Melissa Etheridge: Rock and soul

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The singer-songwriter talks DIVA through her legendary career, from hanging out with Ellen in the early 90s to headlining WorldPride this summer WORDS BY ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTO BY LAUREN DUKOFF In 1993, one year before DIVA hit newsstands, rock icon Melissa Etheridge made queer herstory by coming out publicly as a lesbian. Far from bringing [….]

Happy birthday, DIVA! It’s our 25th anniversary and we’re celebrating in style

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The celesbiantastic new issue features Kehlani, Melissa Etheridge, Adele Roberts and more PHOTO BY LINDA BLACKER Step back in time with this special issue of DIVA magazine, celebrating not just our 25th birthday but also our history as lesbian, bisexual and queer folks. Our three gorgeous covers, shot by Linda Blacker, pay homage to the [….]

Kehlani: Mother Earth

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The R&B superstar opens up to Roxy Bourdillon about sexuality, serenity and survival Photo by Arturo Torres Kehlani is a Grammy-nominated R&B powerhouse who scored a dizzying 753 million Spotify streams last year alone. Kehlani is a cutting edge queer icon with a back catalogue including sapphic-drenched smash hit Honey (“I like my women like [….]

Remember me… it’s time to swot up on your lez/bi herstory

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To celebrate our 25th birthday, we’re paying homage to the magnificent queer women who paved the rainbow path before us PHOTO BY LINDA BLACKER Step back in time to London’s legendary Gateways nightclub where butches and femmes reigned supreme. Meet the politically – not to mention sexually – charged Rebel Dykes of the 70s and [….]

Gay in the 90s: Section 28, “filthy queers” and lesbian chic

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As DIVA celebrates its 25th birthday, Georgina Turner reflects on how much – and how little – has changed since the magazine was first published in 1994 Words Georgina Turner For the queer community in Britain, the 1990s was a decade inflected by Section 28 – pearl-clutching horror at the notion that school children might [….]