How Glitterbox stayed connected on social media during COVID-19

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One of the biggest global club nights refused to be beat by COVID-19, here’s their tips and tricks for keeping social media alive BY FACEBOOK One of the most ubiquitous club nights on the global circuit over the last few years, Glitterbox was born in Ibiza in 2014. An inclusive party that welcomes all to [….]

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NEWS: What LGBTQI women want from advertisers…

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Facebook are here to drive business equality for LGBTQI women, providing an insight into what we want from brands  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Cast your mind all the way back to April earlier this year and you might remember a little event that happened by the name of Lesbian Visibility Week. It was a week of [….]

MUSIC: Toya Delazy drops a new fashion music video for Qhawe

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The new video, featuring music from Toya Delazy, showcases a floor-filling fusion of UK and South African sounds  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY RAF CHLAPINSKI East London’s South African MC, Toya Delazy, has just dropped the visuals for Qhawe. Meaning “be strong warrior” in Zulu, the bass-filled floor-filler carries a powerful message to stand your [….]

MUSIC: Singer and spoken-word poet, Christinna O, drops her latest single

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“Braided is a clear-eyed manifesto on self-love” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY KENYA NAOMI Stepping onto the music scene as a spoken word poet, Philadelphia native Christinna O has plenty of though-provoking and introspective tunes up her sleeve. Through her music, she’s providing an unparalleled commentary on her experience as a queer Black woman. She’s [….]

FASHION: Riots To Rainbows is the new clothing brand full of Pride

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“We fought for this.. wear it with Pride!” BY RILEY SHAI Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Riley Shai. What a year 2020 has been…no, I’m not referring to the infamous pandemic, but to my engagement to my future wife and to the birth of our first baby.  During the infamous pandemic though, [….]

EVENTS: Missing Pride? Get yourself ready for Copenhagen 2021 🌈

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WorldPride and EuroGames are set to bring the LGBTQI community to life next year BY JEMMA TRACEY, IMAGE BY ANDREAS PAULSSON Imagine a large scale, LGBTQI event where all LGBTQI women are seen, represented, and most importantly, included! For 10 days in August, Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden will host WorldPride and EuroGames [….]

CELEB: Nicola Adams is the most talked about Strictly contestant this year

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Are you loving Strictly’s first same-sex dance pairing?  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If you’re anything like us here at DIVA, Nicola Adams’ appearing on Strictly Come Dancing as part of their first ever same-sex dance pairing at the weekend was enough to cure all the pain of 2020.  The day where LGBTQI individuals [….]

EVENTS: Aké Arts & Book Festival 2020 kicks off today!

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Here’s our top picks from this four day celebration of creativity in Africa BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Now in its eighth year, Aké Arts & Book Festival has brought over 700 artists, writers, poets, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, filmmakers and thinkers together to dialogue and celebrate creativity on the African continent through panel discussions, art exhibitions, [….]