Why are you Like This: The brilliant new TV show where nothing is off-limits

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“What makes this so refreshing is to watch is its diversity and the way it explores a range of different identities onscreen” BY HARRIET ARGENT If you like painfully self-aware and self-deprecating comedy about political correctness, woke culture and allyship, look no further.  Netflix’s new show Why Are You Like This, created by Mark Samual [….]

Here’s how people are marking Lesbian Visibility Day

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From flying the flag above City Hall to rainbow dungarees… BY HARRIET ARGENT Lesbian Visibility Day gives us a chance to recognise and celebrate lesbian identity and culture, while showing solidarity with bisexual and queer women and non-binary people across the world.  This day urges us to acknowledge the stereotypes, judgement, and lack of representation [….]

The DIVA Survey results you need to read

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New research finds three in four LGBTQI women and non-binary people are experiencing worse mental health due to the pandemic BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY SAMSON KATT VIA PEXELS Results of The DIVA Survey: LGBTQI Women and Non-Binary People’s Insight 2021, released today to coincide with Lesbian Visibility Day, show the impact the pandemic has [….]

Sandi Toksvig: “We have to all be activists”

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Our “National Trevor” opens up about the past, present and future of lesbian visibility INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS In the latest edition of DIVA, editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell speaks exclusively to broadcasting legend, Sandi Toksvig. Enjoy this cheeky sneak preview and then check out the whole shebang in our extra special May [….]

Liz Carr: “Seeing yourself validates you”

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The actor and activist speaks exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS In our brand new May issue, we chat to comedian and campaigner Liz Carr about authentic storytelling and falling in love. Here’s a taster. You can check out the whole interview in this month’s DIVA. Liz Carr on… The [….]

Bethany Black: “I wouldn’t change who I am for anything”

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The actor, comedian and DIVA cover star on stand-up, shame and self-acceptance INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS Our limited edition May issue includes a heart-to-heart between actor and comedian Bethany Black and DIVA editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell. Here’s a snippet of what Bethany had to say. Bethany Black on… Coming out “Trying to [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “Our visibility is our power”

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The award-winning activist speaks exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS Our extra special May issue has not one, but four fabulous cover stars. Among them is extraordinary activist, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride and executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. Lady Phyll on… The lesbians of [….]