#LDOV19: What does it mean to be visible?

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“I personally choose writing for DIVA and donning head-to-toe rainbows/glitter at Pride for the, ‘Surprise! I am a massive lesbian’ effect” BY ELEANOR NOYCE. IMAGE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION. This afternoon on Twitter, we had #LesbianVisibilityDay #LesbianDayOfVisibility, and #DIVAPowerList all trending. Oh, and #DragRace, too. Not to be dramatic, but I think we’re taking over the [….]

Introducing DIVA Box Office: Europe’s first lesbian digital TV channel 🍿✨

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Team DIVA celebrates Lesbian Day of Visibility with a very special announcement… BY DIVA STAFF Team DIVA is thrilled to announce a brand new channel dedicated to queer female content, launching today with a chat show fronted by the one and only Heather Peace. DIVA Box Office, dropping on Lesbian Day of Visibility (Friday 26 [….]

This Lesbian Day Of Visibility – it’s time to talk about sex

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“For our communities, sexual health is often a difficult or invisible discussion with health professionals” BY CLAUDIA CARVELL. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Today marks Lesbian Day of Visibility, and this year it could not be more crucial. The needs of lesbian, bi and queer women are often marginalised in conversations around LGBT sexual health [….]

Sofie Hagen: “I can have lesbian sex when I’m thin”

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The comedian and podcaster revisits her teenage diary WORDS BY SOFIE HAGEN, IMAGE BY MATT CROCKETT I recently found an old diary I wrote when I was 13. Like most teenage diaries would, it portrayed me in a rather unfortunate light. Amongst complaints about the girls in my class – and embarrassing amounts of Westlife [….]

Sandi Toksvig tops the DIVA Power List 2019 on Lesbian Day of Visibility

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Rita Ora, Sue Perkins and Munroe Bergdorf also named in the annual celebration of LGBTQI+ achievement BY DIVA STAFF DIVA, Europe’s leading magazine for lesbians and bisexual women, has revealed its annual DIVA Power List and Great British Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig is in first place. Every year, DIVA’s countdown recognises the out and [….]

DIVA meets the cast and crew of Gentleman Jack

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Carrie Lyell heads to Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and chat to the team behind the brand new BBC drama IMAGE CREDIT: LOOKOUT POINT, PHOTOGRAPHER: JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out of the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good [….]

Saski Singer: “Lesbian visibility makes me feel united”

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Pride host and LGBTQI+ educator Saski writes about the importance of role models and #LesbianDayOfVisibility BY SASKI SINGER I wonder when I became visible as a lesbian to the outside world. Was it whilst hosting at a Pride, delivering LGBTQI+ training in schools, singing on stage, becoming a mum or even cutting my hair really [….]