Skinnydip celebrate Pride in style raising over £4000 for LGBTQI charities

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100% of the profits from their #HATESUCKS limited edition Pride collection will go to charities chosen by LGBTQI activists BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This year, Skinnydip London did Pride bigger and better than ever before. Their #BeyondTheRainbow campaign had one main goal – to educate, inspire and create a safe space for the LGBTQI community to [….]

MIXTAPE: Introducing DIVA’s Mix Of The Month

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Birmingham-based DJ Roman Candles creates a DIVA Mix to get you buzzed for Brighton Pride 🎶 BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. DIVA MIX BY DJ ROMAN CANDLES Looking for some fresh, disc-spinning talent from the lez/bi community? Look no further… DJ Roman Candles, aka Gemma Whitfield, is a Birmingham-bred “next generation” DJ who has already seen a [….]

From Twilight to Heathen: The queering of YA fiction

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“None of this would be possible without the work done by queer artists and authors who fought so hard for this representation” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGE WIKIPEDIA. Catherine Hardwick, the director famous for bringing the Twilight series to the big screen, has just been announced as the director of upcoming Heathen – an adaptation of [….]

OPINION: “The UK is failing LGBQTI asylum seekers”

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Alexandra Jarvis on how the UK is letting down queer asylum seekers – especially those who are trans – and what to expect post-Brexit BY ALEXANDRA JARVIS The progress of LGBTQI rights since 1969, the year of the Stonewall uprisings, is remarkable.  Pride events across the world shine as a beacon of light for protest [….]

Sing your heart out at Hand In Hand LGBT+ Choral Festival

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“The chance to be openly visible and promote our community on a large-scale platform matters” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. PHOTO THE SONGBIRDS AT PRIDE CYMRU 2018 On the 17-18 August 2019, Hand In Hand Festival – the UK and Ireland’s LGBT+ choral festival – will be be taking place for the fourth time around, this year [….]

WATCH: Missed the DIVA Awards 2019? Catch up here!

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DIVA Box Office presents the DIVA Awards: Live! with Sandi Toksvig, Suranne Jones, Saara Aalto, Lady Phyll and lots more ✨ BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE VICTORIA BROOM, RUTH HUNT, PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH AND RACHEL SHELLEY Fancy catching up on the glitziest celebration of lez/bi women in the world of media, politics, business and the community? We [….]