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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 [….]

DATING: 10 compliments to make on a first date

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Worried you’ll get tongue-tied? Here are our top tips for sparkling conversation. BY ARISTEA BITSAKAKI  We’ve all been there. You’re on a first date and you just don’t know what to say next. Well, don’t give up! Here are our top tips for compliments to pay your date. Follow this advice, and you may be [….]

NEWS: Italian lesbian rights organisation called out for its transphobic views

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Jane Fae explores the tragic transphobia faced by Ciro Migliore in the Italian press and LGBTQI community BY JANE FAE Transphobia comes in many guises. Today it may take the form of violence against any identity that fails to fit cishet norms. Tomorrow, it will be newspapers misreporting, misgendering. Perhaps hardest to swallow is the bigotry [….]

BOOKS: Review of The Scoop by Cat Walker

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“If you’ve missed out on the glory of escapism this summer, The Scoop is the perfect read for you” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We all remember what it was like to travel, although it seems like a distant memory for many of us who have had a long list of cancelled plans this summer. Usually by [….]

NEWS: Punkie Johnson joins Saturday Night Live cast

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Punkie is the first ever Black, openly lesbian comedian to ever be cast on the show  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM In its 45 year history, Saturday Night Live hasn’t always been praised for its treatment for LGBTQI individuals. But in recent years, we have slowly seen the show become more queer friendly.  With [….]

SCREEN: Lots Holloway & April Kelley release an uplifting lockdown documentary

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A ‘Summer On Ice’ is the mini documentary all about what we lost and gained during lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We knew it wouldn’t be long until some of our friends here at DIVA started releasing the exciting projects they’ve been working on during lockdown. While we were all baking and keeping up our Duolingo [….]

CELEB: Sarah Paulson teases Carol prequel and we’ve never wanted anything more

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If this is just a joke, we’re not laughing  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM As queermas is fast approaching, the only thing we can think about is when is it acceptable to watch Carol for the first time this year. Of course, we’ve all been tempted to re-watch during lockdown. But we all know [….]

MUSIC: Marika Hackman announces new album, Covers

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The new album will feature renditions of songs by Grimes, MUNA, Sharon Van Etten and more  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LUKA BOOTH Our favourite sapphic songstress is back with new music and this time Marika Hackman is going down a new route. The new album Covers, will just feature covers of some of Marika’s [….]