Sex Education opened up dialogues at home: Here’s why that’s a good thing

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How the show sparks up conversations on everything from consent to gender identity BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE BY DAVE BENETT WIREIMAGE “What is a strap on? Can we actually use the word Queer now? What does pansexual mean?” Nobody likes talking about sex with their parents. Sex has historically been seen as private, something spoken [….]

Biianco talks creativity, representation and their new single, Pins and Needles

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“You have to kill your plants a few times before they thrive” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE VIA BIAANCO ON INSTAGRAM I caught up with Biianco in Canada, where they are recording a new Mix Tape. Transported virtually, I can see that the LA vibe travels with them as they wander through the Vancouver streets, chatting [….]

TransActual UK survey exposes the shocking reality for Trans and Non-binary people in the UK

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“These findings are shocking but in no way unexpected” WORDS BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION – ZACKARY DRUCKER Content warning: this article includes references to transphobia, racism and ableism One of the largest direct surveys of trans experiences in the UK was published today. The survey data shows the extent of [….]

Why we love Welsh soul artist Nia Wyn

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We’re counting down the days till her next show – see you there, DIVAs! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FEAR OF MUSIC Fancy a slice of soul? Welsh artist Nia Wyn is one of the most exciting voices on the contemporary music scene, and with the support of fellow LGBTQIA+ artist Tom King, she makes [….]

Suranne Jones unveils Anne Lister statue in a trailblazing moment for #WLW visibility

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Get planning that lesbian pilgrimage, DIVAs BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY SURANNE JONES. In a historic moment for LGBTQIA+ representation, a sparkling new statue of nineteenth-century diarist Anne Lister has been unveiled in her hometown of Halifax. A £25,000 installation, it is titled Contemplation, and is now on permanent display at the famous Grade I-listed [….]

LGBTQIA+ students are increasingly optimistic about being out at university, finds Stonewall-UCAS study

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Is it that time of year again? Hello, Freshers’ Week! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY University is often an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ individuals to embrace and explore their sexuality. New research shows that LGBTQIA+ students beginning university or college are, excitingly, increasingly viewing education as an opportunity to be open about their identity. Yay! [….]

The UK trailer for SPENCER, starring Kristen Stewart as Lady Di, has arrived

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This is set to be a truly stunning performance, DIVAs BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY STX FILMS. Get excited! The trailer for SPENCER, the long-anticipated drama following the life of Princess Diana, has finally been unveiled. Set for release on 5 November and directed by Pablo Larraín, it stars the ever-magnificent queer icon Kristen Stewart [….]