has its first screenings in Europe this week. Gayle Newland: Is eight years fair?  http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gayle-newland-is-eight-years-fair.aspx Carrie Lyell considers last week’s sentencing and the implications for the LGBT community. Queer pioneers recognised in the most grassroots Rainbow List yet http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/queer-pioneers-recognised-in-rainbow-list-2015.aspx The 16th Rainbow List feels a lot less celebrity than previous years, focussing instead on the achievements of activists. Interview: Fiona Cunningham-Reid, Director of Crocadyke Dundee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-fiona-cunningham-reid,-director-of-crocadyke-dundee.aspx We sat down with Fiona to talk about her relationship with unlikely gay icon Dawn O’Donnell, the Godmother of Sydney’s Mardi Gras. Man Up: Drag Kings turn up the heat at The Glory http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/drag-kings-turn-up-the-heat-at-the-glory.aspx Dora Mortimer is getting hot under the collar ahead of next week’s grand final. Laverne Cox is killing it in this new Viktor Luna film http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/laverne-cox-is-killing-it-in-viktor-luna-film.aspx Flawless. Ruby Rose “honoured” to be named GQ Australia’s Woman of the Year http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-is-gq-australia’s-woman-of-the-year.aspx She’s our woman every year <3 David Cameron urged to pressure Indian PM into rethinking anti-gay law http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/david-cameron-urged-to-pressure-indian-pm-into-rethinking-anti-gay-law.aspx Indian’s PM Narendra Modi arrives in the UK this week.  The Gender Recognition Act is dangerously unfit for purpose http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-gender-recognition-act-is-dangerously-unfit-for-purpose.aspx Jane Fae considers what Tara Hudson’s plight means for laws affecting the trans community. This Italian marriage equality video is adorable http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-italian-marriage-equality-video-is-adorable.aspx Warning: may cause emotional outbursts. 10 reasons to bring your girlfriend to the office Christmas party http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-reasons-to-bring-your-girlfriend-to-the-office-christmas-party.aspx 'Tis the season to queer the office knees-up. Don’t miss: DIVA Debate at Homotopia http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-debate-homotopia-2015.aspx Come and listen to a panel discussion about how the shifting political landscape is affecting QTIPOC. LGBT+ women talk sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lgbt-women-talk-sex-pace-event.aspx To celebrate their 30th anniversary, LGBT mental health charity PACE is holding a free event in partnership with DIVA. My film was “de-gayed”, says Freeheld writer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/my-film-was-de-gayed-says-freeheld-writer.aspx Ron Nyswaner said producers feared his lesbian characters were too queer. President Obama is OUT’s Ally of the Year http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/president-obama-is-out’s-ally-of-the-year.aspx Obama is the first sitting President to be to photographed for the cover of an LGBT publication. Paralympian Claire Harvey “manhandled” by airline staff http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/paralympian-claire-harvey-manhandled-by-airline-staff.aspx Harvey was forced to drag herself off the plane after a series of errors by stewards. LGB teens twice as likely to be bullied says report http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobic-bullying.aspx A new report says LGB teens are far more likely to be victims of bullying and that it often continues into adulthood. Review: Dracula: The Kisses http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/scary-little-girls-dracula-the-kisses-review.aspx Aileen Chien reviews a new all-woman stage production of the horror classic Dracula. Choosing me: The final muse http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/choosing-me-the-final-muse.aspx This week, Jennifer Evans reflects upon her month-long quest. Has she succeeded in ‘choosing me?’ This year’s Rainbow List will be most diverse yet, says Lady Phyll http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/rainbow-list-2015-lady-phyll-interview.aspx The director of UK Black Pride tells DIVA why she decided to join the judging panel, and why she thinks the list is still relevant in 2015. Man Up! The second heat... http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/man-up!-the-second-heat.aspx Drag kings vie for the crown at Dalston drinking hole, The Glory So long, Stonewall Awards, and thanks for the memories http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/so-long,-stonewall-awards,-and-thanks-for-the-memories.aspx Carrie Lyell reflects on the last ever Stonewall Awards and looks ahead to the future. 5 Frankly Weird Stereotypes About Bisexuals http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-frankly-weird-stereotypes-about-bisexuals.aspx Let's get to the bottom of some of the common myths! Tokyo issues partnership certificates for same-sex couples http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tokyo-issues-partnership-certificates-for-same-sex-couples.aspx The symbolic gesture is not legally binding but designed to counter discrimination. Most women are not heterosexual, say researchers http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/most-women-are-queer-say-researchers.aspx A study by the University of Essex suggests most women are either lesbian or bisexual.  Ruth Davidson: "I didn’t want to be gay" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ruth-davidson-i-didn’t-want-to-be-gay.aspx The leader of the Scottish Conservatives said she imagined a big white wedding with a man. Carrie Brownstein officiated an impromptu lesbian wedding and it was awesome http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/carrie-brownstein-amy-poehler-lesbian-wedding.aspx Featuring a special guest appearance from Amy Poehler! Record breaking athlete calls marrying girlfriend “the biggest adventure” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sarah-outen-marriage-proposal.aspx Sarah Outen cycled, kayaked and rowed 25,000 miles across the globe and is now looking forward to her next big adventure: marriage. BrewDog make good on their promise with a “genderqueer beer” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/no-label-brewdog's-genderqueer-beer.aspx No Label has been made in partnership with Queerest Of The Queer. Frozen will make your daughter a lesbian, says US radio host http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/frozen-will-make-your-daughter-a-lesbian.aspx Right-wing talk show host Kevin Swanson said the Disney film is turning kids gay. Crisis in Lesvos http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/refugee-crisis-in-lesvos.aspx DIVA speaks to a Lesvos native about life on the island for locals and refugees. Watch: Tangerine http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tangerine-exclusive-clip.aspx Check out an exclusive clip from Sean Baker’s highly anticipated new film. Northern Ireland marriage proposals fall for fifth time http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/dup-block-marriage-equality.aspx Despite a majority of MLA’s voting to support the proposals, a DUP petition means the law won't change. Lesbians are gorgeous, says Little Mix singer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/perrie-edwards-loves-lesbians.aspx Perrie Edwards says she loves flirting with girls. Magda’s Lesbian Lover http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/magda’s-lesbian-lover.aspx We spoke to the writer of the award-winning short film about racism and homophobia to find out more. Behind the scenes on hit Aussie web series Starting From… Now! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/starting-from-now-webseries.aspx This brilliant series is watched by over 10 million people worldwide. Make sure you’re one of them. If “choosing me” means choosing happiness, how do I actually do that? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/journey-to-happiness.aspx This week, Jennifer Evans finds out exactly how to make herself happy.  First same-sex marriages to take place in Ireland next month http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-marriage-ireland.aspx The first ceremonies are due to take place in November after the bill cleared its final hurdle. Review: Man Up! Drag Kings battle for the Glory http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-man-up!-drag-kings-battle-for-the-glory.aspx The first heat of Dalston's drag spectacular was packed out on Wednesday Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny to star in new Lizzie Borden film http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kristen-stewart-chloe-sevigny-lizzie-borden-film.aspx Pieter Van Hees will direct the latest interpretation of Borden's infamous story. These YouTubers got married and it was beautiful http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jelly-and-day-wedding-belles.aspx We’re not crying, you’re crying! Lesbian couple arrested for kissing in Hawaii http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-arrested-in-hawaii-for-kissing.aspx An investigation is underway after the couple said they were “thrown to the ground”, assaulted and arrested earlier this year. Is bisexuality confusing? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/is-bisexuality-confusing.aspx No more than any other sexual orientation if we’re honest, says Katy Harrad Choosing me http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/choosing-me-lgbt-lifestyle.aspx This week Jennifer Evans learns to say no to people who drain her. No to no platform? How about no to no hatred?  http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/germaine-greer-no-platform.aspx A transgender lesbian’s perspective on the Germaine Greer no-platforming issue. Theatre review: Tipping The Velvet http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tipping-the-velvet-review.aspx Sarah Waters’ novel given a sparky modern upgrade. Remembering Catherine Duleep Singh http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/catherine-duleep-singh-sikh-suffragette.aspx As part of Black History Month, we remember a Sikh suffragette. Drag kings set for Glory http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/drag-kings-set-for-glory.aspx The east London boozer's first drag king competition is ready to roll Spectacular Sue Perkins http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins-spectacles-memoir.aspx We couldn’t put down Sue’s memoir, Spectacles. Find out why. Sapphic Suffragettes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sapphic-suffragettes.aspx Hilary McCollum puts the lesbians and bi women in the suffragette movement under the spotlight. Orgasm 101 http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/orgasm-101.aspx How to give (and have) the best orgasms ever. 8 reasons not to miss The Equality Ball http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/peter-tatchell-equality-ball.aspx We're no Cinderella, but we're still going to the Ball. Choosing me: The Beginning http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/choosing-me-the-beginning.aspx Jennifer Evans is on a quest to "choose me". Follow her journey on DIVA. Children benefit from same-sex parents, says study http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-families.aspx Kids with two mums enjoy 40% more child-focused activities according to the new research. Jack Monroe: I’m not a girl, and I’m not a boy either http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jack-monroe-transgender.aspx The food blogger has spoken about their decision to come out as non-binary trans earlier this month. Sue Perkins on her “magical” relationship with Anna Richardson http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins-and-anna-richardson.aspx The star opened up about her romance in an interview with Lorraine. TV Review: She’s In London http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/she's-in-london-webseries.aspx The new lesbian web-series is a love letter from the queer heart of Soho, says Francesca Lewis. Cara Delevingne is an inspiration, says newsreader Jane Hill http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/cara-delevingne-jane-hill-sue-perkins.aspx The 46-year-old says she had no one to look up to growing up. Government need to take action on LGBT mental health http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lgbt-mental-health.aspx Improving mental health in the LGBT should be an urgent priority, says Ella Braidwood. DIVA launches new iOS app http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-ios-app.aspx Mobile-first experience launches on iPhone. Butch Monologues hits New York City http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/badass-butch-lesbians.aspx The show that "makes us all feel loved” goes global. Music review: Janette Mason and D’Ranged Live http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/janette-mason-d’ranged-review.aspx Jane Czyzselska spends an evening with Britain’s finest living jazz pianist and her band. "Pride’s ambition goes beyond inclusivity" http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/pride-in-london-alison-camps.aspx Pride In London’s Alison Camps comments on plans for next year’s event.  Lesbian erotica pioneer dies http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/honey-lee-cottrell-obituary.aspx Props to Honey Lee Cottrell, the woman who championed lesbian sex in the 1980s. Heather Peace to headline Equality Ball http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-equality-ball.aspx The singer will join Ronan Parke at the fundraiser for the Peter Tatchell Foundation in November. Channel 4 documentary criticised by trans community http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/girls-to-men-trans-criticism.aspx Girls To Men has been accused of sensationalism and using private footage without consent. Miley Cyrus is throwing a naked concert and it sounds weird http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/miley-cyrus-naked-concert.aspx Like, really weird. Sandi Toksvig to replace Stephen Fry as QI host http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sandi-toksvig-stephen-fry-qi.aspx Stephen Fry has given up his hosting seat after 180 episodes at the helm of the show. Equality? Not if you’re a lesbian pensioner http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/lesbian-pension-rights.aspx Same Sex Marriage Bill shortcomings could lead to pension inequality for lesbian and bisexual couples, says Muna Saleem. 60 seconds with… Mzz Kimberley http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/mzz-kimberley-diva-interview.aspx We chatted to the actor, singer and trans activist about Blacksploitation and why it’s so important. Putting the Pride in Black History Month http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/black-history-month-lgbt.aspx Black History Month too often forgets the achievements of LGBT people of colour, says Chloe Cousins. Are we doing enough to tackle hate crime? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hate-crime-awareness-week.aspx Organisations across the country are encouraging people to “Talk, Report and Get Support” this Hate Crime Awareness Week. Interview: Jamie Babbit on Addicted to Fresno http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jamie-babbit.aspx Jamie Babbit tells DIVA Film Editor Lucy Peters about recycled sex toys, lesbian poverty and her new film Addicted to Fresno. Are you coming out? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/are-you-coming-out.aspx Coming out is one of the rituals of LGBT life. But should we feel we have to? Former Bake Off star hits out at ‘political correctness’ accusations http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/former-bake-off-star-hits-out-at-‘political-correctness’-accusations.aspx Pack up and go home, folks. Ruby Tandoh has won the internet. Interview: Rubyyy Jones http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-rubyyy-jones.aspx Tina Ledger talks all things queer with badass feminist Rubyyy Jones. This year’s Pride In London was most successful yet, say organisers http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/this-year’s-pride-in-london-was-most-successful-yet,-say-organisers.aspx A survey of 1,600 people found that overall satisfaction with the event has risen. Kirsty Logan wins 2015 Polari First Book Prize http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/kirsty-logan-wins-2015-polari-first-book-prize.aspx The Scottish author scooped the prize for The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales. Celebrating our Black LGBT icons http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/celebrating-our-black-lgbt-icons.aspx This Black History Month, we’re celebrating some of the most inspirational BAME lesbian and bisexual women.  Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl threw a lesbian dinner party and it was everything http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-and-phoebe-dahl-threw-a-lesbian-dinner-party-and-it-was-everything.aspx So much FOMO. The Gay/Bi Girl's Guide To The BFI London Film Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-gaybi-girl's-guide-to-the-bfi-london-film-festival.aspx DIVA Film Editor Lucy Peters helps you navigate the 2015 programme Concern grows for lesbian couple arrested in Indonesia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/concern-grows-for-lesbian-couple-arrested-in-indonesia.aspx The teenagers have been forced to undergo “rehabilitation” after they were caught hugging in the Aceh province. Review: The Queerest of the Queer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review the-queerest-of-the-queer.aspx Remi-Lyn Browne reviews a truly diverse LGBT club night in London. Ruby Rose to co-host MTV European Music Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ruby-rose-to-co-host-mtv-european-music-awards.aspx Ruby will join Ed Sheeran for the night of music and mayhem in Milan later this month. Black History Month: Bhav’s story http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/black-history-month-bhav’s-story.aspx Bhav Patel shares her experience as a queer person of colour with DIVA. Nigerian embassy refuses petition demanding repeal of the country’s anti-gay laws http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nigerian-embassy-refuses-petition-demanding-repeal-of-the-country’s-anti-gay-laws.aspx Embassy officials locked the door and refused to take the petition, which contained more than 65,000 signatures. End racism in the LGBT community http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/end-racism-in-the-lgbt-community.aspx Acknowledging the deep divisions in our community, activists discussed how to begin healing them. Demi Lovato: I was not in a relationship with Ruby Rose http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/demi-lovato-i-was-not-in-a-relationship-with-ruby-rose.aspx The singer quashed the long-standing rumours in an interview for Complex magazine. Interview: Holestar http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-holestar.aspx We spoke to female drag queen Holestar about feminist drag, reclaiming the queer female body, and new frockumentary Dressed As A Girl. DIVA Sex Academy nominated in L Fest Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-sex-academy-nominated-in-l-fest-awards.aspx Join us at the glitzy awards ceremony in Manchester this November.  This Wednesday: Demand an end to Nigeria’s anti-LGBTI laws http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/this-wednesday-demand-an-end-to-nigeria’s-anti-lgbti-laws.aspx Join lesbian activist Aderonke Apata handing over petition of 65k names Why we still need the Rainbow List http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-we-still-need-the-rainbow-list.aspx 15 years on, and the Rainbow List is more important than ever, says Carrie Lyell. This picture of Hannah Hart and Ingrid Nilsen will warm your heart http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-picture-of-hannah-hart-and-ingrid-nilsen-will-warm-your-heart.aspx Hangrid forever, other couples never. Coronation Street star talks new lesbian storyline http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/coronation-street-star-talks-new-lesbian-storyline.aspx Faye Brooks spoke of the challenges faced ahead of her upcoming romance. Public Pride meeting fails to address UKIP concerns http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/public-pride-meeting-fails-to-address-ukip-concerns.aspx The TUC meeting focussed on the corporate aspect of Pride with little mention of racism allegations. Evan Rachel Wood: I am always bisexual http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/evan-rachel-wood-i-am-always-bisexual.aspx The actress speaks candidly about her sexuality for #BiWeek. I’m bored of the lesbian question, says Corrie actress http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/i’m-bored-of-the-lesbian-question,-says-corrie-actress.aspx Brooke Vincent says she’s sick of being asked what it’s like playing a lesbian in Coronation Street. PrideAM to empower LGBT people in advertising http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/prideam-to-empower-lgbt-people-in-advertising.aspx The first ever LGBT leadership group will celebrate diversity in the advertising industry Ruby Rose hits out at “greedy and exploitative” magazine http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-hits-out-at-“greedy-and-exploitative”-magazine.aspx The actress has accused Untitled Magazine of exploitation and asked fans to boycott them. DIVA join forces with organisations to fight LGBT community racism http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-join-forces-with-organisations-to-fight-lgbt-community-racism.aspx Stonewall, UKBP, The Rainbow Intersection and BlackOutLDN join DIVA to discuss how best to challenge LGBT racism.  Why we need Bi Visibility Day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-need-bi-visibility-day.aspx Three women from Stonewall share their stories to illustrate why Bi Visibility Day is so important. Yes, all white people! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/yes,-all-white-people!.aspx White LGBT people need to wise up to community racism, says Alena Dierickx. Doritos Rainbows gobbled up in days http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/doritos-rainbows-gobbled-up-in-days.aspx You snooze you lose. Trans organisations recognised at National Diversity Awards 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/trans-organisations-recognised-at-national-diversity-awards-2015.aspx A record number of nominations were received for this year’s National Diversity Awards which spotlighted the T in LGBT. Angela Eagle: “Being gay should never be a barrier to success” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/angela-eagle-“being-gay-should-never-be-a-barrier-to-success”.aspx Eagle says she hopes her appointment to Labour’s Shadow Cabinet will inspire lesbian and bisexual women to get involved with politics.  Sue Perkins hits out at homophobic remarks by a doctor in new memoir http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins-hits-out-at-homophobic-remarks-by-a-doctor-in-new-memoir.aspx The TV presenter was told she was infertile by a consultant who said “You’re a lesbian so it’s easier”. Lesbian appointed CEO of Getty Images http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-appointed-ceo-of-getty-images.aspx Dawn Airey smashes the double glazed glass ceiling as she moves from Yahoo to take over the world’s leading visual media company. Interview: Doona Bae http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-doona-bae.aspx DIVA chats to Sense8 star Doona Bae about her new film – a Korean thriller with a lesbian heroine. Sex/Life: How to have a bloody amazing life http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sexlife-how-to-have-a-bloody-amazing-life.aspx Lisa Lister, author of Code Red, explains how to discover your period power Equal marriage: Northern Ireland needs to catch up, says Amnesty http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-northern-ireland-needs-to-catch-up,-says-amnesty.aspx Campaigners say the country is being left behind. Would you want to live in an LGBT retirement home? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/would-you-want-to-live-in-an-lgbt-retirement-home.aspx The UK could have it’s first care home for LGBT people within three years. The secret side of Hannah Hart http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-secret-side-of-hannah-hart.aspx The YouTube star tells Carrie Lyell about accidental fame, staying grounded and life beyond the internet. Queerbaiting: Stop teasing us with your fake lesbian and bisexual TV characters http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queerbaiting-stop-teasing-us-with-your-fake-lesbian-and-bisexual-tv-characters.aspx Effi Mai explores the pleasures and pitfalls of the programmes that just can’t commit to their queers. Neighbours: Steph Scully returns to the soap with a girlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/neighbours-steph-scully-returns-to-the-soap-with-a-girlfriend.aspx We haven’t been this excited since Harold Bishop returned from the dead. A Girl At My Door: How South Korea is embracing lesbian films http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-girl-at-my-door-how-south-korea-is-embracing-lesbian-films.aspx LGBT cinema is booming in South Korea, as proven by July Jung’s stunning debut starring Doona Bae. A queer festival had the best response to that controversial BrewDog video http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-queer-festival-had-the-best-response-to-that-controversial-brewdog-video.aspx Queerest Of The Queer have invited BrewDog to make good on their promise of supporting the LGBT community.  Review: Angel Haze opens up on stage http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-angel-haze-opens-up-on-stage.aspx Magnetic, charming and wrenchingly honest – the rapper live at Birthdays, London Dear Ellen: A ‘little bit of leather’ is no better than a ‘little bit of homophobia’ http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dear-ellen-a-‘little-bit-of-leather’-is-no-better-than-a-‘little-bit-of-homophobia’.aspx The author of a new book on vegan businesses hits out at the TV host's new shoe line. Kristen Stewart feels bad for Kim Davis, but not for the reason you might think http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/kristen-stewart-feels-bad-for-kim-davis,-but-not-for-the-reason-you-might-think.aspx There’s more to this story than the clickbait headlines make out. Why we love: Hannah Hart http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-love-hannah-hart.aspx Danielle Burton shares 7 reasons she can’t get enough of this month’s DIVA cover star.  Did Demi Lovato come out to Alan Carr? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-demi-lovato-come-out-to-alan-carr.aspx The singer’s comments on Chatty Man have set tongues wagging. Theatre review: Dusty http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-dusty.aspx "A complex character, reduced to a painfully simple formula." Teen suspended for wearing “nobody knows I’m a lesbian” t-shirt http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/teen-suspended-for-wearing-“nobody-knows-i’m-a-lesbian”-t-shirt.aspx A US high school student says she was pulled out of class and told to change or go home. Australia: PM who blocked marriage equality ousted in leadership challenge http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/australia-pm-who-blocked-marriage-equality-ousted-in-leadership-challenge.aspx Tony Abbott has been replaced by Malcolm Turnbull following a leadership challenge. Miley Cyrus to contribute song to Freeheld soundtrack http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/miley-cyrus-to-contribute-song-to-freeheld-soundtrack.aspx The Wrecking Ball singer announced the news on Instagram. First look: She’s In London http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/first-look-she’s-in-london.aspx We spoke to writer Katie Bennett-Hall about the brand new web series and get an exclusive look at the trailer. Public meeting will focus on future of London Pride event http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/public-meeting-will-focus-on-future-of-london-pride-event.aspx Following UKIP debacle, LGBT community to debate on Wed 23 Sept Ellen Page is utterly adorable in this new Freeheld clip http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-page-is-utterly-adorable-in-this-new-freeheld-clip.aspx “Can I have your number?” Um, YES. Sexpo is coming to London, and everyone’s invited http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexpo-is-coming-to-london,-and-everyone’s-invited.aspx This year’s event promises to be sexier and more inclusive than ever. Talking about suicide can save lives, say LGBT charities http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/talking-about-suicide-can-save-lives,-say-lgbt-charities.aspx Charities including METRO and LGBT Foundation are using World Suicide Prevention Day to fight stigma around mental health. Danielle Cormack needs your help to make this tomboy film http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/danielle-cormack-needs-your-help-to-make-this-tomboy-film.aspx The Wentworth star is producing Everybody Else Is Taken, and she needs your cash. New trailer: Carol comes to cinemas 27 November http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-trailer-carol-comes-to-cinemas-27-november.aspx Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in film version of lesbian classic, The Price Of Salt Casey Stoney: I was frightened of coming out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/casey-stoney-i-was-frightened-of-coming-out.aspx The Arsenal and England star spoke about life before and after coming out in an interview with Victoria Derbyshire. Ellen DeGeneres opens up about the “worst decision” of her career http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ellen-degeneres-opens-up-about-the-“worst-decision”-of-her-career.aspx The TV star says she hated her short stint as a judge on American Idol in 2010. Iconic LGBT venue in London granted listed status http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/iconic-lgbt-venue-in-london-granted-listed-status.aspx The Royal Vauxhall Tavern will be preserved for future generations on the advice of Historic England. You’ll laugh your socks (and shoes) off at The Naked Stand Up http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/you’ll-laugh-your-socks-(and-shoes)-off-at-the-naked-stand-up.aspx You’d be a fool to miss this funny and heart-felt exploration of the body which hits London on Friday. Is Eddie Redmayne is the right person to play a trans woman in The Danish Girl? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/is-eddie-redmayne-is-the-right-person-to-play-a-trans-woman-in-the-danish-girl.aspx Debbie Louise Cannon thinks so. A lesbian comic strip is changing attitudes in Bangladesh http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-lesbian-comic-strip-is-changing-attitudes-in-bangladesh.aspx The comic featuring a young woman discovering her sexuality is the first of its kind in the socially conservative country. Margaret Cho on sexual abuse: “The rage women have against abusers is real” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/margaret-cho-on-sexual-abuse-“the-rage-women-have-against-abusers-is-real”.aspx The bisexual comedian spoke frankly about her own experience of sexual abuse and how music is helping her channel her anger. This no frills film festival will rock your world http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-no-frills-film-festival-will-rock-your-world.aspx Don’t miss No Gloss, a no nonsense film festival, coming to Leeds next month. Homophobic hate crime on the rise in London http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobic-hate-crime-on-the-rise-in-london.aspx Figures from the Metropolitan police show an increase of almost 30% in the last 12 months. Kathleen Turner to star in new play about gender and sexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kathleen-turner-to-star-in-new-play-about-gender-and-sexuality.aspx Would You Still Love Me If explores what happens to a lesbian relationship when one half of the couple considers gender reassignment. Film - Poshida: Hidden LGBT Pakistan http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-poshida-hidden-lgbt-pakistan.aspx Aaliyah Islam takes a sneak peek at a new documentary exploring hidden LGBT lives in Pakistan Why we love: Barberette http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-love-barberette.aspx We’ve fallen for this gender neutral barbers in east London with a sharp eye an even sharper razor. A video about depression is going viral and saving lives http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-video-about-depression-is-going-viral-and-saving-lives.aspx Inspirational speaker Taz Thornton on why she made the video, and the amazing impact it’s having. Boy Meets Girl: A trans sitcom full of warmth and wit http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/boy-meets-girl-a-trans-sitcom-full-of-warmth-and-wit.aspx BBC 2’s new series, four years in the making, was worth the wait, says Carrie Lyell. Black Swan comes top in list of best movie sex scenes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/black-swan-comes-top-in-list-of-best-movie-sex-scenes.aspx The graphic scene from the 2010 film beat off competition from films including The Notebook and Dirty Dancing. FIERCE is the drag movie you’ve been waiting for http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fierce-is-the-drag-movie-you’ve-been-waiting-for.aspx This brilliant and powerful film explores the fight for equality through the eyes of drag kings and queens.  Julianne Moore on Ellen Page: I wasn’t aware of how painful it is to be closeted http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/julianne-moore-on-ellen-page-i-wasn’t-aware-of-how-painful-it-is-to-be-closeted.aspx The Freeheld actress spoke of her co-star’s coming out and how it opened her own eyes. Sue Perkins thanks fans for support over brain tumour news http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-thanks-fans-for-support-over-brain-tumour-news.aspx The presenter has had a non-cancerous brain tumour for eight years, which stops her having children. Miley Cyrus’ new song about lesbian sex will make you blush http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/miley-cyrus’-new-song-about-lesbian-sex-will-make-you-blush.aspx So rude, that one. Pussy Galore! Iconic Bond Girl is a lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pussy-galore!-iconic-bond-girl-is-a-lesbian.aspx A new James Bond novel sees Pussy Galore come well and truly out of the closet. Pope Francis praises gay children’s book http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pope-francis-praises-gay-children’s-book.aspx Previously banned Italian book gets surprising support from the Pope. Sue Perkins stands up to culture secretary over BBC cuts http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-stands-up-to-culture-secretary-over-bbc-cuts.aspx The Bake Off star had a debate with John Whittingdale over the future of the Corporation. 10 Things We Love About Ellen Page http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-we-love-about-ellen-page.aspx Narrowing it down to 10 was pretty tough tbh. Australian education minister bans LGBT documentary in schools http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/australian-education-minister-bans-lgbt-documentary-in-schools-.aspx Gayby Baby - new film about same-sex families is ‘not on curriculum’ 60 seconds with The Gay Word’s Amy Ashenden http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/60-seconds-with-the-gay-word’s-amy-ashenden.aspx Christie Bannon spoke to Amy Ashenden about her new documentary, The Gay Word. Gender-neutral title Mx added to dictionary http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gender-neutral-title-mx-added-to-dictionary.aspx Mx is thought to be the first gender-neutral honorific added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Androgynous lesbian model slays it in Hervé Léger http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/androgynous-lesbian-model-slays-it-in-hervé-léger.aspx Work it, Rain Dove!  Laverne Cox opens up about transphobia storyline in Orange Is The New Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/laverne-cox-opens-up-about-transphobia-storyline-in-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx The actress spoke to Yahoo Style about how it felt to film the harrowing scenes in season 3.  Gay friendly church covers homophobic graffiti with rainbows http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/gay-friendly-church-covers-homophobic-graffiti-with-rainbows.aspx #LoveWins This Windows 10 privacy feature could be outing young people without their knowledge http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/this-windows-10-privacy-feature-could-be-outing-young-people-without-their-knowledge.aspx The new upgrade may not be as great as you think... Lesbian celebrities support Alternative Families Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-celebrities-support-alternative-families-week.aspx New mums Heather Peace and Casey Stoney will be supporting gay parenting at next month’s event. 1 in 2 young people are not 100% straight http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/1-in-2-young-people-are-not-100-straight.aspx A new poll shows young people are embracing sexual fluidity more than ever before. But why? BiCon 2015 was highlight of the bisexual year http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bicon-2015-was-highlight-of-the-bisexual-year.aspx Thirty-third BiCon was biggest ever, say organisers "Celebrate but don't sensationalise Muslim drag queens" http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/don't-sensationalise-gay-muslim-drag-queens.aspx LGBTQI Muslim charity asks gay and mainstream media for a more nuanced understanding of Islam and queer identities 6 celebs who have no time for labels http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-celebs-who-have-no-time-for-labels.aspx For these women, lesbian and bisexual just don’t cut it Female "Viagra" ready to hit shelves http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/female-viagra-ready-to-hit-shelves.aspx But would you take it? 5 of the best from Edinburgh Fringe 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-of-the-best-from-edinburgh-fringe-2015.aspx Our picks from the biggest and best Fringe yet. Mel and Sue stole Paul Hollywood’s car… and crashed it http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/mel-and-sue-stole-paul-hollywood’s-car…-and-crashed-it.aspx Yikes! Video: She's Beautiful When She's Angry http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-she's-beautiful-when-she's-angry.aspx At the birth of the Women's Liberation Movement, lesbians showed humour and courage Lea DeLaria strips off for body positivity project http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lea-delaria-strips-off-for-body-positivity-project.aspx The Orange Is The New Black star talks about learning to love her body in a new video for The What’s Underneath Project.  Ellen Page: Freeheld helped me come out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ellen-page-freeheld-helped-me-come-out-(2).aspx The actress paid tribute to the women whose story her new film is based on, and says they helped her accept who she is.  Sue Perkins has written a book and we’re beyond excited http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-has-written-a-book-and-we’re-beyond-excited.aspx Spectacles is a memoir by the writer and presenter and will be released by Penguin in October. Female nudist performer bares all in new show http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/female-nudist-performer-bares-all-in-new-show.aspx DIVA interviews Ursula Martinez about her new sexy, nudist, feminist comedy Meet the real Hefina - played by Imelda Staunton in the film, Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/meet-the-real-hefina-played-by-imelda-staunton-in-the-film,-pride.aspx Jayne Headon tells DIVA about writing her mum’s biography Wonder Woman officiates a lesbian wedding in this badass new comic http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wonder-woman-officiates-a-lesbian-wedding-in-this-badass-new-comic.aspx Wonder Woman wins hearts in the latest issue of DC’s Sensation Comics anthology series. Uzo Aduba actually wrote Time Hump Chronicles in Orange Is The New Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/uzo-aduba-actually-wrote-time-hump-chronicles-in-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx The actress behind Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren genuinely penned the outrageous novel that had all the inmates talking in Litchfield. Heather Peace: Rockstar Mum http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/heather-peace-rockstar-mum.aspx She might have a brand new baby, but Heather Peace isn’t slowing down, as she tells Carrie Lyell. Float like a butterfly, sting like a Bea http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/float-like-a-butterfly,-sting-like-a-bea.aspx Carrie Lyell got in the ring with Wentworth’s Danielle Cormack to find out why she’s shipping Branky. The secret bisexuals http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-secret-bisexuals.aspx Why biphobic stigma is keeping some women in the lesbian closet. Ghanaian woman refused asylum in Israel for “choosing to be a lesbian” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ghanaian-woman-refused-asylum-in-israel-for-“choosing-to-be-a-lesbian”.aspx Mavis Amponsah was told her application would not be permitted as she’d previously had a relationship with a man. Where have all the lesbian bars gone? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/where-have-all-the-lesbian-bars-gone.aspx JD Samson went on the hunt in a enlightening new documentary by Broadly. Did One Direction’s Liam Payne just offend their lesbian fans? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-one-direction’s-liam-payne-just-offend-their-lesbian-fans.aspx The singer says he is not homophobic in any “way shape or form” after making comments on stage some have found offensive. Laverne Cox: “Your life should not be in danger for being who you are” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/laverne-cox-“your-life-should-not-be-in-danger-for-being-who-you-are”.aspx The actress declared a “state of emergency” following the deaths of three more transwomen in the US. Is this the best lesbian marriage proposal ever?  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/is-this-the-best-lesbian-marriage-proposal-ever.aspx Kirstie Evans proposed to her partner on stage at Pride Cymru... with a little help from Lucy Spraggan.  Lesbian activist attacked in Russia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-attacked-in-russia.aspx Irina Fet had her nose broken by two thugs but she says she’ll continue to protest against Russia’s homophobic laws. Kings come to Blackpool lesbian scene http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kings-come-to-blackpool-lesbian-scene.aspx Is a town where queens reign, a new women’s bar offers something new Heather Peace and Claire Harvey sign up as patrons of LGBT homeless charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-and-claire-harvey-new-akt-patrons.aspx Actor Ian McKellen welcomes the new patrons to The Albert Kennedy Trust Trailer: Carol comes to UK cinemas 27 November http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/trailer-carol-comes-to-uk-cinemas-27-november.aspx Lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett will premiere at London Film Festival Sex/Life: Are you a lube lover? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sex-life-are-you-a-lube-lover.aspx Can lubricant make your love-life better? You betcha, says DIVA sex ed, Anna Sansom Meet the inclusive women's basketball team challenging prejudice in Uganda  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/meet-the-inclusive-women's-basketball-team-challenging-prejudice-in-uganda.aspx Magic Stormers welcome LGBT people, despite fierce homophobia and transphobia in the country.  Australia: no free vote on Equal Marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/australia-no-free-vote-on-equal-marriage.aspx Tony Abbott moves to block same-sex marriage; ministers must vote in line with party policy Kristen Stewart on her sexuality: “Google me, I’m not hiding” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/kristen-stewart-on-her-sexuality-“google-me,-i’m-not-hiding”.aspx The actress says she won’t label herself in a new interview with Nylon. Interview: Alicya Eyo on the death of Emmerdale’s Ruby http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-alicya-eyo-on-the-death-of-emmerdale’s-ruby.aspx We caught up with the actress to talk about being killed off, the tragic lesbian trope and the possibility of a Bad Girls reboot. A lesbian couple had a Dr Who themed wedding on children’s TV and it’s everything http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-lesbian-couple-had-a-dr-who-themed-wedding-on-children’s-tv-and-it’s-everything.aspx Well done, CBBC! You need to watch the pilot episode of LGBT comedy web series Heartichoke http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/you-need-to-watch-the-pilot-episode-of-lgbt-comedy-web-series-heartichoke.aspx We spoke to the super talented Lewis Hancox and Fox Fisher about their hilarious new web series. Exclusive: Save on self-defence classes with KB Fitness http://divamag.co.uk/category/offers/exclusive-save-on-self-defence-classes-with-kb-fitness.aspx DIVA together with KB Fitness are offering discounted self-defence classes following new figures in violent attacks “Electrifying" Tipping The Velvet adaption hits London next month http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/“electrifying-tipping-the-velvet-adaption-hits-london-next-month.aspx Sally Messham and Laura Rogers star in the brand new production coming to the Lyric Hammersmith in September.  One Last Tango In Halifax? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/one-last-tango-in-halifax.aspx Anne Reid, who plays Celia, says the fourth series of the BBC drama “will be enough”.  Miley Cyrus: “I feel like a 15-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 22-year-old girl” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/miley-cyrus-“i-feel-like-a-15-year-old-boy-trapped-in-the-body-of-a-22-year-old-girl”.aspx The singer spoke frankly about her gender identity in the latest issue of Marie Clare.  Parents of bisexual teenagers had a heartwarming response to homophobic graffiti http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/parents-of-bisexual-teenagers-had-a-heartwarming-response-to-homophobic-graffiti.aspx Erin and Joe DeLong from New Jersey covered the graffiti on their garage door with rainbow colours. Lady Gaga will play a bisexual character in new American Horror Story http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lady-gaga-will-play-a-bisexual-character-in-new-american-horror-story.aspx The singer stars as villainous hotel owner Elizabeth in season five of the hit horror show.  Wotever DIY Film Festival returns to London this month http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wotever-diy-film-festival-returns-to-london-this-month.aspx Want to make the next Rocky Horror Picture Show or enjoy a feast of queer protagonists on screen? Now you can. Asylum seekers in Calais are not lying about sexuality, says charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/asylum-seekers-in-calais-are-not-lying-about-sexuality,-says-charity.aspx The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group dismissed the claims made by the Daily Mail this week as “nonsense”. 60 seconds with: Smile Makers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/60-seconds-with-smile-makers.aspx We had a chat with the Smile Makers’ Brand Manager Sara Tseng to find out more about their innovative range of vibrators. Ellen Page goes for a walk with girlfriend, breaks internet http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/ellen-page-goes-for-a-walk-with-girlfriend,-breaks-internet.aspx Must have been a slow news day... Video: When Wegan Did DIVA #4 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-when-wegan-did-diva-4.aspx In Whitney and Megan’s final vlog for DIVA, they answer your questions about Find Femmes. Dramatic helicopter crash claims the life of yet another TV lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dramatic-helicopter-crash-claims-the-life-of-yet-another-tv-lesbian.aspx Emmerdale becomes the latest show to kill off a lesbian character. Video: Can you tell which one of these women sounds “like a lesbian”? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-can-you-tell-which-one-of-these-women-sounds-“like-a-lesbian”.aspx Filmmaker Taylor Barrett asks strangers to identify gay women by voice The queer women behind the drag king collective, Pecs http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-queer-women-behind-the-drag-king-collective,-pecs-.aspx The fun-loving feminists talk drag, definitions and dressing room diva-fits Lesbian and bi-themed films will tour the UK http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/independent-lgbt-films-for-lesbian,-bisexual,-gay-and-trans-movie-lovers.aspx Independent LGBT film is coming to a cinema near you! Tide: a new short film about the lives of a young lesbian couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tide-a-new-short-film-about-the-lives-of-a-young-lesbian-couple.aspx Narnia actress Georgie Henley talks to DIVA about her latest project as a director ICYMI: 6 Things We Learnt This Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/icymi-6-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx The good, the bad, and the narrow-minded make this week’s roundup Fringe Fresh: Dearly Beloved http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-dearly-beloved.aspx Check out this new comedy drama by Sarah Archer in Edinburgh next month Diane Abbott criticises Boris Johnson for letting down LGBT Londoners http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diane-abbott-criticises-boris-johnson-for-letting-down-lgbt-londoners.aspx The Labour MP says she "plans to be the Mayor for each and every Londoner”. This book is gay: the rise of LGBT Young Adult fiction http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-book-is-gay-the-rise-of-lgbt-young-adult-fiction.aspx BBC's Newsnight runs a special feature on LGBT themes in teen reads Video: When Wegan Did DIVA #3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-when-wegan-did-diva-3.aspx Whitney and Megan’s top secret project is finally revealed in the penultimate guest vlog for DIVA. Profound truths: Mary Lambert live in London http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/profound-truths-mary-lambert-live-in-london.aspx DIVA's August cover star just smashed her first gig in Europe Fringe Fresh: Brute http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-brute.aspx Brute is an exciting piece of new writing by Izzy Tennyson based on the true events of a rather twisted, horrible schoolgirl. Confessions of a Pride virgin http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/confessions-of-a-pride-virgin.aspx A Saturday in Soho sparks the question: When does appreciation become objectification? Breaking news: Kristen Stewart has a cigarette and wears a jacket http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/breaking-news-kristen-stewart-has-a-cigarette-and-wears-a-jacket.aspx Stewart smokes outside with Chloë Sevigny and wears the same outfit all day. Fringe Fresh: Alien Lullabies – Songs From A Decaying Future http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-alien-lullabies-–-songs-from-a-decaying-future.aspx Off-world electronica and stunning live vocals merge seamlessly with surreal 3D animation in this Made In Scotland show by Fiona Soe Paing. How proud is out and proud? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/how-proud-is-out-and-proud.aspx The moment I realised I’m not as out as I’d prided myself on being Angela Merkel doppelgänger stars in advert for German lesbian magazine http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/angela-merkel-doppelgaenger-stars-in-advert-for-german-lesbian-magazine.aspx Lesbian magazine Straight! continue their masterclass in irony in a new promotional clip featuring (almost) Angela Merkel. Fringe Fresh: A Fine Line http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-a-fine-line.aspx 74-year-old playwright and poet Ronnie Dorsey returns to Edinburgh with a soulful new play about true love enduring hardship. That femme haircut dilemma http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/that-femme-haircut-dilemma.aspx I just want to cut my hair! So why is it giving me a lesbian identity crisis? Sex/Life: The DIVA Sex Academy http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-the-diva-sex-academy.aspx A panel of lez/bi/queer sexperts offered some supersexy advice at DIVA's L Fest event. We took notes Orange Is the New... Bed and Breakfast? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-bed-and-breakfast.aspx The real life Alex Vause breaks hearts worldwide as she describes Orange Is the New Black relationships as “total fiction”. SheilaFest celebrates the life of Sheila McWattie http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sheilafest-celebrates-the-life-of-sheila-mcwattie.aspx This Friday SheilaFest promises a pre-Pride evening of music and laughter in Brighton Dark horse: lesbian filmmaker Monika Treut on her new movie http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dark-horse-lesbian-filmmaker-monika-treut-on-her-new-movie.aspx Lucy Peters finds out about her new queer drama Of Girls And Horses and why we don’t need any more lesbian dating movies Video trailer: Life In Squares http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-trailer-life-in-squares.aspx The BBC's intimate look at the Bloomsbury Group begins tonight Ru Coming Out… to party? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ru-coming-out…-to-party.aspx Kiki Archer discovers the importance of celebrity allies at a charity night at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Fringe Fresh: Madame Senorita http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-madame-senorita.aspx Step out of your comfort zone for this unique and hilarious show at Edinburgh’s Free Festival next month. Video: Kiki and kids explain same-sex families http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/video-kiki-and-kids-explain-same-sex-families.aspx In the last of their vlogs for DIVA, Kiki Archer and her children talk about life with two mums Open letter to Pride In London demands “answers and accountability” over UKIP involvement http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/open-letter-to-pride-in-london-demands-“answers-and-accountability”-over-ukip-involvement.aspx More than 123 organisations and individuals including the RMT Union and Jack Monroe have signed the letter, published this week. Fringe Fresh: Shelf http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-shelf.aspx Meet Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde, a comedy double act who intersperse witty dialogue with sketches and songs. First Purple List honours members of bi community http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/first-purple-list-honours-members-of-bi-community.aspx Bisexual activists acknowledged in Biscuit magazine's "honours list" Bloody Hell! A zine about periods http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bloody-hell!-a-zine-about-periods.aspx Zine queen Soofiya Andry tells DIVA why she decided to create a zine about menstruation Fringe Fresh: By The Bi http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-by-the-bi.aspx Described as a “bisexual anthem”, By The Bi addresses how society’s views and isolation of bisexual culture contributes to harmful stereotypes. Video: When Wegan Did DIVA #2 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-when-wegan-did-diva-2.aspx YouTubers Whitney and Megan talk femme couple problems in the second of their weekly guest vlogs for DIVA. There’s something about Mary http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/there’s-something-about-mary.aspx Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert talks to Louise Carolin about overcoming abuse and mental illness, and finding fame and love. Doggy style http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/doggy-style.aspx Designer dogs and their togs in a very unique DIVA fashion shoot. Bye-bye, bi TV http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bye-bye,-bi-tv.aspx Why are bi women so poorly represented in British TV? Jacquie Lawrence goes behind the scenes to find out. Fringe Fresh: Mae Martin http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-mae-martin.aspx DIVA fave Mae Martin talks labels and sexuality in Us, an new hour of stand up coming to Edinburgh next month. Would you rather with Rose and Rosie http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/would-you-rather-with-rose-and-rosie.aspx We discuss everything from sex tapes to spiders with one of YouTube’s cutest couples. 60 seconds with Wentworth’s Danielle Cormack http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-wentworth’s-danielle-cormack.aspx We caught up with the woman behind Bea Smith to find out what season three has in store for her character and why she loves DIVA. Fringe Fresh: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-whiskey-tango-foxtrot.aspx “Trained killer” Rebecca Crookshank gives us the lowdown into this charismatic comedy debuting in Edinburgh next month. After equal marriage, a conservative backlash http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/after-equal-marriage,-a-conservative-backlash.aspx If you thought LGBT rights were all won, think again, says Hetty Mosforth Video: Kiki and kids explain the word transgender http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/video-kiki-and-kids-explain-the-word-transgender.aspx In her third vlog for DIVA, lesbian mum Kiki Archer and her children discuss the word transgender Fringe Fresh: Where Do Little Birds Go? