Welcome to our Lesbian Visibility Week issue with rock legend Melissa Etheridge as our glorious cover star

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Also featuring: The creator and cast of Heartstopper, Soak, Rowan Ellis and Nghi Vo COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH MIRANDA Welcome to our Lesbian Visibility issue! And who better to have as our cover star than the incredible rock legend Melissa Etheridge? In our DIVA exclusive interview, Melissa talks to DIVA staff writer Nic Crosara about [….]

Say hello to Rowan Ellis on podDIVA

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Don’t miss out on today’s serving of #QueersForYourEars BY DIVA STAFF Rowan Ellis is a writer, video essayist and LGBTQI advocate who has racked up over 8 million views online. In today’s episode she joins DIVA junior staff writer, Eleanor Noyce, to talk about her debut book, Here And Queer: A Queer Girl’s Guide To [….]

FSB launches new LGBTQI Business Hub for the UK’s entrepreneurs

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Are you an LGBTQI-owned small business? The organisation is here to help you grow BY DIVA STAFF The UK’s biggest small business membership organisation Federation Of Small Businesses (FSB), has just launched a brand new digital resource hub that not only supports and encourages LGBTQI entrepreneurship, but promotes inclusivity in workplaces as well. The FSB [….]

New survey led by LGBTQI organisations to champion representation in media

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Got 15 minutes spare? Why not make your voice heard? BY DIVA STAFF Visibility is critical in times of heightened legislative and societal action against our community. By contributing 15 minutes of your time, you can help influence a more diverse representation of LGBTQI people in mass media. We know from previous research that representation [….]

Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney to join the cast of Doctor Who

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“To be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX Since Heartstopper came to our screens in April, Yasmin Finney quickly became a fan favourite for her portrayal of Elle Argent. Last night (16 May), Whovians and [….]

THE MINISTRY OF LESBIAN AFFAIRS: Creating a lesbian Mecca at the Soho Theatre

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Iman Qureshi’s engaging and powerful play breaks new ground with its intersectional lesbian narrative BY TRUDY HOWSON LGBT POET LAUREATE Whats not to like about the Soho Theatre? Its hip, it’s friendly and its surrounded by all the bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants that we love to hang out in. There’s a tangible feeling of excitement [….]

7 Days Of Queer: UK drops once more in ILGA Europe’s ranking for LGBTQI rights

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There is a lot of work to do around the globe in the fight for equality BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KAROLINA GRABOWSKA VIA PEXELS Once again, the UK has dropped down in ILGA Europe’s ranking of countries based on their record of LGBTQI rights. In the latest Rainbow Map, which was published on 12 [….]

Gentleman Jack 206 recap: “I can be as a meteor in your life”

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Here’s a spoiler warning for your favourite period drama BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY BBC/LOOK OUT POINT/HBO/AIMEE SPINKS Look who’s back, it’s the Gentleman Jack recap! So much went down in episode five, it’s such a shame I was out of office and didn’t get the chance to cover it. There was a major fall [….]