WATCH: You Need To Calm Down

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Ellen DeGeneres, Hayley Kiyoko, Hannah Hart, the Fab Five (and more) star in Taylor Swift’s fabulous new LGBTQI anthem BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE VEVO In the middle of #PrideMonth, pop superstar and ever-outspoken LGBTQI ally Taylor Swift has given us a gift in the shape of her new, star-studded music video for rainbowlicious single You [….]

Trans Vegas, baby!

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The Manchester-based arts festival is back with five days of spectacular performances all aiming to counteract transphobia BY RACHEL BADHAM From the 29 June to the 3 July 2019, the lovely city of Manchester will be hosting… ta-dah! Trans Vegas Festival, an arts festival dedicated to providing a space for trans and non-conforming voices. Trans [….]

Kate Tempest bares her soul for her brand new album

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The Book Of Traps And Lessons manages to be both deeply political and profoundly personal WORDS BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Kate Tempest is back, taking on a new sombre, intimate tone to bare her soul for album number four. Her live performances have always been masterful, and she manages the difficult transition from [….]

#RainbowRiots

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Meet the Swedish musician fighting state-sponsored homophobia to build Uganda’s first LGBTQI community centre BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALICIA, PETTER WALLENBERG, SHIVAN AND JAVAN BY TANIA MARTI Activist and musician Petter Wallenberg founded Rainbow Riots as a creative international movement for the equal rights of LGBTQI people. As the organisation release their latest album, the [….]

Get your paws on official DIVA merch 😍

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Fill your bag with DIVA swag this Pride season BY DIVA STAFF Looking for the perfect tee to wear to Pride? Well, you’re in luck.  Due to popular demand, we’re launching a new range of DIVA merch for all you superfans out there.  divamagshop.com, which launches today, features t-shirts, tote bags, stickers, hoodies and much [….]

WATCH: Ellen Page reads Armistead Maupin’s coming out letter

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The cast of Tales Of The City reading author Armistead Maupin’s coming out letter will leave you 😭 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Ready to get emosh, TOTC fans? Then you’re in the right place. Originally written for the character of Michael in Armistead Maupin’s early books, the letter also doubled up as the author’s own coming [….]

Sandi Toksvig says #MeToo hasn’t gone far enough in comedy

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DIVA Broadcaster Of The Year Sandi Toksvig discusses misogyny and sexual harassment in new podcast series IMAGE SANDI TOKSVIG AND PARTNER AT THE DIVA AWARDS. GETTY IMAGES. QI and Great British Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig has spoken out about misogyny and the sexual harassment of female comedians with Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, [….]