VIEWS: “Drag Race isn’t just for gay men”

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One queer woman’s intimate relationship with RuPaul’s Drag Race BY ELEANOR NOYCE. IMAGE RUPAUL STARS IN NETFLIX’S AJ AND THE QUEEN 2020 “Before I watched drag race, I had a very one-dimensional view of drag: that it was merely a man dressing up as a woman. Oh, how wrong I was…” Confession: I identify as [….]

Lauren Jauregui’s live performance of Lento is the queer content we needed

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A stripped down version of Lauren’s new single, Lento? Yes, please BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If there’s one thing that’s getting us through lockdown, it’s the sweet, sweet sounds of queer music blasting through our earphones. It’s only been a couple weeks since Lauren Jauregui released the smouldering music video for Lento, the [….]

RURAL QUEERS: On the silver linings of increased virtual togetherness

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“We’re no longer forgotten voices, those overlooked few. We’re now part of the wider, ‘digital scene’ alongside everyone else” BY EMMA FLINT. IMAGE BY J. FOEHNER Being part of a community is an experience that allows many of us to feel connected to our peers and like-minded individuals. It gives us a chance to limit [….]

MUSIC: Get to know Austra

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Austra’s Katie Stelmanis chats to DIVA about navigating the music industry as a queer woman BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY VIRGINIE KHATEEB Austra is the Canadian synth pop composer making what she calls “unpopular pop music,” but here at DIVA we can’t say we agree with the “unpopular” part. Ever since rising to recognition in [….]

A brief timeline of Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson’s relationship

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Our favourite Hollywood couple from day one 💖 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Hollywood actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have been together for five years now, and the pair went from quietly dating to striving to normalise age-gap relationships in the media. From when they first met to today, here’s a complete timeline [….]

LEGALLY SPEAKING: Mediation, but not as we know it

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“Online mediation can give couples much needed clarity and reassurance – all from the safety of their own homes” BY DENISE LAVERTY Coronavirus, COVID-19, whatever we know it by, has changed the way that we live in an unprecedented way. Schools have closed. The elderly and vulnerable have been told to hibernate for 12 weeks [….]