The little web series that did

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Roxy Bourdillon meets the stars of YouTube phenomenon turned feature film, Carmilla BY ROXY BOURDILLON  I’m only five minutes into The Carmilla Movie and I’m already gripped. Laura’s tearing down an old-timey corridor, panting in a corseted gown, her heart hammering in her chest and causing mine to do the same, while her 300-year-old ex-vampire [….]

Lucy Sutcliffe: “Even if it’s terrible, just write”

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The author, film-maker and YouTuber gives her advice to aspiring novelists BY ROXY BOURDILLON  We heart Girl Hearts Girl. Lucy Sutcliffe’s must-read memoir is uplifting and relatable. It’s all about growing up gay in rural Oxfordshire and falling head over heels for the very first time. As huge fans of her work, both as an author [….]

4 Ways to meet lesbians and bi women

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Because they don’t (all) walk around wearing “I love labia” t-shirts BY E J ROSETTA  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who finds it incredibly difficult to meet fellow lady-loving-ladies, and it can get lonely and frustrating in equal measure. But in the six years I’ve been “out”, I’ve become very adept at [….]

I’m an openly queer teacher – here’s why that matters

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe on the importance of being out in the classroom BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE  Regardless of your response to summer 2017’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wlaes, you cannot deny its visibility. This has been in stark contrast to my own experiences growing up when exposure [….]

Did the closet kill Whitney?

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley questions whether Whitney Houston’s sexuality played a part in her premature death  BY LINDA RILEY On 3.30 pm on February 11th, 2012, singer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in the bath at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was 48 years old. Paramedics performed CPR in vain, and she was pronounced dead [….]