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-where-do-little-birds-go.aspx Camilla Whitehill gives us a quick insight into her Edinburgh Fringe show based on a real story of a woman who was kidnapped by the Kray Twins in 1960s London. Big names on campus http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/big-names-on-campus.aspx Meet the students making a difference to the LGBT community 10 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-we-learnt-this-week-(3).aspx Come with us and reflect on a week of highs and lows for homosexy women. Cara Delevingne: “My sexuality is not a phase” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/cara-delevingne-“my-sexuality-is-not-a-phase”.aspx The model and actress responded to the controversy following her recent Vogue interview and says “I am who I am". What do you want from the DIVA website? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-do-you-want-from-the-diva-website.aspx The DIVA website survey 2015 is your chance to tell us what you want How to beat the post-Pride blues http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-to-beat-the-post-pride-blues.aspx You got your rainbow on with the best of them, but now it's over, so - what next? Women are abandoning labels for their sexuality, says HER http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/women-are-abandoning-labels-for-their-sexuality,-says-her.aspx Users of the lesbian and queer social app HER not using a label for their sexuality has jumped to almost 10% in the past two months. Video: When Wegan Did Diva #1 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-when-wegan-did-diva-1.aspx Former cover stars Whitney and Megan talk about their top secret project in the first of four weekly guest vlogs for DIVA. 8 things from Ellen DeGeneres’ fashion and lifestyle website we need right now http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/8-things-from-ellen-degeneres’-fashion-and-lifestyle-website-we-need-right-now.aspx Linen kale coasters? Yes please. Lesbian couple ordered to stop kissing at festival in Cardiff http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-ordered-to-stop-kissing-at-festival-in-cardiff.aspx A couple from Pembrokeshire were “shocked” when they were told to stop kissing by security guards following a handful of complaints. Same-sex marriage legal in Mexico - at a price http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-marriage-legal-in-mexico-at-a-price.aspx Same-sex couples must appeal to local judges in "convoluted" ruling by Supreme Court Marriage is between a man and a woman, says German leader Angela Merkel http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/marriage-is-between-a-man-and-a-woman,-says-german-leader-angela-merkel.aspx The German Chancellor says she supports civil partnerships but the word marriage should be reserved for heterosexual couples. Kristen Stewart: My early 20s were traumatic http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/kristen-stewart-my-early-20s-were-traumatic.aspx The Clouds Of Sils Maria star has opened up about her feelings in a candid new interview with Marie Claire. This party is Legend http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-party-is-legend.aspx Barcelona plays host to Girlie Circuit, "Europe's biggest lesbian party", in August Martina Navratilova hits back at homophobic comments by Ukrainian tennis player http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-hits-back-at-homophobic-comments-by-ukrainian-tennis-player.aspx The former champion challenged Sergiy Stakhovsky over reports that he wouldn’t let his daughter play tennis as “half of them are lesbians”. Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell has no time for your lesbian double standards http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pretty-little-liars-star-shay-mitchell-has-no-time-for-your-lesbian-double-standards.aspx The actress is tired of being asked what it’s like kissing girls and says her co-stars don’t get asked the same thing about kissing boys. Stooshe join L Fest line-up http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stooshe-joins-lfest-2015-line-up.aspx Fierce lesbian favourites Stooshe join the UK's lesbian arts festival which takes place this weekend. Q&A: lesbian rockers Never The Bride http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-lesbian-rockers-never-the-bride.aspx DIVA chats to Nikki and Been about musical influences and Dame Shirley Bassey Video: Kiki and kids explain the word gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/video-kiki-and-kids-explain-the-word-gay.aspx In her second vlog for DIVA, lesbian mum Kiki Archer and her children discuss the meaning of the word gay Ellen Page to play lesbian soldier in Lioness http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-page-to-play-lesbian-soldier-in-lioness.aspx The out actress will play gay in the biographical drama, set in Afghanistan Knife-juggling lesbian musical comes to Edinburgh Fringe http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/knife-juggling-lesbian-musical-comes-to-edinburgh-fringe.aspx Melissa Kaplan, creator of the circus comedy-musical Daggers MacKenzie, talks to DIVA Review: Land Of Hope And Fury http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/land-of-hope-and-fury.aspx A compilation of contemporary protest songs LGBTI protest against Turkish state violence, 6pm Fri 10 July http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbti-protest-against-turkish-state-violence,-6pm-fri-10-july.aspx Istanbul Pride attacked by riot police last weekend – Londoners to demonstrate solidarity with Turkish LGBTI US marriage equality celebrated in Katherine Heigl rom com http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/us-marriage-equality-celebrated-in-katherine-heigl-rom-com.aspx Watch the trailer for Jenny's Wedding here Music video: Jenny by BETS http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-jenny-by-bets.aspx Will the girl get the girl in this pop video? Lay your BETS Listen: Mrs Alex Vause http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/listen-mrs-alex-vause.aspx You think it's going to be you? Join the line behind Swedish girl band Knash "I’m now so angry I think my head might explode" http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/help-australia's-seme-sex-marriage-campaign.aspx Read this and then click to add your support to Australia's equal marriage campaign (and help stop Alex Conte's head from combusting) Marisa Tomei to join cast of Empire http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/marisa-tomei-to-join-cast-of-empire.aspx Oscar-winner will play "billionaire lesbian hip-hop fan" in TV drama VLOG: Kiki Archer on sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/kiki-archer-on-age-appropriate-discussions-about-sex.aspx Author Kiki Archer explains how to talk to your kids about sex, age-appropriately No more lesbians: The decline of the label http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/no-more-lesbians.aspx Could this be the end of the L-word? Trans film Brace delves into danger of London’s nightlife http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/trans-film-‘brace’-delves-into-danger-of-london’s-nightlife.aspx The scene’s darker sides are shown and transgender experience is explored in stirring short film 6 things you might not know about Lucy Spraggan http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-things-you-might-not-know-about-lucy-spraggan.aspx We’ve done some mad stalking on our favourite ever X Factor contestant, just for you 10 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-we-learnt-this-week-(2).aspx Proud Beyoncé, proud Jamaica and even proud chocolate: this week was the week of Pride! Greece’s struggles felt in Lesbos http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/greece’s-struggles-felt-in-lesbos.aspx Locals on the popular Greek island help refugees from Syria and beyond as PM Alexis Tsipras calls on voters to vote no in bailout referendum. You changed your profile picture for me http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-changed-your-picture-for-me.aspx Author Kiki Archer thanks all those who went rainbow for Pride. Jamaica celebrates first ever Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jamaica-celebrates-first-ever-pride.aspx The Caribbean country, which criminalises some sexual activity between gay people, plans its first ever Pride next month. Sir Ian McKellen to Lead Manchester Pride Parade http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sir-ian-mckellen-to-lead-manchester-pride-parade.aspx The multi-award winning actor and LGBT campaigner will be this year’s Parade Grand Marshal. Lesbian asylum-seeker responds to survey on Nigerian attitudes to LGBTs http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-asylum-seeker-responds-to-survey-on-nigerian-attitudes-to-lgbts.aspx Aderonke Apata warns us to be wary of a new poll which suggests that Nigeria is becoming more accepting of LGBT people. 6 Cartoon Characters We Wish Were Queer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-cartoon-characters-we-wish-were-queer.aspx As Lib Dem candidate encourages same-sex couples in kids TV, here are a few characters we want to come out the (cartoon) closet. You’ll love these adorable lesbian M&M's http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you’ll-love-these-adorable-lesbian-mm's.aspx We love chocolate, but we love gay chocolate even more… England Women are heroes, says coach http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/england-women-are-heroes,-says-coach.aspx Mark Sampson says his Lionesses deserve to “go home as heroes” as a devastating own goal in injury time sent Japan to Sunday’s final.  Equal Marriage: Now what? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/equal-marriage-now-what.aspx The political battles for LGBT equality are far from over, says Laura Mitchell-Ghafoor. Girl Scouts Fight Transphobia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/girl-scouts-fight-transphobia.aspx A US Girl Scout group is raising funds after a donor demanded their money not be used to help transgender girls New Demi Lovato hit “comes out” for summer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-demi-lovato-hit-“comes-out”-for-summer.aspx Hints of lady love are rife in the singer’s new song, Cool For The Summer. Hot. All eyes on the Lionesses tonight as England Women tackle Japan http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/all-eyes-on-the-lionesses-tonight-as-england-women-tackle-japan.aspx Coach Mark Sampson has urged the country to get behind his team as they take on the world's number one team in the World Cup semi-final. Rainbow epidemic ravages the world http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/rainbow-epidemic-ravages-the-world.aspx Experts say there is nothing that can slow down the spread of fabulousness as even the classic bomber jacket is infected with Pride. Who are our lesbi-icons? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/who-are-our-lesbi-icons.aspx Move aside, Liza Minnelli: lesbians don't share gay male idols. So who do we idolise? And why? Over half films in black film fest are directed by women http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/over-half-films-in-black-film-fest-are-directed-by-women.aspx Bfmiff 2015 showcases black female directors this weekend Lesbians Have Talent! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbians-have-talent!.aspx Lauderdale House wants you to get involved in its lesbian and gay art competition. Pride of Place in our historic queer buildings http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/pride-of-place-in-our-historic-queer-buildings.aspx What’s your favourite lesbian haunt? Historic England showcases the queer histories of buildings. Ellen Page: A dark cloud evaporated when I came out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ellen-page-a-dark-cloud-evaporated-when-i-came-out.aspx The Freeheld actress told Variety magazine she’s happier than ever and wishes she’d come out sooner. Stop Online Abuse: where to get help http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stop-online-abuse-where-to-get-help.aspx A new website targets online abuse against women and LGBT people Amazon’s Transparent gets a third season http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/amazon’s-transparent-gets-a-third-season.aspx Jill Soloway’s TV show about a transgender parent is granted a third season before the second has even aired. Less Pride, more Protest? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/less-pride,-more-protest.aspx Yes, we’ve got a lot to celebrate - but what happened to pushing for greater equality? Pride in London and around the world http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-london-and-around-the-world.aspx Pride and protest as LGBTQ resistance celebrated and demonstrated in London, San Francisco, Chicago, Istanbul and Coventry Vogue’s biphobia towards Cara Delevingne http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vogue’s-biphobia-towards-cara-delevingne.aspx A petition demands US fashion mag apologises for biphobic stereotyping It doesn't get better...it gets EPIC http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/it-doesn't-get-betterit-gets-epic.aspx The Gay Women's Channel on YouTube has reassured us that life as an LGBT young person doesn't just get better… it gets EPIC! Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 US states! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-marriage-legal-in-all-50-us-states!.aspx The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states must now licence and recognise all marriages. 9 Things We Learnt This Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/9-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx From twerking and transgender dinosaurs to silent victims in the week that was Butches on film http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/butches-on-film.aspx What can the big screen tell us about butch experience and identity? Vicky Beeching calls for more progress in the Church of England http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/vicky-beeching-calls-for-more-progress-in-the-church-of-england.aspx Lesbian Christian responds to homophobic Hull vicar Revolutionary teenage lesbians rally to join LGSM at Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/revolutionary-teenage-lesbians-rally-to-join-lgsm-at-pride.aspx Lesbian student activists fundraised for coach to Pride In London This is my girlfriend, she’s my boyfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-is-my-girlfriend,-she’s-my-boyfriend.aspx How Emily Howard's grandmother resorts to heteronormative relationship models to understand lesbianism. Poussey Riot http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/poussey-riot.aspx Samira Wiley tells Carrie Lyell about her journey from pulling pints to international prestige, thanks to her role in Orange Is The New Black. TV lesbians: RIP Beth, Cat, Maddie, Kate and many more http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tv-lesbians-rip-beth,-cat,-maddie,-kate-and-many-more.aspx As another lesbian character is killed off, this time on Corrie, Jacquie Lawrence asks why British TV executives are so quick to wipe us from view. Lez be honest: Isn’t it time we said bye to biphobia? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lez-be-honest-isn’t-it-time-we-said-bye-to-biphobia.aspx Biphobia has deep roots in lesbian history – but it’s time to move on, says Cyd Sturgess. Don’t celebrate too soon: Lesbian and bi women still face mass inequality, says TUC http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/don’t-celebrate-too-soon-lesbian-and-bi-women-still-face-mass-inequality,-says-tuc.aspx LGBT activism is still paramount to combat prejudice and injustice, TUC argues at annual conference.  You can't scrub away the gay! Lush launches new campaign http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-can't-scrub-away-the-gay!-lush-launches-new-campaign.aspx Scrub up with Lush's glamorous new soap and post your selfie to support Lush and All Out in showing that #GayIsOk.  DIVA takes part in prestigious LGBT travel conference http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-takes-part-in-prestigious-lgbt-travel-conference.aspx DIVA publisher will reveal the habits of LGBT travellers. Pride Community Advisory Board member resigns over UKIP involvement http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-community-advisory-board-member-resigns-over-ukip-involvement.aspx The former Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People’s Representative says even though the party’s LGBT group is no longer marching, “the damage has been done”.  Celebs snap selfies in support of one of London’s oldest LGBT charities http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/celebs-snap-selfies-in-support-of-one-of-london’s-oldest-lgbt-charities.aspx Carly Rae Jepsen is among the many famous faces raising awareness of Switchboard, the new name for an old charity. 12 reasons you can’t miss Pride in London 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/12-reasons-you-can’t-miss-pride-in-london-2015.aspx Rainbow trains, lobster dating, and sausages: a plethora of unmissable experiences await at this year's biggest Pride event. Lesbian PDA: TMI? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-pda-tmi.aspx Are responses to lesbian public displays of affection homophobic, or just prudish? This spoken word poem about being called sir will take your breath away  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-spoken-word-poem-about-being-called-sir-will-take-your-breath-away.aspx Carrie Rudzinski’s incredible performance at Art Share LA packs a punch of emotion.  “Love Is Welcome Here": Travelling With Freedom and Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/“love-is-welcome-here-travelling-with-freedom-and-pride.aspx Airbnb's new short film promotes travel without discrimination. Victorian lesbian lust comes to the big screen as Fingersmith gets Korean adaptation http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/victorian-lesbian-lust-comes-to-the-big-screen-as-fingersmith-gets-korean-adaptation.aspx A tale of Victorian-era lesbian love, angst and crime will soon be in cinemas as director Park Chan-wook adapts Sarah Waters’ popular novel for the big screen. You go, girls! England Women’s team win first knock-out match  http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/you-go,-girls!-england-women’s-team-win-first-knock-out-match.aspx The Lionesses made history yet again in their victory against Norway last night at the Women's World Cup 2015. Score! Challenging gender norms in advertising: Double mastectomy models and a gender-blurred kiss http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/challenging-gender-norms-in-advertising-double-mastectomy-models-and-a-gender-blurred-kiss.aspx Underwear brand PLAY OUT launches its summer campaign, showcasing models having undergone double mastectomies as well as a gender-less kiss. Accepting homophobia? Thousands of LGBT people not reporting hate crimes http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/accepting-homophobia-thousands-of-lgbt-people-not-reporting-hate-crimes.aspx A new campaign to encourage LGBT people to speak out is launching after a report exposes the extent of unreported hate crimes. This parody video will make you love Taylor Swift. Or cats. Or both. http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-parody-video-will-make-you-love-taylor-swift-or-cats-or-both.aspx Lesbian stereotypes, Taylor Swift, cats and a cute girl with a guitar. What’s not to love? We knew it! Cara Delevingne and St Vincent are a couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we-knew-it!-cara-delevingne-and-st-vincent-are-a-couple.aspx British actress and model Cara confirms her relationship with American musician Annie Clark in an interview with Vogue. Orange Is The New Black’s Taylor Schilling injured filming sex scene http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black’s-taylor-schilling-injured-filming-sex-scene.aspx Taylor Schilling reveals how she "gouged" her cheek filming a sex scene with co-star Laura Prepon. Angela Eagle campaign promises to “smash the glass ceiling for gay women worldwide” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/angela-eagle-campaign-promises-to-“smash-the-glass-ceiling-for-gay-women-worldwide”.aspx The UK’s first out lesbian MP is running for Labour’s Deputy Leadership. Orange Is The New Black stars have no time for these sexist interview questions http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/orange-is-the-new-black-stars-have-no-time-for-these-sexist-interview-questions.aspx Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Samira Wiley shut down “comedian” Rafael Cortez at a press junket for the show in Brazil. 10 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-we-learnt-this-week-(1).aspx Lesbian yoghurt, a rainbow roof and much more in the queer week that was. Wish we were there: Rainbow Fashion Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wish-we-were-there-rainbow-fashion-week.aspx Eight days of queer fashion shows kick off in NYC tonight and the programme looks amazing… Exclusive: Samira Wiley on Orange Is The New Black season three http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive-samira-wiley-on-orange-is-the-new-black-season-three.aspx We quiz July’s cover star, who plays Poussey, on what’s to come when the new season hits Netflix tomorrow. Who are your #PrideHeroes? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/who-are-your-prideheroes.aspx Pride In London’s new campaign celebrates the well-known and unsung heroes in the capital. Schools who say it’s normal to be gay should be punished if kids contract an STI, says US lawmaker http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/schools-who-say-it’s-normal-to-be-gay-should-be-punished-if-kids-contract-an-sti,-says-us-lawmaker.aspx Michigan state representative Gary Glenn believes school officials should be held liable if students go on to contract sexually transmitted infections.  This woman had the best response to a neighbour who thought her garden was too gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-woman-had-the-best-response-to-a-neighbour-who-thought-her-garden-was-too-gay.aspx Now Julie Baker has launched a fundraising page to bring even more colour to her “relentlessly gay” garden. Jennifer Beals: I had no idea how important The L Word would be http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jennifer-beals-i-had-no-idea-how-important-the-l-word-would-be.aspx The actress talked to the Huffington Post about the seminal show and its lasting impact on the lesbian community.  It's a wrap: Heartland http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/it's-a-wrap-heartland.aspx A new movie is set to take lesbian film beyond coming out and falling in love Orange Is The New Black has become a “boring lesbian soap opera”, says critic http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-has-become-a-“boring-lesbian-soap-opera”,-says-critic.aspx Robert Rorke from the New York Post thinks the hit show has had its day. 60 seconds with: She's Got Claws http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-she's-got-claws.aspx We chatted to electro solo artist She’s Got Claws about humans and machines and her new EP, Synthetic Emotion. Heather Peace supports final call for nominations for the National Diversity Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace supports final-call-for-nominations-for-the-national-diversity-awards.aspx The countdown is on as submissions flood in for the final voting stages of the UK's largest diversity awards. Are Cara Delevingne and St Vincent engaged? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-cara-delevingne-and-st-vincent-engaged.aspx Musician St Vincent posted a picture on Instagram, and the rumour mill went into overdrive… Jules Stewart: I didn’t say anything about Kristen and Alicia http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jules-stewart-i-didn’t-say-anything-about-kristen-and-alicia.aspx K-Stew’s mum denies talking to a reporter from the Mirror about Kristen’s love life. This advert for lesbian sex and yoghurt will make you feel strange http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-advert-for-lesbian-sex-and-yoghurt-will-make-you-feel-strange.aspx Chobani’s new ad is super weird, but at least now we have an answer to that age old question. 5 steps to a paranoia-free relationship http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/5-steps-to-a-paranoia-free-relationship.aspx Or, as Anisa Easterbrook's dad says, "Don't put your umbrella up before it rains". Lucy Spraggan: X Factor left me feeling suicidal http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lucy-spraggan-x-factor-left-me-feeling-suicidal.aspx The Sheffield-born singer examines life since the reality show in her new single, London Bound. Ruby Rose to headline Women’s Dance Tent at Brighton Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-to-headline-women’s-dance-tent-at-brighton-pride.aspx Fresh outta Litchfield, our new favourite inmate will be spinning the decks at Brighton Pride in August. Casey Stoney receives MBE in Queen’s birthday honours http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/casey-stoney-receives-mbe-in-queen’s-birthday-honours.aspx The England defender and former DIVA cover star received the prestigious award for services to football. LGSM relegated to mid-section of London Pride march http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgsm-relegated-to-mid-section-of-london-pride-march.aspx Veteran activists made famous by the film Pride speak out against "corporate showcase" It’s official: Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile are dating http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/it’s-official-kristen-stewart-and-alicia-cargile-are-dating.aspx K-Stew’s mum Jules says the couple are “very happy together”. Interview: Lesfic author Clare Lydon http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-lesfic-author-clare-lydon.aspx Author Clare Lydon talks about her monthly lesbian fiction podcast and latest novel This London Love. Gay twins launch “Pink LinkedIn” to help employers find talented LGBT candidates http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/gay-twins-launch-“pink-linkedin”-to-help-employers-find-talented-lgbt-candidates.aspx myGwork is a global social recruitment and networking hub for LGBT professionals. 101 of our best moments from Orange Is The New Black season 3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/101-of-our-best-moments-from-orange-is-the-new-black-season-3.aspx Contains 101 spoilers, so look away now if you haven't seen it yet. 10 things you might not know about Taylor Schilling http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-taylor-schilling.aspx We trawl the internet for random facts about your fave celebs so you don’t have to. This Indian advert featuring a lesbian couple will make you smile http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-indian-advert-featuring-a-lesbian-couple-will-make-you-smile.aspx The video by fashion brand Anouk has gone viral with almost half a million views on YouTube. Comment: Pride in London were right to exclude UKIP http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-pride-in-london-were-right-to-exclude-ukip.aspx The decision to ban the party’s LGBT group has been criticised by many, but Carrie Lyell thinks it was the right thing to do. YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen comes out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/youtuber-ingrid-nilsen-comes-out.aspx This beauty vlogger’s emotional video will have you reaching for the tissues. 10 things you might not know about Laura Prepon http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-laura-prepon.aspx Stop. Vause time. Bare Reality http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bare-reality.aspx One hundred women share their breasts and their stories in a new book Art review: Sarah Muirhead http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-sarah-muirhead.aspx Issues of identity and work are explored in this emerging artist's visceral paintings. Best questions to ask on an awkward first date http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/best-questions-to-ask-on-an-awkward-first-date.aspx Best… Or weird. You decide. 5 things you might not know about Natasha Lyonne http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-things-you-might-not-know-about-natasha-lyonne.aspx We trawl the internet for obscure facts so you don’t have to. Call Me Caitlyn: The internet responds http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/call-me-caitlyn-the-internet-responds.aspx Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover received a overwhelmingly positive response, but kickstarted some important discussion too.  5 things we love about genderless clothes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-things-we-love-about-genderless-clothes.aspx Throw out your gendered garb and go neutral with a new Kickstarter campaign from clothing brand We Are Mortals. Get OUT! online http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/get-out!-online.aspx New website by Manchester Pride aims to give users an LGBT history lesson. 12 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/12-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx Caitlyn Jenner, Coronation Street and controversy over Pride in the week that was. Converse vs Adidas: The Pride shoe competition is real http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/converse-vs-adidas-the-pride-shoe-competition-is-real.aspx Two tribes go to war this summer, and their weapons are rainbows. But which will you choose? Patrick Stewart supports bakers in gay cake row http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/patrick-stewart-supports-bakers-in-gay-cake-row.aspx The LGBT ally told BBC’s Newsnight he found himself “on the side of the bakers”. Preview: SWAGGA http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-swagga.aspx Charlotte Cooper shares the 10 thoughts that will be going through her head as she takes to the stage for SWAGGA, a dance crafted out of everyday bullshit, strong will and trembling flesh. Are you ready for an Orange Is The New Black Lezathon?  http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/are-you-ready-for-an-orange-is-the-new-black-lezathon.aspx Lesbian app HER is throwing a Litchfield-themed party in London, and you’re all invited.  UKIP will march at Pride In London despite protests http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ukip-will-march-at-pride-in-london-despite-protests.aspx The party’s LGBT group will take part in the parade alongside HIV charities and migrant community groups. What if: Orange Is The New Black predictions http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/what-if-orange-is-the-new-black-predictions.aspx All this waiting is driving us to distraction, so we’ve dreamt up some plot twists we think the new series might take. TV lesbians: Another one bites the dust http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-lesbians-another-one-bites-the-dust.aspx The death toll continues to rise as Coronation Street kills off one of its resident lesbians.  Scarlet Ladies: Let's Talk About Sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/scarlet-ladies-let's-talk-about-sex.aspx Want to explore female sexuality in a safe, fun, welcoming environment? 10 things you might not know about Ruby Rose http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-ruby-rose.aspx You can’t get enough of Orange Is The New Black’s new heartthrob, and neither can we… 5+ Things We Learnt This Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5plus-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx We're not there yet, but wow, giant steps! Spare Rib magazine goes live after 23 years http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/spare-rib-magazine-goes-live-after-23-years.aspx All 239 editions of the iconic feminist magazine are now available to read online Drunk love and other stories http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/drunk-love-and-other-stories.aspx Ah, crazy, stupid, drunken, crazy, stupid love... and the dumb things we do for it A Ruby in the rough http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-ruby-in-the-rough.aspx Carrie Lyell chats to Ruby Rose about fame, faith and her new role as Stella Carlin in Orange Is The New Black. Did a Catholic Priest refuse to baptise son of Mary Portas? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/did-a-catholic-priest-refuse-to-baptise-son-of-mary-portas.aspx The TV presenter was told “I can’t do this” by a priest, who was uncomfortable with the child having two mums. Actress Tatum O'Neal is looking for lady love  http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/actress-tatum-o'neal-is-looking-for-lady-love.aspx John McEnroe’s ex-wife says she’s “dating mostly women” now. Could your gay CV stop you getting a job? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/could-your-gay-cv-stop-you-getting-a-job.aspx New research says some employers discriminate against LGBT job-seekers. But is it true and does it matter? Real lesbian life in prison http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/real-lesbian-life-in-prison.aspx We’re fascinated with prison dramas, but what is the reality? Former prisoner Sophie Barton-Hawkins opens up about her time behind bars. Why we love: Evanna Lynch http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-love-evanna-lynch.aspx Stop what you’re doing and take a moment to appreciate the Harry Potter actress. Zoe Lyons cuts our mustard http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/zoe-lyons-cuts-our-mustard.aspx We caught up with our favourite comedian to talk dogs, embarrassing moments on stage, and her show Mustard Cutter. Sandi Toksvig pokes fun at UKIP leader http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/more-reasons-to-love-sandi-toksvig.aspx Our favourite Dane makes headlines again with a jibe at Nigel Farage. Remember your school-gays? No, me neither http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/remember-your-school-gays-no,-me-neither.aspx But these days kids are coming out in school Northern Ireland needs to wise up on same-sex marriage, says SOAK http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/northern-ireland-needs-to-wise-up-on-same-sex-marriage,-says-soak.aspx The 19-year-old singer songwriter says Northern Ireland should learn some lessons from its neighbour in the south. Video: Did you come out online yet? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-did-you-come-out-online-yet.aspx With millions of coming out videos on the web, Steffi Buchler asks what makes these videos so popular? Minister arrested in Alabama for attempting to wed lesbian couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/minister-arrested-in-alabama-for-attempting-to-wed-lesbian-couple.aspx Anne DiPrizio was sentenced to 30 days jail time and fined $250 despite the state’s ban on same-sex marriage being declared unconstitutional. Support for same-sex marriage in the UK on the rise http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/support-for-same-sex-marriage-in-the-uk-on-the-rise.aspx New findings published by NatCen Social Research show that three in five Brits support the right of same-sex couples to marry. LGSM to lead parade at Pride In London http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgsm-to-lead-parade-at-pride-in-london.aspx The real life group whose emotional story was depicted in the film Pride will lead the parade on 27 June. Sally Wainwright: I regret killing off lesbian character http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sally-wainwright-i-regret-killing-off-lesbian-character.aspx The Last Tango In Halifax writer says she thought it was the right thing to do at the time but has since changed her mind. Lesbian-themed musical Crush aims to fight homophobia http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-themed-musical-crush-aims-to-fight-homophobia.aspx Production company Big Broad teams up with LGBT organisations to reach out to schools 5 funniest lesbian quizzes on Buzzfeed http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-funniest-lesbian-quizzes-on-buzzfeed.aspx Got time to kill? Take one (or all) of these quizzes… 5 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx Have your gay cake and eat it… Behind the beards: UK drag kings unmasked http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/behind-the-beards-uk-drag-kings-unmasked.aspx Three of the best drag kings from the UK talk gender identity and performance in this short film. The pros and cons of having a same-sex partner http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-pros-and-cons-of-having-a-same-sex-partner.aspx It's great having a girlfriend - except when it isn't Sex/Life: Are You Ready To Undress Your Mind? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sexlife-are-you-ready-to-undress-your-mind.aspx DIVA sexpert Anna Sansom finds much to fascinate at a new exhibition on sex Maternity clothes: What does a pregnant butch wear? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/maternity-clothes-what-does-a-pregnant-butch-wear.aspx A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to create a maternity line for queer, masculine, and trans parents-to-be. Top 5 gay-friendly getaways in Europe http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-gay-friendly-getaways-in-europe.aspx Looking for the ideal summer city-break? These destinations are perfect for singles or couples What are Beals & Co up to these days? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/-what-are-beals-co-up-to-these-days.aspx Tracking down the cast of The L Word… How do they write the sex scenes in Orange Is The New Black? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/how-do-they-write-the-sex-scenes-in-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx The show’s writers reveal just what goes in to going down in Litchfield. Video: Comedians unite for a Yes vote in Ireland http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-comedians-unite-for-a-yes-vote-in-ireland.aspx Warning: Stephen Fry’s impassioned plea might make you cry. 60 seconds with: Jane The Virgin’s Yara Martinez http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-jane-the-virgin’s-yara-martinez.aspx We pinned down Yara, who plays Dr Luisa Alver, to talk about the hit show and what it means for lesbian representation. Spot the difference: Jack Monroe and Laurie Penny http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/spot-the-difference-jack-monroe-and-laurie-penny.aspx Controversial Sun columnist Katie Hopkins confused the two women on Twitter, so we thought we’d help her out.  Only high heels for women on the red carpet? You Cannes not be serious http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/only-high-heels-on-the-red-carpet-you-cannes-not-be-serious.aspx Carrie Lyell prefers Primark to Prada for her red carpet outfit. Ruth Davidson urges Ireland to vote Yes to marriage equality http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ruth-davidson-urges-ireland-to-vote-yes-to-marriage-equality.aspx The leader of the Scottish Conservatives wants to marry her Irish girlfriend on Irish soil. Video: Indian girl comes out to her mum http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-indian-girl-comes-out-to-her-mum.aspx Surprises all round when a young woman tells her mother she's gay 5 reasons to see poet/activist Andrea Gibson live http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-reasons-to-see-poetactivist-andrea-gibson-live.aspx The award-winning slam poet plays dates in Manchester, London and Brighton this weekend Stop the celebrations: Cate Blanchett isn’t one of us http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/stop-the-celebrations-cate-blanchett-isn’t-one-of-us.aspx The Oscar-winning actress says her comments were taken out of context in an interview with Variety. Dear men, stop hitting on my girlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/dear-men,-stop-hitting-on-my-girlfriend.aspx Anisa Easterbrook thinks it’s high time the ‘bro code’ was extended to lesbians. The Semenette: A sex toy that can get you pregnant http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/introducing-the-semenette.aspx Meet the woman behind the new sex toy that squirts. Will Ireland Vote Yes? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/will-ireland-vote-yes.aspx As Ireland prepares to go the polls for a referendum on marriage equality, one Yes voter shares her story. Homophobia holds young people back, says report http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobia-holds-young-people-back,-says-report.aspx A new report suggests LGBT young people thrive when accepted by family and the wider community. Just the three of us http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/just-the-three-of-us.aspx When a random man suggests a threesome with you and your girlf, are you flattered or infuriated? Video Exclusive: Sonia Leigh - When We’re Alone http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-exclusive-sonia-leigh-when-we’re-alone.aspx The out US country singer shares the video for her new single exclusively with DIVA and gives us the inside story on how it was made. Cate Blanchett: I’ve had many relationships with women http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/cate-blanchett-i’ve-had-many-relationships-with-women.aspx The Oscar winning actress opened up about her past loves in an interview with Variety Magazine. A festival with a difference http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-festival-with-a-difference.aspx The world’s largest philosophy and music festival returns this month with a incredible line-up of events. Look! Another Orange Is The New Black trailer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/look!-another-orange-is-the-new-black-trailer.aspx Netflix, you’re really spoiling us. Austria gives the green light to same-sex couples http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/austria-gives-the-green-light-to-same-sex-couples.aspx Vienna stops traffic with a touching gesture for Eurovision. A very modern family: My Two Mums http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-very-modern-family-my-two-mums.aspx These two mums wanted to share their world with a vlog. Now they’re up for an award! Our new Equalities Minister voted against same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/our-new-equalities-minister-voted-against-same-sex-marriage.aspx Caroline Dinenage said that the state had “no right” to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Could Angela Eagle be Labour’s first lesbian leader? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/could-angela-eagle-be-labour’s-first-lesbian-leader.aspx The out MP has been tipped to replace Ed Miliband following his resignation on Friday. Comment: Let’s all move to Scotland http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-let’s-all-move-to-scotland.aspx Carrie Lyell is packing her bags after a depressing election result. Review: London Pet Show http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-london-pet-show.aspx Anisa Easterbrook finds out why the London Pet Show is the purrfect place for a date. Hold hands and change the world! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hold-hands-and-change-the-world!.aspx Anisa Easterbrook gives us one good reason why you should take your lover by the hand. My small town gay night out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/my-small-town-gay-night-out.aspx When a city girl dates a country girl, will a night out be fright or delight? In cinemas now: Girlhood http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/in-cinemas-now-girlhood.aspx Don’t miss this radiant new coming-of-age story by Celine Sciamma. Ex marks the spot http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ex-marks-the-spot.aspx Why don't lesbians cut the ties when a relationship ends? 6 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-things-we-learnt-this-week-(1).aspx Election results, Miley Cyrus and Sarah Waters in the week that was. Lesbian and bisexual voters back Labour and Greens http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-bisexual-voters-back-labour-and-greens.aspx A DIVA poll of 439 readers shows strong support for Ed Miliband and Natalie Bennett. Scottish author Kirsty Logan discusses her new book http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/-scottish-author-kirsty-logan-discusses-her-new-book.aspx "Every story I write is a love story," says the author, about her futuristic novel, The Gracekeepers Theatre: Lesbian love at the Brighton Fringe http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-lesbian-love-at-the-brighton-fringe.aspx All The Nice Girls is witty, joyous and not to be missed. 7 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/7-things-we-learnt-this-week-(1).aspx The more you know, the more girls you can impress. That question again... http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/that-question-again.aspx How do you answer when a curious colleague wants to know what you "do"? Sandi Toksvig launches new political party http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sandi-toksvig-launches-new-political-party.aspx The Women’s Equality Party will stand for election in 2020. How do lesbians have babies? This adorable kid explains everything http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-do-lesbians-have-babies-this-adorable-kid-explains-everything.aspx 7-year-old Sophia has blown our minds and melted our hearts with this video. Theatre review: Next Lesson http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-next-lesson.aspx Chris Woodley’s Section 28 era play set in a south London school gets full marks from Carrie Lyell. Gal pal watch: Kelly Brook gets the Kristen Stewart treatment http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/gal-pal-watch-kelly-brook-gets-the-kristen-stewart-treatment.aspx Kelly Brook joined the ranks of women accused of lesbianism this week after daring to spend time with a female friend. Queen Latifah: Being gay or lesbian is not a character flaw http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queen-latifah-being-gay-or-lesbian-is-not-a-character-flaw.aspx The 45-year-old spoke frankly about sexuality in an interview about new film, Bessie. Dating: Fancy a femme? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-fancy-a-femme.aspx It's dating without the guesswork for lipstick lesbians in Manchester this weekend Labour LGBT manifesto wins the backing of celebrities http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/labour-lgbt-manifesto-wins-the-backing-of-celebrities.aspx Comedian Jen Brister, singer David McAlmont and Sir Ian McKellen have all praised the document, launched yesterday in Brighton. 69 things you should know about lesbian sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/69-things-you-should-know-about-lesbian-sex.aspx Having trawled a dozen studies published within the last 10 years (you’re welcome), DIVA presents the lez/bi facts of life. This adorable lesbian pregnancy photo is going viral http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-adorable-lesbian-pregnancy-photo-is-going-viral.aspx Warning: contains extreme cuteness. Please proceed with caution. Amy Lamé: Why I’ll be voting Labour – and why you should too http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/amy-lamé-why-i’ll-be-voting-labour-–-and-why-you-should-too.aspx At the ballot box there’s only one way to go, says Labour Party member Amy Lamé. Sex Issue: Cover shoot http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sex-issue-cover-shoot.aspx When two lovers meet in a stranger’s divinely decadent Manhattan apartment, sparks begin to fly. Did Ed Sheeran perform a homophobic rap? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/did-ed-sheeran-perform-a-homophobic-rap.aspx Various media outlets report the star had a video removed from YouTube. Labour promise greater equality in LGBT manifesto http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/labour-promise-greater-equality-in-lgbt-manifesto.aspx The manifesto, which launches today, promises a review of asylum procedures and better access to mental health services. Heather Peace and wife bring baby daughter home http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/heather-peace-and-wife-bring-baby-daughter-home.aspx The singer announced the happy news on Twitter this weekend. SAY HELLO TO GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/say-hello-to-greater-fort-lauderdale,-florida.aspx Embrace the low-key vibe of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and it’ll embrace you right back. Whether it’s chilling out in flip flops, slipping on your dancing shoes or relaxing with beach-ready pedi, you’ll find Greater Fort Lauderdale knows how to make you feel right at home, while providing a sunny respite. Jack Monroe: Why I'm Voting Green http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jack-monroe-why-i'm-voting-green.aspx The anti-poverty campaigner tells DIVA why she switched her allegiance from Labour to the Green Party 6 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx The more you know, the more girls you can impress. Do not feed the trolls: Are we doing enough to challenge abuse online? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-not-feed-the-trolls-are-we-doing-enough-to-challenge-abuse-online.aspx Kick It Out says more needs to be done to challenge racist and homophobic abuse directed at football players and clubs online. Sex/Life: How will you celebrate Masturbation Month? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-how-will-you-celebrate-masturbation-month.aspx DIVA readers get down to some serious DIY... 60 seconds with: Spoken word artist Paula Varjack http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-spoken-word-artist-paula-varjack.aspx We had a quick chat with the wonderful Paula ahead of her performance at Queer'Say this Sunday. Orange Is The New Black season three: First look http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-season-three-first-look.aspx Crazy Eyes, Taystee and Poussey... oh my! 60 seconds with: EastEnders’ Luisa Bradshaw-White http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-eastenders’-luisa-bradshaw-white.aspx Luisa Bradshaw-White talks lesbians in Albert Square, her character’s relationship with Sonia and what it’s like working with Natalie Cassidy.  Married at sea? Not if you’re gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/married-at-sea-not-if-you’re-gay.aspx Cruise fan Jacqui Chapman and her partner were devastated to be told they couldn’t get married aboard a P&O ship. Sue Perkins quits Twitter over Top Gear abuse http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-quits-twitter-over-top-gear-abuse.aspx The star is taking a break from social media after receiving abuse over rumours she’d be taking over from Jeremy Clarkson. Orange Is The New Black writer opens up about season 3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-writer-opens-up-about-season-3.aspx Lauren Morelli spilled some lesbian beans about the new series in an interview with Liz Feldman. Sorry girls, Lucy Spraggan is off the market http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sorry-girls,-lucy-spraggan-is-off-the-market.aspx The Unsinkable singer proposed to girlfriend Georgina Gordon during a boat trip on the Thames. Lesbian couple receive $10,000 from taxi driver who told them to stop kissing http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-receive-$10,000-from-taxi-driver-who-told-them-to-stop-kissing.aspx New York taxi driver Mohammed Dahbi says he will appeal the decision. 60 seconds with: Catriona Knox http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-catriona-knox.aspx One of our Fringe favourites is bringing her hilarious Edinburgh show to London this week. We caught up with her for a quick natter. Get set for the biggest BiCon ever http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/get-set-for-the-biggest-bicon-ever.aspx UK's annual bisexual gathering could be biggest ever in 2015, say organisers 60 seconds with: US country singer Sonia Leigh http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-with-us-country-singer-sonia-leigh.aspx We caught up with the rising country star on her current UK tour to talk musical inspiration and being out. 7 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/7-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx The more you know, the more girls you can impress. Orange Is The New Black trailer: Our best bits http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-trailer-our-best-bits.aspx Stella’s wink, Crazy Eyes’ book synopsis and ALEX VAUSE. Sue Perkins named bookies favourite to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-named-bookies-favourite-to-replace-jeremy-clarkson-on-top-gear.aspx It looks like that petition might have worked after all… This Doesn’t Mean Yes: New project aims to show what consent means http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-doesn’t-mean-yes-new-project-aims-to-show-what-consent-means.aspx Women are invited to take part in an empowering photo project to promote sexual consent. Employers less likely to hire gay and lesbian people, say researchers http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/employers-less-likely-to-hire-gay-and-lesbian-people,-say-researchers.aspx The new study by Anglia Ruskin University claims that discrimination is “commonplace” in both the private and public sector. Lesbian defends decision to support anti-gay pizzeria in Indiana http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-defends-decision-to-support-anti-gay-pizzeria-in-indiana.aspx Courtney Hoffman donated $20 to a crowdfunding page supporting the owners of a pizzeria who spoke out in favour of homophobic legislation. DIVA reader offer! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-reader-offer!.aspx Take advantage of this special offer from one of the country’s leading Martial Arts training centres. Gillian Anderson: Gender is irrelevant to love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/gillian-anderson-gender-is-irrelevant-to-love.aspx The Fall star says it’s time for someone to ask her out. Form a queue, please. 10 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx Lesbian knowledge is power. Malta passes groundbreaking gender identity law http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/malta-passes-groundbreaking-gender-identity-law.aspx The Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act has been described as a “historic breakthrough” by trans and intersex activists. Orange is The New Black stars won’t talk about season three http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-stars-won’t-talk-about-season-three.aspx Cast members are keeping plot details under wraps as excitement builds for the new season. Use your voice – RegistHER! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/use-your-voice-–-registher!.aspx Action group launches campaign to get more women registered to vote What have they ever done for us? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-have-they-ever-done-for-us.aspx Ahead of May’s general election, DIVA assesses what the major political parties have done and have yet to do for our LBT communities Stonewall raises record amount of cash at annual Equality Dinner http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-raises-record-amount-of-cash-at-annual-equality-dinner.aspx £470,000 will go towards improving the lives of LGBT people. Why we love: Kate McKinnon http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-love-kate-mckinnon.aspx She’s huge stateside, but you might not have heard of the US comedian so we’re bringing the love a little closer to home. Are Taylor Schilling and Carrie Brownstein Hollywood’s hottest new couple? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-taylor-schilling-and-carrie-brownstein-hollywood’s-hottest-new-couple.aspx The Orange is The Black star has been seen cosying up with the Sleater-Kinney singer. Top law firm calls for gender-neutral option on UK passports http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/top-law-firm-calls-for-gender-neutral-option-on-uk-passports.aspx Clifford Chance has submitted a report to HM Passport Office on behalf of the Non-Gendered campaign. 8 things we learnt this week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/8-things-we-learnt-this-week.aspx Lesbian knowledge is power. Lesbian rock legend http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-rock-legend.aspx American rock star Melissa Etheridge has married her best friend, learned how to take care of herself and launched her own record label. Casey Stoney: “Coming out publicly was such a relief” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/casey-stoney-“coming-out-publicly-was-such-a-relief”.aspx Football fan Kim Watson quizzes England women’s captain Casey Stoney and partner Megan Harris. This brilliant track is a new LGBT anthem http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-brilliant-track-is-a-new-lgbt-anthem.aspx Spectrum by YouTuber Boy In A Band is a powerful new song with a very poignant message. Get ready for Pride season with Manchester’s star studded Spring Benefit http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/get-ready-for-pride-season-with-manchester’s-star-studded-spring-benefit.aspx A whole host of brilliant acts are booked for the fundraiser, which takes place in May. Theatre preview: Number 1, The Plaza http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-preview-number-1,-the-plaza.aspx Win tickets to this "messy musical trash-fest" about a relationship between two women. Ellen and Madonna get steamy in the bathroom http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-and-madonna-get-steamy-in-the-bathroom.aspx Well, kinda… Government announce awards for homophobic bullying projects http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-announce-awards-for-homophobic-bullying-projects.aspx £2 million will fund projects in schools including face-to-face support, staff training and a film competition.  