PODCAST: podDIVA is our brand spankin’ new podcast produced by Rachel Shelley

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We caught up with Rachel Shelley to find out more about the new audio delights she has up her sleeve BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We all know about the queer films we should be watching and the queer books we should we reading during lockdown, but what podcasts should we be listening to?  That’s where you’re [….]

SCREEN: Season’s Greetings review

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An Indian film all about the hope and happiness of queer identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Set in Kolkata, India, Season’s Greetings is a complex mother and daughter drama that deals with various LGBTQI issues such as Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality, in a subtle yet powerful way. It’s both poetic [….]

SCREEN: Five of the best lesbian and bisexual best friends

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Who wouldn’t want these babes as a BFF? BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA NETFLIX Lena Waithe in Master Of None Everyone needs a level headed lesbian best friend like Denise. Quick with the quips and witty remarks but also wise with soulful advice for main guy Dev, Denise is definitely our choice for BFF. Sandra [….]

RELATIONSHIPS: How coronavirus could impact cohabiting couples

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“You may be left wondering what your rights are” BY GIBSON KERR Co-habiting couples are being urged to take speedy and proper action if one of them was to die without making a will. Personal law specialists Gibson Kerr said with Coronavirus sadly claiming the lives of many people before their time, the remaining partner [….]

MUSIC: Get to know Emily Burns

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We chat to Emily Burns all about sexuality, songwriting and her secret talent BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY HOLLIE FERNANDO Although she hasn’t released a full length album yet, you probably already know Emily Burns from a bunch of perfect pop tracks such as Girlfriend At The Time, Too Good or Is It Just Me?  [….]

NEWS: George at Asda welcomes Diversity Role Models as a charity partner

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George will launch its We Are Proud campaign to recognise Pride Month as well as an inclusive fashion range BY DIVA STAFF As supermarket fashion retailer George celebrates its 30th birthday this year, the business is cementing its charity partnerships with Diversity Role Models (DRM).  This year the partnership includes a £100,000 donation to the charity, [….]

NEWS: myGWork launches WorkPride to replace cancelled Pride events

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A global virtual conference to strengthen LGBTQI workplace inclusion  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS myGwork, the global recruitment & networking organisation for LGBTQI professionals, is launching its first global online five-day conference WorkPride, in place of postponed or cancelled flagship LBGTQI events including Pride.  The aim is to bring together and celebrate the LGBTQI community, and strengthen [….]

HOROSCOPE: Your sapphic stars this June

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DIVA astrologist Michele Knight reveals all… WORDS BY MICHELE KNIGHT Aries Hey warrior goddess, times have been tough, and OK there’s just a little more delving to do. However, Mars, your ruler, goes into Aries this month giving you the power and grit to push towards victory. Your passion is rising as you hurl yourself [….]