Scotland’s leading LGBTQI organisations launch equality manifesto ahead of election in May

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“Scotland used to be a leader in LGBTI equality – it is not anymore” BY NADIA DAVIES A group of Scotland’s national LGBTI equality organisations have a manifesto for equality, ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May.  Stonewall Scotland, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and Scottish Trans Alliance, alongside partners LGBT Health and Wellbeing, [….]

Lesbian Twitter is still talking about the new season of Line Of Duty

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🚨Sapphic tension klaxon🚨 BY NADIA DAVIES Sunday evening (21 March 2021) saw the return of AC-12 favourites, DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), in the sixth season of BBC police drama Line Of Duty.  To catch you up, Kate is no longer working with AC-12 [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Sweetheart

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Director Marley Morrison tells DIVA about this “uplifting and joyful” feature film BY NADIA DAVIES A refreshing take on the classic coming-of-age story, Marley Morrison’s first feature stars Jo Hartley (In My Skin, This Is England), Nell Barlow (Doctor Thorne) and The Stranger’s Ella-Rae Smith. We had a chat with Marley to find out more. [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Tove

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A Q&A with Tove’s director, Zaida Bergroth BY NADIA DAVIES A lyrical and romantic biopic of the beloved creator of the Moomins featuring an incredible central performance by Alma Pöysti is screening at this year’s BFI Flare. Describe your film in three words. Intimate, honest, joyful. What inspired you to make the film? I wanted [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

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DIVA chats to Shirel Peleg, director of this film about love and the healing power of forgiveness BY NADIA DAVIES Cultures clash and family secrets are revealed when Shira brings home her new girlfriend in this delightful first feature. Describe your film in three words. Diverse, chaotic and fun What inspired you to make the film? [….]

DIVA Book Club: Here’s what we’re reading in April

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with the author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space, created by us to bring the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days. To keep us [….]

Heather Small the Voice of M People to perform at DIVA Awards and DIVA Pride this April

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The voice of M People joins our Lesbian Visibility Week celebrations BY DIVA STAFF Well known for her solo success and with the group M People, former DIVA cover star Heather Small is a worldwide icon who has been incredibly supportive of the DIVA Community over the past few months. We were all blown away [….]