17 signs you’re really into her http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/17-signs-you’re-really-into-her.aspx Just a little crush? We'll be the judge of that. Last Tango’s Nina Sosanya back on our screens in unique TV event http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/last-tango’s-nina-sosanya-back-on-our-screens-in-unique-tv-event.aspx The Vote, set in a fictional polling station, will be a first for theatre and television. We can’t stop watching this Orange is The New Black video http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we-can’t-stop-watching-this-orange-is-the-new-black-video.aspx The cast’s hilarious version of Don’t Talk To Me will be stuck in your head until season three. Church-goers still split on LGBT acceptance http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-goers-evenly-split-on-lgbt-acceptance.aspx But researchers say congregations include 2.6m "secret supporters" There's a new name in LGBT travel you won't want to forget http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/there's-a-new-name-in-lgbt-travel-you-won't-want-to-forget.aspx Lambda Holidays is a brand new offering that aims to revolutionise the fabulous world of LGBT travel... “I built a sex toy brand for lesbians” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/“i-built-a-sex-toy-brand-for-lesbians”-.aspx An interview with Alice Derock of Wet For Her Review: Fusion by Wet For Her http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-fusion-by-wet-for-her.aspx DIVA's Sex/Life ed road-tests an innovative new strap-on Review: The great LGBTQI election debate http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-the-great-lgbtqi-election-debate.aspx Kim Watson headed along to the PinkNews debate last night to find out what the parties have up their sleeves ahead of the general election. Feel-Good Friday: Train company apologises for homophobia!  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-train-company-apologises-for-homophobia!.aspx Guys, we won! Scottish Tory leader hits back at vile homophobic tweet http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-tory-leader-hits-back-at-vile-homophobic-tweet.aspx Ruth Davidson 1, Twitter Troll 0. British Council announce first ever global LGBT film festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/british-council-announce-first-ever-global-lgbt-film-festival.aspx Take part in #FiveFilms4Freedom digitally on March 25. We are HER: Dattch founder announces revamped lesbian app http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/we-are-her-dattch-founder-announces-revamped-lesbian-app.aspx HER will focus more on making friends and less on dating following a $1 million investment. Lesbian couple do a Kanye at Ryan Gosling SXSW screening http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-couple-do-a-kanye-at-ryan-gosling-sxsw-screening.aspx This real life romcom will give you all the feels Help fund this beautiful LGBT coming of age story http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/help-fund-this-beautiful-lgbt-coming-of-age-story.aspx Sacred Country is the first British film to tell a story about female-to-male transition. We spoke to producer Pippa Cross to find out more about the film and why it’s being crowdfunded. DIVA to team up with Stonewall http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-to-team-up-with-stonewall.aspx MPG announces new charity partnership with leading LGBT organisation Stonewall. Could Sue Perkins replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/could-sue-perkins-replace-jeremy-clarkson-on-top-gear.aspx Short answer: yes please. Feel-Good Friday: Terry Pratchett, football and country music http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-terry-pratchett,-football-and-country-music.aspx What do Terry Pratchett, the England women's football team and country singer Tammy WhyNot have in common? No (lesbian) kissing allowed: French train official tells couple “It can’t be tolerated” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/no-(lesbian)-kissing-allowed-french-train-official-tells-couple-“it-can’t-be-tolerated”.aspx The couple have launched an AllOut petition after they were left humiliated by the Thalys employee. Lesbians on the BBC: Call the Midwife drama rumbles on http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbians-on-the-bbc-call-the-midwife-drama-rumbles-on.aspx The Beeb's response to a complaint from a DIVA reader has done little to salve the woes of lesbian viewers. Right-wing blog encourages men to infiltrate lesbian app http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/right-wing-blog-encourages-men-to-infiltrate-lesbian-app.aspx Her CEO Robyn Exton says verification procedures are being reviewed following the stunt by Guido Fawkes. The lesbian force is strong as Star Wars introduce queer character http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-lesbian-force-is-strong-as-star-wars-introduce-queer-character.aspx Or, as Yoda would say, “Strong as Star Wars introduce queer character, the lesbian force is.” No happy endings for lesbians on the BBC http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/no-happy-endings-for-lesbians-on-the-bbc.aspx Did Call the Midwife just do a Last Tango in Halifax? Five unmissable International Women's Day events http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/five-unmissable-international-women's-day-events.aspx We've hand picked some of the weekend's best events so you don't miss them. Tell the Home Office to stop discriminating against lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tell-the-home-office-to-stop-discriminating-against-lesbians.aspx An equality campaigning organisation has launched a petition to halt Aderonke Apata's deportation to Nigeria. Interview: Lesbian street artist, CBloxx http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-lesbian-street-artist,-cbloxx.aspx We caught up with the Leeds based artist ahead of her appearance at Femme Fierce this weekend. Feel-Good Friday: All aboard the rainbow bus! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-all-aboard-the-rainbow-bus!.aspx If the first signs of spring haven't managed to brighten your day, perhaps the sight of a big rainbow bus will do the job. Art review: Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-maggi-hambling-war-requiem-aftermath.aspx "Her tumultuous works, interspersed with mirrors, make you somehow complicit in the atrocity." Ruby Rose announced as DJ for lesbian festival OlaGirls http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ruby-rose-announced-as-dj-for-lesbian-festival-olagirls.aspx The Orange is The New Black actress, model and DJ will be spinning the decks at this year’s hottest Mediterranean getaway. Aderonke Apata: Home Office says the asylum seeker can’t be a lesbian as she has children http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/aderonke-apata-home-office-says-the-asylum-seeker-can’t-be-a-lesbian-as-she-has-children.aspx The views have been described as “highly offensive” by Apata’s lawyer. Orange is The New Black season 3: What we know so far http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black-season-3-what-we-know-so-far.aspx To mark 100 days until the new season hits our screens, we give you a run down of what we know so far. Brits Hate Valentine’s Day Proposals http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/brits-hate-valentine’s-day-proposals.aspx Why I picketed Student Pride, by Hannah Smith http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-i-picketed-student-pride,-by-hannah-smith.aspx Oil company BP was the major sponsor of this weekend's national student event. Hannah Smith wasn't impressed. Trailer: Appropriate Behaviour http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/trailer-appropriate-behaviour.aspx Catch bisexual director Desiree Akhavan in London this Friday Limerick to L Fest: Community comes together to support victims of a homophobic attack in Ireland http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/limerick-to-l-fest-community-comes-together-to-support-victims-of-a-homophobic-attack-in-ireland.aspx A crowdsourcing campaign to get two girls who were viciously attacked to a lesbian festival has received hundreds of pounds in just a day. Health: 6 vaginal problems and what to do if you’re experiencing them http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/health-6-vaginal-problems-and-what-to-do-if-you’re-experiencing-them.aspx The lovely folks at HealthExpress share their tips on feeling fabulous down below.  Support lesbian asylum seeker Aderonke Apata http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/support-lesbian-asylum-seeker-aderonke-apata.aspx Arrested and tortured in her home country for being gay, Aderonke needs YOUR support Feel-Good Friday: Catwoman comes out as bisexual http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-catwoman-comes-out-as-bisexual.aspx Today we're taking inspiration from active women – real-life and fantasy Lesbian couple viciously attacked in Republic of Ireland http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-viciously-attacked-in-republic-of-ireland.aspx Roisin Prendergast and Ciara Murphy were left bloody, bruised and unconcious following the unprovoked attack in Limerick. How to be a trans ally http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-to be a-trans-ally.aspx Listen and ask lots of questions, but don't be an asshole, says Paris Lees. Exclusive: The “bisexual Lena Dunham” speaks to DIVA http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive-the-“bisexual-lena-dunham”-speaks-to-diva.aspx Joanna Benecke talks movie-making, bisexuality and labelling with Desiree Akhavan. Faith healing http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/faith-healing.aspx Former Christian rock star Vicky Beeching tells Louise Carolin how coming out led to her new role as an advisor to the United Nations. We can’t wait for…Student Pride 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we-can’t-wait-for…student-pride-2015.aspx The 10th National Student Pride takes place in London this weekend. Here are 5 reasons you should get yourself along. Interview: Drag King LoUis Cyfer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-drag-king-louis-cyfer.aspx Tina Ledger speaks to one performing putting the queer in genderqueer. Nous sommes tous trans http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/nous-sommes-tous-trans.aspx Why trans rights are our business but trans identities are not. 50 Shades of Burgundy: A lesbian S&M film to rival the grey? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/50-shades-of-burgundy-a-lesbian-sm-film-to-rival-the-grey.aspx Duke of Burgundy is 100 minutes of lavishly choreographed woman-on-woman S&M. So why does the director say it’s not a lesbian film? Chevalier d'Eon: Gender Transgressor http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/chevalier-d'eon-gender-transgressor.aspx A new piece of work by trans* artist Simon Croft sees d’Eon as both the King and Queen, symbolising a rejection of gender expectations. Put your best foot forward with these amazing gender neutral shoes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/put-your-best-foot-forward-with-these-amazing-gender-neutral-shoes.aspx NiK Kacy believes style shouldn’t be limited by gender, and we agree. Vicky Beeching on God, gays and the future of the church http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vicky-beeching-lgbt-rights-and-the-future-of-the-church.aspx “You don’t have to choose between sexuality and spirituality” Lesbian sex myths – busted! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-sex-myths-–-busted!.aspx The supposed mystery of "what lesbians do in bed" has spawned a huge number of sex myths. Anna Sansom goes in search of the truth… Feel-Good Friday: US singer Brandi Carlile embraces her inner Brit http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-us-singer-brandi-carlile-embraces-her-inner-brit.aspx This week’s dose of good news will make you proud to call these Isles home. 10 words that mean something completely different when you're a lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-words-that-mean-something-completely-different-when-you're-a-lesbian.aspx Pass me the chapstick Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and her girlfriend appear in new election advert http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-tory-leader-ruth-davidson-and-her-girlfriend-appear-in-new-election-advert.aspx The Conservatives are pulling out the stops to rebrand the party north of the border, but is it working? We love this lesbian wedding video http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we-love-this-lesbian-wedding-video.aspx DIVA reader Michelle asked for your advice on a wedding gift for wife Vicky. What she chose is adorable. Why we love: Lesley Gore http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/why-we-love-lesley-gore.aspx It’s her party, and we’ll cry if we want to. Surprise older lesbian kiss in Broadchurch causes Daily Mail readers to self-combust http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/surprise-older-lesbian-kiss-in-broadchurch-causes-daily-mail-readers-to-self-combust.aspx How irresponsible of you, ITV. Sue Perkins to host Game of Thrones spin off http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sue-perkins-to-host-game-of-thrones-spin-off.aspx Like we weren't excited enough for season five already... Strictly come lesbian dancing? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/strictly-come-lesbian-dancing.aspx A Kiss From Your Lips is a lovely one-take dance story with a twist. Party leaders give mixed response to same sex SRE open letter http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/party-leaders-give-mixed-response-to-same-sex-sre-open-letter.aspx Labour and Lib Dems support same sex SRE, while Prime Minister's response doesn't refer to LGBT+ people at all. Football v Homophobia 2015: “It’s an exciting time to be an LGBT football fan" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/football-v-homophobia-2015-“it’s-an-exciting-time-to-be-an-lgbt-football-fan.aspx Hundreds of fans attended a conference in Manchester on tacking discrimination in the game. Interview: Banana writer Charlie Covell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-banana-writer-charlie-covell.aspx The wonderful Charlie Covell talks about writing two episodes of the E4 show, working with Russell T Davies and her character, Amy. These pictures of a Valentine’s Day kiss in are lovely http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/these-pictures-of-a-valentine’s-day-kiss-in-are-lovely.aspx Pucker up! Stonewall: “We apologise to trans people for the harm we have caused.” http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-“we-apologise-to-trans-people-for-the-harm-we-have-caused”.aspx The charity today apologised for their mistakes and say they will begin campaigning for trans equality. Fifty Shades of Gay: Part 5 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/fifty-shades-of-gay-part-5.aspx It’s the final part of our spoof homage to Fifty Shades of Grey… Fifty Shades of Gay: Part 4 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/fifty-shades-of-gay-part-4.aspx To mark the cinematic release of the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey, we’ve resurrected our spoof homage. The lesbian pathway to true love revealed http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-lesbian-pathway-to-true-love-revealed.aspx How many disastrous dates and one night stands will we encounter on the way to true love? We've got the answers. Fifty Shades of Gay: Part 3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/fifty-shades-of-gay-part-3.aspx To mark the cinematic release of the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey, we’ve resurrected our spoof homage. Feel-Good Friday: Melissa Etheridge, Bethany Black and an intrepid DIVA reader http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-melissa-etheridge,-bethany-black-and-an-intrepid-diva-reader.aspx It’s Feel-Good Friday and today’s theme is, Some Pioneering Lesbian Adventurers of our Time (or SPLAT for short). A woman made yoghurt from her vagina and the internet freaked out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-woman-made-yoghurt-from-her-vagina-and-the-internet-freaked-out.aspx Because our bodies are gross, remember? Survey: Researchers ask for opinion of London scene http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/survey-researchers-ask-for-opinion-of-london-scene.aspx The London LGBT scene is disappearing. Do we care if we lose it? These lesbian Valentine’s Day cards are everything http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/these-lesbian-valentine’s-day-cards-are-everything.aspx Sappho Says buy them all. Fifty Shades of Gay: Part 2 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/fifty-shades-of-gay-part-2.aspx To mark the cinematic release of the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey, here's the second part of our spoof homage. Pink goes naked for animal rights organisation http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/pink-goes-naked-for-animal-rights-organisation.aspx PETA’s 90 foot billboard featuring the Grammy winner will appear in Times Square tonight on the eve of New York Fashion Week. World's largest LGBT radio station plans UK wide expansion http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/world's-largest-lgbt-radio-station-plans-uk-wide-expansion.aspx If successful, Gaydio will launch nationwide on DAB Digital Radio next year. Fifty Shades of Gay: Part 1 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/fifty-shades-of-gay-part-1.aspx To mark the cinematic release of the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey, we’re resurrecting our spoof homage. DO YOU BUY DIVA FROM ASDA? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/do-you-buy-diva-from-asda.aspx If so then we are very sorry to inform you that as of 21st February 2015, DIVA will no longer be stocked in ASDA superstores due to a reorganisation of store shelving and magazine display units. The change will see most of the women’s lifestyle magazine sector affected, with ASDA confirming a substantial reduction in many of its categories for women’s magazines in general. Heather Peace tour documentary premiere is the hottest ticket in town http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-tour-documentary-premiere-is-the-hottest-ticket-in-town.aspx Tickets are selling fast for the screening in Brighton on 22 February. Valentine’s Day – the Sapphic Way http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/valentine’s-day-the-sapphic-way.aspx Forget Saint Valentine this year and celebrate your love in sapphic style instead Feel-Good Friday: Mary Lambert, lesbian love songs and spoken word poetry http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feel-good-friday-mary-lambert,-lesbian-love-songs-and-spoken-word-poetry.aspx Need a dose of good news? Come right in... Britain's Best Recruiting Sergeant rides again http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/britains-best-recruiting-sergeant-rides-again.aspx A play for children reveals the tale of male impersonator Vesta Tilley Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin break up, the world mourns. http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/angel-haze-and-ireland-baldwin-break-up,-the-world-mourns.aspx We haven’t been this upset since Last Tango in Halifax episode four. Anti-gay Russian politician threatens selfie kiss couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/anti-gay-russian-politician-threatens-selfie-kiss-couple.aspx Senator Vitaly called the women “sexually deviant” and threatened to clamp down further on LGBT people in Russia. Sue Perkins: "I completely trust Russell T Davies" http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sue-perkins-i-completely-trust-russell-t-davies.aspx Cucumber and Banana are creating a “myriad of perspectives on gay life,” says the writer and presenter in a video interview. Angel Haze has written a love song for girlfriend Ireland Baldwin http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/angel-haze-has-written-a-love-song-for-girlfriend-ireland-baldwin.aspx The beautiful Candlxs, will be the first single on the rapper’s upcoming album. Russian lesbian kiss picture goes viral http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/russian-lesbian-kiss-picture-goes-viral.aspx The selfie on a flight from Moscow to St Petersburg was taken in front of the politician responsible for Russia’s anti-gay laws. Why we love: Pam St Clement http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-love-pam-st-clement.aspx Let us all take a minute to appreciate the woman who brought Pat Butcher to life. Are Jack Monroe and Allegra McEvedy the cutest new lesbian couple? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-jack-monroe-and-allegra-mcevedy-the cutest new-lesbian-couple.aspx DIVA met the celebrity chefs in their London home and it was delicious. This queer remix of Sex and The City is amazing http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-queer-remix-of-sex-and-the-city-is-amazing.aspx It looks like Carrie Bradshaw was looking for Mrs Big all along... Feminist comedian’s show cancelled for "being the wrong sort of feminist" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/feminist-comedian’s-show-cancelled-for-being-the-wrong-sort-of-feminist.aspx Kate Smurthwaite says her performance at Goldsmiths College was cancelled after some students objected to her views on prostitution. 10 commandments for Valentine’s Day  http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/10-commandments-for-valentine’s-day.aspx Preparing for 14th February? Here are our tips for getting the most romance from the day. Introducing: Feel-Good Friday! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/introducing-feel-good-friday!.aspx We're celebrating women in our new weekly column. This Hallmark ad with a lesbian couple will give you the feels http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-hallmark-ad-with-a-lesbian-couple-will-give-you-the-feels.aspx Eugenia and Corinna forever, other couples never <3 Bisexuality: the most radical sexuality? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bisexuality-the-most-radical-sexuality.aspx Bisexuality is an innately queer identity, says Roberta Chloe Verdant. Going Bananas with Bethany Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/going-bananas-with-bethany-black.aspx Trans lesbian comic Bethany Black plays it straight in C4’s new LGBT TV show. We caught up with her to find out more about her character, Helen. Police kill 17-year-old latina lesbian in cold blood http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/police-kill-17-year-old-latina-lesbian-in-cold-blood.aspx Jessica Hernandez was unarmed when she was killed by multiple gun shot wounds from officers in Denver, Colorado. Top 10 myths about cervical screening http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-myths-about-cervical-screening.aspx Think lesbians don't need a smear? Think again... Video: Femme docuseries - coming soon http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-femme-docuseries-coming-soon.aspx Feminine lesbians start cameras rolling to end invisibility Why Selfridges gender neutral move is great news for queers http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-selfridges-gender-neutral-move-is-great-news-for-queers.aspx Carrie Lyell will be queuing up first thing when Agender opens in March. The all-female cast for Ghostbusters remake looks incredible http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-all-female-cast-for-ghostbusters-remake-looks-incredible.aspx Who you gonna call? Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and out lesbian Kate McKinnon. Interview: Banana's Letitia Wright http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-banana's-letitia-wright.aspx We caught up with the 21-year-old actress to talk about her lesbian character Scotty and why we should be watching Banana. Jen Brister hosts night of laughs for London charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jen-brister-hosts-night-of-laughs-for-london-charity.aspx The fundraiser for Step Forward takes place Monday, 2 February at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. Google removes anti-gay slurs from translation app http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/google-removes-anti-gay-slurs-from-translation-app.aspx Tech giant apologises after thousands sign petition to remove insults from Google Translate Celebrating Febulous February http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/celebrating-febulous-february.aspx Creative writers invited to contribute to blog for LGBT History Month Watch: Our favourite queer subway warriors http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/watch-our-favourite-queer-subway-warriors.aspx DIVA’s pick of three times when people didn't let homophobia go unchallenged on the underground. New helpline launched for queer victims of hate crime http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-helpline-launched-for-queer-victims-of-hate-crime.aspx Stop Hate UK's new helpline will offer 24 hour support to LGBT people in England, Wales and Scotland. "I'm so glad I had my smear test" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/i'm-so-glad-i-had-my-smear-test.aspx In Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, one lesbian explains why getting tested may have saved her life Comment: Thank you Sally Wainwright http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comment-thank-you-sally-wainwright.aspx One DIVA reader tells us why she won't be condemning the TV writer for killing off a lesbian character in Last Tango in Halifax. How to be a straight ally http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/how-to-be-a-straight-ally.aspx Amy McDonnell shares her thoughts on how to support the LGBT community. Three people charged over homophobic tweets in France http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/three-people-charged-over-homophobic-tweets.aspx Case hailed as a “significant victory” by LGBT rights campaigners. Bakery fights back after homophobic cake request http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bakery-fights-back-after-homophobic-cake-request.aspx A bakery in the US is now under investigation after refusing to adorn cake with "God Hates Gays" Cucumber, Banana and Tofu: Where are the lesbians? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cucumber,-banana-and-tofu-where-are-the-lesbians-(1).aspx Cucumber is gay with a capital G, but where are the lesbians? We spoke to Banana star Georgia Henshaw to find out what Channel 4’s trio of shows have in store for the sapphically inclined. #Hashtag is our new favourite lesbian web series http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/hashtag-is-our-new-favourite-web-series.aspx Looking for something to watch? Add this hilarious series to your bookmark list. Angela Bassett: "I've been called a lesbian" http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/angela-bassett-i've-been-called-a-lesbian.aspx 4.5 million people tuned in to the premier of TV bio-pic Whitney, but it's the lesbian rumours that's got everyone talking Cucumber, Banana, Tofu http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cucumber,-banana,-tofu.aspx New multi-channel LGBT drama starts tonight but what's it all about? Vandals target lesbian couple in Australia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/vandals-target-lesbian-couple-in-australia.aspx Lavinia Pike and her partner say they were “shocked and disgusted” by the cruel attack. Why are straight women watching so much lesbian porn? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-are-straight-women-watching-so-much-lesbian-porn.aspx Data released by a popular website reveals straight women are watching more lesbian porn then men. This is for lovers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-is-for-lovers.aspx Ditch the roses for Valentine's Day and pick up this book of LGBT love stories instead. Will you sign Leelah’s Law? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/will-you-sign-leelah's-law.aspx A petition has been set up calling for a on ban conversion therapy in America following the death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn last month.   London's night sky lit up with a rainbow to celebrate new TV series http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/trafalgar-square-lit-up-with-a-rainbow-to-celebrate-new-channel-4-series.aspx Channel 4 bathed Trafalgar Square in colour to celebrate the premiere of Cucumber, Banana and Tofu tomorrow night. Nina Sosanya: “It was quite devastating to have to say goodbye to that relationship.” http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/nina-sosanya-“it-was-quite-devastating-to-have-to-say-goodbye-to-that-relationship”.aspx The Last Tango in Halifax star has spoken about the show’s big twist for her character. Queer Question Time http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-question-time.aspx Questions wanted for panel debate in Manchester as part of LGBT History Month Ellen DeGeneres' new lesbian comedy is not about lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-degeneres'-new-lesbian-comedy-is-not-about-lesbians.aspx One Big Happy is just a “very funny show” says the talk-show host. Last Tango writer: Why I killed off lesbian character http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/last-tango-writer-why-i-killed-off-lesbian-character.aspx Sally Wainwright explains her decision to kill off Kate McKenzie-Dawson, played by Nina Sosanya. Lesbian and proud! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-and-proud!.aspx Should we stop using the term "gay" to define our sexuality? Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bang-bang-my-baby-shot-me-down.aspx Kim Renfrew speaks to Lucy Roslyn, who has written and stars in a gruelling one-man show about a lesbian on Death Row. Would you go to a school for lesbians? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/would-you-go-to-a-school-for-lesbians.aspx Plans are currently being drawn up for a specialist school in Manchester for LGBT people. Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche ooze sexual tension in new movie http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kristen-stewart-and-juliette-binoche-ooze-sexual-tension-in-new-movie.aspx Clouds of Sils Maria stars Stewart as Binoche’s assistant, whose relationship takes an interesting turn secluded in the French Alps. Woman's Hour reveals older lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/woman's-hour-reveals-older-lesbians.aspx Dr Jane Traies discusses her study of older lesbian life on Friday 16 January Broken Rainbow is broke http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/broken-rainbow-is-broke.aspx The LGBT domestic violence helpline will be forced to close its service unless funding is secured. Church stops funeral of a lesbian after discovering her sexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-stops-funeral-of-a-lesbian-after-discovering-her-sexuality.aspx Vanessa Collier’s family were forced to finish the ceremony at a nearby funeral home, according to reports. Bisexual women have worse mental health than lesbians says study http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bisexual-women-have-worse-mental-health-than-lesbians-says-study.aspx Researchers say bisexual women are more likely to self harm and develop eating disorders. 6 reasons why Lesbian Emojis are the best thing since sliced bread http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/6-reasons-why-lesbian-emojis-are-the-best-thing-since-sliced-bread.aspx ...or fish tacos. Who do YOU want to give a bi-five? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/who-do-you-want-to-give-a-bi-five.aspx Nominate your bisexual heroes for Biscuit magazine's groundbreaking Purple List Lesbian couple to meet with Tesco director to discuss homophobic comments by cashier http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-to-meet-with-tesco-director-to-discuss-homophobic-comments-by-cashier.aspx Natalie Rivans and her partner Helen Embleton say they've been disappointed by the store's reponse so far. Transparent writer dedicates award to trans teen Leelah Alcorn http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/transparent-writer-dedicates-award-to-trans-teen-leelah-alcorn.aspx Jill Soloway thanked the teen for coming out in an emotional speech at the Golden Globes. Travel: Real Tango In Halifax http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/travel-real-tango-in-halifax.aspx If you're as gripped as we are by the BBC drama, don't miss the chance to walk in Kate and Caroline's footsteps Vicky Beeching responds with love to gay hate church http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/vicky-beeching-responds-with-love-to-gay-hate-church.aspx Rainbow shines as Westboro Baptist Church members blocked by a "Wall of Love" at a Christian conference in Oregon. Proud as punch: feel-good film picks up 3 BAFTA nominations http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/proud-as-punch-feel-good-film-picks-up-3-bafta-nominations.aspx Pride is in the running for Best Film, Outstanding Debut by a Writer or Producer and Best Supporting Actress. Would you buy a Lesbian Barbie? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/would-you-buy-a-lesbian-barbie.aspx Six imagined Barbie dolls which “reflect the 21st century” include Illegal Immigrant Barbie and Rehab Barbie. Gossip singer Beth Ditto legally weds partner in Oregon http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gossip-singer-beth-ditto-legally-weds-partner-in-oregon.aspx The happy couple married on New Year's Eve after same sex marriage was legalised in their home state Sara Gilbert says gay people should be free to try a straight lifestyle http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sara-gilbert-says-gay-people-should-be-free-to-try-a-straight-lifestyle.aspx “It’s their prerogative,” says The Talk co-host. New play celebrates the life of Anne Lister http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-play-celebrates-the-life-of-anne-lister.aspx 19th century lesbian landowner's life brought to the stage in York Paris Lees signs book deal with Penguin http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/paris-lees-signs-book-deal-with-penguin.aspx The famous British publishing house will release a memoir by the trans activist. Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson are everyone’s new favourite couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins-and-anna-richardson-are-everyone’s-new-favourite-couple.aspx Anna says “the planets aligned” when the two met in an interview with Lorraine. Ruby Rose joins cast of Orange is the New Black, lesbians lose their minds http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ruby-rose-joins-cast-of-orange-is-the-new-black,-lesbians-lose-their-minds.aspx EVERYONE STAY CALM Daily Mail get their knickers in a twist over K-Stew's y-fronts http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/daily-mail-get-their-knickers-in-a-twist-over-k-stew's-y-fronts.aspx The tabloid we love to hate took a trip to the beach with Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile to critique their swimwear. Taiwanese village celebrates adoption by lesbian couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/taiwanese-village-celebrates-adoption-by-lesbian-couple.aspx Residents from the an aboriginal village in the south of the country held a traditional tribal ceremony for the couple and their daughter. Could you give up smoking and drinking for a whole year? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/could-you-give-up-smoking-and-drinking-for-a-whole-year.aspx One brave DIVA reader has... Invisible gay Pride? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/invisible-gay-pride.aspx DVD artwork for the US release of hit movie Pride has been altered to remove any mention of sexuality. But at what cost? Travel: Iceland http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/travel-iceland.aspx If it's good enough for singer John Grant to relocate to be with his beau, it's good enough for us Scooby Who?  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/scooby-who .aspx Match the furry face to their high-profile human friends Travel: Off-the-beaten-track LGBT getaways  http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/travel-off-the-beaten-track-lgbt-getaways .aspx While you're still in the holiday slump, why not get planning your next adventure? Off-the-beaten track Costa Rica is the first of our LGBT-friendly bolt-holes You said WHAT? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-said-what.aspx How well do you know your favourite queer celebrities? Could you identify some of the more bizarre and quirky things they say? DIVA's here with a quick quiz The Best Lez/Bi Events of 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-best-lezbi-events-of-2015.aspx With 2015 upon us, DIVA looks forward to the best of the year ahead The 7 Most Important Coming Out Stories of 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-7-most-important-coming-out-stories-of-2014-.aspx It's a truth universally accepted that coming out is better than staying in DIVA's Heroes and Villains of 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-heroes-and-villains-of-2014.aspx Who deserve our cheers and jeers in what's been a great year for LGBT equality? Top 5 DIVA cover stories of 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-diva-cover-stories-of-2014.aspx With the New Year soon upon us, the DIVA team snuggle up and put on our winter woollies as we take a look back at five of our favourite issues from 2014. What a year it’s been! 2014 in review: what they said http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/2014-in-review-what-they-said.aspx 7 of the funniest les/bi tweets of 2014 Lesbian (ish) TV to watch out for in 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-(ish)-tv-to-watch-out-for-in-2015.aspx We've previewed some of the best LGBT shows set to hit the screens from winter to spring 2015 Video premiere: Ren Stedman's Honestly http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-premiere-ren-stedman's-honestly.aspx Exclusive! New music video brings together talented LGBT cast The 5 most important lez/bi stories of 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-5-most-important-lezbi-stories-of-2014.aspx As the year draws to a close, DIVA takes a look back at the five biggest lez/bi stories of 2014. DIVA's top 5 queer boxsets http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-top-5-queer-boxsets.aspx We've picked our favourite bingeworthy instant-streaming TV series to catch up on over Christmas Top lesbian TV from 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-lesbian-tv-from-2014.aspx We picked our top 5 favourite lesbian TV moments from 2014. Let's reminisce! Winter chai pancakes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/naomi-bird's-vegan-winter-chai-pancakes.aspx Whip up one of these seasonal chai pancakes and you won't want to look another turkey sandwich in the face ever again Naomi Bird's Seasonal parsnip & chestnut mushroom quiche http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/naomi-bird's-vegan-xmas-parsnip-mushroom-quiche.aspx If you don't manage to make this quiche in time for Xmas, start the New Year vegan and go animal-free for Veganuary The No-Sugar No-Flour I Can’t Believe this is Good for me Cake http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/emma-kennedy's-guilt-free-cake.aspx Celebrity Masterchef Emma Kennedy has created the ultimate guilt-free cake Festive pork chops with fennel & shallots http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/emma-kennedy's-pork-chops-with-fennel-shallots.aspx Celebrity Masterchef Emma Kennedy has delighted our palates on numerous occasions and this winter dish is no exception Jack Monroe's perfect Yorkshire puds http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jack-monroe's-yorkshire-puds.aspx Former DIVA cover star Jack Monroe has our taste buds and budgets in mind with these scrumptious Yorkshire puds Jack Monroe's Xmas tree biscuits http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jack-monroe's-christmas-tree-biscuits.aspx Former DIVA cover star Jack Monroe has our taste buds and budgets in mind with these delicious spicy shortbread bicuits Allegra McEvedy's Unashamedly 70s Chocolate Roulade http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/allegra-mcevedy's-unashamedly-70s-chocolate-roulade.aspx It's flourless too! Seasonal recipes by some of our favourite chefs http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/seasonal-recipes-by-some-of-our-favourite-chefs.aspx From crispy Yorkshire puds to wicked chocolate tarts, treat yourself to some self-pampering this winter. DIVACLAUS! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/divaclaus!.aspx It’s the final day of our DIVACLAUS giveaway, and today we’ve got another film feast, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures Exclusive! Rose and Rosie interview http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/exclusive!-rose-and-rosie-interview.aspx YouTube stars Rose and Rosie talk to Carrie Lyell about fame, wedding dresses and the kindness of strangers. New Year’s Eve is the ROARING 20s! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/new-year’s-eve-is-the-roaring-20s!.aspx Bring in 2015 in style. Exciting changes for DIVA & GT http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/change-of-ownership-for-diva-and-gt.aspx New investor replaces previous majority shareholder The A-Z guide to 2015 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/the-a-z-guide-to-2015.aspx Kim Renfrew’s part satirical, part real (guess which is which!) preview to 2015 will give you LOLs aplenty Jillian Michaels keeps it real http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jillian-michaels keeps-it-real.aspx America's fittest lesbian speaks to DIVA Busy day for registrars as first same sex marriages take place in Scotland http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/busy-day-for-registrars-as-first-same-sex-marriages-take-place-in-scotland.aspx Equality campaigners welcome the news and say high demand is evidence of the new law’s importance and success. What does genderqueer look like? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-does-genderqueer-look-like.aspx Photographer Dave Naz explores the spectrum of gender in a beautiful new series of pictures. Are you out at work? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/are-you-out-at-work.aspx Less than half of us are, according to a new report. Stonewall Housing launches Winter Auction to counter LGBTQ homelessness http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-housing-launches-winter-auction-to-counter-lgbtq-homelessness.aspx Christmas is difficult for LGBT people who may have been disowned by their families, and the problems are compounded for those who are homeless. Sex/Life: Hooking Up http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-hooking-up.aspx Does technology make it easier or harder to find someone we are sexually compatible with? TfL roll out a rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tfl-roll-out-a-rainbow-crossing-in-trafalgar-square.aspx The temporary crossing will be in place near Nelson’s Column to mark the day couples in a civil partnership will be able to convert to a marriage Bisexual comic Jayde Adams is the future of British comedy http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bisexual-comic-jayde-adams-is-the-future-of-british-comedy.aspx Don't just take our word for it – go see her while you can still afford the price of a gig ticket Calls for boycott of "homophobic" London eatery http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/calls-for-boycott-of-homophobic-london-eatery.aspx Many say they won't eat in Canteen on the Southbank again after a queer couple were told to stop being affectionate in the "family restaurant" Greenham Common revisited http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/greenham-common-revisited.aspx A radio drama series airing this week shows how the women's peace camp changed lives Exclusive! Video interview with Carmilla’s Kaitlyn Alexander http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive!-video-interview-with-carmilla’s-kaitlyn-alexander.aspx Kaite Welsh caught up with one of the stars of hit YouTube series Carmila on a recent trip to the UK L Is For: New anthology of lesbian fiction storms Amazon chart http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/l-is-for-new-anthology-of-lesbian-fiction-storms-amazon-chart.aspx All proceeds from the charity book go to R U Coming Out Baroness Barker tables historic debate on LBT health http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/historic-house-of-lords-debate-on-lesbian,-bisexual-and-trans-women's-health.aspx First ever debate on lesbian, bisexual and trans women takes place in the House of Lords Watch: Heather Peace and Lucy Spraggan share their coming out stories http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/watch-heather-peace-and-lucy-spraggan-share-their-coming-out-stories.aspx The singers join other celebrities sharing their stories in support of the Albert Kennedy Trust's Winter Appeal Winner of the 2014 Green Carnation Prize announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/winner-of-the-2014-green-carnation-prize-announced.aspx Any Other Mouth by Anneliese Mackintosh was described by the judges as "a masterclass in storytelling" London lesbian bar to hold cervical cancer benefit http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/london-lesbian-bar-to-hold-cervical-cancer-benefit.aspx Proceeds from the Bar Titania event will go to Jo’s and Stonewall Roar – Because silence is deadly http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/roar-–-because-silence-is-deadly.aspx LGBT survivors of domestic abuse to get housing support through Stonewall Housing Sign to support lesbian sex ed in schools http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sign-to-support-lesbian-sex-ed-in-schools.aspx Claudia Carvell explains why she's petitioning the politicians 60 seconds with...Mezurashii http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withmezurashii.aspx We caught up with the upcoming musician to talk androgyny, doing it like a dude and collaborating with Ruby Rose. Leave Jack alone http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/leave-jack-alone.aspx Carrie Lyell is appalled at the Daily Mail's savage attack on lesbian food blogger Jack Monroe. Video: Friendly Little Ghosts by Sofia http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-friendly-little-ghosts-by-sofia.aspx Singer-songwriter wrote the track about her battle with Crohn's disease Lez/bi elders share their stories http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lezbi-elders-share-their-stories.aspx A new guide published by Stonewall celebrates older LGBT role models Oh yes she is! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/oh-yes-she-is!.aspx Susie McKenna and her civil partner Sharon D. Clarke are performing in a camp panto, penned by McKenna herself. Video: We’ve found your new favourite Christmas song http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-we’ve-found-your-new-favourite-christmas-song.aspx Nick Cotton is back from the dead and ready to rock! It's the season to be jolly, so why am I feeling so low? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/depression-and-how-to-overcome-it.aspx Alena Dierickx considers depression and how to overcome it Domestic abuse as a crime welcomed by LGBT charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/domestic-abuse-as-a-crime-welcomed-by-lgbt-charity.aspx Ministers are considering plans to create a new crime of domestic abuse. Existing law already covers coercive and controlling behaviour, but does not explicitly apply to relationships Tough Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tough-love.aspx We went to Albert Square to speak to Luisa Bradshaw-White and Rebecca Scroggs about their characters in EastEnders, lesbian representation on TV, and their domestic violence storyline. The Side Room: a New Members’ Club for Women http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-side-room-a-new-members’-club-for-women.aspx Pop-up cultural events for women members and their guests Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014 marked around the world http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/transgender-day-of-remembrance-2014-marked-around-the-world.aspx At least 226 trans people have been killed in the past year alone. As TDoR is marked worldwide, activists work to improve reporting mechanisms How to tell if you’re in an abusive relationship (and what to do about it if you are) http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-to-tell-if-you’re-in-an-abusive-relationship-(and-what-to-do-about-it-if-you-are).aspx LGBT people are just as likely as heterosexuals to experience partner abuse Hi Bi! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hi-bi!.aspx Louise Carolin introduces DIVA’s new bi visibility project with a personal story Thousands join Stonewall’s #NoBystanders campaign http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousands-join-stonewall’s-nobystanders-campaign.aspx 10,500 have already signed up to the Anti-Bullying initiative. Will you? Pride In Football http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-football.aspx LGBT football fans united Winter Pride Art Awards marred by theft of artworks http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/winter-pride-art-awards-marred-by-theft-of-artworks.aspx Winter Pride Art Awards celebrate lesbian, bisexual, intersex, gay and transgender art at glamourous ceremony Sex/Life: Subtle Passions and Tru Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-subtle-passions-and-tru-love.aspx Filmmakers Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald discuss their rule-breaking same-sex romance, Tru Love Tru Love: Exclusive video interview http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tru-love-exclusive-video-interview.aspx Tru Love star Kate Trotter talks about her character Alice in this clip, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures Q&A with Brooklyn Brayl http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-brooklyn-brayl.aspx We chat with the New York-based poet DIVA favourites recognised in Independent’s Rainbow List 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-favourites-recognised-in-independent’s-rainbow-list-2014.aspx Editor Jane Czyzselska listed at number 27, ranking higher than any other LGBT magazine editor Interview: Stacy Makishi http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-stacy-makishi.aspx Carrie Lyell caught up with the performance artist to talk surfing, UKIP, and her new show, VesperTime. Myths and Mythologies: Urban Myths http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/myths-and-mythologies-urban-myths.aspx This year’s GFEST Gaywise FESTival takes myths and mythologies as the theme for its visual arts exhibition at the Menier Gallery. Wedding blog: Reader, I married her! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-reader,-i-married-her!.aspx Danielle Rolls-Bentley Wilde now has a triple-barrelled name. And that's not all... Sarah Waters, Lord Cashman and Pride movie win big at Stonewall Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sarah-waters,-lord-cashman-and-pride-movie-win-big-at-stonewall-awards.aspx Julian Clary hosted the glitzy ceremony last night at London’s V&A to honour those who’ve made a positive contribution to the lives of LGBT people Edu-bake and Cel-a-cake http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-great-rainbow-bake-off!-–-for-anti-bullying-week-2014.aspx The Great Rainbow Bake Off! – For Anti Bullying Week 2014 Comment: Gay male misogyny is a real problem http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-gay-male-misogyny-is-a-real-problem.aspx Charmed actress Rose McGowan faced criticism this week when she said gay men were as misogynistic as straight men. Carrie Lyell thinks she’s right. Workplace sexism: a thing of the past? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/workplace-sexism-a-thing-of-the-past.aspx Not in the experience of Claudia Carvell DIVA scoops awards at glamorous London ceremony http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-scoops-awards-at-glamorous-london-ceremony.aspx Rubbish Lesbian, VG Lee, Zoe Lyons and other community and scene heroines win #LesbianOscars Carnival raises £75,000 for anti-bullying charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/carnival-raises-£75,000-for-anti-bullying-charity.aspx Money raised at the star studded Diversity Role Models event will go towards its work in schools. Want to see a lesbian detective on the big screen? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/want-to-see-a-lesbian-detective.aspx Help fund this movie! Theatre review: Henry IV http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-henry-iv.aspx Dora Mortimer hails Phyllida Lloyd's production a "100mph, searing rework". Sex/Life: Feeding the Fire, Part 3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-feeding-the-fire,-part-3.aspx Barbara Carrellas suggests six Tantric tricks to spice up your sex life Are you going to the #LesbianOscars? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-going-to-the-lesbianoscars.aspx Tickets for the Ultimate Planet Awards after party are on sale now. Lesbian teen horror: All Cheerleaders Die http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-teen-horror-all-cheerleaders-die.aspx Joanna Benecke speaks to filmmakers Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson about female-centric storytelling, subverting the hero, and incidental lesbian narratives. Review: Ani DiFranco - Allergic to Water http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-ani-difranco-allergic-to-water.aspx Allergic to Water, the 18th studio album from the singer-songwriter, is released next month. Don't be a stalker http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/don't-be-a-stalker.aspx A new independent survey of 2000 women has shown one in three of us “stalk” our exes on social media. This must stop now, says Effi Mai Body Respect: What the diet books don't tell you http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/body-respect-what-the-diet-books-don't-tell-you.aspx Louise Carolin talks to dietician Lucy Aphramor about bad science, fat phobia and social justice My body is perfect for me http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/my-body-is-perfect-for-me.aspx For our cover stars, learning to love their bodies has been an uphill journey Jack Monroe joins London's fight against hunger and HIV http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jack-monroe-joins-london's-fight-against-hunger-and-hiv.aspx Everyone's favourite food blogger is working with The Food Chain to tackle food poverty amongst those with HIV. Proud Lilywhites host anti discrimination Q&A http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/proud-lilywhites-host-anti-discrimination-qa.aspx "Speak out - a few players wearing some laces isn't enough." 4 ways to meet lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/4-ways-to-meet-lesbians.aspx Because they don't (all) walk around wearing "I love labia" t-shirts Lesbian author and bisexual boxer scoop gongs at awards ceremony http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-author-and-bisexual-boxer-scoop-gongs-at-awards-ceremony.aspx Gay men's magazine Attitude hosts glamorous awards night with Nigella Lawson and Sharon Stone Scotland sets a date for the first same sex weddings http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scotland-sets-a-date-for-the-first-same-sex-weddings.aspx The country will ring in the new year with one of the most progressive equal marriage laws in the world Travel: Girls Heart Brussels http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/travel-girls-heart-brussels.aspx Why is the Belgian capital such a cool lesbian destination? Join a special weekend break in October and find out National Diversity Awards crowns LGBT community champions http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-2014-lgbt-winners.aspx LGBT charity and lesbian activist and asylum seeker scoop top awards Join the Fun Palace movement http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/join-the-fun-palace-movement.aspx A free celebration of art, science and culture takes place nationwide this weekend. Reader's weddings: Emma and Chrissy http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/reader's-weddings-emma-and-chrissy.aspx "The boys caught the bouquet at our wedding." Preview: Lesbian TV dramedy Faking It http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-lesbian-tv-dramedy-faking-it.aspx The story of one big lie and two friends who love each other in very different ways airs for the first time in the UK tonight Reader's weddings: Rebecca and Lou http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/reader's-weddings-rebecca-and-lou.aspx "We cut our cake with the ceremonial sword." Don't miss these Autumn movies http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/don't-miss-these-autumn-movies.aspx DIVA's film editor Joanna Benecke picks the flicks to see in September and October. 