Coming out stories: “For 38 years I have squashed down the feeling that I am gay”

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Nora Mulready spent most of her life ignoring her feelings, until they became impossible to ignore  BY NORA MULREADY This week I applied to be a trustee of an organisation. In the equalities monitoring form, I ticked the “Gay/Lesbian” box for the first time. I loved doing it so much that I took a picture [….]

Queer herstory: What weird and wonderful things will you preserve for future generations?

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Roni Guetta, Project Manager of Queer Heritage South, on identity, memory and herstory BY RONI GUETTA On 8 April 2021, following two years of hard work, our team launched the Queer Heritage South Digital Museum. It’s a new, community generated, digital archive of all things related to queer life in Brighton, Hove and beyond. “If I am not for myself, [….]

FILM: Juliet

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“In countries like Russia it is almost impossible to live if you are a transgender person” BY DIVA STAFF Juliet follows the story of a transgender teenager’s dream to play Juliet in her school play, Romeo & Juliet. This brilliant short has been a hit at film festivals, including the Oscar-qualifying AFI Fest 2020 and [….]

The incredible story behind that astonishing new portrait of Horse McDonald

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Don’t miss our special in conversation event featuring Horse, Roxana Halls and Imogen Gibbon BY DIVA STAFF Devoured this month’s swoon-worthy issue of DIVA? Have we got a delicious treat for you… Cover star Horse McDonald will be taking part in a special in conversation event at 8pm on Wednesday 14 April, live in the [….]

“Growing up gay in Poland is a completely different world”

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Maja Choros from Soho House sat down to speak to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about growing up in Poland, moving to London, and how she’s been changing policies and championing inclusivity ever since. BY MYGWORK Leaving Poland, Maja was painfully aware that as an LGBTQ+ person it’s too dangerous to hold hands with the person you love. Arriving in London, however, she [….]

Rosie Jones will have you in stitches with her hilarious new travel show

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Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure will make you lol, make you learn, and make you lol some more BY CARRIE LYELL We’ve been fans of comedian Rosie Jones for a long time, but with her new Channel 4 travel show Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, she’s fallen and landed right in our hearts. [….]

Ashnikko’s DEMIDEVIL is a queer triumph

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We’re in love with this mixtape from our blue-haired queen WORDS EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VASSO VU In March 2021, everyone’s favourite blue-haired queen announced the upcoming livestream of her album, DEMIDEVIL.  When Ashnikko released the album back in January it quickly amassed wide acclaim. The way in which she unapologetically takes down the misogyny and [….]