Jacqueline Toboni is on the cover of DIVA and we can’t stop swooning!

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Billie Jean King, Schitt’s Creek and Lee Rodriguez BY DIVA STAFF, COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY KHAREN HILL, HAIR AND MAKE-UP BY SAMANTHA FRYLING, FASHION BY LAURA SOPHIE COX, FASHION ASSISTANTS GEORGIA GALINSON AND ANNAPURNA KREADEN In the very first episode of The L Word: Generation Q, soft butch super babe Finley cycled [….]

Sex Education season three is out tomorrow and we can’t wait to meet Cal

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The Netflix comedy-drama introduces some much needed non-binary representation BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY SAM TAYLOR: NETFLIX When watching trailers for Sex Education back in 2019, I assumed the “will they won’t they” trope between Otis and Maeve would be what carried the show. This is perhaps why I put off watching it for so [….]

DIVA BOX OFFICE helps MINT celebrate its 15th birthday party at Brick Lane’s iconic Truman Brewery

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DJs including Misty B, Not Just Jade and the latest TikTok star, Krystal Lake, will be delivering the best summer party vibes BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE, IMAGES BY JACKDAW MEDIA. Nikki Chubb, Mint’s founder, calls this late summer pop up event the “holy mother of all parties and much needed after the Pride Carnival was cancelled”. [….]

Confessional: An intimate interview with Janet Devlin

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“I wrote poetry rather than songs, it took the pressure off. I can’t write when I’m in survival mode” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY CLAIRE BROWN In a grey and uninspiring room, I met with Janet Devlin. She’s pre performance and taking time out before she takes the stage for the third night of her Confessional tour, [….]

ONLINE EVENT: Join DIVA for the MERMAID watch party on 15 September

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Introducing the award-winning short film by Fia Perera BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HER MOVIES Fellow movie buff, are you in the need for a queer movie night in? 15 September promises to be an engaging evening, so save the date! Join Dawn Fields, Fia Perera, Debra Wooton, Susie Green, Hilliard Guess and DIVA’s very [….]

Want to see the first Black, non-binary romance in a British soap? Then don’t miss today’s Black To Front Hollyoaks special

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DIVA’s Valentino Vecchietti speaks exclusively to Tylan Grant and Ki Griffin BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI We’re so excited to see Hollyoaks’ hour long special as part of Channel 4’s Black To Front 24 hour groundbreaking diversity project, which airs today.  Featuring in a key strand of the storyline are Hollyoaks’ stars Tylan Grant and Ki Griffin. The [….]

All aboard! Pride at Uber launches charity drag show on the Thames to raise money for Albert Kennedy Trust

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With AKT reporting an increase in referrals by 118% since the pandemic began, the time is right and the tide is high BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY UBER BOAT BY THAMES CLIPPERS. Need something to do tonight, DIVAs? Fear not, for Pride at Uber is platforming an exciting new drag event to raise money for [….]

Arlo Parks swoops the Mercury Prize in a euphoric moment for #WLW visibility

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From Caroline to For Violet, Collapsed In Sunbeams champions queer love stories, and indeed, queer heartbreak BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ALEXANDRA WAESPI In a jubilant moment for queer representation, Arlo Parks has swooped the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Her debut, Collapsed In Sunbeams, was released on 29 January 2021 [….]