7 totally quotable lines from our fave TV shows http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/7-totally-quotable-lines-from-our-fave-tv-shows.aspx They said them, you loved them, we listed them. Why we love: Mae Martin http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/why-we-love-mae-martin.aspx And why you should love her too Growing up and coming out online http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/growing-up-and-coming-out-online.aspx Christie Rolley discusses how modern technology is changing the way young LGBT people come out Interview: Sophie Ward http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-sophie-ward.aspx Carrie Lyell caught up with the lesbian actress and former Vogue model to talk acting, awards and alternative parenting. There's nowt so queer as sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/there's-nowt-so-queer-as-sex.aspx Anna Sansom peeks behind the assumptions and expectations and finds there’s no such thing as straight sex Relative Privilege http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/relative-privilege.aspx Cis privilege is a real thing, and it must be acknowledged, just like straight, white or male privilege, argues Jane Czyzselska. She's Da Bomb http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/she's-da-bomb.aspx Nicole da Silva tells Katrina Fox about her passion for women’s education, her favourite episode of the show and what playing Franky Doyle has taught her about lesbian stereotypes Video exclusive: Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-exclusive-who's-afraid-of-vagina-wolf.aspx DIVA presents an exclusive clip from this hilarious romantic comedy, out on DVD this month. Video: Families Like Ours http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-families-like-ours.aspx A new and inspiring documentary film about LGBT+ people and families is essential viewing Interview: Ashleigh Sumner http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-ashleigh-sumner.aspx The lesbian star of Bruno & Earlene Go to Vegas speaks to Joanna Benecke Sex/Life: Feeding the Fire, Part 2 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-feeding-the-fire,-part-2-.aspx An orgasm without touch? Anna Sansom introduces "breath and energy" orgasms Arsenal captain Casey Stoney supports Rainbow Laces http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/arsenal-captain-casey-stoney-supports-rainbow-laces.aspx The openly gay women’s team captain shares her thoughts on Stonewall's campaign, and why she believes it will make a difference. Why we love: Sue Perkins http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-we-love-sue-perkins.aspx As if you needed us to tell you... What will Scottish independence mean for queer people? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/what-will-scottish-independence-mean-for-queer-people.aspx Ahead of the independence referendum next week, leaders of the six main political parties have outlined their plans for LGBTI equality. Heather Peace tour support winners announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-tour-support-winners-announced.aspx Ten acts have been chosen to join the singer on her UK tour which begins next month Exclusive DIVA discount to see Pride at the Lexi cinema! http://divamag.co.uk/category/offers/exclusive-diva-discount-to-see-pride-at-the-lexi-cinema!.aspx DIVA readers receive £2 off tickets for the must-see gay movie of the year... Iris Prize 2014: Head to Cardiff and meet lesbian filmmakers! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iris-prize-2014-head-to-cardiff-and-meet-lesbian-filmmakers!.aspx Wales is the place to be next month for queer films, events, panel talks and parties. DIVA columnist makes Polari Prize shortlist http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-columnist-makes-polari-prize-shortlist.aspx Strong, diverse shortlist announced for LGBT first book prize Shabana Azmi to appear in new play Happy Birthday Sunita http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/shabana-azmi-to-star-in-new-play-happy-birthday-sunita.aspx The Fire star talks to DIVA about her role in the family drama, touring soon Clitoris sculpture to grace seaside town http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/clitoris-sculpture-to-grace-seaside-town.aspx A colourful clay clitoris has been erected in the seaside town of Folkestone as part of a sex and fetish themed exhibition  ‘Lesbian Request Denied’ http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/‘lesbian-request-denied’-premier-inn-apologises-over-homophobic-firewall.aspx Premier Inn apologises over homophobic firewall "We want a baby, can we have your sperm?" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we-want-a-baby,-can-we-have-your-sperm.aspx Ben Ockrent on the experience that led to his new play, Breeders Wedding blog: Danielle Wilde is feeling tan-tastic before her wedding day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-danielle-wilde-is-feeling-tan-tastic-before-her-wedding-day.aspx In the final week before her wedding, Ms Wilde is changing like a couture chrysalis Watch: Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-pride.aspx Pride is the must-see film of the year, telling an inspirational story of solidarity between lesbians and gay men and the mining communities in the 80s. (Video) Happy Birthday, RVT! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/(video)-happy-birthday,-rvt!.aspx This summer one of London's longest-running gay venues celebrates 151 years Video: Meet CN, genderqueer singer-songwriter http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-meet-cn,-genderqueer-singer-songwriter.aspx Our third exclusive premiere from a series of new films looking at trans people's lives in Britain How to get the orgasms you want http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-to-get-the-orgasms-you-want.aspx Anna Sansom explains why your lover will never be able to make you come Vicky Beeching's love revolution http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vicky-beeching's-love-revolution.aspx Grassroots Christians are changing the church from the inside, says the out lesbian Christian rockstar Get ye to WOTEVER: London’s Queer DIY Film Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/get-ye-to-wotever-london’s-queer-diy-film-festival.aspx The Queer Cannes of Vauxhall is back, 30 August – 2 September. TV presenter Georgie Okell to discuss sexuality on thefoxproblem.com http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gay-presenter-and-dj-georgie-okell-to-discuss-sexuality-on-thefoxproblemcom.aspx Tune in live at 7.30pm tonight for a frank discussion of sex and social attitudes Wheel Life: Ride the Night for women's cancer charities http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-ride-the-night-for-women's-cancer-charities.aspx Want a training goal as the nights draw in? How about joining Team Steph & Claire? Keeping up with the celesbians  http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/keeping-up-with-the-celesbians.aspx Are Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl the coolest young lesbian couple? If you only see one thing at the Fringe this week make it EastEnd Cabaret http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/if-you-only-see-one-thing-at-the-fringe-this-week-make-it-eastend-cabaret.aspx You've only got five days left to catch the show that's taking Edinburgh by storm Video: Meet Jayne and best friend Bonita http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-meet-jane-and-best-friend-bonita.aspx Our second exclusive premiere from a series of new films looking at trans people's lives in Britain Lesbians can miscarriage too http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbians-can-miscarriage-too.aspx A new campaign has been launched to help LBT partners of women who have miscarried And The Emmy Goes To...Crazy Eyes! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/and-the-emmy-goes-tocrazy-eyes!.aspx Uzo Aduba scoops an award for her portrayal of lesbian Suzanne Warren in Orange is The New Black L Fest 2015: tickets on sale now http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-fest-2015-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx Super early bird tickets available until the end of August Video: Meet Ayla and the people who love her http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-meet-ayla-and-the-people-who-love-her.aspx Ayla lives in Devon, with her wife Wren, and works for the RAF DIVA Question Time with Angela Eagle http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-question-time-with-angela-eagle.aspx The out lesbian Labour MP answers DIVA readers' questions Sex/Life: Feeding The Fire, Part 1 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-feeding-the-fire,-part-1.aspx First in a three-part series that looks at different ways to nurture and feed your sexual fire – no partner or special skills required... Exclusive interview: religious commentator Vicky Beeching comes out http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/religious-commentator-vicky-beeching-comes-out.aspx "I didn't speak about my sexuality to anyone until I was 30" 60 seconds with...Birdeatsbaby http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withbirdeatsbaby.aspx We caught up with Birdeatsbaby to talk about orchestral punk, vegan baking and their new album, The Bullet Within Lesbian Survival Guide: A Night Out in the North http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-survival-guide-a-night-out-in-the-north.aspx You're not in London now, girl, so take advice from a native Video: Wegan and Kaelyn & Lucy on their DIVA cover shoot http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-wegan-and-kaelyn-lucy-on-their-diva-cover-shoot.aspx Our four lovely cover stars discuss the runaway success of the current issue Video premiere: Wallis Bird - Daze http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-premiere-wallis-bird-daze.aspx If you've ever experienced unrequited love, this song is for you Shortlist announced for 2014's National Diversity Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/shortlist-announced-for-2014's-national-diversity-awards.aspx Nominees include Jack Monroe, Sue Sanders and Broken Rainbow. Why aren't lesbian and bisexual engineers coming out? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-aren't-lesbian-and-bisexual-engineers-coming-out.aspx A new survey by the IET may have the answer... Wedding blog: Why have a hen party when you can throw a "hag" do instead? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-why-have-a-hen-party-when-you-can-throw-a-hag-do-instead.aspx There's no better way to express your non-normative party animal, says Danielle Wilde DIVA vox-pop: working while gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-vox-pop-working-while-gay.aspx It's hard out there... but it's not all bad Lesbian rappers in the limelight at Girls In Front http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-rappers-in-the-limelight-at-girls-in-front.aspx MC Angel from Lyrically Challenged Collective, Elektric, and Envy from Batz Inda Belfry set to take female-fronted rap concert by storm Theatre review: Drag King Richard 3rd http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/drag-king-richard-the-3rd.aspx A new production explores trans issues on stage but does it get it right? Listen: Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/listen-bang-bang-by-jessie-j,-ariana-grande-and-nicki-minaj.aspx Bang Bang has soared to the top of the charts since its release. Is it any good? Win a weekend in Stockholm http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/stockholm-voices-competition.aspx Stockholm target LGBT visitors with a great competition Win: Laurie Penny's new book! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-laurie-penny's-new-book!.aspx Unspeakable Things is Laurie's most ambitious and queerest book yet, and we have five copies to give away How not to write smut http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-not-to-write-smut.aspx Words fail us. How many terms for vagina are there…? Ruth Hunt appointed Chief Executive of Stonewall http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ruth-hunt-appointed-chief-executive-of-stonewall.aspx Acting CEO succeeds Ben Summerskill to lead LGB rights organisation Fringe Fresh: Lucia August http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-lucia-august.aspx The queer, plus-size dancer aims to move and inspire Fringe Fresh: Suzi Ruffell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-suzi-ruffell.aspx The comedian takes a break from imagining her self-driving car to answer our questions Theatre review: Medea at the National Theatre http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-medea-at-the-national-theatre.aspx This powerful new version with music composed by Goldfrapp is worth a look Power Lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/power-lesbians.aspx How to smash the double-glazed glass ceiling, by women who have At the net: lesbophobia in women's tennis http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/at-the-net-lesbophobia-in-women's-tennis.aspx When Andy Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo to be his coach, the sexist and homophobic response recalled the reaction when Mauresmo came out 15 years ago. Has anything changed in tennis? Screen Queens http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/screen-queens.aspx Inside the world of lesbian YouTube, where fame, fans and female empowerment collide Do you love talking about sex? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-you-love-talking-about-sex.aspx A new C4 web series wants to hear from you The ultimate lesbian wedding blog http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-ultimate-lesbian-wedding-blog.aspx The best thing about civil weddings, says Danielle Wilde, is that you can make them into a live art production Fringe Fresh: Travesti http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-travesti-.aspx A new play puts women's tales of harassment into men's mouths Is there a gay gene? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/debate-review-born-this-way-is-there-a-gay-gene.aspx The Guardian panel discussion on whether it matters if there’s a gay gene splits opinion Top 10 daft comments when celebrities come out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-daft-comments-when-celebrities-come-out.aspx Straight people say the darndest things... Sex/Life: Erotic Poetry http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-erotic-poetry.aspx Erotic author Judith Watts shares her poem, Public Inconvenience Could you be queen of a Fun Palace? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/could-you-be-queen-of-a-fun-palace.aspx Stella Duffy launches nationwide community arts & science festival Video: Ruby Rose smoulders in film about gender fluidity http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-ruby-rose-smoulders-in-film-about-gender-fluidity.aspx The lesbian DJ and model has gone viral with her debut video, Break Free Art review: Suzie Pindar's Entwined http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-suzie-pindar's-entwined.aspx “I used to paint how I feel deep inside myself. I now paint how I see things." Fringe Fresh: Milk Presents - Self Service http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-milk-presents.aspx The punk-styled cabaret crew present a show "for boys who wear pink and girls who wear blue" Top 5 cutest lesbian marriage proposal videos http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-cutest-lesbian-marriage-proposal-videos.aspx Prepare yourself for all the feels Fringe Fresh: Outings http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-outings.aspx A new play tells real life coming out tales, both hilarious and tragic Wheel Life: Take care of your bike this summer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-take-care-of-your-bike-this-summer.aspx How to keep it clean, so you can dirty it up again! Fringe Fresh: Rosanna Cade (Sister) http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-rosanna-cade-(sister).aspx Two real life sisters present a personal exploration of female sexuality Stonewall Garden wins gold at prestigious flower show http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-garden-wins-gold-at-prestigious-flower-show.aspx Lesbian couple scoop top prize with groundbreaking design Fringe Fresh: Sarah Campbell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-sarah-campbell.aspx What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison? Manchester Pride offers reduced price tickets for people facing financial hardship http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester-pride-offers-reduced-price-tickets-for-people-facing-financial-hardship.aspx Organisers hope the tickets, priced at £5, will make the event more inclusive Fringe Fresh: Lisa-Skye http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-lisa-skye.aspx "A rotweiller puppy raised by glittery drag queens" Wedding blog: honeymooners http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-honeymooners.aspx Danielle Wilde talks honeymoons in the second instalment of the countdown to her big fat lesbian wedding to fiancée Gemma Rolls-Bentley 60 seconds with...Hi Fashion http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withhi-fashion.aspx We caught up with the super stylish duo from LA to find out what to expect from their live shows in the UK, this week Fringe Fresh: Catriona Knox http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-catriona-knox.aspx The stand-up comic pauses en route to Edinburgh to share the grossest joke ever How to be a lesbian in Kuala Lumpur http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-to-be-a-lesbian-in-kuala-lumpur.aspx Stephanie Fernandez explains how different it is to be a gay woman in London compared to home in Kuala Lumpur  Review - Sara Davidmann: "Ken. To be destroyed." http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sara-davidmann-ken-to-be-destroyed.aspx “Once again for pity’s sake don’t tell anybody.” 60 seconds with...Scarlette Fever http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withscarlette-fever.aspx We caught up with the out singer-songwriter to talk Dolly Parton, biscuit addictions and going commando Theatre Review: Broken http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-broken.aspx Dora Mortimer on a new play that examines alcohol addiction in LGBT communities Watch: Heather Peace performs two tracks, exclusively for DIVA http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-heather-peace-performs-two-tracks,-exclusively-for-diva.aspx Happy Wednesday! Watch: Girls on Film http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-girls-on-film.aspx Peccadillo Pictures have released a trailer for their collection of short films, out this month Fringe Fresh: Dandy Darkly http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-dandy-darkly.aspx The campy occultist spins hilarious tales of sex and death Fringe Fresh: Sadia Azmat http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-sadia-azmat.aspx The stand-up comic reveals her back-up plan Facebook goes beyond the binary http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/facebook-goes-beyond-the-binary-.aspx Social media giant lets UK users customise their gender details Getting married in the morning? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/getting-married-in-the-morning.aspx Same-sex couples have finally won the right to get married – but that doesn’t mean that everyone will want to. Welcome to the Queer Fringe http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/welcome-to-the-queer-fringe.aspx DIVA presents the pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Lesbian art attack http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/best-line-up-yet-for-lfest-2014.aspx Lesbian arts festival L Fest set to be best yet Transport for London commissions posters to celebrate Pride 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/transport-for-london-commissions-posters-to-celebrate-pride-2014.aspx Get your limited edition print while stocks last! Reclaiming Desire http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/reclaiming-desire.aspx What happens to female desire after sexual abuse? L Fest panellist Alena Dierickx explores the potential for healing and transformation Orange is the New Black's Lea "Big Boo" DeLaria http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black's-lea-big-boo-delaria.aspx "I've actually played more straight women than lesbians" The Seductive Pen http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-seductive-pen.aspx Meet the women whose mission is to turn you on Sex/Life: The One-Handed Read http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-the-one-handed-read.aspx DIVA readers open up about their erotic reading habits… Village people? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/village-people.aspx Following the news about the "hoax" Dutch "gay village" Alena Dierickx asks whether we need them to protect us from homophobia or to stem the rise of heterosexism DIVA July Issue ASDA special deal http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-july-issue-asda-special.aspx Available in 156 branches nationwide Pride's Got Talent http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride's-got-talent.aspx Dorian Reland might have been crowned the winner, but we've picked the runners up not to be missed at Trafalgar Square on 28 June 10 Top Reasons To Go To Dyke March London! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-top-reasons-to-go-to-dyke-march-london!.aspx Saturday 21 June sees the third London Dyke March hit the streets Opinion: To ogle or not to ogle? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-to-ogle-or-not-to-ogle.aspx Is your inner lesbian at war with your inner feminist? We're watching: Shailene Woodley http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we're-watching-shailene-woodley.aspx The out actress shines in teen romance, The Fault in Our Stars Q&A: Katy Taylor from Bunny Little's Bakery http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/qa-katy-taylor-from-bunny-little's-bakery.aspx We talk chocolate, cakes and cronuts with Katy from one of north London's most delicious bakeries WEDDING BLOG: Aisle style (queered) http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/danielle-wilde-wedding-blog-16-june-2014.aspx Danielle Wilde and her fiancée Gemma Rolls-Bentley are planning a big fat lesbian wedding in London in September and they're determined to style it out, their way Video: Customers in a Mississippi restaurant react to gay PDA http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-customers-in-a-mississippi-restaurant-react-to-gay-pda.aspx US hidden camera show captures some strong reactions to a gay couple being affectionate On our radar: Claire Boswell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/on-our-radar-claire-boswell.aspx If you like Joni Mitchell, you'll love Claire Boswell Leaked: OITNB's Crazy Eyes' audition tape http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/leaked-oitnb's-crazy-eyes'-audition-tape.aspx Tape shows Uzo Aduba auditions for several parts, including Piper and Alex Pepsi presents Beats of the Beautiful Game http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pepsi-presents-beats-of-the-beautiful-game.aspx New Visual Album Celebrates the International Sights and Sounds of Football MPG Announces New Charity Partnership http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mpg-announces-new-charity-partnership.aspx Millivres Prowler Group will support Opening Doors London with media communications, awareness raising and fundraising initiatives Project O Goes Large: SWAGGA and Benz Punany http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/project-o-goes-large-swagga-and-benz-punany.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews went down to Rich Mix in London to experience dance like never before Exclusive: The Lesbian Agenda http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/exclusive-the-lesbian-agenda.aspx Here it is at last – the entire list of our secret, pernicious goals Disabled couple win discrimination case after being refused entry to Glasgow gay bar http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/disabled-couple-win-discrimination-case-after-being-refused-entry-to-glasgow-gay-bar.aspx G1 group forced to pay £2000 in compensation BBC newsreader Jane Hill urges nominations ahead of 2014 European Diversity Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc-newsreader-jane-hill-urges-nominations-ahead-of-2014-european-diversity-awards.aspx Voting closes on June 20 Review: Heather Peace at HMV Oxford Street http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-heather-peace-at-hmv-oxford-street.aspx Tina Ledger spoke to fans at the album signing to find out about their favourite tracks 10 inanimate objects that are “gay” http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-inanimate-objects-that-are-“gay”.aspx According to these tweeters (and in their own words) Top 5 Scariest Homophobes http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/top-5-scariest-homophobes.aspx Homophobia can be really frightening, but these guys just make us go "whaaat?" Review: Maripaz Jaramillo – Ellas http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-maripaz-jaramillo-–-ellas.aspx Maripaz Jaramillo’s close up portraits of women in the throes of passion, dancing, laughing and being happy, are pure celebration From Waterloo Road to Rainbow Brick Road: Heather Peace unveils crossing for Pride Month http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/from-waterloo-road-to-rainbow-road-heather-peace-unveils-crossing-for-pride-month.aspx Brighton becomes first city in Europe with a rainbow crossing No I'm not a lesbian because I hate men http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/i'm-not-a-lesbian-because.aspx I've no idea why I'm a lesbian but here are 10 so-called "explanations" that are totally wack Wheel Life: On Yer Bike, Girls! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-on-yer-bike,-girls!.aspx Why don't more women cycle? These female-friendly programmes aim to get you back in the saddle Video: Charli XCX - Boom Clap http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-charli-xcx-boom-clap.aspx Warning: this song may be stuck in your head for the rest of the summer Stockholm for the lGBT family http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/stockholm-for-the-lgbt-family.aspx A bank holiday break in a City of beauty, culture, fine cuisine and class hits the spot. Queer Films at Sheffield Doc/Fest, 7-12 June http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-films-at-sheffield-docfest,-7-12-june.aspx For those who like their documentaries flaming... Annie Kevans: Women and the History of Art http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/annie-kevans-women-and-the-history-of-art.aspx Fine Art Society, Contemporary, 13 May – 6 June 2014 Where's our space? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/where's-our-space.aspx The girl scene can be fun but it’s not a substitute for community women’s space, argues Nayla Ziadeh Natasha is the New Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/natasha-is-the-new-black.aspx Joanna Benecke chats with the New York-born star about lesbian roles, OITNB, prison, coffee versus tea – and stealing dogs. Photography Annabel Mehran Gay "cure"? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-cure.aspx When Julie Bindel went undercover to find out about “conversion therapy” she didn’t expect to start doubting her lesbian identity Ace Hotel and JD Samson team up for an International Pride Party http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ace-hotel-and-jd-samson-team-up-for-an-international-pride-party.aspx It's a party and everyone's invited... Sex/Life: Do you remember your first time? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-do-you-remember-your-first-time.aspx Readers re-live the first time they had sex with a woman - the good, the bad and the funny Nominations open for World Pride Power List 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nominations-open-for-world-pride-power-list-2014.aspx Names will be announced at a star-studded ceremony next month Wheel Life: Lycra – not just for superheroes! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-lycra-–-not-just-for-superheroes!.aspx Wear proper cycling kit. You'll feel cooler even if you don't look it, says our woman on two wheels Tolerance is not enough http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-tolerance-isn't-enough.aspx Developing a positive gay/bisexual/trans* identity is not a given, says Margaret Unwin, which is why we need to address the issue pro-actively Pride in London 2014 to be most inclusive of women yet http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-london-2014-to-be-most-inclusive-of-women-yet.aspx ProudWomen is planning a series of events to increase women's participation and raise money for Pride Facebook removes picture of lesbians kissing http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/facebook-removes-picture-of-lesbians-kissing.aspx The social media giant says the picture violated its community standards yet many homophobic pages remain online Cornetto goes lesbian with cute love story http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cornetto-goes-lesbian-with-cute-love-story.aspx Little ice-cream but more dyke yearning than you can shake a lolly stick at in this ad Video: Heather Peace - We Can Change http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-heather-peace-we-can-change.aspx The official video for Heather's "big gay anthem" is the perfect start to your week 10 unmissable IDAHOBIT events http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-unmissable-idahobit-events.aspx Pillow fights, pansies and street performances: it can only mean one thing – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Q&A with DRAG http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-drag.aspx We had a chat with frontwoman Heather from Birmingham punk outfit DRAG to find out all about their debut album Video: Scarlette Fever - A Little Respect http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-scarlette-fever-a-little-respect.aspx Singer covers the Erasure classic to celebrate same sex marriages in England and Wales Review: Helen Benigson: Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-helen-benigson-late-night-supermarket-shopping-live.aspx Tenderpixel, 9 May – 7 June 2014. Submissions open for Wotever Film Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/submissions-open-for-wotever-film-festival.aspx Come along to the fundraiser and then go make a movie! Interview: Kiki Archer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kiki-archer.aspx We spoke to the best-selling lesbian author to find out how publishing has changed and what impact social media is having on sales Homophobia and transphobia on campus "rife" says NUS http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobia-and-transphobia-on-campus-rife-says-nus.aspx Pioneering research finds queer students more likely to drop out of education due to bullying, harassment and isolation Black LGBT activists condemn insensitive remarks by Maggi Hambling http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/black-lgbt-activists-condemn-insensitive-remarks-by-maggi-hambling.aspx “Slaves would be very handy, I wouldn’t mind a few,” says renowned artist Review: Rosweglyn 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-rosweglyn-2014.aspx One venue, a handful of YouTubers and 600 screaming lesbians Another day, another homophobic comment from UKIP http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/another-day,-another-homophobic-comment-from-ukip.aspx A speaker at a UKIP rally in London yesterday previously compared gay adoption to "child abuse" Wheel Life: A Quick Guide to Protecting your Bike http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-a-quick-guide-to-protecting-your-bike.aspx A lock is an essential piece of kit, so get it right! Review: Pronoun at Soho Theatre http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-pronoun-at-soho-theatre.aspx A new play about transgender teens restores Dora Mortimer's faith in contemporary theatre So… farewell then, Jessie J http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/so…-farewell-then,-jessie-j.aspx Jessie J says she’s not bisexual any more. Does it matter? 10 Tips for Surviving a Long Distance Relationship http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/10-tips-for-surviving-a-long-distance-relationship.aspx Fran Hayden tells you how to keep your lesbian love strong, no matter how far your girl has gone Video: We Can Change by Heather Peace http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-we-can-change-by-heather-peace.aspx "It's my big gay anthem" Wheel Life: Why Cycle? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-why-cycle-.aspx From keeping you fit to cutting your transport bill, two-wheeled transport has a billion benefits. Let's list 10 of 'em! Video: Meet your host for ROSWEGLYN http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-meet-your-host-for-rosweglyn.aspx ROSWEGLYN is not a town in Wales – it's a chance for you to meet the stars of lesbian vlogging. Excited? We are. Sex/Life: Getting what you want in bed http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sexlife-getting-what-you-want-in-bed.aspx How to have the kind of sex you want – and need – while making sure you both get what you want Video: DeAnne Smith - Consensual as Fuck http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-deanne-smith-consensual-as-fuck.aspx We had a chat with the Canadian comedian to find out all about her hilarious video To Boldly Go… http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/to-boldly-go….aspx Anna Sansom meets sexual pioneer Dossie easton, who has made understanding human sexuality her life’s work Queer and on the game http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-and-on-the-game.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews meets queer women who have sex for money and talks politics, safety and sexual identity Sexing disability http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexing-disability.aspx People with disabilities are loving, kissing and fucking just like anyone else, so why are some still so squeamish about the idea? Carrie Lyell spoke to the people challenging ableist views of sex Video: Orange is The New Black season 2 trailer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-orange-is-the-new-black-season-2-trailer.aspx EXCITED! Review: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-kate-bornstein-is-a-queer-and-pleasant-danger.aspx Sam Feder's brilliant documentary about the trans activist and recovering Scientologist known as Auntie Kate is a must see Q&A with Heather Reid http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-heather-reid.aspx We had a chat with Leisha Hailey's former bandmate to talk about parenthood, feminism and her new album Cross Words Art review: Viennese season: Feminism http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-viennese-season-feminism.aspx Vienna's cultural moment was preceded by the feminist art of Valie Export and others Video: Lily by Heather Peace http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-lily-by-heather-peace.aspx Heather Peace is giving away a free track from her new album, out in June Wheel Life: 10 Minutes With Giorgia Bronzini http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-10-minutes-with-giorgia-bronzini.aspx Steph Mann catches up with the World Champion sprint cyclist Q&A with Larry Tee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-larry-tee.aspx We spoke to the coolest man in the world to find out about Super Electric Party Machine and his clothing line TZUJI Q&A with Wallis Bird http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-wallis-bird.aspx We caught up with Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird to talk about her new album, touring and, er, birds. Video: Australian sportspeople join forces to tackle homophobia http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-australian-sportspeople-join-forces-to-tackle-homophobia.aspx We don't like cricket, but we love this. Stir! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stir!.aspx A new pop up feminist art show is causing a stir in London Review: Transpose: Tate http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-transpose-tate.aspx Four trans artists and activists took on Tate Modern to challenge assumptions on sex and gender in art through performance, reflection and inspiration Video: Behind the scenes of Dinah Shore with The L Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-scenes-of-dinah-shore-with-the-l-word.aspx Dinah might be over for another year, but the reminders of what we missed just keep on coming. Open Barbers needs you http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/open-barbers-needs-you.aspx UK's original queer barbers launch fundraising campaign this weekend This video for Dinah Shore has got us seething with jealousy http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-video-for-dinah-shore-has-got-us-seething-with-jealousy.aspx Who wants to hang out at a pool with beautiful lesbians anyway? Door policies: the clubs answer back http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/door-policies-the-clubs-answer-back.aspx Not "gay" enough for gay clubs? Find out what promoters and door staff had to say Exclusive: watch the trailer for Concussion now http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive-watch-the-trailer-for-concussion-now.aspx Director Stacie Passon talks to DIVA about her provocative new lesbian movie Wheel Life: Ride in a Tribe http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-ride-in-a-tribe.aspx Bikes aren't just for the work run – here's how to get out and have fun in a group Video Exclusive: Aether by CN Lester http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-exclusive-aether-by-cn-lester.aspx CN Lester has given us a sneak peek of the video for the title track of their new album Aether, and it's glorious. Do we need female Viagra? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-we-need-female-viagra.aspx The arrival of a new “little pink pill” to help women have better sex lives has hit the headlines but is this really the solution we’ve been waiting for? BFI Flare: the best lesbian short films http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bfi-flare-the-best-lesbian-short-films.aspx Joanna Benecke finds that shorts are sweet at Flare 2014. BFI Flare: HBO brings the gay-o-mentaries http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bfi-flare-hbo-brings-the-gay-o-mentaries.aspx Joanna Benecke watches The Out List and The Battle of amfAR, senses a lack of focus, is repelled by Reagan, but impressed by Nixon… Rosie Wilby Reminds Us What it’s All About: A Review of Nineties Woman http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rosie-wilby-reminds-us-what-it’s-all-about-a-review-of-nineties woman.aspx Nineties Woman takes a feminist trip down memory lane BFI Flare – Let's get lesbian films made! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bfi-flare-–-let's-get-lesbian-films-made!.aspx Joanna Benecke attends an industry discussion at the LGBT film festival and realises she should think big "There is no law in detention" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/there-is-now-law-in-detention.aspx The government has repeatedly promised that LGBT asylum seekers should be treated with compassion. So why do so many end in brutal British detention centres? Sexual Healing http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexual-healing.aspx Does the body hold trauma inside the vagina? Anna Sansom experiences a different kind of massage The Leisha Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-leisha-word.aspx Rachel Shelley talks to Leisha Hailey, the out lesbian actress and musician behind The L Word’s quirky, adorable Alice Review: Queer in Brighton http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-queer-in-brighton.aspx A new anthology tells the tales behind the UK's LGBT capital Wheel Life: Spring into Action http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-spring-into-action.aspx Steph Mann kicks off a new regular cycling column with a look at the latest women's kit Fundraising footbal match for LGBT charities date has just changed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/hwfccharitymatchdatechange.aspx New date Friday 24th May 2014 Kick off 7.30pm Reaching for the Moon http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/reaching-for-the-moon.aspx Joanna Benecke talks loss, lesbians and Brazil with Director Bruno Barreto First case of HIV transmission between lesbians reported http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/first-case-of-hiv-transmission-between-lesbians-reported.aspx Are sexual health professionals doing enough for lesbian and bisexual women? Anti-gay crusader Scott Lively's homophobic network is growing http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/anti-gay-crusader-scott-lively's-homophobic-network-is-growing.aspx Now AllOut have launched a campaign to fight back Slow progress in the case of a murdered lesbian couple in Texas http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/slow-progress-in-case-of-murdered-lesbian-couple-in-texas.aspx Police are no further forward with regards to a suspect or a motive for the killings of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson Pride in London launch crowdfunding campaign http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-london-launch-crowdfunding-campaign.aspx Organisers are asking for your donations to make this year's celebrations the best yet Wow! A weekend celebrating women http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wow!-a-weekend-celebrating-women.aspx Joanna Benecke shares her WOW highlights, is annoyed by some LGBTI marginalisation, and comforted by a Marie Stopes nailwrap… Review: The Butch Monologues http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-butch-monologues.aspx Lois Weaver writes an ode to masculine of centre women after the world premier of a performance that showcases butch voices The Queen congratulates LLGS on 40th anniversary http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-queen-congratulates-llgs-on-40th-anniversary.aspx Her Majesty sends her best wishes to the Switchboard at a gala recognising their 40th anniversary 10 of the best International Women's Day events http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-of-the-best-international-women's-day-events.aspx With over 400 events in the UK alone, you're going to wish you could clone yourself. Watch: Stonewall launches groundbreaking film http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/watch-stonewall-launches-groundbreaking-film-for-primary-schools.aspx A copy of FREE will be sent to every primary school in the UK What’s in a name? LLGFF becomes BFI: FLARE http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/what’s-in-a-name-llgff-becomes-bfi-flare.aspx The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is now FLARE. What's behind the rebranding? Video: Why we still need LGBT charities http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/video-why-we-need-lgbt-youth-groups-more-than-ever.aspx PACE, AKT and LGBT Youth Scotland are all celebrating landmark anniversaries this year, but forget the swan songs: their work is more important than ever Not “gay” enough for gay-bars? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/not-“gay”-enough-for-gay-bars.aspx Turned away from a Canal Street club, Claudia Carvell calls time on outdated door policies The Other Mother is Freewheeling http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-is-freewheeling.aspx Spring is here and DIVA's parenting columnist is taking off in a new direction... Heather Peace announces 2014 UK tour dates http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-announces-2014-uk-tour-dates.aspx The singer hits the road in October. Viva LGBT! Spanish movies screening in Manchester http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/viva-lgbt!-spanish-movies-screening-in-manchester.aspx Our film editor Joanna Benecke picks out the LGBT highlights from this year's ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival in Manchester Review: Loudest Whispers 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-loudest-whispers-2014.aspx Loudest Whispers is an annual LGBT art exhibition, curated by Peter Herbert, hosted by the Conference Centre at St Pancras Hospital, and run in association with Camden LGBT Forum and LGBT History Month. "Fostering is the best job I've ever done" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fostering-is-the-best-job-i've-ever-done.aspx Tracy and Jenny were among the first same-sex couples to become foster carers when Scottish law changed four years ago Review: The One http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-the-one.aspx The One by Vicky Jones is at Soho Theatre until March 30. Submerge: a new lesbian movie, Aussie style http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/submerge-a-new-lesbian-movie,-aussie-style.aspx Looking for an exciting and leztastic way to spend an evening? The Fourth Choir perform Love and Adoration http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/thefourthchoir.aspx In one of London's hidden gems of a music hall, Friday night the fourth LGBT choir to be formed in London, put on a stunning performance spanning 500 years of classical and folk choral pieces in celebration of Same Sex Marriage Laws. One in three gay people believe they can’t foster or adopt http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-in-three-gay-people-believe-they-can’t-foster-or-adopt.aspx In LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week, new research reveals barrier Jack Monroe: An activist for our time http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jack-monroe-an-activist-for-our-time.aspx Brutal cuts to welfare services have left LGBT women acutely vulnerable. DIVA spoke to blogger Jack Monroe about poverty, hunger and fighting back. A mind for business http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-mind-for-business.aspx When recession bites it may seem like the worst time to launch a new business, but the reverse is true. Saying “bi” to workplace discrimination http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bisexual-people-are-less-likely-to-be-out-at-work-than-their-lesbian-and-gay-colleagues.aspx Bisexual people are less likely to be out at work than their lesbian and gay colleagues. Sex/Life: Is it time to give your sexy self a spring clean? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sexlife-is-it-time-to-give-your-sexy-self-a-spring-clean.aspx The squirrels and the trees are all busy making whoopee. But are you? Preview: SEEP: Fluidity in Body and Landscape http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-seep-fluidity-in-body-and-landscape.aspx A four day exhibition of work by LGBTQ artists begins tomorrow in Edinburgh. Win a pair of tickets to see Born Naked http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-see-born-naked.aspx Andrea Esteban's stylish documentary about young lesbians in London, Madrid and Berlin is screening at ¡VIVA!, Cornerhouse's Latin & Spanish American Film Festival in Manchester Review: Salon Hystérique http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-salon-hysterique.aspx A group art exhibition of hysteric feminisms DIVA March 2014 available to download now! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-march-available-to-download-now!.aspx Well hello Ms. Jack Monroe! Video: Russian police in Sochi attack Pussy Riot http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-pussy-riot-attacked-by-russian-police-in-sochi.aspx Shocking footage of Pussy Riot attacked by Cossack militia brandishing whips Bright Nights ahead for PACE http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bright-nights-ahead-for-pace.aspx London's leading charity promoting mental health and wellbeing are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a fundraising extravaganza. Book review: High Desert http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-high-desert.aspx Sue Fidler reviews the ninth installment in the Kate Delafield detective series Review: A taste of noir http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/goldfrapp-gunning-on-tales-of-us-and-persona.aspx Alison Goldfrapp and Lisa Gunning talk about Tales of Us and the film that inspired it. Interview: Linda Bellos OBE http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-linda-bellos-obe.aspx The Rainbow Intersection takes place this Friday. We caught up with keynote speaker Linda Bellos to find out more. The Other Mother watches the Winter Olympics http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-watches-the-winter-olympics.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist takes a closer look at Sochi, where Russia’s anti-gay propaganda leaves a deeper chill in the air Experience: Coming out at work http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/experience-coming-out-at-work.aspx New girl Fran Hayden overcomes the first day jitters at a new office Video: Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-happy-valentine's-day,-everybody!.aspx To celebrate, we bring you two adorable proposal videos How to survive Valentine's Day as a singleton http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/how-to-survive-valentine's-day-as-a-singleton.aspx Kelly Bennett goes on the offensive One Billion Rising: Pink releases video in support of campaign to tackle violence against women http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-billion-rising-pink-releases-video-in-support-of-campaign-to-tackle-violence-against-women.aspx Strike, dance and rise for justice for women this Valentine's Day. Video: Behind the scenes of Orange is the New Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-scenes-of-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx If you're not excited for season two yet, you will be once you've watched this Exclusive! Rose & Rosie: behind the camera http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/exclusive!-rose-rosie-behind-the-camera.aspx The popular video bloggers discuss the downside to internet fame Eight things you missed while you were boycotting Sochi http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/eight-things-you-missed-while-you-were-boycotting-sochi.aspx We're keeping our eyes and ears on the ski slope so you don't have to Russia, we're watching you: today, tomorrow and long after Sochi http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/russia,-we're-watching-you-today,-tomorrow-and-long-after-sochi.aspx The eyes of the world are on Russia for the Sochi Games which open today but let's make sure we keep looking long after the cameras are gone. "If people only understood that homosexuality is not a disease" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/if-people-only-understood-that-homosexuality-is-not-a-disease.aspx What's it like to be out in Russia? DIVA's exclusive interview with lesbian activist "Veronika" from Moscow Don't miss: Winter Pride Art Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/don't-miss-winter-pride-art-awards.aspx Crochetdermy bears and melting staircases? We're intrigued. VIDEO: Mary Lambert on growing up with a gay parent and homophobic bullying http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-mary-lambert-on-growing-up-with-a-gay-parent-and-homophobic-bullying.aspx The singer has been talking to Access Hollywood about what it was like growing up with a gay mum Exclusive! Rose & Rosie: "How we fell in love" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/exclusive!-rose-rosie-how-we-fell-in-love.aspx Are Rose & Rosie the cutest couple on YouTube? Their thousands of fans think so. Meet them here, in the first of two interviews with DIVA Scotland becomes the 17th country to legalise same sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scotland-becomes-the-17th-country-to-legalise-same-sex-marriage.aspx First ceremonies due to take place later this year. The Other Mother contemplates Valentine’s Day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-contemplates-valentine’s-day.aspx How many busy mums have time to celebrate the romance, asks DIVA's parenting columnist Five of the best lesbian parenting blogs http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/five-of-the-best-lesbian-parenting-blogs.aspx We trawl the internet so you don't have to Are you in love? Or in lust? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-in-love-or-in-lust.aspx Anna Sansom explores the age-old lesbian dilemma: is she your friend or your lover? Amnesty International hold ballet protest outside Russian Embassy http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/amnesty-international-hold-ballet-protest-outside-russian-embassy.aspx Activists deliver a petition with over 10,000 signatures calling for an end to Putin's anti-gay law Video: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna's Grammy performance http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-macklemore,-ryan-lewis,-mary-lambert-and-madonna's-grammy-performance.aspx Get ready for the feels How therapy saved my relationship http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-therapy-saved-my-relationship.aspx When her relationship ran into difficulties, Vicky Smith* and her girlfriend agreed to giving couples counselling a go Superfans http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/superfans.aspx What are queer female fans doing when they adore pop icons? Carrie Lyell and Jane Czyzselska spoke to fans and superfans to find out Queering Heterosexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queering-heterosexuality.aspx A recent study shows that increasing numbers of straight-identified women are having sex with other women – without the need to adjust their label. So what’s going on? 10 of the best: Lesbian Blogs http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-of-the-best-lesbian-blogs.aspx From fashion and relationship advice to cute couples and pop culture... the lesbian interweb has it all The Love Issue Now Available On DIVA Direct http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/buy-it,-own-it,-share-it,-love-it!.aspx Buy it, own it, share it, love it Video: Showmance! Lesbian love on TV http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-showmance!-lesbian-love-on-tv.aspx The last three years in TV relationships between women - from cheerleaders to lizard women Q&A with Suzi Ruffell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-suzi-ruffell.aspx We caught up with one of our favourite funny women for a quick chat ahead of her Comedy Playground gig in Manchester next month VIDEO: Easy Abby – Lesbian Webseries http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/easy-abby-–-lesbian-webseries-.aspx “Every day she’s making love more difficult” Keep your etiquette guide, I want to live like common people http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/keep-your-etiquette-guide,-i-want-to-live-like-common-people.aspx An etiquette expert thinks our new years’ resolution should be becoming posh. Carrie Lyell thinks he should bugger orf. VIDEO: Top 6 Lesbian Comedians (and one straight lady) http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-top-6-lesbian-comedians-(and-one-straight-lady)-.aspx Because lesbians are really funny. And everyone needs a laugh The Other Mother Gets Switched on with the Internet http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gets-switched-on-with-the-internet.aspx Internet safety goes hand in hand with being a parent, but is it moving too fast for us? And is the PC becoming too PC? National Diversity Awards nominations open soon: who gets your vote? