FILM: Isis Davis on her journey to the big screen

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“We’re seeing queer characters and Black characters and different races represented on screen now, and that’s great, but behind the scenes it needs to change” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY DAVID REISS Isis Davis is a British actress and writer who you need to have on your radar right now. Most recently Isis had a [….]

MUSIC: Get to know MICHELLE

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A sextet on the rise, MICHELLE are here to create soulful tunes and spread powerful messages  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY SOPHIA WILSON New York City collective MICHELLE are bringing so much to the music scene right now. With six members, they are a predominantly queer group with several members of colour, each bringing their [….]

SCREEN: DIVA Box Office screens Donut short movies

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Two brand new lesbian short dramas will air on DIVA Box Office this week BY DIVA BOX OFFICE Take Me Back and Dancing Alone, both written and directed by queer filmmaker Jane Marlow who also stars as the lead role in each film, will air on DIVA Box Office this week.  The two short films [….]

We’ve missed you…

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A word from DIVA editor-in-chief, Carrie Lyell BY CARRIE LYELL Hello! It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet… Jokes aside, you’re a sight for sore eyes, you are. The last seven months have been incredibly challenging for many of us, and the DIVA team is no exception. Back [….]

EVENTS: Queer collectives take over Pleasance Islington this festive season

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Time to make the yuletide gay!  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS I know it might sound a little early to be talking about Christmas, but judging by how quickly 2020 is passing us by, it really is just around the corner.  The good news is that three queer collectives  – The Bitten Peach, Pecs Drag Kings, and [….]

What it’s like to be… A lesbian TikTok icon?

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Ever wondered what a day in the life of a TikToker looks like? BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Let’s face it, Claire is the queen of TikTok. She might have only been creating queer content since the beginning of this year, but she’s managed to earn herself a following of 96K people with her hilarious and relatable queer mum [….]

CELEB: Indya Moore speaks candidly about their journey to fame

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“To be Black in America is to be gaslit everyday of your life” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS At just 25-years-old, Pose star, Indya Moore has already lived an incredibly full life. From their breakout role as Angel Evangelista, to being named one of the most 100 influential people in the world last year by Time magazine, [….]