Introducing: DIVA’s hottest music releases of the week

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In need of some new queer bops to wrap your ears around? This new, weekly column will see Junior Staff Writer, Eleanor Noyce, recommending the hottest new releases to spin (or stream, duh!) BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA ITUNES Hayley Kiyoko – For The Girls (Single): Lesbian Jesus is back with a bang. For The [….]

Oh my gays, Heartstopper has been renewed for two more seasons!

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It’s the good news we’ve all been waiting for BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX By now I’m sure you’ll know that Team DIVA (and everyone else) is *obsessed* with Netflix’s adaptation of Heartstopper. The show has served up some much needed visibility, queer joy and representation. Since the series debuted in April 2022, it [….]

Want to win a ticket to Etheridge Island?

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Now is your chance! BY TEAM DIVA, IMAGE BY ETHERIDGE ISLAND Melissa Etheridge mega fans: brace yourselves. As part of our media partnership with Etheridge Island, Melissa’s week-long festival taking place in Mexico in from 30 August-5 September, we’re giving away a junior suite ocean view king room. That’s right, you heard us: king room. [….]

Love After Lockdown: Control in the bedroom

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“You create an illusion together where the top’s the dominator. In reality, they only dominate because the bottom facilitates it” BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY OLEG IVANOV VIA UNSPLASH So, I’m laying in bed with my girl Rose (yes, we got back together, no I didn’t take Anne Lister’s advice and build her an [….]

The fifth annual Pride In Education conference is set to return on 25 June 2022, with an exclusive 10% discount for DIVA readers

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Sponsored by myGwork, Lumiere London, Pearson UK, Zoom and Natixis, this year’s conference will combat prejudice and champion LGBTIQA+ inclusion BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA PRIDE IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE Passionate about LGBTIQA+ inclusion in education? The Pride In Education conference will be returning on Saturday 25 June 2022 for its fifth run, marking the organisation’s [….]

Jake Daniels is paving the way for queer athletes and fans like me who just want to belong

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LGBTQI representation in sports is needed now more than ever, and the Blackpool FC forward has turned into an idol for many BY NIKITA ACHANTA, IMAGE VIA BLACKPOOL FC Jake Daniels publicly came out on 16 May, becoming the only openly gay active male footballer in the United Kingdom, because he wanted to finally “be himself”. A [….]

THEATRE: Celebrated Virgins, a story of the Ladies of Llangollen

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Are you ready to meet Anne Lister’s contemporaries on the stage? BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY THEATR CLWYD “It’s a reimagining, not a reenactment, and we are very much telling this from a 2022 lens,” says Katie Elin-Salt, writer of a play about the Ladies of Llangollen called Celebrated Virgins. Katie’s co-creator, Eleri B Jones, [….]