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-nominations-open-soon-who-gets-your-vote.aspx Get your black tie and ballgown, it's awards season. But forget the Oscars, we're more interested in the National Diversity Awards. Forget porn filters, let's talk about sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/forget-porn-filters,-let's-talk-about-sex.aspx Automatic filters are being rolled out to protect children online, but Carrie Lyell thinks they're doing more harm than good Gay victims of the Holocaust remembered by memorial in Israel http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-victims-of-the-holocaust-remembered-by-memorial-in-israel.aspx But political campaigner and human rights activist Peter Tatchell questions the motives of the monument in Tel Aviv. Scotland's same sex marriage bill more equal than England and Wales http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scotland's-same-sex-marriage-bill-more-equal-than-england-and-wales.aspx England and Wales now lag behind the rest of Europe on trans equality Video: Top 5 Comedy Lesbian Advice Videos http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-top-5-comedy-lesbian-advice-videos.aspx Real-life lesbians (and a couple of interlopers) explain the world to the bored hordes of the internet DIVA wins a Golden Kitty award http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-wins-a-golden-kitty-award.aspx Who needs the Golden Globes when you've got a Golden Kitty? Video: Meet the queer activists standing up to Putin http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-meet-the-queer-activists-standing-up-to-putin.aspx VICE News have released a timely film highlighting the difficulties of being queer in Russia ahead of the Sochi Games next month. Violence against queer women is a reality we have to face http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/violence-against-queer-women-is-a-reality-we-have-to-face.aspx From pro-patriarchy blogs to violent assaults: we have to confront all kinds of gender based violence Basketball star Brittney Griner featured in a new documentary about gay athletes http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/basketball-star-brittney-griner-featured-in-a-new-documentary-about-gay-athletes.aspx The CNN special on homophobia in sports will be shown this weekend Waterloo Road is back and Heather Peace's character has a new girlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/waterloo-road-is-back-and-heather-peace's-character-has-got-a-new-girlfriend.aspx The show returned in dramatic style last night for a new term, and it was one hell of a first day back. Warning: spoilers ahead. Playing gay: why Luisa Zissman and Jasmine Waltz's kiss is bad news for lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/playing-gay-why-luisa-zissman-and-jasmine-waltz's-kiss-is-bad-news-for-lesbians.aspx The pair puckered up in the Celebrity Big Brother hot tub, but Carrie Lyell isn't buying their lesbian showmance 5 reasons why we love Angel Haze http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-reasons-why-we-love-angel-haze.aspx Worshipping the 22-year-old rapper is 2014's raison d'être. The Other Mother is Looking Forward http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-is-looking-forward.aspx DIVA parenting columnist Steph Mann makes one very important resolution Review: Transformer: Aspects of Travesty http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/transformer-aspects-of-travesty.aspx Gender blurring art works steal the show in a new exhibition Top 10 Resolutions You (Probably) Won't Keep http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-resolutions-you-(probably)-won't-keep.aspx Stopping smoking? Giving up the demon drink? Getting fit? Having more fun? We give it four days. DIVA's top 5 tips for getting through the post-holiday hangover http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva’s-top-5-tips-for-getting-through-the-post-holiday-hangover.aspx It's hard to snap back to reality after the booze fuelled party season, but we're here to help you feel normal again and get back to work. DIVA's predictions for 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/diva's-predictions-for-2014.aspx We don’t have a crystal ball in the office, but why let that stand in the way of predicting the future? Here are the six most outlandish things we think (hope) will happen in the coming year. Top 3 ways the media let queer people down in 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/top-3-ways-the-media-let-queer-people-down-in-2013.aspx 2013 was a great year for queer visibility in some ways, but media coverage was often lacking. We picked the three stories from this year that disappointed us the most. DIVA reader's highlights of 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva-reader's-highlights-of-2013.aspx We asked you to tell us your personal highlights of 2013. Here are a selection of our favourites. Top 5 queer Twitter trends of 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/top-5-queer-twitter-trends-of-2013.aspx In a year dominated by #Thatcher, #Wimbledon, #RoyalBaby, and #MileyCyrus, it’s a miracle any queer stories made it into the public consciousness at all. DIVA's favourite TV shows of 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva's-favourite-tv-shows-of-2013.aspx The percentage of LGBT characters on TV dropped overall in 2013, but nevertheless it was quite a year for homosexy women on the box Biggest news stories of 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/biggest-news-stories-of-2013.aspx We take a look at the six news stories from across the world that you were talking about the most in 2013. DIVA'S TOP 7 LES/BI MOMENTS OF 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva’s-top-7-lesbi-moments-of-2013.aspx Our personal best bits from the year that was Why I'm happy to be single this Christmas... http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i'm-happy-to-be-single-this-christmas.aspx She may not have a girlfriend to snuggle up to this year, but Fran Hayden's counting her blessings Interview: Britt pop http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-britta-phillips.aspx Actress-musician Britta Phillips on her journey from cheese to cool, longevity, playing of the greatest unsung lesbian role models of all time… and being Justin Bieber. DIVA wins LGBT magazine of the year http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-wins-lgbt-magazine-of-the-year.aspx Voted for by you, we saw off stiff competition from Attitude and The Gay UK to win the coveted Respect 'Loved By You' award 2013. Hollywood’s new lesbian leading lady http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/hollywood’s-new-lesbian-leading-lady.aspx Joanna Benecke interviews gay movie star Cathy de Buono about her new movie Crazy Bitches How to make it, by women who have http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-to-make-it,-by-women-who-have.aspx Want to realise your career ambitions but don’t know how? Fourteen high flyers let us pick their brains Q&A with Ashleigh Sumner http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/qa-with-ashleigh-sumner,-star-of-and-then-came-lola.aspx You know her from sexy lesbian comedy And Then Came Lola where she starred alongside Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono. Northern Lights http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/northern-lights.aspx Last Tango in Halifax has lit up our winter nights. Jane Czyzselska speaks to the show’s stars Video: Mani Pedi by AGENDER http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-mani-pedi.aspx We know you're really busy putting tinsel on the tree, but if you could put that down for a second and watch this that would be great. School's out http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/school's-out.aspx Carrie Lyell went back to school to learn about Diversity Role Models and the crucial work they’re doing to tackle homophobic bullying. DIVA'S JANUARY ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.DIVADIRECT.CO.UK http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-january-issue.aspx Featuring Hollywood's new lesbian leading lady Cathy DeBuono, the stars of Last Tango In Halifax and we meet Waterloo Road's new out lesbian character. Q&A with The Rubbish Lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-the-rubbish-lesbian.aspx We probe the popular DIVA columnist on her new Selected Columns eBook Have a very DIVA Christmas with our advent giveaway http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/have-a-very-diva-christmas-with-our-advent-giveaway.aspx Who needs a chocolate advent calender when you've got us? Bring back The L Word? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bring-back-the-l-word.aspx There's a petition to bring back The L Word. But does anyone really want to see any more of Jenny Schecter and her annoying face? Equal marriage date set for March 2014 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-implementation-date-announced.aspx The government has announced the timetable for the implementation of the Marriage Act The Other Mother wraps up Christmas http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-wraps-up-christmas.aspx Is Christmas just for kids? Absolutely not, says DIVA's parenting blogger Lesbian waitress hoax: why Facebook activism is dangerous http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-waitress-hoax-let's-arm-ourselves-with-the-facts-before-riding-into-battle.aspx Let's arm ourselves with the facts and think critically about a story before we like, retweet and share our way into battle. Amy Lamé to host Showzam! Carnival Ball http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/amy-lamé-to-host-showzam!-carnival-ball.aspx Comedy writer, TV presenter and DIVA favourite Amy Lamé is to be the official host of Blackpool’s Showzam! Carnival Ball in February. Comment: What's in a type? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-what's-in-a-type.aspx Butch, femme and all stops between – do you have a "type" and is that type based on gender identity? Video: Orange is the New Black stars get you in the festive mood http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-orange-is-the-new-black-stars-get-you-in-the-festive-mood.aspx It's like eggnog for the soul Romance is dead http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/romance-is-dead-survey-reveals-20-of-us-prefer-our-phone-to-our-partner.aspx A survey by Tech21 reveals more than 20% of us prefer our phone to our partner. Which would you choose? Late-blooming lesbians: coming out isn't just for teenagers http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/late-blooming-lesbians-coming-out-isn't-just-for-teenagers.aspx Actress Maria Bello, 46, and I'm a Celebrity contestant Annabel Giles, 54, both hit the headlines this weekend for being in relationships with women. But how does coming out later in life affect your family? Interview: Emma Garrett http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-emma-garrett.aspx DIVA grabs five with the singer-songwriter and checks out her debut single Dose Me Up Pastoral care: meet the Reverend reaching out to the LGBT community http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pastoral-care-meet-the-reverend-reaching-out-to-the-lgbt-community.aspx A pastor of 22 years who lost his church in Minnesota last year because of his support for same sex marriage is back with a programme providing safe spaces for LGBT people. Review: In the Next Room, or the vibrator play http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-in-the-next-room,-or-the-vibrator-play.aspx A play about female orgasms is really about relationships, sexuality and intimacy Religion 101: Christianity and homosexuality are not mutually exclusive http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/religion-101-christianity-and-homosexuality-are-not-mutually-exclusive.aspx The Christian B&B owners who refused to a gay couple have lost their Supreme Court appeal. Have they given good Christians a bad name? Queer As Folk Tales at the JW3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-as-folk-tales-at-the-jw3.aspx Queers! Stories! Booze! Revelations! INTERVIEW: Sarah Ruhl and the Vibrator Play http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-sarah-ruhl-and-the-vibrator-play.aspx Anna Sansom speaks to the award-winning playwright behind “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” More lesbian sex please, we're British http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/more-lesbian-sex-please,-we're-british.aspx Figures from the biggest and most comprehensive survey of our sexual behaviours and lifestyles show that 20% of British women have had a sexual experience with another woman. Why don't they identify as lesbian or bisexual? Preview: London Feminist Film Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-london-feminist-film-festival.aspx Head to Hackney Picturehouse to explore feminist film from around the globe, plus panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. The devil is in the detail http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-devil-is-in-the-detail.aspx Stonewall are on a mission to tackle homophobic language in our schools. Are they fighting a losing battle? The Other Mother: Gay is the Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gay-is-the-word.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist gets behind a new campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in schools Lucy Spraggan takes on James Arthur in Twitter spat http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lucy-spraggan-takes-on-james-arthur-in-twitter-spat.aspx Former X Factor rivals clash over Arthur's homophobic lyrics Theatre: Halbwelt Kultur http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-halbwelt-kultur.aspx Politically charged cabaret tells the tale of performers victimised by the Nazis iConn convention postponed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/iconn-convention-postponed.aspx Lesbian movie event on hold as celebrated filmmaker Nicole Conn takes time off to care for son Scottish Parliament votes for same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-parliament-votes-for-same-sex-marriage.aspx Overwhelming majority of MSPs support extension of marriage rights Review: The Lady’s Not For Walking Like An Egyptian http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-lady’s-not-for-walking-like-an-egyptian.aspx A new play deconstructs Margaret Thatcher's legacy, to a catchy 80s soundtrack Dark pop, dark hearts http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dark-pop,-dark-hearts.aspx With a front woman who’s also a rising supermodel, Vuvuvultures are a band to watch on their own terms Trouble on the tracks http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/trouble-on-the-tracks.aspx When she finds a gay website blocked by Virgin trains WiFi, Susan Calman takes on the rail companies Cover story: Role model, Eden Clark, Lesbian, Model, DIVA http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/cover-story-role-model.aspx Out lesbian models are hot property in high fashion. DIVA meets Eden Clark and finds out why Interview: Helen Lederer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/helen-lederer-wtf!.aspx Helen Lederer is on a mission to present a TV talk show. Best look out for her crowd-funding stage incarnation WTF? early next year then, eh? Win the DVD: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/win-the-dvd-pussy-riot-a-punk-prayer.aspx A documentary tracks the trial and imprisonment of Russian art-punk protestors Pussy Riot Book review: Jane & Serge: A Family Album http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-jane-and-serge-a-family-album.aspx Kim Renfrew reviews a new book about the Gainsbourgs Recipes: Vegan Christmas nibbles http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/recipe-lentil,-miso-and-walnut-pate.aspx Impress your party guests with this tasty lentil, miso and walnut pate Interview exclusive: Sharleen Spiteri in conversation http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-exclusive-sharleen-spiteri-in-conversation.aspx DIVA catches up with the Scottish songstress on her European tour DIVA'S DECEMBER ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT DIVADIRECT.CO.UK http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-december-issue.aspx Featuring Vogue model Eden Clark, champion skateboarder Lucy Adams, Vuvuvultures front-woman Harmony Boucher and Pixar's power lesbian Kori Rae. John Waters delivers trash masterclass at Liverpool John Moores University Screen School http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/john-waters-delivers-trash-masterclass.aspx Renowned filmmaker celebrates camp classic Boom! Candy Bar: the end of an era and a new beginning http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/candy-bar-end-of-an-era-and-a-new-beginning.aspx New bar for lesbian and bisexual women to replace Candy Bar The Other Mother: Countdown to Christmas http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-countdown-to-christmas.aspx Six weeks until Christmas Eve! DIVA's resident mum gets prepared Project Bush reveals London women's pubic topiary http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/project-bush-reveals-london-women's-pubic-topiary.aspx Can you spot the feminists? Or is that a really silly question? ART REVIEW: Chiara Williams & Boa Swindler http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-chiara-williams-and-boa-swindler.aspx New works address the role the media plays in destroying women's self esteem Rolla Selbak on her web series Kiss Her I'm Famous http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rolla-selbak-on-her-web-series-kiss-her-i'm-famous.aspx Bella Qvist quizzes the director behind our new lesbian obsession GFEST teams up with UK Black Pride for 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gfest-teams-up-with-uk-black-pride-for-2013.aspx Community-led arts festival runs this weekend, 7-9 November Review: Club Photos - London x Paris http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-club-photos-london-x-paris.aspx Anna McNay inspects a new exhibition that documents nightlife in two cities FILM NEWS: Stockholm International Film Festival Goes Gay! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/under-the-rainbow-film-festival-sweden.aspx Head to Sweden 8-10 November to celebrate being "all the same under the rainbow" ART REVIEW: Sarah Jane Moon http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-sarah-jane-moon.aspx The rebel portrait painter with a cause VIDEO & INTERVIEW: "We were so vulnerable. I can never feel like that again." http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/adele-exarchopoulos-on-the-lesbian-sex-scenes-that-were-axed.aspx Blue is the Warmest Colour star Adèle Exarchopoulos on the controversial "lesbian" love story Help get indie Brit-flick Cat Skin made http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/help-get-indie-brit-flick-cat-skin-made.aspx Director of lesbian thriller appeals for audience donations - and promises rewards Lesbian activist Sharley McLean remembered http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-sharley-mclean-remembered.aspx Feminist, lesbian and survivor of Nazi fascism dies aged 90 DIVA's NAKED ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT DIVADIRECT.CO.UK http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-naked-issue.aspx Featuring True Blood and A Perfect Ending's Jessica Clark, 21 pages of lesbians in the buff, Maureen Duffy, and our editor explains why DIVA is different to Page 3. The Other Mother gets on her bike http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gets-on-her-bike.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist gets fit with the family Friend or lover? Tips for lesbians and bi girls http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/friend-or-lover-tips-for-lesbians-and-bi-girls.aspx Sound advice for women struggling with the boundaries between friendship and desire WIN: an evening with Dossie Easton http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-an-evening-with-dossie-easton.aspx Your chance to win a pair of tickets to an evening with the sexual pioneer and radical life-adventurer DIVA, is thy name hypocrisy? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva,-is-thy-name-hypocrisy.aspx Is there a difference between nudity in DIVA and the topless women of page 3? Raw Power: Naked Protest http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-raw-power-naked-protest.aspx Around the world, women are using their bare bodies to express personal power and political dissent Cover interview: True Blood's Jessica Clark http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-true-blood's-jessica-clark.aspx On how it feels to reveal all – as a model, an actress and a writer "Why I'm going to miss the Candy Bar" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i'm-going-to-miss-the-candy-bar.aspx Long-time regular Jo Webber (of TV's Candy Bar Girls) mourns the loss of a Soho institution Interview: Beatrice Hitchman http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-beatrice-hitchman.aspx With her novel Petite Mort serialised on R4 next week, the author talks intrigue and early cinema Video: Top 5 Lesbian Vlogs http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-top-5-lesbian-vlogs.aspx Because we love watching lesbians do their thing on YouTube Art as activism: artists debate at Frieze http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-as-activism-artists-debate-at-frieze.aspx South African photographer Zanele Muholi joins panel discussion at Frieze London Art Fair DIVA socializer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-socializer-interview.aspx We give you some insight into our very own social network! Review: Stephen Fry - Out There http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-stephen-fry-out-there.aspx Diana Gomez reviews a BBC2 documentary about gay life - and homophobia - around the world DIVA Modelling Competition http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/one-love-wedding-show-model-competition.aspx We found our winner(s) for the One Love Wedding Show! Preview: 2Q13: Women Artists, Women Collectors http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-2q13-women-artists,-women-collectors.aspx An impressive group show of 59 female artists, collected by women, takes over the male-dominated Lloyd's Club The Other Mother: Sexism is not a surprise http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-sexism-is-not-a-surprise.aspx Why a new marketing ploy by Kinder Surprise is not so egg-cellent Preview: BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, 9-20 October http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-lesbi-guide-to-the-london-film-festival.aspx Joanna Benecke's top ten queerflick picks. Theatre review: As you like it http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-as-you-like-it.aspx This dark, somber and ever-queer production is an intriguing interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy Indy on Sunday Pink list honours DIVA team http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-editor-and-contributors-honored-in-ios-pink-list.aspx It has been a great year for LGBT Women and DIVA magazine. Review: Sandi Toksvig Live! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sandi-toksvig-live!.aspx Sarah Leeves gets some advice from the popular comedian, novelist and broadcaster IRIS PRIZE 2013: lesbian & gay film festival in Cardiff, 9-13 October http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iris-film-festival-2013-line-up.aspx This week head to Wales for some LGBT film fun Top Ten Break-Up Survival Skills http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-break-up-survival-skills.aspx Because sometimes life can throw you some unexpected surprises. Diversity Role Models to host star-studded Carnival http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diversity-role-models-to-host-star-studded-carnival.aspx Tickets now available for LGBT charity's 24 October event She shouldda been a contender http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-did-christine-quinn-lose-the-democratic-primary.aspx Christine Quinn spent years thinking she would be the next mayor of New York and the city’s first female, out gay leader. So what went wrong? The art of holding hands http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-art-of-holding-hands.aspx Artist Rosana Cade introduces her live art performance, Walking:Holding Italian pasta company apologises for any offense caused http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/barilla-apologise-for-any-offence-caused.aspx Parma-based Barilla "care about everyone" and "promote diversity" The Other Mother Heads Out… http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-heads-out….aspx Barefoot and back to nature with DIVA's parenting columnist Why can't a woman be more like a man? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/jane-fae-on-brendan-o'neill's-trans-feature.aspx Jane Fae wonders why a cis man is so sensitive about trans people Jack Monroe's 4 tips for successful blogging http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/jack-monroe's4-tips-for-successful-blogging.aspx The activist and recipe blogger on how to make your blog an internet hit Video: Ellen Is The New Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-ellen-is-the-new-black.aspx Watch a brilliant OITNB-inspired clip from Ellen's show Theatre review: The Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-the-pride.aspx A tortured love triangle, impeccable performances and a dextrous script leave an audience devastated by history, but hopeful for a better future Film review: In A World http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-in-a-world.aspx We check out one-to-watch Lake Bell's feature film debut Laura Prepon to appear in one episode of Orange Is The New Black's second series http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/laura-prepon-to-appear-in-one-episode-of-orange-is-the-new-black's-second-series.aspx Alex Vause's storyline to be concluded quickly TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode Four http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-four.aspx We look back on the episode in which Liz drives a tractor. Badly. Preview: Cambridge film festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cambridge-film-festival.aspx DIVA's film critic finds queer and feminist-interest films a-plenty in the festival line-up "So... what's your 'type'?" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-you-have-a-type.aspx Sarah Leeves explores your options when faced with this, the most tricky of questions Feature: Everything You Need To Know About Civil Partnerships http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-everything-you-need-to-know-about-civil-partnerships.aspx Want to get hitched? Get the facts before you get the dress! Feature: How To Meet Women Like You http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-how-to-meet-women-like-you.aspx How to make the most of dating sites and apps Cover feature: Australian prison drama Wentworth Prison http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-feature-wentworth-prison.aspx We catch up with the new girls on the block New interactive LGBT timeline launched http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-interactive-lgbt-timeline-launched.aspx An online history resource puts LGBT people in touch with their past Zanele Muholi creates LGBT rights film for Films4Peace event http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/films4peace-zanele-muholi.aspx The South African lesbian artist will premiere her film on "queercide" for World Peace Day You & the law: same-sex partners and inheritance tax http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/you-the-law-same-sex-partners-and-inheritance-tax.aspx Bi-national couples should be aware of how inheritance tax could affect them, says solicitor Kate Davies The Other Mother: Where are the books that reflect our family? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-where-are-the-books-that-reflect-our-family.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist wants more like David Walliams' The Boy In A Dress Glam event supports victims of LGBT hate crime http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/glam-event-supports-victims-of-lgbt-hate-crime.aspx As report reveals shocking figures, hate crime charity Galop hosts fundraiser Actress Sophie Ward to speak at Alternative Parenting Show http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/actress-sophie-ward-to-speak-at-alternative-parenting-show.aspx More than 40 exhibitors expected at September 21 event Opinion: One in, one out? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-one-in,-one-out.aspx As Lady Gaga reiterates her bisexuality, Janelle Monae handles rumours about sexuality. An interview with comedian Mae Martin http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/an-interview-with-comedian-mae-martin.aspx Brighton Fringe’s ‘Best International Performer’: she’s hilariously honest and better-looking than Justin Bieber TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode Three http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-three.aspx We look back at last night's Franky-centric third episode Sex Toys 101 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sex-toys-101.aspx To judge by most porn, lesbians are all about sex toys. But is that true? You shared your sex toy do's and don'ts with DIVA ART REVIEW: Christina Mitrentse: MAKE – METALIBRARY http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-christina-mitrentse.aspx A new exhibition liberates a hidden treasure trove of feminist artworks DIVA's October issue now available at DIVAdirect.co.uk http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-october-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring the stars of TV's Wentworth Prison, Sandi Toksvig, and activist and cookery writer Jack Monroe Top 5 Tips To Get You Through Fresher’s Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-tips-to-get-you-through-fresher’s-week.aspx Get off on the right foot and uni life needn't be daunting for lesbian and bi students Review: The Speed Twins http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-speed-twins.aspx A new play by Bad Girls creator Maureen Chadwick explores gender and sexual identity from a lesbian perspective Video: Goldfrapp 'Annabel' from Tales of Us http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-goldfrapp-'annabel'-from-tales-of-us.aspx Seven minutes of wonderful TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode Two http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-two.aspx What did this week's episode hold for Bea, Franky and the rest? 1,000 rally to support LGBT Russians http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/1,000-rally-to-support-lgbt-russians.aspx David Cameron will confront Putin over anti-gay law at G20 summit next week, activists told The Other Mother: Cool for School? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-cool-for-school.aspx It's an expensive, stress-filled fiesta, but once they're back at school - oh, the peace! Soho Literary Festival 2013 tickets now available http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-soho-literary-festival.aspx Lionel Shriver and Ruby Wax among line-up of speakers VIDEO: Fuck yeah! Denice Frohman! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-fuck-yeah!-denice-frohman!.aspx Lesbian poet wins women's spoken word slam with "Dear Straight People" Review: Wotever 3rd queer film festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-wotever-queer-film-festival.aspx Queer Cannes comes to Vauxhall! Model at the One Love Wedding Show http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/one-love-wedding-show.aspx Here's your chance to model at the gay & lesbian One Love Wedding Show! TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode One http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-one.aspx We recap last night’s episode of the Aussie drama Demi Lovato to play lesbian on Glee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/demi-lovato-to-play-lesbian-on-glee.aspx Naya Rivera announces actress and X Factor USA judge will play Santana's love interest Photography: Sworn Virgins of Albania http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/photography-sworn-virgins-of-albania.aspx Jill Peters' portraits of "burnesha" document a vanishing tradition ART REVIEW: Alexis Hunter & Jo Spence http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-alexis-hunter-jo-spence.aspx Two feminist artists interrogate the roles of women and take steps to reclaiming and nurturing themselves through their works Video: Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warm http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-mary-lambert-she-keeps-me-warm.aspx "I’ve never seen a relationship like mine accurately portrayed in a music video," says lesbian singer-songwriter Manchester Pride goes back to the 80s http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/manchester-pride-goes-back-to-the-80s.aspx Parade on Sat 24 August will celebrate a decade of LGBT activism plus iconic pop culture Iris Prize Film Festival line-up announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iris-prize-film-festival-line-up-announced.aspx Exciting programme of LGBT films to be screened in October Watch: Lea DeLaria on The Week In Gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-lea-delaria-on-the-week-in-gay.aspx The OITNB star chats about the show and the biggest LGBT stories of the week EXCLUSIVE: DIVA swimwear shoot http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/divas-late-summer-swimwear-fashion-shoot.aspx What happens behind the scenes on a feminist lesbian swimwear shoot? From high street to doorstep http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/how-do-you-want-to-buy-diva-survey-results.aspx Increase in DIVA readers buying their favourite magazine on subscription because they can't find it in their local shop Cover interview: Janelle Monae http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-janelle-monae.aspx "Embrace all those things that make you unique" Feature: Queering gender http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-queering-gender.aspx Are you male, female or beyond the boxes? Harriet Braun on Orange is the New Black http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/harriet-braun-on-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx The Lip Service creator tells us why she loves the hit TV show New Zealand couple marry mid-flight http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/kiwi-couple-wed-mid-air-would-you.aspx Pair celebrate wedding as NZ's same sex marriage legislation comes into effect The way we are now http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/straight-expectations-survey.aspx A new survey aims to find out how much life has changed for the British queer community The Other Mother makes a break for it http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-makes-a-break-for-it.aspx From the Other Mother to another mother... a little advice, in the interests of sanity Review: The Full Brontë http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/scary-little-girls-the-full-bronte.aspx Scary Little Girls’ literary cabaret show is a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe Ladies of note http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/northampton-booqfest-2013.aspx Northampton's queer book festival is back, with all your favourite lesbian and bi authors Comedy review: Rosie Wilby http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comedy-review-rosie-wilby.aspx Is monogamy dead? Apparently not if you're a lesbian fairy Five reasons we are looking forward to Wentworth Prison http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-reasons-we're-looking-forward-to-wentworth-prison.aspx The Aussie drama premieres on Channel 5 on August 28 Gina Gershon to play lesbian character in Dealin' with Idiots http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gina-gershon-to-play-lesbian-in-dealin'-with-idiots.aspx Bound actress to play one half of a bickering gay couple DIVA's September issue now available at divadirect.co.uk http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-september-issue-now-on-sale-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring Janelle Monae, Orange is the New Black and much more! Watch: Jessie J - It's My Party http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-jessie-j-music-video-'it's-my-party'.aspx She does does what she wants Political musings on my 'Lesbian' street performance http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/political-musings-on-my-lesbian-street-performance.aspx Jessica Ruano finds an interesting way to promote her Ed Fringe show You want a dog and your girlfriend… doesn't http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-want-a-dog-and-your-girlfriend…-doesn't.aspx It's not the doggone end – try these tips to win her round Opinion: Happy in your own skin http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-happy-in-your-own-skin.aspx Is it possible to be too close to your girlfriend…? Journey to the Mum-o-Sphere Part 2: Lesbian Parenting & the Law http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/journey-to-the-mum-o-sphere-part-2-lesbian-parenting-the-law.aspx The London Women's Clinic look at the laws around lesbian parenthood The Other Mother: Despicable Fail http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-despicable-fail.aspx You create your own minions, yet you still end up doing it all THEATRE REVIEW: Blackouts – Twilight of the Idols http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dickie-beau-blackouts,-twilight-of-the-idols.aspx The last recordings of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland provide a fascinating new insight into their lives, and our own Travel advice for the sapphically inclined http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/travel-advice-for-the-sapphically-inclined.aspx Extra tips for lady-loving ladies DIVA socializer Launch Party http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-socializer-launch-party.aspx Were you there? Style: 5 fashion pieces that do butch and femme http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/style-5-fashion-pieces-that-do-butch-and-femme.aspx Wardrobe essentials that do double duty, whatever your style Undermine this! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/zoe-lyons-on-same-sex-marriage-undermine-this!.aspx Some people say same sex marriage will undermine marriage? As if! Things that look like lady-parts http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/things-that-look-like-lady-parts.aspx Enough of phallic skyscrapers! Away with your Nelson's Column and your Shard! Make way for the glorious va-jay-jay In search of pleasure gardens http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/in-search-of-pleasure-gardens.aspx A day of discussion and performance uncovers the debauched history of London's homo hotspot Vauxhall - but where do lesbians let their hair down? Feature: Tomboy clothing brand Wildfang http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-tomboy-clothing-brand-wildfang.aspx Kate Moennig loves it. Will you? Cover feature: Lucy Spraggan http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/buy-it-early!-diva's-august-issue-featureslucy-spraggan!.aspx Why we love the girl next door Feature: The truth about trans-male privilege http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-truth-about-trans-male-privilege.aspx Del LaGrace Volcano investigates Pride preview: Manchester's The Big Weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/pride-preview-manchester's-the-big-weekend.aspx Lucy Spraggan performance part of great line-up of events at Manchester Pride in August The Other Mother rambles about Yorkshire http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-rambles-about-yorkshire.aspx Could this welcoming northern county become the lesbian family destination of choice? Huge wedding party will celebrate start of same-sex marriage next summer http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/huge-wedding-party-will-celebrate-start-of-same-sex-marriage-next-summer.aspx London's Southbank Centre invites all couples wishing to wed to join mass nuptials DIVA's August issue available at DIVAdirect.co.uk now http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-august-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Lucy Spraggan Review: Queering Voices http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-art-review-queer-voices-at-london's-southbank-centre.aspx DIVA reviews the first weekend of two celebrations of queer culture at London's Southbank We love this: DeAnne Smith's Nerdy Love Song http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we-love-this-deanne-smith's-nerdy-love-song.aspx It's sweet and catchy and there's a surprise turn from Clark the kitten Review: The Color Purple, the Musical http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-color-purple,-the-musical.aspx An exhilarating stage version of Alice Walker's much-loved story of female empowerment thrills Jessica Ruano Queen grants Royal Assent on gay marriage in England and Wales http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/queen-grants-royal-assent-to-gay-marriage,-but-action-is-needed-for-equality-in-scotland-and-northern-ireland.aspx but action is needed for equality in Scotland and Northern Ireland Join us at the DIVA socializer launch party! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/join-us-at-the-diva-socializer-launch-party!.aspx Kick start a summer full of events and activities! RSVP to jonny@citysocializer.com Equal marriage: we're almost there! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-we're-almost-there!.aspx Same-sex couples in England and Wales will be allowed to marry next spring, after the bill passed its final reading in the Lords today L Fest 2013 presents bumper arts programme http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/l-fest-2013-presents-bumper-arts-programme.aspx The UK's biggest grassroots lesbian festival opens 19 July, with arts for everyone DIVA socializer http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-socializer.aspx Want to make more of your free time and meet some new people? The Other Mother: Summer Haze and Long Days? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-summer-haze-and-long-days.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist has some ways to help fill the time Film review: Man for a day http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-man-for-a-day-with-diane-torr.aspx Drag king pioneer Diane Torr's legendary cross-dressing workshop is brilliantly captured in Katarina Peters' documentary Film: Pussy Riot documentaries http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-pussy-riot-documentaries.aspx Sophie Moorcock on two new documentaries about the feminist art collective Hot Stuff: It's my first Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-it's-my-first-pride.aspx Gemma Halsey gives some sage advice to a Pride first-timer First date fashion tips http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/first-date-fashion-tips.aspx Wondering what to wear? Sarah Leeves dishes up some priceless sartorial advice Gay By Degree http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/gay-by-degree.aspx Stonewall students' guide is an invaluable resource for queer students Sh*t people say to pregnant lesbians… http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/shstart-people-say-to-pregnant-lesbians…-.aspx A new YouTube video reveals confused responses to soon-to-be mums The Other Mother: Uncool for School http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-uncool-for-school.aspx Steph Mann deals with being an embarrassing mother Review: Clare Balding interview with Martina Navratilova http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/clare-balding-and-martina-navratilova-in-conversation-for-pride-london-2013.aspx Two of the world's best loved lesbians in sport launched Pride London 2013. DIVA snuck in Pride in London: the after-parties http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride-in-london-the-after-parties.aspx If you're not all partied out by the time night falls, here are some top places to party on UK Black Pride set to rock Soho and Vauxhall http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/uk-black-pride-set-to-rock-soho-and-vauxhall-.aspx Register for free now to take part in UK Black Pride on Sat 29 June. After-party tickets are also on sale now Music Review: Jessie J WILD http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-jessie-j-wild.aspx The formidable Jessie J has done it again with her hella catchy new dance track Hot Stuff: What are the rules for lesbian sex parties? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-what-are-the-rules-for-lesbian-sex-parties.aspx DIVA's expert offers a few basic tips to the orgy amateur Everyday lesbophobia http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/everyday-lesbophobia.aspx Homophobia with a side-order of sexism is all too common, writes Jane Czyzselska A Pride to be proud of? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-pride-to-be-proud-of.aspx London's annual Pride has been reinvented. So what's changed? Cover interview: Christina Andrea http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-christina-andrea.aspx Meet the lesbian choreographer who's changing modern dance Dykes March London rides again http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/dykes-march-london-rides-again.aspx Hundreds of queer women and their allies are set to hit the capital's streets on Saturday 22 June Artist raffles Heather Peace painting for Diversity Role Models http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/artist-raffles-heather-peace-painting-for-diversity-role-models.aspx Alison Sinclair's portrait has raised over £1000 for anti-homophobia initiative (so far) Pride in London announces stage line-ups http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride-in-london-announces-stage-line-ups.aspx Street parties in Trafalgar Square and Soho will light up London for LGBT+ crowd Hot Stuff: My girlfriend wants a threesome! http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girlfriend-wants-a-threesome!.aspx DIVA's sexpert offers some sound advice on making threesomes safe and fun Review: A Picture of Dorian Gray http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-a-picture-of-dorian-gray.aspx A play retelling Oscar Wilde's classic tale stars Game of Thrones' Laura Pradelska DIVA's July issue now available at DIVAdirect.co.uk http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-july-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring choreographer Christina Andrea, Skins' Emily and Naomi and much more! The Other Mother: Toys Are Us? They could be! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-toys-are-us-they-could-be!.aspx Our parenting columnist discovers an opportunity to influence toy manufacturers to produce less sexist playthings Preview: DIVA debate http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-debate-at-meltdown-2013-you-have-the-power.aspx Artists join DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska to discuss how music makes us who we are Calling all label queens http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/calling-all-label-queens.aspx A photo project as part of Dyke March London 2013 asks the question: how do you identify? COMEDY REVIEW: JO BRAND http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jo-brand-hay-on-wye-festival-2013.aspx Alena Dierickx wonders whether Jo Brand has lost her bite Update: The Same-Sex Marriage Bill http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/update-the-same-sex-marriage-bill.aspx The Lords say "I do" to the vexed question of whether they think same-sex couples should be allowed to marry Video: Backstage on our Getbusy streetwear shoot http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-backstage-on-our-getbusy-streetwear-shoot.aspx DIVA teamed up with Getbusy for this month's fashion story - watch the vid here and browse Getbusy's sale The birth of a crime series http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-birth-of-a-crime-series.aspx Author Mari Hannah on her lesbian character DCI Kate Daniels and the path to publication Hot Stuff: I'm straight but I've fallen for a girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i'm-straight-but-i've-fallen-for-a-girl.aspx DIVA's sex and dating expert dishes out some advice for a new recruit Duckie goes to the Gateways http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/duckie-goes-to-the-gateways.aspx Step back in time and find out what went on behind the green door of the world's most famous lesbian club Equal marriage bill update http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-bill-update.aspx Passed in the Commons, the same-sex marriage bill will be debated in the Lords on Monday 3 June Hot Stuff: Terms of Engagement http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-terms-of-engagement.aspx A reader hesitates to tell her homophobic family that she's marrying her girlfriend Gig Review: Alicia Keys, Manchester Arena http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/alicia-keys-gig-manchester-arena-may-2013.aspx This girl's on fire! Bella Qvist joins fans for an Alicia Keys (lesbian) love-in ART PREVIEW: Suzie Pindar http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-preview-suzie-pindar-artist.aspx If true art is about baring the soul, then Pindar's work must be true art indeed Review: Sappho... in 9 Fragments http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sappho-in-9-fragments.aspx What was lesbian icon Sappho really all about? Review: Femmes by the Thames http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-femmes-by-the-thames.aspx Host Rosie Wilby and co provide a great night of comedy in Vauxhall The Other Mother: We're DIY-kes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-we're-diy-kes.aspx Our parenting columnist and family embark on a home deco project The original girl power? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-original-girl-power.aspx Burlesque: sleazy spectacle or empowering women to reclaim femininity? The OL Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/the-ol-word-my-week-as-a-lesbian-football-fan.aspx My week as a lesbian football fan - from Brisbane Road, to Stamford Bridge! Pride in London announces An Audience with Martina Navratilova http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride-in-london-announces-an-audience-with-martina-navratilova.aspx Clare Balding to host Pride festival's opening event on Sunday 23 June Dating: The two week itch http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-the-two-week-itch.aspx Sarah Leeves finds that the feelings fade a fortnight in THEATRE REVIEW: Unhappy Birthday http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/amy-lame-unhappy-birthday.aspx He may be an unlikely lesbian icon but Amy Lamé is obsessed with The Smiths' Morrissey Hot Stuff: Is breaking up always hard to do? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-is-breaking-up-always-hard-to-do.aspx In a word: yes. But you can do it with respect, says DIVA's dating expert Cover interview: Emma Kennedy http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-emma-kennedy.aspx Is she the best-connected lesbian you've never heard of? Feature: Lesbian whistleblowers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-lesbian-whistleblowers.aspx The women who put their necks on the line at work Feature: Welcome to lesbian country http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/feature-welcome-to-lesbian-country.aspx Are we due a gay country music revival? Art review: Margaret Harrison's On Reflection http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-margaret-harrison's-on-reflection.aspx Mirrors are a central theme in this identity-focused feminist exhibition Art review: The Journey is the Destination http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-the-journey-is-the-destination.aspx Rhiannon Adam's polaroids of Margate and Benidorm capture nostalgic summer scenes The Other Mother goes chemical free http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-goes-chemical-free.aspx Our parenting columnist and her kids experiment with low-impact consumer choices Film preview: Behind the Candelabra http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-candelabra.aspx Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star in Liberace biopic Racist fashion shoot: it wasn't us! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/racist-fashion-shoot-it-wasn't-us!.aspx UK lesbian monthly DIVA mistaken for Pakistani fashion mag in international row over racist images Film review: I'm So Excited http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-i'm-so-excited.aspx "Camp and colourful": Sarah Leeves on Pedro Almodovar's new comedy Butch Losses: disability and sexual identity http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/butch-losses-disability-and-sexual-identity.aspx Janet Jones introduces her short film about the impact of multiple sclerosis on her butch identity 10 Reasons why Dolly Parton is our dream mum http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dolly-parton-is-my-mum-movie.aspx A new movie follows the story of a girl who convinces herself that Dolly is her birth mum. We can think of a few reasons why Why I decided to remove my breasts http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i-decided-to-remove-my-breasts.aspx Like Angelina Jolie, DIVA reader Alex Lund chose a preventative mastectomy when she was found to carry a gene that gave her a high risk of developing breast cancer ART REVIEW: PARTY FOR FREEDOM http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/party-for-freedom-by-oreet-ashery-for-artangel.aspx London-based artist Oreet Ashery's new work explores ideas of freedom and leaves our critic feeling distinctly uncomfortable Hot Stuff: Help! My new girlfriend's moving herself in http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-help!-my-new-girlfriend's-moving-herself-in.aspx DIVA's sex and dating expert detects a case of lesbian U-Haul disease DIVA's June issue now available at DIVAdirect.co.uk http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-june-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring Emma Kennedy, new columnist Susan Calman and lesbians in country music The Other Mother: London gaycation, family-style http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-london-gaycation,-family-style.aspx Our lesbian mums take their kids on a capital holiday Book review: Get Custody of the Cat http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-get-custody-of-the-cat.aspx How do you survive a break-up? Hot Stuff: I love my straight girlfriend http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-love-my-straight-girlfriend.aspx A lesbian writes in to say her partner of four years identifies as heterosexual The Other Mother: Bring on the Awkward Questions http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-bring-on-the-awkward-questions.aspx With her son now aged six, DIVA's parenting columnist prepares to explain the daddy situation (again) Tom Tom sat nav: the savvy driver's best friend? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tom-tom-sat-nav-is-a-girl's-best-friend.aspx The new Tom Tom sat nav's smart phones and iPads could help to save you from the greedy clutches of the state She Ran Windsor http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/she-runs-windsor.aspx Faye Davies kicked off her Bank Holiday Monday with a 10K run Theatre review: Gutted http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-gutted.aspx Dora Mortimer on Rikki Beadle-Blair's "refreshing" play Why I love roller derby http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i-love-roller-derby.aspx Charlotte Ulett on the sport that attracts so many lesbian and bi women Girls for Girls: A date for the diary? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/girls-for-girls-at-balans,-soho.aspx Sarah Leeves is going out. Approach with caution. Interview: Deb Googe http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-deb-googe.aspx The bassist with My Bloody Valentine reveals her love for Motorhead's Lemmy Hot Stuff: Help! I've fallen for a straight girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-help!-i've-fallen-for-a-straight-girl.aspx It's only going to work if the spark strikes you both, warns the DIVA sexpert ART REVIEW: A Space of Potential http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rachael-house-a-space-of-potential.aspx An army of cardboard dog heads has arrived in London's Stratford circus causing an outbreak of "collective joy". Anna McNay investigates Stefana McClure: Science is Fiction http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stefana-mcclure-science-is-fiction.aspx Anna McNay reviews an exhibition that asks the viewer to "weave her own narrative" The Other Mother: Will new TV shows make us the new normal? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-will-new-tv-shows-make-us-the-new-normal.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist takes a look at Modern Family, The New Normal and The Fosters Hot Stuff: I love my girlfriend but I fancy her straight mate http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-love-my-girlfriend-but-i-fancy-her-straight-mate.aspx DIVA's sex & relationships expert gives a "playa" the red card Cover feature: Alice Arnold interviews Heather Peace http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-feature-alice-arnold-interviews-heather-peace.aspx Heather's most revealing interview ever Interview: Zanele Muholi http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-zanele-muholi.aspx We talk about life and art with the internationally acclaimed photographer Interview: Alison Moyet http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-alison-moyet.aspx On her new album and her friendships with gay women Preview: Blackfeminists Presents POwErTRY Collective http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-blackfeminists-presents-powertry-collective.aspx A new series of events launches this Friday with an evening of poetry and performance The Other Mother: Is Disney ready for us? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-is-disney-ready-for-us.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist goes looking for role-models in Disney films Video: Watch the promo for J-Lo's lesbian drama The Fosters http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-j-lo's-lesbian-drama-the-fosters-promo-released.aspx Lopez to exec produce and appear in ABC Family's lesbian drama New video: Texas - The Conversation http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-video-texas-the-conversation.aspx Is Sharleen Spiteri set to race into the charts with her new single? Girls on film: Kaelyn & Lucy http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/girls-on-film-kaelyn-lucy.aspx The long-distance lovers on how their relationship became an internet sensation Hot Stuff: She won't have sex with me http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-won't-have-sex-with-me.aspx Time to put yourself first, says DIVA's online sexpert Review: Jonny Woo’s Lesbilicious http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-jonny-woo’s-lesbilicious.aspx "A gay man giving lesbians a tutorial in lesbianism?" DIVA's May issue on sale at DIVAdirect.co.uk today http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/may-issue-of-diva-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx The new issue will be available in stores next week, on 25 April LIVE ART REVIEW: 'Becoming an Image' http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-cassils-at-spill-festival-2013.aspx What do our eyes really tell us? Can we ever truly see ourselves, asks performance artist Heather Cassils? LIVE ART REVIEW: Season Butler - The Woman Who Walks On Knives http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/season-butler-at-spill-festival-2013.aspx Butler's performance at SPILL festival leaves our critic wondering whether women are sometimes responsible for holding ourselves back? Review: Suzi Ruffell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-suzi-ruffell.aspx Getting laughs is an addiction for this endearing comedian, touring now New dating service alert! