Mae Martin: “I hope in the future there will be a less gendered world”

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The stars of Feel Good talk representation and authenticity INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY NETFLIX In the brand new issue of DIVA we have a heart-to-heart (OK, a Zoom-to-Zoom) with stars of Netflix comedy Feel Good, Mae Martin and Charlotte Ritchie. Here’s a taster of what they had to say. Mae on being non-binary [….]

Kiana Madeira: “I have never seen a horror film that had a queer love story”

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The star of Netflix’s Fear Street on LGBTQI representation in genre INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY ANDREW ECCLES In the July issue of DIVA, Fear Street’s Kiana Madeira opens up about playing the queer lead in Netflix’s scarily brilliant Fear Street trilogy. Here’s a sneak preview. Kiana on… Representation in Fear Street “They’re groundbreaking [….]

Welcome to the Queer Emporium, a magical must-see collective of LGBTQI-owned businesses in Cardiff

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Whether you’re a local, or you’re planning a visit to the Welsh capital over the summer, make sure to stop by this shopping utopia BY POLLY ANGELOVA My first visit to the Queer Emporium started off with the intention to quickly pop in, ask owner Yan White if he’d be happy to answer some questions, [….]

#LetsTalkBipolar: Eradicating the stigma within ourselves

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Actor, activist and Bipolar UK ambassador April Kelley introduces a Twitter event for Pride Month BY APRIL KELLEY Happy Pride Month my DIVA’s! I’ve teamed up with Bipolar UK this year to tackle the million-dollar question… How do we eradicate stigma? I’m talking both the stigma around sexuality and mental illness. It’s a double whammy [….]

I founded the UK’s first bi survivors network – I couldn’t have done it without trans people

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“The trauma of survivors like myself has been weaponised against trans women to deny them access to women’s shelters and other vital services” BY LOIS SHEARING I remember realising that I had been raped and sexually assaulted.  I was sitting in my childhood bedroom watching Trixie and Katya’s YouTube show Uuughhh on my laptop. It [….]

The Top 50 Ultimate Pride Anthems, as voted for by you

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It’s official: Born This Way by Lady Gaga is the favourite tune of queer fans across the UK BY POLLY ANGELOVA The UK’s LGBTQI+ community has named Lady Gaga’s timeless hit Born This Way as the ultimate Pride anthem in a new poll conducted in celebration of Pride Month. Earlier this year, OnePoll surveyed 500 [….]

VOTE NOW: For Claire Barnett-Jones in the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition

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In 48 hours Claire went from fixing a fence in her garden, to winning the fourth round of the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition BY DIVA STAFF, PHOTO CREDIT: BBC CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD Claire Barnett-Jones received a call Tuesday evening to say she’d been called up on standby to sing at the [….]