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 issue.

Sandi Toksvig on…

Coming out

“When I came out, pretty much all anyone talked about was the death of my career. There are now lesbians in every walk of life who are out and proud and living their lives, and it’s thrilling.”

Being a role model

I want to be there for them, because I didn’t have anybody. I didn’t have anybody that I could look to. I had no role models, I had nobody who was doing their thing, getting on with their life. If I can do that, honestly, just for one person, that is the reason to do it.”

Making positive change

“I believe we have to all be activists, and every single one of us can do something. You don’t have to have a public profile – you just have to be willing to go put leaflets through a door or stuff envelopes. We just have to keep doing it.”

Read the full interview in our May 2021 issue, on sale now.

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