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-reasons-why-you'll-love-diva-date.aspx 5 reasons why you'll love DIVA Date The Other Mother meets other mothers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-meets-other-mothers.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist wonders where gay/bi mums go for online support and advice Video: Hunter Valentine - The Pulse http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-hunter-valentine-the-pulse.aspx The Canadian all-female alt rock band have a new video out Hot Stuff: Break-up blues http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-break-up-blues.aspx Our sexpert offers a reader some post-break-up advice Video: Dinah Shore Monte Carlo Party and the red carpet http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-club-skirts-dinah-shore-monte-carlo-party-and-red-carpet.aspx Featuring Uh Huh Her, Julie Goldman and stars of The Real L Word (among many others) The Other Mother: Money-go-Round http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-money-go-round.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist wonders where the pink pounds go Sara Gilbert announces engagement to Linda Perry http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sara-gilbert-announces-engagment-to-musician-linda-perry.aspx Former Roseanne star describes proposal on TV's The Talk Theatre review: Ruff http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-peggy-shaw-ruff.aspx The legendary performer Peggy Shaw performs a powerful ode to vulnerability Hot Stuff: Am I bad in bed? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-am-i-bad-in-bed.aspx It takes two to have bad sex, says our lesbian sexpert Review: Vanessa and Virginia http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-vanessa-and-virginia.aspx Dora Mortimer takes in a play about the famous sisters Top ten compliments to make on a first date http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-compliments-to-make-on-a-first-date.aspx Worried you'll get tongue-tied? Here are our top tips for sparkling conversation Vegan for Lent: The Final Episode http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-the-summary.aspx After 42 days of being a vegan for Lent, Bella looks back at what she’s learnt The Other Mother: Get a room? We have one! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-get-a-room-we-have-one!.aspx Steph Mann discovers a new resource that aims to deliver expert women wherever they're needed, The Women's Room Erotic fiction: Come Closer… http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/erotic-fiction-come-closer….aspx An extract from Anna Sansom’s BDSM-themed, lesbian erotic novel, Coming Close Hot Stuff: She’s too sexy for me http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-shes-too-sexy-for-me.aspx So, you’ve met this spectacular goddess, but nerves have got the better of you. Let our sexpert advise... Art review: Loudest Whispers http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-loudest-whispers.aspx Anna McNay checks out a thought-provoking LGBT art exhibition Feature: Who's really on top? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-who's-really-on-top.aspx How do the terms "top" and "bottom" apply in lesbian relationships? Feature: Sex and the older woman http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-sex-and-the-older-woman.aspx How does sex change as we get older? Feature: The robots are coming! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-the-robots-are-coming!.aspx Welcome to the future of lesbian sex The Other Mother: dressing the part http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-dressing-the-part.aspx What do lesbian mums wear? Is there a fashion code we’re meant to stick to? Vegan for Lent: The Final Week http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-the-final-week.aspx This week Bella ups her vegan game and gives raw food a go… DVD Review: Molly's Girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-molly's-girl.aspx Fancy watching a lesbian romantic comedy with a twist? Film review: The Fox http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-the-fox.aspx Dora Mortimer reviews a film best watched with a pinch of salt Film review: I Am a Woman Now http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-i-am-a-woman-now.aspx An ambitious documentary looks at the stories of five trans women Film review: Mosquita y Mari http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-mosquita-y-mari.aspx Dora Mortimer takes a break from girl-watching to review Aurora Guerroro's debut feature Hot Stuff: I’m not coming out – but I like girls http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i’m-not-coming-out-–-but-i-like-girls.aspx A reader takes her first steps into the world of lesbianism Film reviews: She Male Snails http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-she-male-snails.aspx We review a film that tells a story of growing up between the sexes Film review: She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-she-said-boom-the-story-of-fifth-column.aspx Rachel Adams checks out a documentary about the riot grrl movement Film review: Submerge http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-submerge.aspx Rachel Adams gives her verdict on one of the features at this year's LLGFF Film review: Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-lesbiana-a-parallel-revolution.aspx We check out one of the documentary features at this year's LLGFF Film review: Jack and Diane http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-jack-and-diane.aspx Love is… a dermatoid cyst April issue of DIVA now available at DIVADirect http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-april-issue-on-sale-at-divadirect-today.aspx The Sex issue will be available in stores next week, on 28 March Review: Heather Peace Fairytales album Special Edition http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-heather-peace-fairytales-album-special-edition.aspx It's like a double-shot of espresso (one sugar), with DVD extras Vegan For Lent? Sweet! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-sweet!.aspx Going vegan isn't about giving stuff up, it's about thinking outside the box The Rubbish Lesbian: Pillow Talk http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-pillow-talk.aspx Sometimes you can't help but get excited watching lesbian films Pope Francis I elected http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pope-francis-i-elected.aspx New Pope has history of opposing gay equality Dear Sara: A letter to the Heading Out vet http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dear-sara-a-letter-to-the-heading-out-vet.aspx Sarah Leeves gets in touch with an old friend Preview: New Jill Bennett sitcom Second Shot http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-jill-bennett-comedy-second-shot.aspx First episodes of "sexy, gay Cheers" to be streamed online in April Hot Stuff: I can’t seem to settle down http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-can’t-seem-to-settle-down.aspx DIVA’s sexpert offers advice to a reader who’s looking for love Last night's TV: Heading Out http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/last-night's-tv-heading-out.aspx Sue Perkins' sitcom is already three episodes in. What do we think so far? Call for submissions: Polari First Book Prize 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/call-for-submissions-polari-first-book-prize-2013.aspx Published a book recently that "explores the queer experience"? Read on The Other Mother’s Mothers’ Day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother’s-mothers’-day.aspx Our lesbian parenting columnist asks what Mother’s Day brought you? Glasgow students fight "everyday sexism" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/glasgow-students-fight-everyday-sexism.aspx Ancient attitudes rule at Glasgow University Union Short Film: The Morning After http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/short-film-the-morning-after.aspx Katie Shannon's dark lesbian short deals with "infidelity and resentment" What do lesbian/bisexual women wish for? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-do-lesbianbisexual-women-wish-for.aspx What would you do if you had one wish? It's International Women's Day! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/happy-international-women's-day.aspx Get involved! Here are some events you might be interested in Million Women Rise 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/million-women-rise-2013.aspx London's biggest annual women-only march will protest against male violence against women on Saturday 9 March Dating with disaster http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-with-disaster.aspx Sarah Leeves shares the rules of dating etiquette, learned the hard way Vegan for Lent: Melting Matter http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-melting-matter.aspx Has it really been four weeks, wonders Bella Qvist Naomi Wolf joins DIVA debate on gender identity http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-debate-at-wow-southbank-sunday-10-march.aspx Feminist author to discuss what it means to be male, female or genderqueer with panelists Campbell X, Paris Lees and Peter Piercy Hot Stuff: Beginners guide to kink http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-beginners-guide-to-kink.aspx Inspired by Fifty Shades, a reader wants to explore lesbian BDSM Once upon a time in Glasgow… http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/once-upon-a-time-in-glasgow….aspx DIVA imagines scenes from the sadly never-to-be Lip Service season 3… The Other Mother: Beating the boredom blues http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-beating-the-boredom-blues.aspx Why are the holidays so long? Plus: a great family get-together in Scotland this summer Queer Young Adult fiction comes out of the closet http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-young-adult-fiction-comes-out-of-the-closet.aspx What DIVA learned from Booktrust’s panel on LGBT fiction Rubbish Lesbian: Flirting with disaster http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-flirting-with-disaster.aspx That awkward moment when you drop the L word into the convo with the dude chatting you up... Review: Bettina Rheims: Gender Studies http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-bettina-rheims-gender-studies.aspx Anna McNay checks out a striking series of portraits Vegan for Lent: Week Three http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-week-three.aspx Reader, Bella Qvist has a confession to make Dating difficulties http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-do-i-attract-the-wrong-people.aspx Sarah Leeves wonders why all the wrong people are attracted to her Brighton Pride announces Gay Icons theme for 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/brighton-pride-announces-gay-icons-theme-for-2013.aspx But who will you be? We’ve got some suggestions Hot Stuff: Don’t make me date lesbians online! http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-don’t-make-me-date-lesbians-online!.aspx Is the internet better than the scene when you’re looking for love? The LGBT map of the world http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-lgbt-map-of-the-world.aspx New book reveals an uneven picture The dawn of the scene http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-dawn-of-the-scene.aspx Clare Summerskill looks back Cover interview: Sue Perkins http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-with-sue-perkins.aspx We chat with the Heading Out star The Other Mother: Gay parents are as good as straight ones http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gay-parents-are-as-good-as-straight-ones.aspx Our parenting columnist has something to say to Tory MP David Jones Stud Life wins Independent Spirit Award http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stud-life-wins-independent-spirit-award.aspx Campbell X’s debut film wins Screen Nation award Video: Heather Peace Fight For (Jack Guy remix) http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-heather-peace-fight-for.aspx Check out some familiar faces in this brand new video The Rubbish Lesbian: Can't a lesbian just enjoy a sausage in peace? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-can’t-a-lesbian-just-enjoy-a-sausage-in-peace.aspx Being carnivorous has its drawbacks, says Sarah Westwood Ellen DeGeneres signs on for Finding Nemo 2 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-degeneres-signs-on-for-finding-nemo-2.aspx Everyone’s favourite talk show host to reprise role as Dory Vegan for Lent: Week One http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-week-one.aspx Dodging cheese and reading tiny labels is starting to feel natural…ish NHS watchdog advocates fertility treatment for lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nhs-watchdog-advocates-fertility-treatment-for-lesbians.aspx New guidelines include same-sex couples for the first time Pratibha Parmar’s Alice Walker doc to premiere at WOW Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pratibha-parmar’s-alice-walker-doc-to-premiere-at-wow-festival.aspx Beauty In Truth will screen at the Southbank Centre on 10 March Interview: The Year Of Making Love’s Alex Cefai http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-the-year-of-making-love’s-alex-cefai.aspx BBC3’s bisexual babe tells all about trying to find her princess Hot Stuff: Gaming world lets down lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-gaming-world-lets-down-lesbians.aspx When so many video games are cliched and heterosexist, what’s a gay girl gamer to do? Equal marriage bill update http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/equal-marriage-bill-update.aspx It’s been 2 weeks since the same-sex marriage bill was voted on – what now? The Year Of Making Love’s Same-Sex Couple http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-year-of-making-love’s-same-sex-couple.aspx BBC3 matches up two girls on its new dating show News flash: Lesbians don't fancy all women http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/news-flash-lesbians-don't-fancy-all-women.aspx Answering the question "Do you fancy me?" is tricky, says Sarah Leeves What ARE The 10 Best Tegan & Sara Tracks, Ever? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/what-are-the-10-best-tegan-and-sara-tracks,-ever.aspx If you could only pick 10 Tegan & Sara songs, what would they be? Eight year old girl slams homophobic MP http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/eight-year-old-girl-slams-homophobic-mp.aspx Daughter of lesbian mums bites back after MP David Jones says gay couples are not fit parents Top 10 Butches We Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-butches-we-love.aspx If female masculinity gets you hot under the collar, we've a treat in store for you... Theatre preview: Freakoid http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-preview-freakoid.aspx Playwright Emma Adams talks about her new play, a one-woman future-queer love affair The Other Mother: Watching With Mothers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-watching-with-mothers.aspx How do lesbian mums look on TV? Opinion: Power Trips? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-power-trips.aspx What the point of all these “power lists”, asks Dora Mortimer DIVA’s very own Paris Lees hits Channel 4 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/divas-very-own-paris-lees-hits-channel-4.aspx UK's "first transgender presenter" on telly tonight at 12.30am LGBQ youth first consider sexuality at 13 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbq-youth-first-consider-sexuality-at-13.aspx New survey of LGBTQ youth gathers data on education, health, communities and relationships Video: Tegan and Sara perform Closer on The Ellen Show http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-tegan-and-sara-perform-closer-on-the-ellen-show.aspx Check out the first single from new album Heartthrob Could you go vegan for 40 days? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/could-you-go-vegan-for-40-days.aspx Bella Qvist vows to give up animal products for Lent Top 10 Things to do this Valentine’s Day (if you’re single) http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-to-do-this-valentine’s-day-(if-you’re-single).aspx So another Valentine’s Day is upon us and yet again you don’t have a lucky lady to spend it with... Hot Stuff: The Gift of Lurve http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-the-gift-of-lurve.aspx How to express your devotion? DIVA's sexpert offers some suggestions but we're sure you can do better 10 reasons why it's better to be single http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-reasons-to-be-single-on-valentine's-day.aspx No awkward card and gift moments, your favourite dinner - all to yourself and some proper "me time"... Roundup: Lesbian Valentine's Day events http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/roundup-lesbian-valentine's-day-events.aspx Whether you’re single or all loved up, we’ve found something for everyone Heather Peace headlines main stage at Sydney Mardi Gras http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-australian-tour-underway.aspx Popular singer-songwriter to tour Australia this month Known donors take fight for child access to court http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/known-donors-take-fight-for-child-access-to-court.aspx A recent legal case brings home the need to agree terms before conception INTERVIEW: COMIC ZOE LYONS http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comic-zoe-lyons-on-tour.aspx Zoe talks strippers, dogs and a lesbian pigeons before her new tour Feline lonely this Valentine's? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feline-lonely-this-valentine's.aspx We’ve got some good mews for you… "Do your kids know you're gay?" http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-your-kids-know-you're-gay.aspx An innocent question gets mum Steph Mann thinking about coming out Girl on girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-pink-lobster-website-for-femme-lesbians.aspx A new dating site for lesbians who like their women to look feminine has launched. Effi Mai went along for the ride Are you ready for Valentine's Day? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-ready-for-valentine's-day.aspx Sarah Leeves is not a fan The Rubbish Lesbian: On being out at work http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-out-at-work.aspx Leading a double life can be hard work, says Sarah Westwood Weekend of Feminist Student Activism in London http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-of-feminist-student-activism-in-london.aspx Young feminists to meet in London, 23-24 February 2013 Hot Stuff: She won’t stop pawing me! http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-won’t-stop-pawing-me!.aspx A reader wishes her partner would tone down the PDAs MPs say I Do! to equal marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mps-say-i-do!-to-equal-marriage.aspx The House of Commons voted in favour of same-sex marriage last night What does the gay marriage debate tell us about MPs? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/equal-marriage-what-i-learnt-about-mps.aspx Despite Cameron's desire to present the Tories as the party of modernisation most Tories voted against the bill, but what else did we learn yesterday? They said yes! Now what? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/equal-marriage-they-said-yes!.aspx The UK gay marriage debate in an awkward gay nutshell Nature AND nurture http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-and-gender-neutral-parenting.aspx Gender-free parenting is all very well but what happens when the kids leave the neutral family environment for the big, wide world? UK same-sex marriage vote today! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/uk-same-sex-marriage-vote-today.aspx DIVA keeps you up to date on the debate Tory MP says same-sex marriage is "like incest" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tory-mp-says-same-sex-marriage-is-like-incest.aspx Parliament will vote on equal marriage tomorrow, Tues 5 February Sue Perkins joins lesbian celebrities at DIVA's 200th issue launch party http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins-attends-diva's-200th-issue-launch-party.aspx Allegra McEvedy tells DIVA she's "Proud to be a DIVA cover star" DIVA is 200. I know exactly how she feels. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-celebrates-diva's-200thwith-a-bang.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian celebrates DIVA's 200th issue... with a bang BODY SHOP ANNOUNCE EU BAN ON ALL ANIMAL-TESTED COSMETICS http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/eu-announces-end-to-animal-testing-(1).aspx All new cosmetic products sold after 13 March in EU will be cruelty-free Interview: Hail, Sidse! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-with-borgen's-sidse-babett-knudsen.aspx The Borgen star on comedy lesbians, costume drama and saying goodbye to Birgitte Nyborg Hot Stuff: A colleague won't leave me alone http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-a-colleague-won't-leave-me-alone.aspx DIVA's sexpert advises a reader whose workmate is becoming a problem VIDEO: DIVA at the Paris demonstration http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-diva-at-the-paris-protests.aspx French pro-reform marchers speak about their reasons for taking part Million Women Rise event planned for March 9 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/million-women-rise-project-launched.aspx Support needed for anti-violence project Do lesbians still exist? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-lesbians-still-exist.aspx Is lesbian identity under threat? We've come a long way, baby http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we've-come-a-long-way,-baby.aspx DIVA celebrates 200 hundred issues DIVA: Past, present and future? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-past,-present-and-future.aspx Where next for the lesbian glossy? 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Officially the Best Lesbian Magazine, according to online radio show The Lesbian Lounge With Denise & Donna The Voice of Ciara Cox http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-ciara-cox-on-the-voice-of-ireland.aspx She’s made it through the Blind Auditions on The Voice of Ireland, but she needs our support Why I'm Proud To Be A Big Fat Dyke http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-i'm-proud-to-be-a-big-fat-dyke.aspx In this society being a lesbian is hard enough, but what if you had two minority identities to contend with? BBC statement re. dropping Lip Service http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bbc-statement-re-dropping-lip-service.aspx Lesbians lose out to Being Human and new zombie drama Where are we on children's bookshelves? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/where-are-we-on-children's-bookshelves.aspx Would the LBGT community benefit from better representation in children’s books? Top 5 LGBT Activists of 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lgbt-activists-of-2012.aspx The people who make it better to be queer. Plus four to watch in 2013... Isn’t it time you went vegan? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/isnt-it-time-you-went-vegan-.aspx Could this be the year you follow Ellen and Portia's lead and give up animal products? Coming out... as pregnant http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/coming-out-as-pregnant.aspx Telling your folks you're up the duff as well is a whole other ball game Introducing Kam Kardashian...the lesbian one http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/introducing-kam-kardashian-the-lesbian-one.aspx New reality show about gay Kardashian sister a hit Goodbye Lip Service, hello The Hoff’s best… film ever! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/goodbye-lip-service,-hello-the-hoff’s-best…-film-ever!.aspx BBC Three commissions Hasselhoff clip-show, drops lesbian drama Coming out in an all girls’ school http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/coming-out-in-an-all-girls’-school.aspx Fran Hayden looks back on a formative experience Video: Jodie Foster on coming out http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-jodie-foster-on-coming-out.aspx Accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, the actress makes her case for privacy Lesbian Man Crushes http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-man-crushes.aspx Why crushing on Johnny Depp doesn’t make you less of a lesbian DIVA shortlisted for Xcite Award 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-shortlisted-for-xcite-award-2013.aspx If you think we deserve our nomination for best magazine, help us win the award An open letter to Suzanne Moore http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/an-open-letter-to-suzanne-moore.aspx Paris Lees responds to the furore surrounding an article in the New Statesman in which Moore quipped women are expected to look like Brazilian trans women Theatre review: Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-sometimes-i-laugh-like-my-sister.aspx Sarah Leeves is impressed by a poignant one woman show Not stalking, but waiting http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/not-stalking,-but-waiting.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is NOT stalking her therapist, ok? 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Need a hearty midwinter chuckle? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/banish-the-winter-blues-with-a-night-of-comedy.aspx It might be time to treat yourself to a comedy show DIVA's top 5 books of 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-top-5-books-of-2012.aspx We list our favourite reads of the year that's just been National Diversity Awards 2013 nominations open http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-2013-nominations-open.aspx Your annual opportunity to nominate your own diversity role models Your New Year's Resolutions 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/your-new-years-resolutions-2013.aspx DIVA staff and readers share their resolutions for 2013 Full time mum, part-time lesbian? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-the-big-fuss-about-lesbian-parenting.aspx She's so far out of the lesbian loop, she can't even see the loop but she's still gay, says our new parenting columnist Top 5 DIVA news stories 2013 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/top-5-diva-news-stories-2013.aspx The stories that had us gripped in 2012 – and look set to run in 2013 5 Queer Band You Need To Know http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-queer-band-you-need-to-know.aspx If this lot don’t feature on your iPod, you’re missing out Did someone mention gay penguins in the classroom? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-someone-mention-gay-penguins-in-the-classroom.aspx How teachers (including my mum) are tackling homophobia in schools Mission: Surviving the January Sales http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/mission-surviving-the-january-sales.aspx With Christmas behind us, it’s time to arm yourself for the sales Top 5 Tastiest Tattoos + video http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-tastiest-tattoos.aspx A sexy selection of our favourite tattoos, on some of our favourite queer women! 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Save 40% off a digital subscription http://divamag.co.uk/category/offers/save-40-off-a-digital-subscription.aspx A very merry Christmas from Team DIVA Cover interview: Ana Matronic http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-ana-matronic.aspx On her bi relationships and Amnesty's campaign to end violence against lesbians Share the love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/share-the-love.aspx Learning from polyamorous relationships Video: Macklemore & Lewis – Same Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-macklemore-lewis-–-same-love.aspx Could this be our new gay marriage anthem? Animal attraction http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-animal-attraction.aspx Readers reveal their pet loves Hot Stuff: Too sick for sex! http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-too-sick-for-sex!.aspx When flu strikes a new couple, DIVA’s sexpert is on hand with soothing words The Twelve Days Of Christmas: A Seasonal Poem http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-12-days-of-christmas.aspx Sarah Leeves is funny. Fact. Here's her take on an Xmas classic Art review: feminist artist Judy Chicago http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-artist-judy-chigago's-deflowered-and-ben-uri.aspx Anna McNay takes in two exhibits by the iconic American Video: Interview with Ana Matronic http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-interview-with-ana-matronic.aspx The former Scissor Sisters singer speaks out about an important Amnesty International campaign Office party survival guide http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/office-party-survival-guide.aspx The do’s, the don’t and the OMG you didn’ts! Moany Old Cow: Same-sex marriage, unless you’re Anglican http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/moany-old-cow-same-sex-marriage,-unless-youre-anglican.aspx Could small-print clause scupper equal marriage proposals? Gay women in British basketball http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/gay-women-in-british-basketball.aspx The spectre of homophobia still stops lesbians coming out Lesbian representation in Lip Service “laughable”, BBC told http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-representation-in-lip-service-laughable,-bbc-told.aspx Real lesbian actors/writers make all the difference, says actors union Equity I dream of Dannii http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/i-dream-of-dannii.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian fesses up about her guilty pleasure Same-sex marriage bill bans Anglican weddings http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-marriage-bill-bans-anglican-weddings.aspx Row escalates as gay couple prepare to mount legal challenge Nebraska lesbian lied about attack says court http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nebraska-lesbian-lied-about-attack-says-court.aspx Charlie Rogers faces a year in prison Hot Stuff: I hate how my bits look http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-hate-how-my-bits-look.aspx A reader worries that her vulva doesn't meet the porn standard Sports Personality of the Year 2012: winning women http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sports-personality-of-the-year-2012-winning-women.aspx Don’t miss your chance to vote this Sunday, 16 December Government announces same-sex marriage bill http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-announces-same-sex-marriage-bill.aspx Equal marriage: it’s on its way, says government Xmas gifts: Foodie treats for her http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gifts-foodie-treats-for-her.aspx Whether she loves making the best food or simply eating it, you won't go far wrong with these Christmas gift ideas UPDATE: Government to announce full plans for equal marriage tomorrow http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-to-announce-full-plans-for-equal-marriage-tomorrow.aspx Religious establishments permitted to hold same-sex unions, says PM David Cameron Curate the lesbian online shop YOU want http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/divadirect-reader-poll.aspx Looking for the exclusive lesbian gifts you want? 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Movie project: Portrait of a Serial Monogamist http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/movie-project-portrait-of-a-serial-monogamist.aspx Toronto film crew turn to DIVA readers It happens to us too http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/it-happens-to-us-too.aspx Charity video addresses domestic abuse in same-sex relationships Film review: Call me Kuchu http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-call-me-kuchu.aspx An important, timely comment on LGBT activism in Uganda, says our reviewer Hot Stuff: Should I wait for my “busy” online date? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-wait-for-my-busy-online-date.aspx DIVA’s sex and relationships expert wades into the wild west world of internet dating A very les Christmas message http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-very-les-christmas-message.aspx One imagines how lesbian alternatives to The Queen’s Message might look GALOP ahead this Christmas http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/galop-ahead-this-christmas-.aspx Buy gifts online and raise money for an LGBT charity at no cost to you Fifty Shades has taught us a thing or two http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/fifty-shades-has-taught-us-a-thing-or-two-.aspx Sales of sex-toys are soaring as British women get in touch with their inner Anastasia The life and times of a 20-something http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-life-and-times-of-a-20-something.aspx At 24, Sarah Leeves wonders if it's time to start taking things seriously Dude where's my groom? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-isdefying-gender-expectations.aspx At a friend's civil partnership, Rubbish Lesbian finds herself defying gender expectations NUS ‘Christmas card’ demands equal marriage rights http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nus-christmas-card-demands-equal-marriage-rights-.aspx National Union of Students campaign presses Cameron for vote on equal marriage Top 5 reasons to be queer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-reasons-to-be-queer.aspx Why queer rocks our world We're in the mood for dancin' http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we're-in-the-mood-for-dancin.aspx Kick off your shoes for a new women-only 5Rhythms session - the most fun you can have on a dancefloor Hot Stuff: My girl’s fallen out of love http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girls-fallen-out-of-love.aspx Is it the end of the road for us, a reader asks the DIVA sexpert Review: Women play jazz at Streatham’s Hideaway http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-women-play-jazz-at-streathams-hideaway-.aspx Loo Hobin reveals a hidden treasure for music-lovers in south London National Aids Trust brings the bling for World Aids Day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/world-aids-day-brings-the-bling.aspx Show your support with some sparkle Different but equal http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/sarah-leeves-on-uganda's-gay-hate-bill.aspx Sign the petition against Uganda's proposed 'Kill the Gays' Bill and celebrate our differences, says Sarah Leeves The lesbian network http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-lesbian-network.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian works the room - or does she? Cover interview: X Factor's Jade Ellis http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-x-factor's-jade-ellis.aspx She may have been voted off the show, but the sultry-voiced lesbian mum still has the X factor Queer fanzines: DIY for life http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-fanzines-diy-for-life.aspx As London gears up for its first queer zine fest, DIVA finds out why fanzines are perfect for those who feel mis-represented in mainstream media Come as you are http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/orgasms-what-do-to-if-you-don't-have-them-and-how-to-improve-them.aspx There are still many destructive myths about orgasms. DIVA sheds some light how to have one, how to improve them and why they don’t have to be the goal of your sex life Hot Stuff: She won't leave me alone http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-won't-leave-me-alone.aspx The relationship's over but this reader's ex is baiting her via Facebook. Our sexpert wades into the fray Crazy Bitches need your money http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/crazy-bitches-need-your-money.aspx Independent filmmaker Jane Clark has turned to her audience to help get her new lez slasher flick made Comedy Review: Susan Calman http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comedy-review-susan-calman.aspx The comic holds her audience rapt with a must-see show Gay character? Not main character http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-character-not-main-character.aspx Sarah Leeves looks for the lesbians in mainstream tv Fit to Fight: Week 8 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-8.aspx Lucy Fry looks back on the culmination of 8 weeks' hardcore training: fight night One small room at the inn http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/one-small-room-at-the-inn.aspx Rubbish lesbian is sharing a double bed. With a work mate. Oops Pickering: help get a new film made http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pickering-help-get-a-new-film-made.aspx Your chance to support the arts! Filmmakers Alix, Holly and Renay introduce their project: a short film about a little girl with a big crush Hot Stuff: Is she too close to her ex? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hot-stuff-is-she-too-close-to-her-ex.aspx How close is too close for comfort? DIVA's sexpert gets stuck in Science, engineering and maths to be LGBT History Month 2013 theme http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/turing's-bletchley-park-to-host-lgbt-history-month-launch.aspx Bletchley Park, former home to Alan Turing to host an event to launch next year's LGBT History Month Fit to Fight: Week 7 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-7.aspx With just days to go til she's fighting in the ring, Lucy Fry says boxing has changed her for the better “What’s wrong with gendering toys?” http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-gender-jury.aspx Sarah Leeves on Xmas catalogues and the parents and children saying no to the ‘norm’ Top 10 things to do with that unused, dusty dildo http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-to-do-with-an-unused-dildo.aspx So your sex toys are sitting unloved? Here are some alternative uses for them Campaign: The Backbone Zone http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/campaign-the-backbone-zone.aspx “Everyone has a backbone. Use yours,” is the message of a new anti-bullying campaign Hot Stuff: She’s selfish in bed http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she’s-selfish-in-bed.aspx DIVA’s sexpert offers advice to a reader with a lazy girlfriend Preview: The 1st London Feminist Film Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-the-1st-london-feminist-film-festival.aspx We take a look at the London Feminist Film Festival's inaugural programme and chat to its organiser, Anna Read Book review: First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-first-spring-grass-fire.aspx Nazmia Jamal on a debut novel about growing up queer in a Pentecostal family 5 Ways To Come Out http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/5-ways-to-come-out.aspx In a quandary about coming out? If you haven't done it yet, here's how Top 10 things NOT to say to a lesbian parent http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-not-to-say-to-a-lesbian-parent.aspx You may want to share this handy guide with some of the less enlightened folk who cross your path... Alison Moyet and Sue Perkins attend star studded charity event http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/alison-moyet-and-sue-perkins-attend-star-studded-charity-event.aspx Diversity Role Models carnival event raises £76,000 Art review: Hannah Brown http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-hannah-brown.aspx According to Germaine Greer, the fact there are few women landscape artists “has to do with authority". Not so in the work of Hannah Brown, says Anna McNay. Nicola Adams takes the top spot again http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bisexual-boxer-nicola-adams-tops-the-indy-on-sunday-pink-list.aspx The bisexual Olympic boxing champ tops the Independent on Sunday's annual Pink list. Fit to fight: Week 6 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-6.aspx Following in the footsteps of Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams, Lucy Fry gets closer to match day The lady is a tramp http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-lady-is-a-tramp.aspx Sarah Leeves long jumps across the fine line between 'class' and 'slut' The Rubbish Lesbian: Shock and phwoar? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-shock-and-phwoar.aspx Who DOESN'T get a little buzz from shocking the parents now and then? Indie publishers Little Episodes seek queer writing http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/indie-publishers-little-episodes-seek-queer-submissions.aspx Anthology to celebrate LGBT identity Profile: Artist Aura Satz http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/profile-artist-aura-satz.aspx "I really like objects which have a powerfully disorienting effect" TV: Who's that girl? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/who's-that-girl.aspx Rebecca Ellis checks out a show that charts the careers, ambitions and sexual woes of four feisty female New Yorkers 10 things not to hear on a first date http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-not-to-say-on-a-first-date.aspx We all make dating mistakes, but these slip-ups could be unforgivable… Fit To Fight: Week 5 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-5.aspx Lucy Fry continues in her quest to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match by 16 November. We follow her progress... DVD Review: Pam Ann Non-Stop Live From New York City http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-pam-ann-non-stop-live-from-new-york-city.aspx Sarah Leeves checks out some queer in-flight entertainment Top 10 Lesbian Myths http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-lesbian-myths.aspx There is a secret handshake... isn't there? Winter is coming, great news for dating http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/winter-is-coming,-great-news-for-dating.aspx The latest installment of dating advice from DIVA Date Hot Stuff: My girlfriend's a workaholic http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girlfriend's-a-workaholic.aspx What to do when your other half has put her career first Love at the click of a mouse? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/love-at-the-click-of-a-mouse.aspx We examine the pitfalls and positives of online dating Interview: X Factor's Lucy Spraggan http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-x-factor's-lucy-spraggan.aspx On the unexpected benefits of fame and what she'd like to see change for lesbians Cover interview: Clare Balding http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-clare-balding.aspx How does it feel to be Clare Balding? 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New comedy talent about to go stellar Hot Stuff: The homemade harness http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-the-homemade-harness.aspx Our sexpert shares her thoughts on do-it-yourself dabbling Interview: Queer Jewish band The Shondes http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-queer-jewish-band-the-shondes.aspx The Brooklyn-based group chat about identity, politics, Judith Butler and the meaning of their name Entertainment round-up: Lyrics and Laughs http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/entertainment-round-up-lyrics-and-laughs.aspx Get Closer with Tegan and Sara as they get set to tour the UK, whilst Sacha Baron Cohen looks to be cashing in on all things lesbian. VIDEO: The xx's Chained http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-xx-new-video-chained-from-coexist.aspx The xx release the eery video for their second single, Chained Fit to Fight: Week 3 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-3.aspx Lucy Fry continues in her quest to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match by 16 November. This week she takes a hard knock. We follow her progress... The Rubbish Lesbian meets the salesman of her Dreams http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-meets-the-salesman-of-her-dreams.aspx This week, our columnist and her girlfriend go mattress shopping Video: Workin Woman's Blues by Valerie June http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-workin-womans-blues-by-valerie-june.aspx What's giving us ear-worms this week? This is! 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We follow her progress... Diary of a (lesbian) folkie.. http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diary-of-a-folkie.aspx Nu-lesbian folk is where its at, er, folks. And there's nowhere better to find it than an O'Hooley &Tidow gig coming to a pub near you this autumn Did someone say "slutty"? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-someone-say-slutty.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian treats the in-laws to an unfortunate faux pas Q and A: Polari Prize shortlisted author Terry Ronald http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/q-and-a-polari-prize-shortlisted-author-terry-ronald.aspx The Becoming Nancy writer talks about his novel, musical obsessions and his friendship with the Minogues Hot Stuff: A reader in need http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-a-reader-in-need.aspx Anyone out there remember an actress named Jessica Adams? 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Fit to fight: Week 1 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-one.aspx In just over 8 weeks Lucy Fry aims to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match. We follow her progress The Rubbish Lesbian: The open door policy http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-the-open-door-policy.aspx A cat caravan causes problems on holiday for our columnist Join DIVA's lesbian & bisexual kiss-in http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/big-gay-10k-lesbian-kiss-in.aspx Kick off the Big Gay 10K with a massive PDA Hot Stuff: Am I Wrong To Fantasise During Sex? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-am-i-wrong-to-fantasise-during-sex.aspx DIVA's lesbian sexpert unravels a reader's reliance on her imagination The bi hitch? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-bi-hitch.aspx Does bisexuality disappear when you say "I do"? Vulva love http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vulva-love.aspx Where female genitals are concerned, there is no "normal" Cover interview: Naomi Wolf http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-naomi-wolf.aspx The feminist author on her new book, Vagina: A New Biography Polari First Book Prize shortlist announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/polari-first-book-prize-shortlist-announced.aspx Five books to vie for £1000 LGBT literary prize Music review: Caroline Gilmour http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-caroline-gilmour.aspx Stephanie Davies is impressed by the up-and-coming Scottish singer Radio: Catch DIVA's editor Jane Czyzselska on air! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jane-czyzselska-on-the-lesbian-lounge-october-2012.aspx The Lesbian Lounge with Denise & Donna on MyLesbianRadio.com has a DIVA moment... 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Dahlia Noir: the stench of misogyny http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/dahlia-noir-the-stench-of-misogyny.aspx Moany Old Cow scents something rotten in the marketing of Givenchy's new fragrance Preview: Rachael Stirling, Lu Corfield in Medea http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-rachael-stirling-and-lu-corfield-in-medea.aspx Catch the Tipping the Velvet and Doctors stars in new staging of Greek tragedy Peter Tatchell wins lifetime achievement award http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-wins-lifetime-achievement-award.aspx National Diversity Awards honours Peter Tatchell, Paris Lees, and news portal Gay Star News Profile: Out To Swim http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/profile-out-to-swim.aspx One member's story of her experiences at the LGBT swimming club Berkeley’s On the Right Track for Bisexual Visibility http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/berkeley-on-the-right-track-for-bisexual-visibility.aspx This Sunday is a day for global bisexual visibility. Madmen and English lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/madmen-and-english-lesbians-out-in-the-midday-sun.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian discusses business out in the midday sun Interview: Kal Lavelle http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kal-lavelle.aspx Laura Muldoon interviews (and falls for) the singer-songwriter Heather Peace announces DVD release and UK tour dates http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-announces-dvd-release-and-tour-dates.aspx Fairytales tour documentary to be released 24 September Review: Amanda Palmer's Theatre is Evil http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-amanda-palmers-theatre-is-evil.aspx Bisexual singer Amanda Palmer releases a new album The Queen of Kings http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-queen-of-kings.aspx Why Sarah Leeves got bound, packed and tashed up all for DIVA Meet Mélange Lavonne, hiphop’s luminary lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/meet-mélange-lavonne,-hiphop’s-luminary-lesbian.aspx The lesbian hiphop artist is releasing a new studio album Hot Stuff: Practically a couple but we don’t have sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-practically-a-couple-but-we-don’t-have-sex.aspx A reader asks the DIVA sexpert if her best friend could ever be her girlfriend The Cotton Ceiling: trans sexual politics http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-cotton-ceiling-trans-sexual-politics.aspx What is the cotton ceiling and how does it affect trans women in the lesbian and bi community? You are invited to the Diversity Role Models Carnival! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/you-are-invited-to-the-diversity-role-models-carnival.aspx Support Diversity Role Models in their efforts to tackle homophobia in schools Equal marriage: Stella & Lucy speak out http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/equal-marriage-stella-and-lucy-speak-out.aspx Lesbian fashion queens Stella and Lucy are campaigning to wed in church National health project for lesbian & bisexual women launched http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-health-project-for-lesbian-bisexual-women-launched.aspx ‘Well Women’ project is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women Project Tottenham celebrates diversity in cinema http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/project-tottenham-celebrates-diversity-in-cinema.aspx Event showcases LGBT films which reflect a plethora of cultures and communities Video: Cat Power Cherokee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-cat-power-cherokee.aspx Got four minutes? Check out this new video from the rather brilliant Cat Power Hot Stuff: Dildos for beginners http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-dildos-for-beginners.aspx DIVA’s lesbian sexpert offers a reader tips on strap-on strategy Emily Hartridge wants to be a lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/emily-hartridge-wants-to-be-a-lesbian.aspx The straight video blogger lists the ten reasons she would go gay. VIDEO: Have you heard of Nikki Lynette yet? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/have-you-heard-of-nikki-lynette-yet.aspx The rap artist’s new single ticks all the boxes I Wish I Was Gay http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/i-wish-i-was-gay.aspx Bisexuality is still a touchy subject for the LGBT community Preview: "Old age sucks and it's going to be great." http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ashton-applewhite-talk-on-ageing.aspx Ashton Applewhite, the myth-busting sixty-something is in London for one night only - don't miss her! The Lesbian Who Cried Wolf http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-lesbian-who-cried-wolf.aspx Nebraskan Charlie Rogers is not the first gay woman to be accused of staging a hate crime Can Lesbianism be a Fashion Statement? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/can-lesbianism-be-a-fashion-statement.aspx Straight girls, you are so last season. Didn’t you know that lesbian chic is in this autumn? Walk this way: Slutwalk 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/walk-this-way-slutwalk-2012.aspx Join the march to protest against blaming victims of sexual assault Learn to ask, learn to listen to the answers http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/learn-to-ask,-learn-to-listen-to-the-answers.aspx The latest installment of relationship advice from DIVA Date Interview: Camille Paglia on Alfred Hitchcock http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-camille-paglia-on-hitchcock-at-the-bfi.aspx Following the recent celebration of film director Alfred Hitchcock at London's BFI, DIVA hooked up with the provocative professor 50 Cent’s new song, Be My Bitch, is a sapphic shame http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/50-cents-new-song,-be-my-bitch,-is-a-sapphic-shame.aspx Rapper's new video just latest example of chart lezploitation Dyke March London Needs You! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/-dyke-march-london-needs-you.aspx Get involved and help plan London’s biggest lez/bi march next year Knights in Shining Armani http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/knights-in-shining-armani.aspx In the fight for train seats, is chivalry dead? Hot Stuff: She just wants sex, sex, sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-just-wants-sex,-sex,-sex.aspx A reader whose girlfriend has a higher libido than her begs for a solution Why is My Student LGBT Soc in Crisis? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-is-my-student-lgbt-soc-in-crisis.aspx University LGBT networks can be lifesavers - use 'em or lose 'em Why is football homophobic? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-is-football-homophobic.aspx And what steps are being done to tackle it? asks Kim Blunden Freeganism: love food, hate waste http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/freeganism-love-food,-hate-waste.aspx The new food craze (maybe) that costs you nothing The taken and the single http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-taken-and-the-single.aspx Kim Blunden explores the differences between couples and their single friends Review: Transformers: Portraits by Sadie Lee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-transformers-portraits-by-sadie-lee.aspx Underground icons and gender benders take centre stage at a new exhibition My First Pride: Cardiff Mardi Gras 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/-my-first-pride-cardiff-mardi-gras-2012.aspx Last weekend, Cardiff held Wales’ first ever Mardi Gras Parade. It was a first for Emily Howard, 18, too Video: X Factor's Lucy Spraggan interviewed http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-x-factor's-lucy-spraggan-interviewed.aspx The out gay songwriter who wowed the X Factor audience talks to DIVA's Bella Qvist No ticket? No problem! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/no-ticket-no-problem!.aspx Our unofficial guide to the ‘perfect’ Brighton Pride Video: Tori Amos 'Flavor' from Gold Dust http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-tori-amos-'flavor'-from-gold-dust.aspx Tori Amos set to release thirteenth studio album on October 1 The Rubbish Lesbian: An Inappropriate Kiss http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-an-inappropriate-kiss.aspx A warm welcome gets slightly out of hand for our columnist Hot Stuff: In search of lesbian-friendly porn http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-in-search-of-lesbian-friendly-porn.aspx Our resident sexpert discovers that les-friendly porn isn't so hard to find TV review: Sweet start for Bad Sugar http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sweet-start-for-bad-sugar.aspx You can’t trust anyone in the family.... Dealing with hetero-curiosity isn’t so straight-forward http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-answering-questions-about-being-a-lesbian-is-tough.aspx Why answering questions about being a lesbian is tough A(nother) lesbian version of Fifty Shades of Grey? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/is-this-the-lesbian-(film)-version-of-50-shades-of-grey.aspx Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace star in erotic thriller, Passion Here come the Golden Girls http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/here-come-the-golden-girls.aspx Move over Jessica Ennis, the superwomen are coming Comment: Love is in the hair http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-love-is-in-the-hair.aspx Can hair be gay? Ask Miley Cyrus and Rachel Evan Wood Opinion: Single? Lez-friendly? She must be gay! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-single-lez-friendly-she-must-be-gay!.aspx Is pressure on Hollywood's single women increasing, asks Kim Blunden An Evening with Naomi Wolf tickets available http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/an-evening-with-naomi-wolf.aspx Feminist author will be discussing her forthcoming book Vagina: A New Biography in Brighton next month Sue Perkins to star in new sitcom http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-to-star-in-new-sitcom.aspx Heading Out will tackle the trauma of coming out to your family A little trip to bank holiday hell anyone? