The L Word: Gen Q’s Rosanny Zayas is on the cover of our Black History Month issue

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Also featuring: Hailie Sahar, Yasmin Benoit, Jade Anouka and so much more BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY ROWAN DALY Confession time. We’ve been Sophie Suarez superfans ever since that legendary opening sequence in the very first episode of The L Word: Generation Q (if you know, you know). So we couldn’t be more thrilled [….]

Six queer podcasts to get into this autumn

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Pssst… podDIVA is relaunching on 3 November! 🎧 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY The leaves have started to fall, DIVAs! And you know what that means – it’s time to drink that inaugural pumpkin spiced latte, get cosy under a blanket and enjoy a podcast or two. Don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of [….]

Five queer female artists you’ve got to check out

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Here are some oh-so-relatable queer bops to wrap your ears around 🌈 BY ELA ERTAN, IMAGE VIA ARLO PARKS ON INSTAGRAM Are you searching for new music by queer artists? If so, check out these five incredibly talented musicians who are currently big in the LGBTQI+ music scene.  Who doesn’t love a good tune to [….]

REVIEW: curious – Jasmine Lee-Jones

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curious is truly an excellent piece of theatre 🎭 BY LOWIE TREVENA, IMAGES BY HELEN MAYBANKS Jasmine Lee-Jones’ latest show is theatre made for 2021. curious, the follow up to her 2019 play the seven methods of killing kylie jenner, explores Blackness, queerness, elitism, and femininity and the very real consequences of erasure and alienation. [….]

TeTe Bang talks Drag SOS, the patriarchy and the problem with “AFAB”

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“Gender is very complicated. I’m still trying to figure it out” 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA TETE BANG ON INSTAGRAM Drag performer TeTe Bang is the queen of camp. Taking inspiration from everything from old musicians to movies to art, TeTe is rewiring the parallels of British drag. Appearing on Channel 4’s Drag SOS [….]

UK Hun? 6 drag performers you need to follow on Instagram right now

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Drag up your life, DIVAs! 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA APPLE DERRIERES ON INSTAGRAM Calling all Drag Race superfans! Since September’s premiere of season three of Drag Race UK, drag discourse has been at an all-time high. We love our Victoria Scones, Scarlett Harletts and Vanity Milans, but it’s important to celebrate drag performers [….]

Home Office report reflects worrying rise in transphobic and homophobic hate crime

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Hate crimes reported in England and Wales have risen by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY A Home Office report has revealed the sinister reality of hate crime in the UK, reflecting a rise in reported hate crimes by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic. The report [….]

DIVA meets trans autistic actor and model Mabz Beet

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With some surplus drama, How To Drop A Piano is an unexpected weekend of revelations, desperations and reparations BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON I first met Mabz Beet three months ago on Facebook, having dropped me a line after listening to my trilogy of LGBTQI+ audio plays about later life Autism and ADHD [….]