Headline sponsor Burberry to grant £10,000 to Charity of the Year at 2022 British Diversity Awards

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Have an unsung hero, project or company you’d like to recognise? Make your nomination by Friday 17 December! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY BURBERRY BRITISH DIVERSITY AWARDS Though advances have been made towards equality across the globe, progress and acceptance cannot be taken for granted: in October 2021, the UK Home Office reported a worrying [….]

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Ofcom appoints out lesbian Dawn Airey as Channel 4 non-executive director

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An important moment for representation at Channel 4, Dawn will serve on the Board for a minimum of three years BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY GETTY IMAGES Forming one of four new appointments, former Channel 5 executive and out lesbian Dawn Airey has been appointed a non-executive director at Channel 4. David Kogan (BBC, Reuters), [….]

Worried about enduring family Christmas? Here’s our Festive Survival Guide

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Don’t worry DIVAs, we’ve got you! 🎄 BY KATIE MCKENZIE, IMAGE BY ZACHARY DRUCKER/THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Except for when it’s… not. If you’re worried about navigating this year’s festivities surrounded by unsupportive people, here are our tips for Yuletide survival. Make a plan and be safe [….]

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Meet Ariana DeBose of the Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story, out on Friday 10 December!

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Ariana plays Anita in Steven Spielberg’s revival of a much-loved classic 🍿 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Portraying Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, Ariana DeBose is a shining star in the musical theatre world. Nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for her performance as Disco Donna in [….]

Attitude 101 honours LGBTQI trailblazers including Rosie Jones, SHERELLE and our very own Roxy Bourdillon

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This year’s list celebrates LGBTQI women and non-binary people 👑 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA SHERELLE ON INSTAGRAM Fabulous news, DIVAs! In a watershed moment for LGBTQI women and non-binary people, comedian Rosie Jones, DJ and music producer SHERELLE, and our very own editor Roxy Bourdillon have been honoured in the Attitude 101 List. Yay! [….]

Lucy Spraggan shares stunning cover of All I Want For Christmas Is You

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Looking for a festive bop? We’ve got you! 🎄 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY LUCY SPRAGGAN/LITTLE PIG MUSIC Great news, DIVAs! LGBTQI musical sensation Lucy Spraggan has shared a cover of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, All I Want For Christmas Is You. Hold tight – the festive season just got hella queer! Released via her [….]

Celebrate our 300th issue with podDIVA

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This episode of podDIVA is an extra special serving of #QueersForYourEars 🎉 BY DIVA STAFF Hey DIVAs, ready for the next instalment of DIVA debrief hosted by your faves Rachel Shelley and Victoria Broom? It’s jam-packed with queer cheer! In this episode, Rachel and Victoria will share all their thoughts on this 300th issue of [….]