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/a-little-trip-to-bank-holiday-hell-anyone.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is off to IKEA Lez find a woman! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lez-find-a-woman!.aspx The 'gaydar' in your back pocket - will you be downloading LezFindr? Lesbian ‘tortured’ in Nebraska 'hate-crime' has been charged http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-‘tortured’-in-nebraska-'hate-crime'-has-been-charged-.aspx Charlie Rogers, 33, has been charged with making false claims to police about an alleged homophobic attack Hot Stuff: My Little Sister’s Come Out http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-little-sister’s-come-out.aspx The DIVA sexpert answers a reader whose sister has followed her out of the closet From Russia with Hate: Where is the love? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/from-russia-with-hate.aspx Reflections on Russia's anti-gay movement Eating disorders live chat service launched http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/eating-disorders-live-chat-service-launched.aspx The UK's leading eating disorder charity, Beat, has launched weekly live chats for LGBT young people Sign up today for the Big Gay 10K http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sign-up-today-for-the-big-gay-10k!.aspx The funnest charity fundraiser offers public kissing, great performances and lesbian jam The Hunger director Tony Scott dies http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-hunger-director-tony-scott-dies.aspx Top Gun director also brought us the 80s lesbian vampire classic starring Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon Art review: Martha Rosler http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-martha-rosler.aspx The feminist artist’s miniature comment on the tragedy of war is a must-see Winners of Pride in the House gay and lesbian art competition announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/winners-of-pride-in-the-house-gay-and-lesbian-art-competition-announced.aspx An art competition celebrating the art work of gay and lesbian artists has announced the finalists, who are in with a chance of a free solo show of their work. Proud to be… UK Black Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/proud-to-be…-uk-black-pride.aspx Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director & Co-Founder, on the meaning and importance of Black Pride Hot Stuff: Should I make a sex-tape? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-make-a-sex-tape.aspx DIVA's lesbian sexpert advises a reader whose girlfriend wants a record of their sex life The Rubbish Les: What makes a "good lesbian"? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-toasts-the-lesbian-inside-all-of-us.aspx Liking cats, quiche and quinoa may just mean you have good taste Photography: Ellen von Unwerth: Do Not Disturb http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/photography-ellen-von-unwerth-do-not-disturb.aspx The provocative model-turned-fashion photographer puts 'edgy' women at the heart of her new work Subscribe to DIVA and claim your free DVD http://divamag.co.uk/category/offers/subscribe-to-diva-and-get-a-free-dvd.aspx Choose between the runaway hit at the LLGFF 2012, Kiss Me, or taboo-busting indie drama Mary Marie Cover interview: Skunk Anansie's Skin http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-skunk-anansie's-skin.aspx On bank fraud, environmentalism, why she rates Jessie J and her forthcoming wedding At the Lip Service fan event http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/glasgow-lip-service-fan-event.aspx We head to Glasgow to meet Lip Service's Heather, Anna, Fiona and co. LGB black and ethnic minorities ‘isolated’ by public services, says new report. http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgb-black-and-ethnic-minorities-‘isolated’-by-public-services,-says-new-report.aspx A new report from the LGB equality charity Stonewall reveals how public services are seriously failing Britain’s 400,000 black and minority ethnic LGB people Top ranking lesbian podcast goes live tonight! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/top-ranking-lesbian-podcast-goes-live-tonight!.aspx Don't miss the top ranking iTunes lesbian podcast: the Lesbian Lounge DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska Review & video: Turning, Dir Charles Atlas http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-video-turning,-dir-charles-atlas.aspx Cult film director captures Antony and The Johnsons and friends on tour LGB people seven times more likely to take drugs http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgb-people-seven-times-more-likely-to-take-drugs.aspx The first ever survey into substance use by lesbian, gay and bisexual people shows we are more likely to binge drink and take drugs than the wider population. Review: Carly Bryant's latest album http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-carly-bryant's-latest-album.aspx Out singer-songwriter Carly Bryant is back, with "bluesy, upbeat" album Four and Twenty Blackbirds Top 5 embarrassing things that would only happen to lesbians http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-embarrassing-things-that-would-only-happen-to-lesbians.aspx Lesbians are a rare breed, and with that comes a unique set of circumstances, some of which are great. And some not so much Carol Ann Duffy Olympic poem 'beyond excrescence' http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carol-ann-duffy-olympic-poem-'beyond-excrescence'-.aspx Tory priest slams the lesbian poet laureate's brilliant new work Manchester Pride: 'Best line-up yet' http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester-pride-'best-line-up-yet'.aspx Steps, Queer’d Science and the Pink Dog Show…all at this year’s Manchester Pride Top five things that lesbians are supposed to like but perhaps don’t http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-five-things-that-lesbians-are-supposed-to-like-but-perhaps-don’t.aspx We can't help it, some of us just break the mould Peter Tatchell and Paris Lees make National Diversity Awards 2012 shortlist http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-and-paris-lees-make-national-diversity-awards-2012-shortlist.aspx The shortlist for the National Diversity Awards rewards those who contribute to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in society. The Rubbish Lesbian: No, we're not sisters http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-no,-we're-not-sisters.aspx The moment when passers-by make sibling assumptions about you and your gf. Awkward. Celebrity lesbian (and bisexual) parents! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/celebrity-lesbian-(and-bisexual)-parents!.aspx A new show could help you to be one. A parent, that is. Not a celebrity. London LGBT sports clubs offer free taster sessions http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/out-for-sport-to-host-week-of-sport-taster-sessions.aspx Out for Sport showcases the capital's inclusive sports community Second class Olympians? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/second-class-olympians.aspx We may be scooping up medals but women are still being treated as second class citizens at the Olympics Preview: Edinburgh's queer underground festival Pussy Whipped http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/preview-edinburgh's-pussy-whipped-festival.aspx Tickets go on sale for Edinburgh's "mind-blowing" queer-feminist festival Hot Stuff: Should I marry her? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-marry-her.aspx DIVA’s sexpert guides a blushing maybe-bride Review: Antony's Meltdown http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-antony's-meltdown.aspx The annual arts festival, curated by trans singer and feminist, Antony serves up a beguiling matriarchal vision with Joan As Policewoman, Marina Abramovic and others Lesbian-run London gallery hosts prestigious group show http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-run-london-gallery-hosts-prestigious-group-show.aspx London's WW gallery in Clerkenwell showcases a selection of LGBT and feminism-inspired works Laura Steel kicks it in Sheffield http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/laura-steel-kicks-it-in-sheffield.aspx She had her first chart hit in 2010. Now she's released her debut album. Bella Qvist caught her at Sheftival in Laura’s hometown. IOC called upon to enforce Olympic Charter http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ioc-called-upon-to-enforce-olympic-charter.aspx 880 protesters show their support in making sure the Olympics are fair and equal for all Leeds Pride huge success http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/leeds-pride-2012.aspx Biggest ever Pride event for Yorkshire's LGBT community goes down a storm - during a storm! Fantastic line up for Big Gay 10K revealed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/fantastic-line-up-for-big-gay-10k-revealed.aspx Celebrate your efforts with Zoe Lyons, Jen Brister, Bethany Black and many more at the Gay Village fete Want to be a part of DIVA's new blind date column? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-lesbian-blind-date.aspx Interested in going on a blind date and appearing in DIVA? Read on. Lesbian seagull http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-seagull.aspx Lesbian seagull - hottest Google lesbian-related search term? Really? Everybody out. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/everybody-out.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian accidentally comes out to the new girl at work...during a fire alarm test Olympic sportswomen show the chaps how its done http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/olympic-sports-women.aspx Let's hear it for the women who are doing us proud Lesbian Disney kiss causes Guernsey furore http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-disney-kiss-causes-guernsey-furore.aspx A kiss is just a kiss? Not when Ariel and Jasmine lock lips in the Channel Islands Hot Stuff: My girl and I had a threesome with a male friend http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girl-and-i-had-a-threesome-with-a-male-friend.aspx DIVA’s sexpert reassures a reader The History Girls - Boost to Team GB Medal Hopes http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/wwwdivamagcoukteamgbhopepowell.aspx Hope Powell's team GB women's footballers made history again at the 2012 Olympics. Wake up to an orgasm, every day http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wake-up-to-an-orgasm,-every-day.aspx A new sex toy claims to get you up (and off) every morning Olympic women deserve equal treatment says rights campaigner http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/olympic-women-deserve-equal-treatment-says-rights-campaigner.aspx Women's inequality at Olympics is symbolized in medal ceremonies, says the Peter Tatchell Foundation Interview & video: Peggy Seeger http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-video-peggy-seeger.aspx The original first lady-lovin' lady of folk speaks to Rose McAfee about her new album Interview: Kiss Me http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kiss-me-star-and-writer-director.aspx Actress Ruth Vega Fernandez and writer-director Alexandra-Therese Keining tell us about the brilliant new Swedish lesbian film Angela Eagle announced as Liverpool Pride patron http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/angela-eagle-announced-as-liverpool-pride-patron.aspx Lesbian Labour MP to lead parade on 4 August Music: Saint Lou Lou 'Maybe You' http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-saint-lou-lou-'maybe-you'.aspx Check out this dreamy pop track from twin sisters Saint Lou Lou Interview: Performance artist Kembra Pfaler http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-performance-artist-kembra-pfaler.aspx We chat about this year’s Meltdown, Future Feminism and going for a wee in Starbucks Endless love? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/endless-love.aspx In a long-term relationship? Share the secrets of your success with others in a new nationwide project Delicious Divas lesbian erotic fiction ebook published http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/delicious-divas-erotic-fiction-ebook-published.aspx Download stories by our competition winners for free until 2 August Film preview & video: Jack and Diane http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-video-jack-and-diane.aspx An intelligent, dark tale of two queer teenagers, starring Elvis Presley's granddaughter, has caught the film buffs' attention Q&A: Three Veils cast http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-three-veils-cast.aspx Sheetal Sheth, Mercedes Masohn and Angela Zahra chat about their roles Top 5 places to watch the Olympics http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-places-to-watch-the-olympics.aspx No tickets to the Olympics? No matter - we've picked out some of the best places to catch all the action. Excited, much? "When it comes to sport I excell - at watching." http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-olympic-fever.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian has caught Olympic fever, in a relaxed sort of way Hot Stuff: Bringing my girl on holiday with my folks http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-bringing-my-girl-on-holiday-with-my-folks.aspx Our sexpert’s correspondent this week is homo for the holidays Women demand end to Olympic gender discrimination http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/women-demand-end-to-olympic-gender-discrimination.aspx Activists say Olympic committee promotes sexist bias Video: Tatler magazine's lesbian party http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tatler-magazine-lesbian-party.aspx Tatler magazine's exclusive video featuring Sue Perkins, Clare Balding, Alison Goldfrapp, Stella Duffy, Sophie Ward and Fiona Shaw lip-synching to LMFAO sexy rap track David Cameron calls on churches to get behind 'gay' marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/david-cameron-calls-on-churches-to-support-equal-marriage.aspx The Prime Minister urges Conservative party MPs and church leaders to get behind equal marriage When should you introduce her to your friends? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/when-should-you-introduce-her-to-your-friends.aspx The latest installment of relationship advice from DIVA Date. Video: Jen Brister's Lady Ha Ha mockumentary http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lady-ha-ha-jen-brister-mockumentary-episodes.aspx In which Jen has a meeting with a top comedy agent and Zoe Lyons breaks America Music review & video: Lana Del Rey http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-video-lana-del-rey.aspx Del Rey's new single 'Summertime sadness' features a lesbian suicide pact Lesbian tortured in Nebraska hate crime http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-tortured-in-nebraska-hate-crime.aspx Anti-gay slurs were carved into woman’s skin and daubed on wall Foodie review (and reader offer): Tonkotsu http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-tonkotsu-noodle-bar.aspx New lesbian-owned Japanese street food restaurant is talk of London's Soho First US woman astronaut comes out in obituary http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/first-us-woman-astronaut-comes-out-in-obituary.aspx Following Sally Ride's death, her family have confirmed that she was in a relationship with a woman. Female trouble http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gender-stereotypes-and-the-olympics.aspx Gender-testing of female athletes is unfair and unfounded but the International Olympic Committee insists on it Review: Geo Wyeth and Hahn-Bin http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-geo-wyeth-and-hahn-bin.aspx Roz Kaveney is impressed by a Soho theatre double bill Proud to play: lesbian football http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/proud-to-play-lesbian-football.aspx How a UK sports org helped kit out a team in Ukraine Theatre review & video: Sappho… in 9 fragments http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-video-sappho…-in-9-fragments.aspx Making sense of Sappho. This one-woman show tries to piece the 'Dykon' together again. Who's that girl? It's the Queen of Pop. http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-reviews-madonna's-hyde-park-gig.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian reviews Madonna's Hyde Park gig Edinburgh Festival 2012 Round-Up http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/edinburgh-festival-2012-round-up.aspx Our pick of (mainly) lez and bi things to do at the Edinburgh Festivals this year L Fest 2012 a great success http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-fest-2012-a-great-success.aspx Spirits not dampened at second annual lesbian fest Hot Stuff: I cheated on her - what now? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-cheated-on-her-what-now.aspx DIVA's sex and relationships expert advises a guilty partner Could you pick your vulva out of a line-up? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/could-you-pick-your-vulva-out-of-a-line-up.aspx Send us a photo and be a part of our forthcoming Naked issue Music review: The xx – Angels http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-the-xx-–-angels.aspx South London indie rock band The xx finally return with new single, Angels Film review: Anarchy Girls http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-anarchy-girls.aspx Lithuania's first lesbian film is subversive and radical but is it any good? Could British lesbians use an L-PAC? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/clare-balding-sandi-toksvig-in-british-lpac.aspx As the government drags its feet on rubber-stamping gay marriage, could we do with a high profile (celebrity) lesbian-run campaign? Official Lip Service event "a resounding success" http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-fan-event.aspx Close to 300 fans attended Glasgow event on 15 July Review: Bijou cocktail club http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bijou-lesbian-cocktail-club-first-birthday.aspx London's premier lesbian and bisexual cocktail club celebrates first birthday Muff Scouts rule! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/muff-scouts.aspx Fancy some falconry? Crossbowing? A ride on a trapeze? Perhaps some dirt-biking or skydiving with some lesbian, bisexual and trans peeps? Read on Review: UK's leading LGBT artists in major group show http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/clifford-chance-lgbt-sports-exhibition.aspx Sadie Lee, Annie Attridge, Stav B, Cathy Stocker, Asa Johannesson, Matthew Miles, Sunil Gupta and Konrad Wyrebrek among exhibitors Review & video: Tanita Tikaram http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tanita-tikaram.aspx The 1980s hit singer-songwriter returns with a brand new album Guilty Pleasure: The Return of The Real L Word http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/guilty-pleasure-the-return-of-the-real-l-word.aspx Los Angeles’ finest are back with a new season of shenanigans, but does this show do more harm than good? Lesbians to the rescue as LPAC formed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jane-lynch-and-billie-jean-king-launch-lpac.aspx High-profile lesbians in the US have launched a political action committee to campaign on women’s and gay rights Mock crucifixion protest over Pussy Riot case http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mock-crucifixion-protest-over-pussy-riot-case.aspx Support for jailed Russian feminist punk group increases Interview: Tony Hogan author Kerry Hudson http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-tony-hogan-author-kerry-hudson.aspx We talk writing, motivation and the representation of working class women with the Scottish debut novelist The million-dollar question: where can I meet women? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-million-dollar-question-where-can-i-meet-women.aspx Not keen on the scene? Lesbians and bi women know where the girls are… Prepare to meet thy mate! The Rubbish Lesbian has a dinner party cat-astrophe http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-a-dinner-party-cat-astrophe.aspx This week Sarah Westwood deals with a feline loose cannon Hot Stuff: Should I have sex with my boss? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-have-sex-with-my-boss.aspx DIVA’s sexpert warns a young employee off her married lesbian boss Polari First Book Prize announce longlist http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/polari-first-book-prize-announce-longlist.aspx Queer writing prize selection reflects "the diversity of LGBT literary voices" DVD review: Hit & Miss http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-hit-miss.aspx Chloe Sevigny plays a trans hitwoman in this dark, but sweet, TV drama Controversial gay rights charity video gets over 45K YouTube views http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/kaleidoscope-trust-gay-rights-video-campaign.aspx The ‘Imagine if it were illegal for you to be you?’ campaign is making an impact Review: Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/penny-arcade-bitch!-dyke!-faghag!-whore!.aspx The legendary Penny Arcade bring sex, history and community to London's Dalston with her brilliant cult show Lesbian couple to wed in first Buddhist same-sex union http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/world's-first-buddhist-lesbian-wedding-in-taiwan.aspx The first gay Buddhist wedding in Taiwan will take place next month. World Pride or World Shame? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/world-pride-the-post-mortem.aspx Thousands turned up from around the globe to take part in London's World Pride for an event to remember - but for good or bad reasons? Video: Jen Brister on (dry) ice? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jen-brister-on-ice.aspx Jen and Dee prove that when it comes to brainstorming, there's no such thing as a good idea Video: London Gay Pride 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-london-gay-pride-2012.aspx Pride-goers at Saturday's event talk about what Pride means to them Q&A: Maya von Doll http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-maya-von-doll.aspx The former lead singer of Sohodolls on female talent, childhood influences and writing for Nicola Roberts Interview: Sharon D Clarke http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sharon-d-clarke-at-ha-ha-hackney-empire.aspx The multi-talented singer and actress gears up for Sunday's 'gayextravaganza' charity fundraiser event, Ha Ha Hackney Review: Wotever Music and Comedy Night http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-wotever-music-and-comedy-night.aspx We take in an evening of music, comedy and cabaret from the Wotever gang The Rubbish Lesbian tries to take a compliment http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-tries-to-take-a-compliment.aspx Wearing a dress and a bit of lippy raises a lesbian etiquette dilemma Video: Jen Brister mockumentary episodes three and four http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-jen-brister-mockumentary-episodes-three-and-four.aspx Jen's in Edinburgh and her confidence could do with a boost Interview: Alt-country singer-songwriter Gem Andrews http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/one-to-watch-alt-country-singer-songwriter-gem-andrews.aspx Why this up-and-coming lesbian musician is one to watch out for Schools not doing enough to tackle homophobia http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/schools-not-doing-enough-to-tackle-homophobia.aspx New report by Stonewall shows that many young people are still falling victim to homophobic abuse Hot Stuff: A One Night Stand http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hot-stuff-one-night-stand.aspx Our sexpert hears from an 18-year-old who has had an unexpected encounter Cover interview: Lip Service's Anna Skellern http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-lip-service's-anna-skellern-(lexy).aspx We speak with the actress behind sexy Lexy Bifurious! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bifurious!.aspx Are bi women right to be angry? Wanted: lesbian roommate? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wanted-lesbian-roommate.aspx Georgina Sturge isn't sure how to come out at that first interview. Awkward. Preview: Lesbian radio just got better! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/mylesbianradiocom-july-4.aspx Hear DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska in conversation with Denise Warner on tonight's MyLesbianRadio.com Top 10 (mainly bi and lesbo) things to do this Pride Weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-(mainly-bi-and-lesbo)-things-to-do-this-pride-weekend.aspx World Pride may have been scaled down but we’ve picked out 10 great things to do this weekend Pride London apologise for 'confusion and chaos' http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-london-apologise-for-'confusion-and-chaos'.aspx World Pride board 'share community's frustrations' Video: Lady Ha ha episodes one and two http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-lady-ha-ha-episodes-one-and-two.aspx Watch Jen Brister's very funny mockumentary series about surviving Edinburgh Fringe as a comic Review: Presenting pomp http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/presenting-pomp-by-bird-la-bird.aspx An irreverent art tour turns the National Portrait Gallery into seditionist central Cocktails for World Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/grey-goose-cocktails-for-world-pride.aspx Mix up your very own personalised cocktail and donate to an LGBT charity while you do it! Q&A: Suzi Ruffell http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-comedian-suzi-ruffell.aspx We chat with one of our favourite comedians in the lead up to her Edinburgh Fringe show Photography: Tania Olive's Dyke of our Time http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/photography-tania-olive's-dykes-of-our-time.aspx The East London-based photographer describes her recent project Grey is not the only colour http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fifty-lesbian-shades-of-grey.aspx The runaway success of Fifty Shades of Grey tells us a lot about contemporary hetty sexuality but where's the lesbian and bi erotica? London Mayor urged to save World Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mayor-'must-save-world-pride'.aspx Boris Johnson 'should provide bridging loan, reinstate 1pm start time and permit floats' World Pride London admit "lack of planning" http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/world-pride-london-admit-lack-of-planning.aspx Pride London has blamed “cashflow issues” for the last-minute scale back of this year’s World Pride event. DIVADirect sale offers 20% off this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/divadirect-sale-this-weekend-offers-20-off-everything.aspx Sale runs until 10am on Monday 2 July Bikini-clad holiday awkwardness, anyone? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/even-on-holiday-the-rubbish-lesbian-can't-escape-the-awkwardness.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian and her girlfriend head off to a remote, romantic destination Heather Peace speaks out on equal marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-speaks-out-on-equal-marriage.aspx Lip Service star voices disappointment with the Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex civil marriage In Glasgow, single, and at a loose end tonight? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-free-tonight-ladies-only-lip-service-speed-dating-event-in-glasgow.aspx Then this ladies only Lip Service speed dating event may be of interest Lip Service's Ed confirmed for July 15 event http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service's-ed-confirmed-for-july-15-event.aspx James Anthony Pearson and burlesque Club Noir join Glasgow line-up L Fest 2012: Behind the scenes http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/l-fest-2012-behind-the-scenes.aspx Meet the music programmers, Lucy Burton and Mandy Burton (pictured) from the band Eeek Hot Stuff: When two butches collide… http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-when-two-butches-collide.aspx A reader has trouble with a partner who’s as bossy in bed as she is Dolly and Queen Latifah film Joyful Noise out this Friday http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dolly-plus-queen-latifah-=-joyful-noise.aspx This "funny and inspirational" story might be just the ticket Review: When Tracey met Jeanette http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-jeanette-winterson-and-tracy-emin.aspx Jeanette Winterson and Tracey Emin get intimate about their personal lives at London's Southbank Write to us and win healthy, tasty treats http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/write-to-us-and-win-some-healthy,-tasty-treats.aspx Let us know what's on your mind and be in to win stuff #1 must have: A photo zine for queers http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/1-must-have-a-photo-zine-for-queers.aspx What it is and why we like it New confirmations for official Lip Service fan event http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-confirmations-for-official-lip-service-fan-event.aspx Jen Brister, AMiTY and Anna Skellern to join line-up at Glasgow event World Pride: the low down http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/world-pride-events.aspx From parties, exhibitions and cabaret shows to speed-dating walks and library raves there is so much going on in the run up to World Pride. DVD review: Small Town Gay Bar http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-small-town-gay-bar.aspx In the American South, gay bars are a vital hub for community solidarity, a moving new documentary suggests Take The Hassle Out Of Regular Payments Overseas http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/take-the-hassle-out-of-regular-payments-overseas.aspx Owning a property abroad does not need to feel like a chore, we can help make it more of a pleasure. TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-22-june.aspx To the theatre with you girls! This week three shows make our list of top things to do... Homophobia in the workplace: risk of complacency by corporations revealed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/workplace-homophobia-outnow-survey.aspx Worldwide study reveals homophobia is endemic in the lives of millions of gay and lesbian people Study proves Lesbian families do “very well” without father figures http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/study-shows-lesbian-families-are-good-for-children.aspx A recent study has shown that children of lesbian parents do not suffer from the lack of a prominent male role model. Film preview: Your Sister's Sister http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-your-sister's-sister.aspx Because we just don't have enough films in which the only sex a lesbian has is with a man DVD review: The Guest House http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-the-guest-house.aspx An unsatisfactory stay at The Guest House TV Review: True Love http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-review-true-love.aspx The BBC’s five-part serial zeroes in on the messy side of love, including a same-sex teacher-pupil affair Why you should care about Slutwalk http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/slutwalk-2012.aspx As Scotland gears up for Slutwalk, Ana Hine reckons we should all take part, whether we're gay, bi or straight DIVA to launch social networking site Stensh.com http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/diva-to-launch-social-networking-site-stenshcom.aspx Rival to Twitter will focus on smell-related messages Review: Lovebox weekender http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lovebox-what's-in-it-for-lesbians.aspx Sunday was the unofficial 'Gay Day' at East London's annual Lovebox Festival but was there enough in it for the ladies? Review: Katy Perry - Wide Awake http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-katy-perry-wide-awake.aspx Faye Davies listens carefully to the new tune from K-Pez First out gay pro-footballer will tweet live during match tonight http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/first-out-gay-pro-footballer-will-tweet-live-during-match.aspx As the Ukrainian parliament prepares to impose anti-gay censorship laws, former pro footballer Marcus Urban joins activists on Twitter to comment on Ukraine v. England National Diversity Awards announces 2012 patrons http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-2012-patrons-announced.aspx Patrons for the first grassroots diversity awards event include paralympian athletes and TV stars Hot Stuff: Sexless relationship – should I walk away? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-sexless-relationship-should-i-walk-away.aspx DIVA’s sexpert helps a reader make a tough decision TV preview: True Love 'Holly' http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/true-love-preview.aspx Tonight the BBC's improvised drama tackles a teacher's attraction to her female pupil Tate Liverpool hosts local women's art http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tate-liverpool-hosts-local-womens-art.aspx Poet Clare Campbell is organising a big event at Tate Liverpool, using art as a way to get women talking. The 100 strong group will include members of Liverpool’s LGBT community FILM REVIEW &VIDEO: XXY http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/xxy-review.aspx Argentine director Lucía Puenzo’s XXY, the story of intersex teenager Alex has us by the short and curlies Interview extra: Joan Armatrading http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-extra-joan-armatrading.aspx Enjoyed the interview with Joan in the July issue? Here’s more Lesbian and bi women more likely to suffer abuse says new study http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-bi-women-more-likely-to-suffer-abuse-says-new-study.aspx In an American study, lesbian and bisexual women reported higher rates of childhood abuse and adult sexual assault than heterosexual women Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-15-june.aspx From Grace Jones to gender-bending art in London and a celebration of women's lives at the Tate in Liverpool, the whole country's gone queer! Beware the counterfeit lesbian. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-14-june.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is sick of the straight-girl ménage á blah Review: BBC Three comedy Dead Boss http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-bbc-three-comedy-dead-boss.aspx Lip Service’s second series may be over, but there’s still good stuff on telly "What marriage means to me" http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/what-marriage-means-to-me.aspx "I want to marry my girlfriend, not 'civil partner' her," says DIVA reader Caroline Woods DVD Review: Jan’s Coming Out http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-jans-coming-out.aspx She wants the world to know... Hot Stuff: Long-distance love - but no sex http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-long-distance-love-but-no-sex.aspx Nothing puts a dampener on a new relationship like 3,400 miles Manchester lesbian awarded MBE http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/sally-carr-to-receive-mbe-for-her-work-with-lgbt-youth.aspx A youth worker from Manchester is to be awarded an MBE for her services to the LGBT community. Bush administration http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/pubic-hair-or-the-bush-administration.aspx No we're not talking about the former US prez; this week we're all about summer vs body hair Comment: Home Office's equal marriage consultation closing THIS THURSDAY http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-consultation-last-few-days.aspx With the debate on gay marriage reaching fever pitch in recent weeks, it's possible you may not yet have had your say. Queer film tour POUT to begin later this month http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pout-lgbt-film-tour-to-begin-later-this-month.aspx Take your seats for the best of LGBT cinema from around the world Shadow Lounge to host Lip Service speed dating event http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/shadow-lounge-to-host-lip-service-speed-dating-event.aspx Ladies only speed dating night to take place Thursday 21 June Comment: Outraged in Chelsea http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-outraged-in-chelsea.aspx Should enjoying bad telly ever become a moral issue? Top 5 things to do this weekend: 8-10 June http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-8-10-june.aspx Post bank holiday blues? We’ve found a selection of this week’s best events to perk you up... The Rubbish Lesbian: A lapse in Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-a-lapse-in-pride.aspx What a pain that Pride season clashes with the wedding season... The Stage Slap http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-stage-slap.aspx Why audience reaction to on-stage violence is no longer funny Interview: Single Bass http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-single-bass.aspx Musician Jennifer Moore talks about her one-woman band and this weekend’s Nottingham mini-fest Live music review: Heather Peace http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-music-review-heather-peace.aspx We report on the final gig of Heather's sell-out UK tour Top 10 New Girls on the Block http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-10-new-girls-on-the-block.aspx Who’s gnashing at the heels of Beyonce, dragging on Tracey Emin’s coat tails, or squaring up to Carey Mulligan? Hot Stuff: Give me the lesbian low-down! (Part 2) http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-give-me-the-lesbian-low-down!-(part-2).aspx DIVA's sex 'n' dating expert delivers part two of her A-Z London: the not-so-gay Games http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/london-the-not-so-gay-games.aspx Olympic organisers have little to show for their talk of LGBT inclusion Cover interview: The Artful Dodgeress http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-artful-dodgeress.aspx An exclusive shoot and chat with Lip Service's Sadie, Natasha O'Keeffe REVIEW: Jackie Kay http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jackie-kay-reading-review-stoke-newington.aspx The brilliant poet and author injects a little ooh la la into the Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Top 10 badass Sadie one-liners http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-10-badass-sadie-quotes.aspx She's the queen of wry humour which is just one of the many reasons why we'll always love Sadie Not waving but frowning http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-jubilee.aspx An alternative perspective on the Jubilee Interview: So Hard To Forget director Malu de Martino http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-so-hard-to-forget-director-malu-de-martino.aspx We talk to the woman behind the moving lesbian drama from Brazil Balls to your straight innuendos! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-1-june.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian says enough of the nob gags, already Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-to-do-this-weekend-1-june-2012.aspx This weekend marks the long-awaited Queen’s jubilee; and DIVA are on hand to show you the best ways to have a right royal knees up... Hot Stuff: Give me the lesbian low-down! http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-give-me-the-lesbian-low-down!.aspx A learner lesBIan turns to DIVA’s sexpert for guidance Save Thousands On Your Overseas Property Purchase http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/save-thousands-on-your-overseas-property-purchase.aspx Why using the right international money transfer service can save you a fortune on your property purchase abroad. MUSIC: Eurovision winner may be bisexual. And she's definitely a human rights activist http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/loreen-sweden's-eurovision-winner.aspx There's more to Swedish Eurovision winner Loreen than her awesome dance track. Bella Qvist (pictured) explains why you should care… Activists urge DIVA readers to sign petition against LGBT rights abuses http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-crackdown-in-ukraine.aspx AllOut.org speaks out about human rights abuse in Ukraine where it may soon become illegal to be LGBT in public Cynthia Nixon marries Christine Marinoni http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/cynthia-nixon-marries-her-fiancee.aspx Former Sex and the City star marries her long-term partner Candybar comedy night http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-comedy-night-24-may.aspx Watching your ex-girlfriend crack jokes about the demise of your relationship - in public - is a novel experience... Live music review: Jill Jackson http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-music-review-jill-jackson.aspx We head to Barfly in Camden to see the getaway driver live Lip Service 2 recap: Episode Six http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-six.aspx It’s the opening night of the play, but how will things play out for Tess, Lexy, Sadie and Sam? Top 5 things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx It's been a long wait, but pride season finally starts here! Bradford opens the celebrations The Rubbish Lesbian is busted http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-busted.aspx "The sun’s out. The cleavage is out, and I’m busted." The Press, the President, and the penis http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-press,-the-president,-and-the-penis.aspx Sky Atlantic’s Hit and Miss, the Daily Mail, and self-styled gay rights advocate President Obama Lesbian wins Calderdale Citizenship Award http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-wins-calderdale-citizenship-award.aspx Veteran activist Jan Bridget’s services to LGBT youth recognised Hot Stuff: Clitoral vs Vaginal orgasms http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/t-hot-stuff-clitoral-vs-vaginal-orgasms.aspx DIVA’s sexpert revisits an ages-old controversy Queer and Trembling: Civil not Equal http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-civil-not-equal.aspx The word ‘marriage’ is not for you. Not if you intend to legally cement your union with the one you love Top Travel Tips To Make Your Money Go Further http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/top-travel-tips-to-make-your-money-go-further.aspx Use these top travel tips to make the most of your holiday budget this summer. Same-sex couples should get free fertility treatment says NHS watchdog http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-couples-should-get-free-fertility-treatment-says-nhs-watchdog.aspx Would-be parents should have access to free fertility treatment regardless of their sexual orientation Review: Femmes by the Thames http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/femmes-on-the-thames.aspx An eroticised reading of the Wagamama menu, a ukelele and geek jokes about Darwin - it must be Rosie Wilby's comedy night VIDEO: Wolfette http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wolfette.aspx Electro-pop act pays homage to Virginia Woolf The H-Word - tonight! http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mental-health-awareness-week-pace-diva-event.aspx Comedian Clare Summerskill joins DIVA and PACE for happiness event aimed at lesbian, bisexual and trans women VIDEO+REVIEW: V G Lee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/v-g-lee-book-reading-always-you-edina.aspx The author of 'Always you, Edina' cracks our critic up Lip Service 2 recap: Episode 5 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-five.aspx Is there to be any hope for Slexy? Or for Ladie or Less for that matter? Read on Cate Blanchett to star in film of 1950s lesbian novel http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cate-blanchett-to-star-in-film-of-1950s-lesbian-novel.aspx Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt adapted for screen Official Lip Service finale event announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/official-lip-service-finale-event-announced.aspx Tickets to go on sale for 15 July Glasgow event on Monday TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-18-may.aspx From Buckinghamshire to Dundee via Dalston's Body Talk - the pre-summer shenanigans are hotting up Women into sport campaign launches http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/women-into-sport-campaign-launches.aspx Win tickets to meet your favourite sportswomen Lesbian sex. It's a bit like the Bermuda triangle. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-18th-may.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian would like to clear a few things up... IDAHO celebrated around the world http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/idaho-celebrated-around-the-world.aspx Around the UK and across the globe, groups are marking International Day Against Homophobia, 17 May DIVA Date: Hide or Reveal http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-hide-or-reveal.aspx When to keep potentially off-putting statements in your dating profile. Hot Stuff: My best friend is my ex http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-best-friend-is-my-ex.aspx DIVA’s sexpert unravels a tangled web of lesbian love The H-word http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/meg-barker-pace-diva-h-word-event.aspx With just over a week till DIVA's happiness event, Meg Barker suggests a how-to guide to happiness for lesbians, bisexuals and transwomen Woman jailed after homophobic attack on teenage girl http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/woman-sentenced-for-attack-on-hastings-lesbian.aspx A woman who subjected a teenage girl to a torrent of homophobic abuse before attacking her has been jailed for six weeks. Art review: Her noise http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/her-noise-review-tate-modern.aspx A mesh of activism and fandom, Her Noise celebrates feminism and sound Online guide launched for gay and bi women in Yorkshire http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/online-guide-launched-for-gay-and-bi-women-in-yorkshire.aspx The new website dedicated to listing information and events will serve locals and visitors to the region LGBT British media appeal for readers to have their say on gay marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-press-unite-in-support-of-equal-marriage.aspx 'The most important thing you can do today is spend five minutes completing the government’s consultation.' Lip Service star Heather Peace shares her tips for happiness http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-and-the-h-word.aspx DIVA magazine and LGBT mental health charity PACE are inviting gay, bi and trans women to speak out on the topic of happiness, and Heather’s first up… Theatre: When Women Wee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-when-women-wee.aspx We find out more about the voyeuristic comedy that "makes the private public" Art Preview: Civil Partnerships? Queer and Feminist Curating http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-and-feminist-curating-at-the-tate.aspx London's Tate Modern has got its lez on and DIVA's excited! Lip Service 2 recap: Episode Four http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-four.aspx Join us in recapping the ups and downs of this fine fourth episode Buying Now Makes Your Holiday Cash Go Further http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/buying-now-makes-your-holiday-cash-go-further.aspx With the euro and US dollar at levels not seen in some time, getting your travel money now will mean you have more to spend on sun, sea, and sangria. UNISON calls on women to make their experience count http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/unison-calls-on-women-to-make-their-experience-count.aspx Three times as many UK men have responded to a European survey on LGBT people's everyday experiences Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-may-11-2012.aspx Grab a book, take to the Thames, or stay on shore and help DIVA favourite Amy Lamé celebrate her birthday in this week’s pick of the best gay things the UK has to offer... Do you really wish you were a lesbian? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-11-may-2012.aspx The rubbish lesbian wonders why all the straight girls she meets want to be her... Interview: Heather Peace http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-heather-peace.aspx We caught up with the singer-songwriter to chat about new album Fairytales, among other things Theatre review: When Women Wee http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-when-women-wee.aspx We head to the Soho Theatre to see a play set in a club toilet Queer and Trembling: Catholics. Neither Educating nor Serving. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-catholics-neither-educating-nor-serving.aspx Faye Davies on the recent anti-gay scandal at her former school Hot Stuff: Going down south http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-going-down-south.aspx DIVA’s sexpert answers a reader whose girl lacks confidence in the downstairs buffet Cover interview: What's the gossip? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gossip-cover-interview-diva-june-2012.aspx Their new album sees them in a more thoughtful mood, but pop’s most outspoken dykes, Beth Ditto and Hannah Blilie are still fighting their corner. Are you guy-curious? http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-guy-curious.aspx Is sex with men off limits for most lesbians? Mediawatch: Bi for Ri? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/would-you-be-bi-for-rihanna.aspx Bisexuality. Rihanna loves it. Jessie J? Not so much. Equalities minister remains 'committed to equal marriage' http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lynne-featherstone-confirms-government-support-for-equal-marriage.aspx Minister for Equality Lynne Featherstone has assured that the government is committed to equal marriage despite recent rumours North Carolina voters outlaw gay marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/north-carolina-outlaws-gay-marriage.aspx North Carolina citizens vote against gay marriage, following a vote on an amendment of the current law. New campaign to back same sex marriage launched http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-campaign-to-back-same-sex-marriage-launches-tonight.aspx New campaign to back same sex marriage launched as research shows policy is changing some of the gay community’s attitude towards Tories. An open letter to: Hillary Clinton http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/an-open-letter-to-hillary-clinton.aspx Who hasn't got a soft spot for US Secretary of State Hillary C? Especially now her good works for LGBT people are to be recognised at World Pride Wanted: your coming out stories for a new stage show http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wanted-your-coming-out-stories-for-a-new-stage-show.aspx Ellis Young explains how she turns our personal tales into drama DJ EVO-K: “I dress every note with emotion” http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dj-evo-k-i-dress-every-note-with-emotion.aspx Meet EVO-K, the Italian lesbian DJ everyone’s talking about DVD review: The Topp Twins' Untouchable Girls http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-the-topp-twins'-untouchable-girls.aspx We review a heartwarming documentary about yodeling lesbian twins Lip Service 2 recap: Episode Three http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-three.aspx Last week's episode left us reeling. What's next in store? How Euro Elections Will Affect Overseas Property Owners http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/overseas-property-owners-affected-by-euro-elections.aspx Why now is the right time to get some guidance on your currency transfers so you don't miss out. GoGo Festival cancelled http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gogo-festival-cancelled.aspx Second women's weekender cancelled "due to recession" Weekend round-up: 5-6 May http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-round-up-5-6-may.aspx All the hottest lez/bi action this bank holiday weekend! Wet, wet, wet! http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-wet.aspx Normally she wouldn't complain but this week, Rubbish lesbian is hoping for a dry patch LadyRock festival 2012 cancelled http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ladyrock-festival-cancelled.aspx Women's music showcase "hit by recession" Interview: Chelsea Wives author Sarah Bramley http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-chelsea-wives-author-sarah-bramley.aspx The lesbian chick lit author chats to DIVA about her debut novel Hot Stuff: After the crazy sex, what next? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-after-the-crazy-sex-what-next.aspx New relationships are about more than just shagging, says DIVA’s lesbian sexpert Gay schools charity success under threat http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-pupils-risk-endemic-bullying-diversity-role-models.aspx Diversity Role Models charity wants more staff - and funds - to extend their valuable work Restaurant review: The Real Greek http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-real-greek-restaurant-review.aspx Black olives, smoked aubergine, 'htipiti' and girls who like fingering ears. It's a medley at the capital's best Greek eatery Stonewall secures new act to erase archaic anti-gay convictions http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-secures-new-act-to-erase-anti-gay-convictions.aspx Gay and bisexual men with previous malicious convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have their convictions removed from their criminal record Queen Latifah set to headline Long Beach Pride Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/queen-latifah-at-long-beach-lgbt-film-festival.aspx Actress Queen Latifah has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival An open letter to...Boris Johnson http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/an-open-letter-to-boris-johnson.aspx As Londoners get ready to cast their votes, Laura Muldoon has a few questions for the Tory Mayoral hopeful Getting down with DIVAs - Natural Voices Choir http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/natural-voices-get-down-with-some-divas.aspx Natural Voices – The Full Monty Review: Heather Peace 'Fairytales' album launch http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-album-launch.aspx What do Clare Balding, Alison Moyet, Lorraine Kelly, Fiona Button and Horse have in common? They were all spotted at Ms Peace's London launch gig last night. Interview: Jill Jackson http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-jill-jackson.aspx The Getaway Driver chats about a few tracks from her new album Humanist charity slam Catholic Church over continued anti-gay action http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/humanist-charity-slam-catholic-church-over-continued-anti-gay-action.aspx The Pope’s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholic leaders to form a united front with their Muslim and Jewish counterparts to oppose gay marriage. Androgynous swimwear http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/androgynous-swimwear.aspx Don't fancy going to the beach in a bikini this summer? We've got some alternative suggestions INTERVIEW: Lisa Aschan http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/she-monkeys-lisa-aschan.aspx The director of queer film festival favourite She Monkeys chats with DIVA about her powerful equestrian movie Lesbian wins parental access to child of ex-partner http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-wins-parental-access-to-child-of-ex-partner.aspx A lesbian has won parental access to the child her former partner gave birth to – despite the ex trying to bar her from maintaining contact. Live music review: I am horse http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-music-review-i-am-horse.aspx We headed to Camden to check out the pop electronica trio Faith groups in Scotland unite for same-sex marriage fight http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/faith-groups-launch-same-sex-marriage-campaign-in-scotland.aspx A coalition of faith groups and religious leaders have today launched a new campaign to lift the ban on religious same-sex marriages in Scotland. Lip Service 2 recap: Episode 2 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-2.aspx What's next for Frankie, Cat, Sam and the gang? Read on.... L Project announce competition to boost charity single http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-project-organisers-announce-competition-to-boost-charity-single.aspx After storming the charts earlier this year, The L Project have announced a competition which allows supporters to create a new video for the hit single It Does Get Better. Top 6 (Lesbo) Things To Do This Weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-6-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(1).aspx Here's where to party through the April showers Catholic church asks UK pupils to sign anti-gay petition http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/roman-catholic-church-asks-uk-pupils-to-sign-anti-gay-petition.aspx The Roman Catholic church has written to all its secondary school pupils asking them to sign a petition against gay marriage. Court orders lesbian couple to divide donor sperm with other assets http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/court-orders-lesbians-split-donor-sperm-sample-along-with-other-assets.aspx A lesbian couple from British Columbia have been ordered to divide a donor sperm sample in the same way that they'd share their other assets as part of their separation. Hoping for a happy ending. