EVENTS: Homotopia returns to queer the city of Liverpool

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Expect the usual eclectic mix of queer performances, online and offline for 2020 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY SOPHIE GREEN Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQI arts and culture festival, is returning for 2020 with yet another unique and ground-breaking programme. Even in the year that has seen so many queer events forced to transform, [….]

VIEWS: My lifelong search for queer female friends

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“Growing up as a religious woman of colour, I felt like there was no-one that I could confide in” BY ALEXANDRA D’SA  I had friends, I promise. I wasn’t a recluse. I went to house parties and duly made my way through those alcopops that stained your mouth blue, shared a couple of large pizzas at [….]

GOOD VIBES: The latest sex toys for *ultimate* pleasure

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We’re buzzing about these new toys, folks  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Is the current state of the world getting you down? Well, we’re here to spread the positive vibes. It’s never a bad time to invest in a great new sex toy and here at DIVA, we pride ourselves on keeping our pulse on the best [….]

MUSIC: A Saara Aalto and Baga Chipz collab has officially saved the year

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When The Sun Goes Down is the brand new single from two of our fave LGBTQI icons BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Saara Aalto and Baga Chipz’s glittering worlds have collided to save us from 2020 with the shimmering pop gem, When The Sun Goes Down, which was released just last week. We’ve had it on repeat and if you [….]

SCREEN: Saoirse Ronan reveals she consulted with queer friends before filming Ammonite

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DIVA are here for you if you need more advice, Saoirse  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We’re sure you’re already very familiar with the upcoming release of Ammonite, one of the most hotly anticipated LGBTQI films of 2020. Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as women who form a romantic bond in 1840s England, their performances have [….]

MUSIC: Hope Tala drops a fresh track from her upcoming EP

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All My Girls Like To Fight is the latest bold breakthrough from a star on the rise BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS After turning down a place on a master’s programme at Cambridge University to pursue a career in the music industry, London based artist Hope Tala has been going from strength to strength. Today she’s back [….]

CELEB: Sarah Paulson speaks candidly about her six-year relationship with Holland Taylor

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“Anybody says anything about any person I love in a way that is disrespectful or cruel and I want to cut a bitch” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Here at DIVA, we’ve already made it clear how much we adore the relationship between celesbians Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor. Watching their six-year relationship play [….]