Why Liam Payne’s Both Ways fetishises the bi community

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“Both Ways limits our understanding of sexuality to a sanitised and heterosexual reference-point” BY MEG MURPHY, BI PRIDE UK (@BISEXUAL_MEG). IMAGE YOUTUBE. On 6 December 2019, Liam Payne’s latest album was released and along with it his track, Both Ways. It is a song which explores a bisexual woman’s sexuality through the privilege-tinted glasses of [….]

SNP launch most extensive LGBTQI equality manifesto of any major party

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Nicola Sturgeon: “The SNP will defend LGBTI equality and human rights against any attempt to roll back progress” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE PRIDE/SNP WEBSITE. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said a vote for the SNP on 12 December 2019 is a vote to, “Champion LGBTI equality, escape Brexit, and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s [….]

NEW MUSIC: The Star Of Bethnal Green

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“Here’s a music video which combines the magic of Christmas with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE FROM THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN. Following the release of their winter-themed EP, Only Son Of The Falling Snow, British folk-rock band, Bear’s Den, have today unveiled a powerful video [….]

Eight festive events for you this Queermas 🎄😘

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Don’t miss out on these festive UK-based Christmas treats… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Merry Queermas, everyone! We have found some of the best LGBTQI offerings in the UK this festive season to keep you occupied. Whether you’re looking for a pantomime, Christmas markets or still trying to find a date to your friend’s Christmas party – [….]

MUSIC: Christina Novelli has released her first full-length album and it’s a Christmas treat 😍

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DIVA was lucky enough to be invited along to Christina’s album launch in Soho for a night of music and celebrations BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS On a cold Friday night in the heart of Soho, the friends, family and fans of Christina Novelli all gathered together for a night of celebration.  After starting her singing career [….]

BOOKS: Tell Me I’m Forgiven

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A fan of Gentlemen Jack? Then you’re going to love the story of forgotten stars, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney… BY ALISON CHILD. IMAGE COURTESY OF TELL ME I’M FORGIVEN. Introducing a “new” story to delight fans of historical lesbian dramas like Gentleman Jack and Tipping The Velvet: Tell Me I’m Forgiven: The Story Of [….]

Flirty Dancing: how the date went down

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DIVA caught up with Faye and Sarah to get the gossip from their first date  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you didn’t catch Flirty Dancing on Channel 4 last week, we advise you to come back to this once you have – spoilers are up ahead.  Trust us, it’s worth the watch. It’s made TV history [….]