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-gets-a-massage.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is wondering whether the massage her girlfriend has booked for her is going to go tits up... Rosie O'Donnell slams Lohan for Liz Taylor role http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o'donnell-slams-lohan-for-liz-taylor-role.aspx Television presenter Rosie O'Donnell has slammed actress Lindsay Lohan over news she will play Elizabeth Taylor in a forthcoming TV movie. Lesbian tipped for NYC mayoral candidacy to marry partner http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-tipped-for-nyc-mayoral-candidacy-to-marry-partner.aspx A lesbian who is expecting to run in New York's next mayoral race will marry her girlfriend in Manhattan, she has confirmed. Novosibirsk is latest Russian city to implement anti-gay law http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/russian-city.aspx Russia's third-largest city yesterday passed the so-called gay propaganda law – prohibiting anything deemed to promote same-sex relations. Hot Stuff: I dumped my girl for her best friend http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-dumped-my-girl-for-her-best-friend.aspx What could possibly go wrong in this scenario? London Scene: Glass Bar to relaunch http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/london-scene-glass-bar-to-relaunch.aspx Much-loved women's bar returns as "arts and social club" with wide range of events - all welcome You shall go to the charity ball... http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-shall-go-to-the-charity-ball.aspx Tickets still available for five-star charity event on 26 May Arts debrief: Fringe Gay Film Festival 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/arts-debrief-fringe-gay-film-festival-2012.aspx Four-day event proves London can support two queer film fests, says programmer Anna Leach Top 10 lesbian and bi style icons http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-lesbian-and-bi-fashion-icons.aspx Jessie J? Heather Peace? Mary Portas? We've picked ours, who are yours? Gay does not mean paedophile http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-does-not-mean-pedophile.aspx Paris Lees on the news stories that have caught her eye recently California bill aims to protect youths from conversion 'therapy' http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/california-bill-hopes-to-protect-youth-from-conversion-therapy.aspx A proposed bill in the U.S. state of California seeks to protect gay patients from so-called conversion therapy. Man to sue London Mayor Boris Johnson over ex-gay ad http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/man-to-sue-london-mayor-boris-johnson-over-ex-gay-ads.aspx A man from Northern Ireland is planning to take legal action against London Mayor Boris Johnson – because he blocked an 'ex-gay' bus campaign. Lesbian activist Bettie Naylor dies in Texas aged 84 http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-bettie-naylor-dies-in-texas-aged-84.aspx One of America's most prominent lesbian activists has died at the age of 84, DIVA can report. Art: Queer glances at the Barber Institute http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-queer-glances-at-the-barber-institute.aspx Campbell X visits a little-known collection in Birmingham and discovers queer treasure Video: Glee's Brittana cover Whitney classic http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-glee-cover-i-wanna-dance-with-somebody.aspx Watch Brittany and Santana's version of I Wanna Dance with Somebody FILM PREVIEW: Office Killer http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-office-killer.aspx Cult 90s classic by Cindy Sherman gets the red carpet treatment at a late-night London screening Review: How not to make it in Britpop http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/how-not-to-make-it-in-britpop.aspx Rosie Wilby takes us on a nostalgic, bitter-sweet roam through the highs and lows of life as a 90s Britpop star Lesbians withdraw bar complaint after local press view CCTV footage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-withdraw-bar-complaint-after-press-see-cctv-footage.aspx A lesbian couple from New Zealand have u-turned on claims they were asked to leave a bar for kissing – after the venue's manager invited press to see CCTV footage of the incident. Green Party's Jenny Jones pledges support for London Gay Games http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/green's-jenny-jones-pledges-vote-for-gay-games-hosting-bid.aspx Jenny Jones, the Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of London, has pledged her support today for London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018. Celebrities voice support for National Diversity Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/celebrities-voice-support-for-national-diversity-awards.aspx A number of celebrities have spoken out in support of the National Diversity Awards, which will take place at Manchester's Midland Hotel on 21 September. Lip Service series 2 DVD available for order http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-series-2-dvd-available-to-order.aspx Reserve your copy of the second season, released 18 June, at DIVAdirect An open letter to: Frankie Alan http://divamag.co.uk/category/satire/an-open-letter-to-lip-service's-frankie.aspx Our favourite lesbian lothario gets a dressing down... Young, gay and homeless http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/albert-kennedy-trust-fundraiser.aspx LGBT charity hosts cabaret to raise money for helping the homeless Barclays pioneers first mobile app for lesbian and gay staff http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/barclays-pioneers-first-mobile-app-for-lesbian-and-gay-staff.aspx Barclays is one of the first big global companies to launch a smartphone app to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. Jessie J author refuses to back down over lesbian rumour http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-author-refuses-to-back-down-over-lesbian-rumours.aspx The author of a new book about singer Jessie J is refusing to back down over rumours the star is gay, despite assertions to the contrary. Clare Balding slams AA Gill on Twitter http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/clare-balding-slams-aa-gill-on-twitter.aspx BBC presenter Clare Balding has once again waded into a public fight with journalist and television critic AA Gill. Lip Service 2 recap: Episode One http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-one.aspx At last! Lip Service is back and here's our moment-by-moment recap of the first episode Review: Uh Huh Her live in Brighton http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-uh-huh-her-live-in-brighton.aspx Julia Thompson reports on Uh Huh Her's recent Concorde 2 gig Scottish Imams urge people to vote against same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-imams-urge-people-to-vote-against-same-sex-marriage.aspx Muslim leaders in Scotland have expressed their opposition to gay marriage, urging people not to vote for council candidates that support it. Church should embrace same-sex marriage, says Archbishop of Wales http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-should-welcome-same-sex-marriage,-says-archbishop-of-wales.aspx The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, has said that the church should welcome the concept of same-sex marriages. Video: Heather Peace - Better Than You http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-heather-peace-better-than-you.aspx It's here! Check out Heather's debut music video Jessie J denies rumours she is a lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-denies-rumours-she-is-a-lesbian.aspx Singer Jessie J has denied rumours she is gay, following allegations which made newspaper headlines yesterday. Weekend round-up 20-22 April http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/weekend-round-up-20-22-april.aspx The weekend starts here, so check out DIVA’s pick of the hippest happenings around the UK Video: THEEsatisfaction - QueenS http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-theesatisfaction-queens.aspx We're loving the new lady-tastic video from this lo-fi hip-hop duo Jessie J: Lesbian or bisexual? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/jessie-j-lesbian-or-bisexual.aspx What do recent lesbian claims mean for outspoken pop singer? Record company bosses told Jessie J to hide sexuality, book claims http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/record-company-bosses-told-jessie-j-to-hide-sexuality,-book-claims.aspx A new book on pop star Jessie J claims that she was advised to conceal her attraction to women. Interview: Louise Dearman http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-louise-dearman.aspx The former Wicked star on missing the West End show, stage fright and the new album Music preview: Power Queers http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-preview-power-queers.aspx Music! Zines! Queer cuties and hott feministas! Power Queers is the place to be this Sunday in London… Interview: film director Julia Solomonoff http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-film-director-julia-solomonoff.aspx The Last Summer of La Boyita director chats about the film Hot Stuff: Top Five Lesbian Cliches http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-top-five-lesbian-cliches.aspx It's stereotypes a-go-go this week, as our sexpert rolls out the myths we love to hate 18% of Taiwan's LGBT community have attempted suicide, study says http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/20-of-taiwan's-lgbt-community-have-attempted-suicide,-study-says.aspx Almost one fifth of Taiwan's gay and lesbian population have attempted suicide, a new study claims. Green Party's Jenny Jones canvasses London's LGBT vote http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/green-party's-jenny-jones-canvasses-london's-lgbt-vote.aspx Green Mayoral candidate Jenny Jones was yesterday joined by human rights spokesperson Peter Tatchell as she canvassed supporters In London's Old Compton Street. Lesbian police officer jailed for divulging information http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-police-officer-jailed-for-divulging-information.aspx A lesbian police community support officer has been jailed for almost a year after divulging confidential information in her home town. Brits' Buying Power In Europe Makes Holiday Properties Cheaper http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/overseaspropertyaspx.aspx Why now is one of the best times to be buying a holiday home abroad. Fashion store in lesbian kiss scandal http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/urban-outfitters-lesbian-ad-angers-one-million-momss.aspx Urban Outfitters' lesbian kiss makes One Million Moms unhappy Rosie O’Donnell in spat with street preacher http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o’donnell-in-spat-with-street-preacher.aspx Comedian and TV presenter called a "lesbian pig" by homophobic Christian preacher INTERVIEW: Judith 'Jack' Halberstam http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/judith-halberstam-lecture.aspx DIVA caught up with the provocative queer professor and author in the middle of her hectic book tour INTERVIEW: Maryam Keshavarz http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/maryam-keshavarz.aspx The director of the Iranian film Circumstance talks sex, drugs and er - Bonnie Tyler ART REVIEW: Facing You http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/facing-you-exhibition.aspx Five photographers explore the notion of queer and gender through identity and lifestyle. "I was a Lip Service extra" http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/i-was-a-lip-service-extra.aspx With the second series set to air this Friday, Eleanor Capaldi recounts her brief moment in the lesbian limelight One to visit: The Leslie-Lohman Gallery, NYC http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/one-to-visit-the-leslie-lohman-gallery,-new-york.aspx Heading to the Big Apple? Drop in on this new museum of gay and lesbian art Ken Livingstone would ‘appoint an LGBT advisor’ if elected London's Mayor http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-london-mayoral-hustings-2012.aspx The Labour candidate pledges his support for LGBT voters at Stonewall hustings INTERVIEW: Tyne Daly http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tyne-daly-maria-callas-(3).aspx From Cagney and Lacey fame to Maria Callas, via Gypsies and Nazi war criminals, Tyne Daly bares all Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-april-13-2012.aspx ‘Value for money’ is the theme of the week. From free nights-out, to events supporting arts and culture; even stretching to original artworks priced at a penny! Obama lobbyist apologises for dissing Mitt Romney's wife http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/obama-lobbyist-apologises-for-dissing-mitt-romney's-wife.aspx A lesbian lobbyist for America's Democratic party has caused trouble by accusing the wife of Mitt Romney – the opposition leader – of being clueless about the issues faced by working women. Boris Johnson blocks phobic ad from London buses http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/boris-johnson-blocks-phobic-ad-from-london-buses.aspx The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has personally blocked a homophobic advert from appearing on the city's buses. Public to vote on students' It Gets Better videos http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/public-to-vote-on-students'-it-gets-better-videos.aspx The public are being asked to judge a series of videos made by Manchester-based students who are telling gay, bisexual and lesbian youths: it gets better. The Rubbish Lesbian nails it http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian's-nail-fail.aspx The fine art of coming out at the nail salon Preview: Reach out and touch me http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-lgb-performance-project-outbox's-reach-out-and-touch-me.aspx Book now to see LGB performance group Outbox's latest project Campaign launched to save Women’s Library http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/campaign-launched-to-save-womens-library-.aspx Unique resource threatened by drastic cuts seeks new home Homophobia stems from self-oppression, study claims http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobia-stems-from-self-oppression,-study-claims.aspx A recent study claims that people who express homophobic attitudes have probably experienced attraction towards someone of the same sex. Hot Stuff: My girl’s perfect, but we’ve never met http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girls-perfect,-but-weve-never-met.aspx A cyber-dating reader worries that there’ll be no spark in real life Gays can be trained to suppress desires, claims Anglican leader http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/anglican-change.aspx A highly-positioned member of the Church of England has caused controversy by claiming that gays and lesbians can be counselled to suppress their desires. Song about Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister becomes viral hit http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/song-about-yorkshire-diarist-anne-lister-becomes-viral-hit.aspx A song written about famous Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister has become an unlikely internet hit, this month – after being picked up by Radio 2. Colleen Nolan: Lesbian love sage http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/colleen-nolan-lesbian-love-sage.aspx The week’s best queer news happenings, with Colleen Nolan, Jessie J and a red-faced Australian… Trio admit assaulting man in gay slur row http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/trio-admit-assaulting-man-in-gay-slur-row.aspx A trio of people from Gloucester have pleaded guilty to attacking a man who hurled homophobic insults at them. Mental health and positive coming-out experiences are linked, study says http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/study-on-coming-out.aspx Youngsters who are supported by their parents after coming out have stronger mental health than those who weren't, a U.S. study has confirmed. Top 5 weird experiences at Fringe! Gay Film Fest 12-15 April http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-5-weird-things-to-do-at-the-fringe-gay-film-fest-2012.aspx Downright odd-ness this weekend in London's queerest neighbourhood Jase Radfield: My trans tale http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jase-radfield-my-trans-tale.aspx While 1 in 4,000 people in the UK is diagnosed with gender dysphoria, only 1 in 5 of these were born with a female body. Jase Redfield began hormone replacement therapy aged 18. Two years later, he is now happy with his male identity Chaz Bono to receive special GLAAD media award http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-to-receive-award.aspx Chaz Bono will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award as part of the 23rd annual GLAAD media awards in Los Angeles, it was announced yesterday. Ten women who could transform your life http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-women-to-sort-out-your-life.aspx From Bette Porter to Her Majesty The Queen, we list 10 women we'd like to let make-over our lives Maryland lesbian couple take divorce to high court http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/maryland.aspx A lesbian couple have taken their case to Maryland’s highest court after being denied a divorce in 2010. Alaskan voters reject gay and lesbian rights proposal http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/alaska-vote-against-anti-discrimination-law.aspx Voters in Alaska have rejected a proposal to give anti-discrimination rights to gay people. Lady Gaga announces UK live dates http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-announces-uk-live-dates.aspx Singer and gay equality activist Lady Gaga has announced a number of UK live shows as part of her forthcoming European tour. Interview: Jamie and Jessie star Jacqui Jackson http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-jamie-and-jessie-actress-jacqui-jackson.aspx We chat to the star of lesbian rom-com Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together Buy Your Currency With DIVA Online Travel Money For The Best Summer Deals. http://divamag.co.uk/category/travel/diva-travel-money-(1).aspx Planning to get away this summer? If so, then you need to think about more than just your passport, tickets and sunglasses – you can save a bundle by booking your currency in advance online too. Interview: Film director Wendy Jo Carlton http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-film-director-wendy-jo-carlton.aspx The Hannah Free director on her latest film, lesbian rom-com Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together Weekend Round-Up 6-9 April http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/weekend-round-up-6-9-april.aspx Eat up your eggs and hop off to these cracking events! The Rubbish Lesbian: Bad news at bath time http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-bad-news-at-bath-time.aspx Sarah Westwood laments lesbian bath death Charity tea-towel features fifty felines http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/charity-tea-towel-features-fifty-felines.aspx Ideal gift (for cat-lovers) benefits Cats Protection How honest should you be? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-honest-should-you-be.aspx The latest installment of relationship advice from DIVA Date. DIVA fave Christina Novelli tops bill at charity fundraiser tonight http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-fave-christina-novelli-tops-bill-at-charity-fundraiser-tonight.aspx Brighton to host event in aid of anti-bullying project, Diversity Role Models Hot Stuff: Am I addicted to my vibrator? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-am-i-addicted-to-my-vibrator.aspx DIVA’s sexpert advises a reader who can’t get off without a buzz Christian Voice leader blames Tesco mice infestation on Pride support http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/christian-voice-leader-blames-tesco's-pride-support-for-mice-infestation.aspx The leader of a conservative Christian organisation has blamed a supermarket's infestation of mice on their support of gay equality. Cameroonian authorities shut-down LGBT workshop, HRW claim http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/cameroonian-authorities-closed-down-lgbt-meeting,-hrw-claim.aspx Cameroonian authorities illegally shut down an LGBT rights workshop in Yaoundé last month and arrested one of the workshop organisers, Human Rights Watch said today. Lesbian chef awarded $1.6 million over prayer meetings http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-chef-awarded-$16-million-over-prayer-meetings.aspx A lesbian chef in New York has been awarded $1.6million (£1,008,675) in damages and compensation after her boss openly prayed for her to be healed. Lip Service: The girls are back http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-cover-interview.aspx We go behind the scenes and quiz the cast of the BBC's popular lesbian drama Jill Jackson tour dates announced http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jill-jackson-tour-dates-announced.aspx Get your tickets now! Man arrested after stabbing at Jessie J event http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/man-arrested-after-stabbing-at-jessie-j-event.aspx An event headlined by bisexual singer Jessie J was brought to a standstill, last night – after a man was apparently stabbed and left fighting for his life. 640,000 sign thank you card for gay-friendly Starbucks http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/640,000-sign-thank-you-card-for-gay-friendly-starbucks.aspx A giant thank you card signed by more than half a million people will be presented to staff at the headquarters of Starbucks, this week. Screen queens http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/screen-queens.aspx Ratings boosters? Lesbians and bi women on TV No sex please, we're homoromantic http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/no-sex-please-we-are-homoromantic.aspx We chat to the lesbians who say no to sex Sex Survey 2012: The Results http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/may-issue-sex-survey-results.aspx What did you tell us about your sex lives? RUComingOut? New website launched to provide coming out support http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/new-website-launched-to-provide-coming-out-support.aspx Lesbians and bi women invited to share personal stories Majority of LGB Australians suffer anxiety, study says http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/majority-of-gay-australians-suffer-anxiety,-claims-study.aspx More than three quarters of Australia's gay and lesbian community have suffered from intense anxiety over the past year, according to a new study. Stonewall unveils biggest-ever same-sex marriage ad campaign http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-unveils-biggest-ever-gay-marriage-ad-campaign.aspx Throughout April, 1,000 London buses are carrying adverts from Stonewall to promote equal marriage, in the largest advertising campaign of its kind. Interview: GO.GO's Becky Sampson and Katie Woodbine http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-gogo-founders-katie-and-becky.aspx We chat to the founders of the UK's biggest women's music festival European Parliament urge better LGBT rights in Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/european-parliament-urge-better-lgbt-rights-in-four-countries.aspx Late last week, the European Parliament adopted its annual progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo – with members urging more progress in the field of LGBT rights. California colleges may ask students their sexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/california-colleges-may-ask-students-their-sexuality.aspx Colleges and universities in the west coast state of California may ask students to divulge details of their sexual orientation. Review: Strange Hungers http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-strange-hungers.aspx Our reviewer enjoys a lesbian history lesson Novel extract: Chelsea Wives by Sarah Bramley http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/novel-extract-chelsea-wives-and-their-mistresses.aspx Read an extract of Sarah's novel, released on Kindle this week Dyke March 2012: 500 take to streets http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dyke-march-2012-five-hundred-take-to-streets.aspx “Whose streets? Our streets!” chanted marchers at London’s largest dyke visibility event since the 80s Breaking news: Post-Dyke March, Dykes on Bikes storm Houses of Parliament http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/dykes-on-bikes-storm-houses-of-parliament.aspx London in uproar. DIVA editor called in by panicked politicians. Negotiations underway More acts confirmed for Manchester's Ladyrock festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/more-acts-confirmed-for-north-west's-ladyriock-festival.aspx LadyRock Festival – the first ever women’s festival to come to the North West – has just announced the second part of its line-up for 26 May. TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/weekend-roundup-31-march-1-april.aspx Spring is sprung! Time to spring out of your hutches and bunny-hop off for some fun Stonewall Equality Dinner raises £390,000 for charity http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-equality-dinner-raises-£390,000.aspx Over 500 guests – including celebrities, politicians and all of London’s mayoral candidates – attended Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night. London's Southwark Council becomes first in country to back equal marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/london's-southwark-council-becomes-first-in-country-to-back-equal-marriage-(3).aspx London's Southwark Council became the first in England to debate a motion relating to Equal Marriage, last night. The Rubbish Lesbian is one of those lesbians! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-one-of-those-lesbians!-.aspx When straight people start making jokes about lesbians, we’re all in it together Video: black queer film in the UK http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-black-queer-film-in-the-uk.aspx DIVA film ed Campbell X discusses the rise of black queer cinema on C4 News European Parliament stands up for same-sex families’ free movement http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/european-parliament-stand-up-for-same-sx-families'-free-movement.aspx The European Parliament today adopted its annual report on EU citizenship – in which it laments that same-sex couples still face disproportionate obstacles when moving inside the European union. Heather Peace announces details of debut album and single http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-announces-details-of-debut-album-and-single.aspx Heather Peace has announced that she will release her much anticipated debut studio album, Fairytales on 21 May via her own label: Kaleidoscope Records. Hot Stuff: She’s perfect, but is she too old for me? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-shes-perfect,-but-is-she-too-old-for-me.aspx DIVA’s sexpert advises a reader in a lesbian dating quandary Film preview: Bol http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bol-movie-review.aspx Set in Lahore this ambitious film is a brave exposition of the issues surrounding gender and intersex in Pakistan. Obama pushes for lesbian's partner to receive healthcare http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/obama-pushes-for-lesbian's-partner-to-receive-healthcare.aspx A federal lawyer in the United States who launched a legal battle to get health benefits for her lesbian partner has been victorious, this week. Stonewall to host London mayoral hustings in April http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-to-host-london-mayoral-hustings.aspx Stonewall will host the London Gay Mayoral Hustings on 14 April – allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual voters to quiz candidates from the four main parties on their policies. Severed leg found on Florida beach belongs to missing lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/severed-leg-found-on-florida-beach-belongs-to-missing-lesbian.aspx A severed leg which washed ashore a Florida beach belongs to a missing lesbian, U.S. police have confirmed today. VIDEO: Madge kisses Nicki Minaj, again. http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/madonna-lesbian-kiss-nicki-minaj.aspx Our favourite pop queen can't get enough Minaj FILM REVIEW: North Sea Texas http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/north-sea-texas-review.aspx Teenage love and ennui take centre stage in this year’s LLGFF Closing Night Gala Top 10 women to live a day in the life of http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ten-10-women.aspx What a difference a day could make! India's Supreme Court reserve ruling on same-sex decriminalisation http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/indian-supreme-court-reserves-judgement-on-same-sex-decriminalisation.aspx The Supreme Court of India has today reserved its verdict on an appeal of the Delhi High Court ruling which decriminalised gay sex. Lesbian director pursues Jodie Foster for Carrie remake http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-director-pursues-jodie-foster-for-carrie-remake.aspx American actress Jodie Foster is being headhunted to star in a forthcoming remake of the cult classic horror film Carrie. 200 gather for same-sex wedding protest in Ohio http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/200-gather-for-flashmob-wedding-protest.aspx Nearly two-hundred gay and lesbian couples formed a flashmob wedding protest in the U.S. state of Ohio, last weekend. Top 5 countries for same-sex weddings http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-destinations-for-same-sex-marriage.aspx Leading destination wedding site names its top five countries for gay and lesbian marriage ceremonies abroad Court ruling for lesbian mother is a landmark win, experts say http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/court-ruling-for-lesbian-mother-is-landmark-decision,-hrw-say.aspx A gay woman who lost custody of her three children because of her sexuality has won a landmark legal battle, it has been confirmed. Chaz Bono and Lady Gaga win at GLAAD Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-and-lady-gaga-win-at-glaad-awards-(1).aspx Singer and gay equality activist Lady Gaga was victorious at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awards in New York, last weekend. Slovenians oppose same-sex adoption in referendum http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/slovenia-votes-against-same-sex-adoption-in-referendum.aspx A proposed law which would've granted same-sex couples the chance to adopt has been rejected by Slovenians in a nationwide referendum. Countdown to Dyke March London! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/countdown-to-dyke-march-london!.aspx Everything you need to know about central London’s first Dyke March since the 1980s - taking place Saturday 31 March Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-to-do-this-weekend-23-march-2012.aspx The creme of queer film, lesbian theatre, quirky crafts and riotous, left-field comedy - we've got it all covered for you Listen: Jessie J's new single, Laserlight http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/listen-jessie-j-laserlight.aspx The pop star's next single feat. David Guetta may well be the soundtrack to summer Northern Ireland's adoption laws should not serve gay people, Attorney General claims http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/northern-ireland's-adoption-laws-should-not-serve-gay-people,-attorney-general-claims.aspx Gay men and women should not be able to adopt children in Northern Ireland, according to a representative for the country's Department of Health. Video of U.N. Secretary General speech goes viral http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-of-un-secretary-general-speech-goes-viral.aspx Gay equality organisation AllOut.org are spreading the word of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon – after the mainstream media largely ignored a pro-gay speech he gave to delegates, earlier this month. My latest character is like a lesbian Walter Matthau, says Olympia Dukakis http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/my-latest-character-is-like-a-lesbian-walter-matthau,-says-olympia-dukakis.aspx American actress Olympia Dukakis – famous for her role in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City – has spoken about her status as a screen favourite of the LGBT community. The Rubbish Lesbian is an aunt, again. http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-(1).aspx No she doesn't have kids and she doesn't appreciate your patronising comments, thank you very much Weekly media watch http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/paris-wtf-column-march-23.aspx Paris Lees comments on the news that's caught her eye this week Uh Huh Her to play London's Go-Go Festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/uh-huh-her-to-headline-go-go-festival.aspx Electro band Uh Huh Her have been announced as the latest act for London-based music festival Go-Go. New Hampshire reject same-sex marriage u-turn http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-hampshire-rejects-gay-marriage-u-turn.aspx A proposed legislative change which would've dismantled same-sex marriage rights in New Hampshire has been defeated, this week. Madonna to defend gay community at Russian concert http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/madonna-to-defend-gay-community-at-russian-concert.aspx Singer Madonna has vowed to defend gays and lesbians during a concert in the Russian capital city of St. Petersburg. Hot Stuff: I'm a lesbian but I slept with a man http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i'm-a-lesbian-but-i-slept-with-a-man.aspx Does that make me a "bad lesbian"? DIVA's lesbian sexpert advises a reader Alex Hedison and Kim Wilde to appear at third L-BEACH http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/alex-hedison-to-present-at-third-l-beach.aspx Europe's biggest women's indoor festival will take place in April VIDEO: Butt, it's Beethoven! http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/woman-moves-her-butt-to-beethoven.aspx Woman's nude performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony goes viral Muslims and Sikhs condemn Prime Minister for same-sex marriage plans http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/muslims-and-sikhs-condemn-prime-minister-for-same-sex-marriage-plans.aspx Senior representatives from Britain's Muslim and Sikh communities have slammed David Cameron for wanting to legalise same-sex marriage. TUC welcome government's consultation on same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tuc-welcome-government's-consultation-on-same-sex-marriage.aspx The Trades Union Congress has today welcomed the government’s consultation on giving lesbian and gay partners the same right to civil marriage as heterosexual couples. Nepal to host Asia's first-ever LGBT sports event http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/nepal-to-host-asia's-first-ever-lgbt-sports-event.aspx The sovereign state of Nepal will host a sports event specifically for gay and lesbian participants, it was announced this week. Win tickets to Go.Go Festival 2012 http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-tickets-to-gogo-festival-2012.aspx Want to win the hottest tickets of the summer? Video: The L Fest A-Team http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-l-fest-a-team.aspx The team behind the lesbian summer festival launch a DIY recruitment drive Video of lesbian couple getting engaged during NHL game goes viral http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-of-lesbian-couple-getting-engaged-during-nhl-gamegoes-viral.aspx Footage of a lesbian couple getting engaged during a National Hockey League game in Canada has become an internet sensation. Iraqi authorities must unite against EMO attacks, Amnesty urge http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/iraqi-authorities-must-unite-against-emo-attacks.aspx The Iraqi government should immediately investigate the violence against young Iraqis seen as belonging to an “emo” subculture, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission have said. Rosie O'Donnell's show dropped from Oprah's TV network http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o'donnell's-show-dropped-from-oprah's-tv-network.aspx Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has suffered a professional set-back, this week – after her talk-show was dropped from Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Interview/video: Pratibha Parmar on her film about American icon Alice Walker http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interviewvideo-pratibha-parmar.aspx Ahead of the first screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth at this year’s LLGFF, DIVA spoke to the British filmmaker Man wins shared custody of child he fathered with lesbian http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-must-share-custody-of-son-with-gay-father,-court-rules.aspx A gay man has won paternal access to a child he conceived with a lesbian to whom he was once married. Top ten dates with Gillian Anderson http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-dates-with-gillian-anderson.aspx “The truth IS out there”… and after a 17-year wait we’ve finally found it. Newsnight screens heated debate on same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/newsnight-screens-heated-debate-on-same-sex-marriage.aspx BBC current affairs programme Newsnight featured a passionate debate about the merits of same-sex marriage, last night. Teen to receive GLAAD award for online petition http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/teen-to-receive-glaad-award-for-online-petition.aspx A teenage girl who created an online petition to re-classify a documentary film about gay bullying will be honoured at the GLAAD awards, this month. Lesbian spotting at the airport http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-gay-spotting.aspx The lesbian 'nod' is like the bus-drivers' wave, says the Rubbish Lesbian Priest who snubbed lesbian at funeral explains behaviour in letter http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/priest-who-snubbed-lesbian-at-funeral-explains-behaviour-in-letter.aspx A priest in the United States who refused to give communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral has explained his behaviour in a public letter. What's hot this weekend: 16-18 March http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/whats-hot-this-weekend-16-18-march.aspx It's gone a bit nippy but zip up your parkas and head out to one of these hot happenings this weekend... Hot Stuff: How Can I Help My Girl Come Out? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-how-can-i-help-my-girl-come-out.aspx DIVA's sexpert advises a reader whose lover is about to come out to her family Homeless charity name Ladyrock's Jackie Crozier as ambassador http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/homeless-charity-name-ladyrock's-jackie-crozier-as-ambassador.aspx Outpost, a charity that supports young lesbian and gay homeless people, have just named former Manchester Pride director Jackie Crozier as their newest ambassador. Government officially launch consultation on gay marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-officially-launches-consultation-on-gay-marriage.aspx The government formally launched a 12-week consultation on the future of gay marriage in England and Wales, today. Glitter bombs, sexy times and... Germaine Greer http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/glitter-bombs,-sexy-times-and…-germaine-greer.aspx Germaine Greer is glitter-bombed for her views on trans people, and Radio 1 hosts its first sexuality night I've had lesbian relationships, says Gillian Anderson http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/i've-had-lesbian-relationships,-says-gillian-anderson.aspx Hollywood actress Gillian Anderson has declared that she previously enjoyed same-sex relationships. Couples have civil partnerships for love, not legal security, study claims http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-couples-enter-relationships-for-love,-not-legal-security,-study-says.aspx Legal rights are secondary to the power of love for younger gay and lesbian couples who've had civil partnerships, according to a three-year study by researchers at The University of Manchester. Cyndi Lauper and lesbian couple named NYC Pride marshals http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/cyndi-lauper-and-lesbian-couple-nyc-pride-grand-marshals.aspx Cyndi Lauper, Chris Salgardo and Connie Kopelov & Phyllis Siegel have been named as Grand Marshals for New York’s 43rd Annual LGBT Pride March on 24 June. Your stories: Coming Out at School http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/your-stories-coming-out-at-school.aspx DIVA’s Louise Carolin tells her story and a researcher asks for other lesbians/bi women to share To long distance or not to long distance? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/to-long-distance-or-not-to-long-distance.aspx The lastest installment of DIVA relationship advice. Colorado students boycott school yearbook over censorship http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/colorado-students-boycott-school-yearbook-over-censorship-(1).aspx A group of students in the United States have boycotted their high-school yearbook after it tried to censor a lesbian couple's photograph, they claim. St.Petersburg governor signs Russian anti-gay law http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stpetersburg-governor-signs-russian-anti-gay-bill.aspx Despite months of protests, St. Petersburg Governor Georgiy Poltavchenko yesterday signed a law that will criminalise reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything gay-related. Ice-cream giants Ben & Jerry's join gay marriage fight http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ice-cream-giants-ben-jerry's-join-gay-marriage-fight.aspx Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up with Stonewall to launch a new Facebook app and an Apple-y Ever After flavour in support of equal marriage. What are Tegan and Sara doing now? http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/more-reasons-to-love-tegan-and-sara.aspx Working on a new album and singing in the car about Sia, as it happens Theatre review: All New People http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-all-new-people.aspx Torchwood's Eve Myles and Scrubs' Zach Braff star in a new West End play Priest who snubbed lesbian at funeral is suspended http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/priest-who-snubbed-lesbian-at-funeral-is-suspended.aspx A priest in the United States who refused to give communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral has been suspended. Women's Institute reject advert opposing same-sex marriage http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/women's-institute-reject-advert-opposing-same-sex-marriage.aspx The Women’s Institute has this week rejected an advert from an organisation campaigning against David Cameron's gay marriage pledge. Christian B&B owners consider Supreme Court appeal http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/bb-couple-consider-taking-case-to-supreme-court.aspx The Christian B&B owners who broke equality laws by refusing to let a gay couple share a room are considering taking their case to the Supreme Court, it has emerged. Win a £50 YO! Sushi voucher http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-a-£50-yo-sushi-voucher.aspx Write to us and if your letter is chosen, you win. Simple. Restaurant sorry for snubbing lesbian couple over Valentine's Day rose http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/restaurant-sorry-for-snubbing-lesbian-couple-on-valentine's-day.aspx A lesbian pair from Lincoln have received a formal apology from a local restaurant who branded them "not a real couple". Club review: Gay In The Attic http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/club-review-gay-in-the-attic.aspx DIVA checks out a new gay party night in Sheffield I'm not a better person for being straight, says Jack Straw http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/i'm-not-a-better-person-for-being-straight,-says-jack-straw.aspx As the religious debate on same-sex marriage continues to reach fever pitch, Labour politician Jack Straw has publicly defended gay rights. Church of Ireland members to gather for two-day debate on gay clergy http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-of-ireland-clergy-to-meet-for-two-day-homosexuality-meeting.aspx Religious figures from the Church of Ireland will today gather for a pivotal two-day meeting on homosexual clergy. What's hot this weekend: 9-11 March http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-weekend-9-11-march.aspx Don't miss all the women-centric fun this weekend! BBC Radio 1's The Surgery show to focus on sexuality http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bbc-radio-1-the-surgery-'sexuality-night'.aspx Three hour show aims to cover a variety of issues surrounding sexual identity STYLE: The Blazer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-great-lesbian-blazer.aspx A must-have item for every queer and their mother. That means you! Heather Peace announces Fairytale tour dates http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-announces-fairytale-tour-dates.aspx The popular actress and musician will tour the UK in support of her debut album Church should welcome lesbians wanting to marry, says St. Paul's Dean http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-should-welcome-lesbians-wanting-to-marry,-says-stpaul's-dean.aspx Gays and lesbians who want to embrace the institute of marriage should be welcomed by the church, according to the Dean of London's St.Paul's cathedral. Tatchell uses Facebook to support International Women's Day http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/tatchell-supports-women's-day.aspx Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has marked International Women's Day with a Facebook message urging followers to support female issues. Lancashire Council's LGBT archive boosted by lesbian's private collection http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lancashire-lgbt-archive.aspx Lancashire Archives' collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender archives has just been boosted by a significant collection of books, documents and research material. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/happy-international-womens-day!.aspx Celebrate the 8 March in sisterhood Hot Stuff: How can I prove I’m a lesbian? http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-how-can-i-prove-im-a-lesbian.aspx DIVA’s sexpert responds to a reader’s lament - with a legally binding contract VIDEO: Björk - Hollow http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-bjork-hollow.aspx CAUTION: This video may cause drowsiness and/or feelings of contentment Ben Summerskill: Nuff respect bruv http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/ben-summerskill-nuff-respect-bruv.aspx Stonewall chief Summerskill scores a television success, as the Daily Mail points and stares at "unnatural" trans people Lesbians and gays targeted by death squads in Iraq? http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-and-gays-targeted-by-death-squads-in-iraq.aspx A spate of killings in Iraq are specifically targeting gays and lesbians in the West Asian country, according to reports. UK's oldest Lesbian and Gay Switchboard launches online help service http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-gay-switchboard-38th-birthday.aspx London’s Lesbian and Gay Switchboard celebrates its 38 years of service to the LGBT community by launching new social media support Bye, biphobia http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/can-lesbians-and-bisexuals-find-love-together.aspx Can lesbians and bisexuals find love together? Beating around the bush http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-short-history-of-pubic-hair.aspx A short history of pubic hair Britain's Catholic congregations to hear anti-gay marriage letter from Archbishop, this Sunday http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/catholic-congregations-across-uk-to-hear-anti-gay-marriage-letter-from-archbishop,-this-sunday.aspx The Catholic Church will urge its congregation to oppose same-sex marriage in a letter from the Archbishop of Westminster, which will be read out at every mass in the country, this Sunday. Girl who posed as adolescent male to have relationships with straight girls is jailed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/girl-who-posed-as-adolescent-male-to-have-relationships-with-straight-girls-is-jailed.aspx A teenage girl who posed as an adolescent male to have relationships with heterosexual girlfriends has been jailed for 30 months. Mary Portas' lesbian partner is pregnant, reports claim http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/mary-portas'-lesbian-partner-is-pregnant,-reports-claim.aspx The lesbian partner of television presenter Mary Portas is expecting her first child, according to reports. Amnesty International urge overhaul of Cameroon's anti-gay laws http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/amnesty-international-urge-overhaul-of-cameroon's-anti-gay-laws.aspx Amnesty International has today reiterated its call to the Cameroonian government to repeal all laws criminalising consensual same-sex relationships. MUSIC REVIEW: Bliss Art http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-aneesa-chaudhry.aspx Our reviewer enjoys an evening of energetic jazz in Brighton Thousands attend Sydney's Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousands-attend-sydney-lesbian-and-gay-mardi-gras.aspx Thousands of people attended Sydney's annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras, last weekend – despite an unexpected downpour of rain. We made the lesbian scenes more explicit, says Upstairs Downstairs' Emilia Fox http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/alex-kingston-and-iwe-get-it-on-says-emelia-fox.aspx British actress Emilia Fox has spoken about her character's lesbian relationship in Upstairs Downstairs – claiming she and Alex Kingston deliberately increased its explicitness. Review: Laughing Cows comedy at Retro Bar http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-laughing-cows-comedy-at-retro-bar.aspx Like being in a room full of women? Fancy a laugh? Get yourself down to Retro Bar PROFILE: Tutu and Punk Cancer http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/support-punk-cancer.aspx We profile the cabaret performance artist who is determined to change things Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend-3-march.aspx Ever fancied yourself as a sex writer? Or wondered how to be a stand-up comedian? We might just be able to help you! Indian woman claiming asylum over sexuality has deportation delayed http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/indian-woman-claiming-asylum-over-sexuality-has-deportation-delayed.aspx A woman who is claiming refugee status in Britain has had her pending deportation delayed, today. Martina Navratilova joins Dancing with the Stars line-up http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-joins-dancing-with-the-stars-line-up.aspx Tennis ace Martina Navratilova is the latest celebrity to join the popular American television show Dancing with the Stars. The lesbian effect http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-and-the-lesbian-effect.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian finds lesbians more interesting than heterosexuals Leeds University students make It Gets Better video http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/leeds-university-students-make-it-gets-better-video.aspx A group of students at Leeds University have joined forces to make a video for the It Gets Better campaign. Leeds campaigners visit Liverpool for Gay Quarter success tips http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/leeds-campaigners-visit-liverpool-for-gay-quaretr-success-tips.aspx LGBT campaigners from Leeds are urging their city council to grant them an official gay quarter – and, this week, visited Liverpool to learn their recipe for success on the matter. KT Tunstall named as headline act for Ladyrock festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/kt-tunstall.aspx LadyRock Festival – the first ever women’s festival to come to the North West – has this morning announced KT Tunstall will headline the event on Saturday 26 May. Malaysian court uphold ban on LGBT arts festival http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/malaysian-court-uphold-police-banon-lgbt-arts-festival.aspx A high court in Malaysia has today upheld a police ban which saw a gay arts festival banned over Muslim disapproval, last year. Review: Ursula Martinez at The Soho Theatre http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-ursula-martinez-at-the-soho-theatre.aspx Our reviewer checks out an unsettling evening of stand-up Hot Stuff: She's Not Up For It http://divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-shes-not-up-for-it.aspx A reader asks how to entice her lady-love into more adventurous sex America: Land of the Free? http://divamag.co.uk/category/comment/america-land-of-the-free.aspx We take a look at discrimination in the States Same-sex marriage shouldn't be forced on society, says Archbishop http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/archbisop-of-canterbury-says-gay-marriage-shouldn't-be-forced-upon-society.aspx The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that marriage should remain between opposite-sex couples - because anything else would be forcing unwanted change on the UK. My crop haircut sparked lesbian questions, says Emma Watson http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/my-crop-haircut-sparked-lesbian-questions,-emma-watson-says.aspx British actress Emma Watson has said that she was quizzed over her sexuality after cutting her hair short, last year. Lawmakers in St.Petersburg pass controversial anti-gay law http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/stpetersburg-passes-anti-gay-law.aspx In a blow for international LGBT rights, lawmakers in the Russian federal city of St.Petersburg have passed legislation which prohibits the so-called promotion of homosexuality. NEW MUSIC: Rita Ora (feat. Tinie Tempah) http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-music-rita-ora.aspx A little preview of debut single R.I.P, to be released in May Robert Mugabe attacks Cameron, homosexuality and the West http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/robert-mugabe-attacks-cameron,-homosexuality-and-the-west.aspx Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has blasted the Western world and tolerance of homosexuality in a bizarre birthday rant. Indian government re-affirms support for same-sex relationships http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/india-confirms-gay-ruling.aspx India's government has re-affirmed its support of a 2009 High Court decision to decriminalise gay and lesbian sex. DIVA editor confirmed as judge in National Diversity Awards http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/diversity-awards.aspx The editor of leading lesbian magazine DIVA, Jane Czyzselska, has been confirmed as a judge in the forthcoming National Diversity Awards. VIDEO: Wallis Bird 'Encore' + tour news http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-wallis-bird-'encore'.aspx The energetic Irish singer-songwriter will tour in May VIDEO: behind the scenes with Concrete Angel Christina Novelli http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-scenes-with-concrete-angel-christina-novelli-.aspx Exciting times for the Candy Bar Girls star and former DIVA cover girl… Website Gingerbeer survey UK lesbians on Pride http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/gingerbeer.aspx Lesbian website Gingerbeer has surveyed the UK's lesbian community to identify what they want from nationwide Pride celebrations. Streep wins third Oscar for role in Lloyd's The Iron Lady http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/streep-wins-third-oscar-for-role-in-lloyd's-the-iron-lady.aspx Acclaimed actress Meryl Streep has won her third Academy Award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Ten women arrested in Cameroon over sexuality 'crimes' http://divamag.co.uk/category/news/ten-women-arrested-in-cameroon-over-sexuality-'crimes'.aspx Ten women in the West African nation of Cameroon have been arrested over claims they might be lesbians. What we say... and what we really mean http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-lesbians-say-and-what-they-really-mean.aspx Don't speak fluent lesbian? We translate a few key phrases ART REVIEW: Sadie Lee - Pin Ups http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sadie-lee-we-are-cuts-show.aspx Lesbian artist Sadie Lee opens her iconic show at Soho hair salon STAGE: Lip Service star to appear at London theatre http://divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fiona-button-the-girl-in-the-yellow-dress.aspx Fiona Button, who plays 'Tess' in the hit TV series, to appear in 'erotically-charged' show Top 5 (Lesbo) Things To Do This Weekend http://divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(4).aspx It's the final week of LGBT history month, so make sure you