The lipstick life 5: “You’re not gay”

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Welcome to femme invisibility. BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE BY KEVIN KOZICKI The lighting is dim and the wine is flowing. A candle flickers in between us and I feel a rush of anticipation as my leg brushes Pearl’s underneath the table. We gaze at each other, full of desire. A voice says, “You have beautiful eyes”. It [….]

Browse LGBT+ History Month’s brand spankin’ website

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A fresh lick of (digital) paint for the online resource ahead of February’s jam-packed calendar BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOS. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION. Today, activist and founder of LGBT+ History Month, Professor Sue Sanders, tweeted LGBTHM’s newly launched website lgbthistorymonth.org.uk ahead of February’s rainbowlicious roster of events, and people – there’s so much on there. Aiming [….]

EVENTS: Munroe Bergdorf comes to Sheffield

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Model and social activist to headline South Yorkshire’s SheFest fringe festival BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Sheffield’s reyt wonderful (that’s really wonderful) fringe festival celebrating and promoting gender equality SheFest is back for 2020 – just in time for International Women’s Day. This year’s festival will headlined by Munroe Bergdorf, recently appointed an Advocate for UN Women UK [….]

Fancy doing work experience at DIVA?

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Love writing about all things lez/bi and queer? Studying journalism or looking to break into the industry? We got you. BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/DIVA STAFF In case you didn’t already know, here’s a reminder that we at DIVA HQ offer work experience placements to journalism students and those interested in pursuing a career in the media. [….]

Lesbian Visibility Week: Raising awareness, understanding and support for LGBTQI women

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The first ever Lesbian Visibility Week will take place in April 2020 BY LINDA RILEY Introducing the Inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week, supported by DIVA Media Group. Lesbian Visibility Day has been recognised since 2008, but this year DIVA Media Group wanted to build on this, running a dedicated week to Lesbian Visibility from 20 April [….]

REVIEW: Victoria Victorious! @ Brighton’s Komedia

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“Hannah Brackenbury’s ease of word play and joke set-ups capture the best of Victoria Wood’s legacy” BY KATIE HALL Performer Hannah Brackenbury has opened her UK tour of the award-winning musical tribute to Victoria Wood “Victorious” to a sold out show at Brighton’s Komedia – and it’s easy to see why. Victorious has lived up to [….]

TV: Can’t wait for Gentleman Jack series two? You might like this 💫

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BBC One announces brand new thriller, starring DIVA fave Suranne Jones BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA EMPICS ENTERTAINMENT We’ve still got a long wait until we have Gentleman Jack back on our screens for series two, but we have some exciting news to keep you going in the meantime. The BBC have just announced they’ve [….]