Looking for a different way to spend Christmas this year?

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From ice skating and Christmas markets to sparkling shows on Broadway in Chicago, Illinois has got you covered (in snow) 🎄 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE   WHY NOT SPEND CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO THIS YEAR? Have you had your fill of UK-based festivities? Looking to spend Christmas a little differently? Then the US state of Illinois, an LGBTQ+ friendly [….]

Introducing DIVA’s Emerging Voices

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Want to be a guest book reviewer for DIVA? Read on… As the arts pages in print media shrink and unpaid opportunities proliferate, it’s getting harder and harder for talented reviewers from marginalised backgrounds to get a foot in the door. The annual VIDA review looking at the number of female writers being reviewed and [….]

The ultimate playlist for lez/bi women

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Emily Bashforth handpicks her favourite tracks for girls who like girls BY EMILY BASHFORTH  Music is a wonderful form of emotional expression and is somewhere members of the LGBTQ+ community can find comfort. Members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies produce relatable songs about the struggles an LGBTQ+ individual may face or simply switch up the gender pronouns in your [….]

KT Tunstall: “I’ve had relationships with girls”

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Ahead of her performance at the DIVA Music Festival, the rock star talks sexuality, epiphanies and why her guitar is like a giant strap-on I still remember what I thought the first time I heard KT Tunstall’s Suddenly I See – “Well, this all seems very gay.” For chick flick fanatics it’s the opening song [….]