Secret Diary of a Door Girl #7: Man Up, The Glory

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, The Glory’s Man Up, Europe’s biggest drag king battle WORDS BY CLARE HAND, IMAGES BY LYLA JOHNSTON “I reckon she only does it to pick up women,” said The Glory’s Jack Cullen mischievously, as he handed me a clipboard rammed with ripped-out [….]

OPINION: London has a serious supply problem

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Isabella Lewis asks, in a city of nine million, where are all the lesbian, bi, trans and QTIPOC bars? WORDS BY ISABELLA LEWIS, IMAGES BY LICK EVENTS AND ALEX JANASZEWSKI Navigating the world as queer womxn, we and our trans and QTIPOC (queer/trans/intersex people of colour) siblings shrink ourselves. We hope that, if we voluntarily [….]

The key to making the right decision about your sperm donor

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Basic profile? Extended profile? Anonymous or known? BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Choosing to use a sperm donor is a big decision – therefore, there are a lot of things to consider. Questions like, ‘How much information about the donor should we be able to provide our child with in the future?’ are not uncommon. In order [….]

Keeping it spicy with the Spice Girls

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Mel B reveals sexual encounter with Geri WORDS BY ANEZKA TUREK, PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM It seems that tour life sparked quite the connection between Mel B and Geri, two of our favourite Spice Girls. Singer, TV personality and author Mel B revealed this encounter to Piers Morgan on his upcoming Life Stories series. As reported [….]

As DIVA celebrates its 25th anniversary, the state of Illinois celebrates its 200th

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]

Melissa Etheridge: Rock and soul

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The singer-songwriter talks DIVA through her legendary career, from hanging out with Ellen in the early 90s to headlining WorldPride this summer WORDS BY ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTO BY LAUREN DUKOFF In 1993, one year before DIVA hit newsstands, rock icon Melissa Etheridge made queer herstory by coming out publicly as a lesbian. Far from bringing [….]

Happy birthday, DIVA! It’s our 25th anniversary and we’re celebrating in style

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The celesbiantastic new issue features Kehlani, Melissa Etheridge, Adele Roberts and more PHOTO BY LINDA BLACKER Step back in time with this special issue of DIVA magazine, celebrating not just our 25th birthday but also our history as lesbian, bisexual and queer folks. Our three gorgeous covers, shot by Linda Blacker, pay homage to the [….]