TRAVEL: Constance Craving

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Danielle Mustarde pedals her way to inner peace along the shores of Europe’s postcard-perfect Lake Constance WORDS AND IMAGES BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing. I love living in London, but I’m a northerner at heart and, every once in a while, the horn-blaring, underground-rumbling, fume-filled capital can get a little… much. I mean, was it really [….]

When one door closes, a Gateway opens

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A conversation with Lucie Warrington, the filmmaker taking us Into the Cellar to meet the women who came out of the closet BY GEORGIA BUTLER If you are reading DIVA, the odds are that you’ve been there – in the cramped and uncomfortable closet. The very nature of a heteronormative society means that, to some [….]

*This* is where you know Generation Q’s Finley from…

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Recognise The L Word: Generation Q’s Jacqueline Toboni but can’t quite put your finger on where from? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE Oh, Finley – melter of hearts, most gorgeous of goofballs, wearer of rainbow boxers – and don’t even get us started on those beautifully adorned armpits. (Yes, it’s a stereotype, and yes it’s a [….]

Ian Murray: “One transphobic person in the Labour Party is one too many”

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DIVA magazine publisher Linda Riley interviews Ian Murray BY LINDA RILEY During the first LGBT+ Labour hustings in Manchester last week, Ian Murray, the only Scottish candidate in the deputy leadership contest, stood up for the rights of the LGBTQI community and proved himself an advocate for a zero-tolerance approach to any phobia within the [….]

The lipstick life 10: Dressing to impress

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Our first argument was about Stella McCartney lingerie. Is that perhaps the most lipstick lesbian thing I have ever said? BY ROSIE MUSSEN On our first date, Pearl and I dressed remarkably similarly. The vibe was very smasual (smart casual), with both of us in simple black tops with brightly coloured trousers. Mine were mustard [….]

Angela Rayner: “At the moment, Labour feels quite hostile”

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DIVA magazine publisher Linda Riley interviews Angela Rayner BY LINDA RILEY Angela Rayner truly proved she is an LGTBQI icon at the first ever LGBT+ Labour hustings in Manchester last week. Walking out onto the stage wearing rainbow braces and tartan Dr. Martens, she’s evidently in touch with our community in a way that very [….]

Kate Moennig: “I’ve always had a soft spot for Shane”

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The L Word heartthrob talks exclusively to DIVA about Gen Q, Carmen and embracing her own sexuality INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY HILARY BRONWYN GAYLE/SHOWTIME After a decade away, Kate Moennig aka Shane is back on our screens and our cover. We could not be more thrilled to see her. Here’s a taster of [….]