VIEWS: Goodbye Zoe Tate

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“Actor Leah Bracknell’s Zoe Tate will live on as a lez/bi legend and as the first lesbian character in a British soap” BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT DIVA MEDIA GROUP. IMAGE EMMERDALE WIKI. For most queer female viewers, The Brookside Kiss is the seminal lez/bi soap moment, but for me, it was the coming [….]

Saara Aalto is officially queen of all things winter

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Kylie Minogue pens the Finnish pop princess’s new Queermas classic, Every Christmas Day BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We all know Saara Aalto is the queen of snow, ice and all things glittering. I mean, how much more festive can you get than voicing Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Frozen? (A song [….]

Four times Megan Rapinoe made us proud

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We ❤️ the football star who speaks out for equality WORDS BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK, IMAGE BY JAMIE SMED PHOTOGRAPHY VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS This year, the American football player helped win the FIFA Women’s World Cup – again. As Megan is internationally known for her activism and no bullshit attitude, here are four smashing [….]

THEATRE: Ruth McCarthy on drag, cabaret and political satire in Abomination: A DUP Opera

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“If all opera addressed real contemporary experiences in exciting, dramatic and funny ways, it would sell out faster than a Lizzo concert” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK On 8 November 2019, the Belfast Ensemble opens Belfast’s Outburst Queer Arts Festival with Abomination: A DUP Opera, composed by Conor Mitchell. The show fuses opera performance with [….]

VIEWS: A note on homelessness

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Reflecting on the many guises of homelessness after World Homeless Day 2019 BY EMILY. IMAGE CHARRY JIN. Being “homeless” doesn’t only mean that you’re sleeping on the street. It can mean that you’re spending prolonged periods of time sleeping on friends’ sofas, in shelters or hostels or on public transport amongst other things. Before I [….]

Five times Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor shamelessly gushed over each other (and we loved it)

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#CoupleGoals WORDS BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM Actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have been dating since 2015, after Sarah slid into Holland’s DMs on Twitter. Although the public interest in their relationship came unexpected to the couple, both of them regularly declare their love and admiration for each other in the [….]

Love and betrayal: The Night Watch on stage

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Playwright Hattie Naylor tells DIVA why she’s chosen to adapt Sarah Waters’ classic novel for the stage BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE: MARA ALLEN AS MICKEY AND PHOEBE PRYCE AS KAY CREDIT MARK DOUET. Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor’s stage adaptation of The Night Watch is the first revival of the novel since 2016. Currently [….]