NEWS: Lesbian TV boss leaves Netflix

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Is Hollywood culling its LGBTQI top executives? OPINION PIECE – BY DIVA PUBLISHER LINDA RILEY After 18 years with entertainment giant Netflix, the company’s VP of Original Content has left the company in a dramatic shake up which has left Hollywood reeling. In a famously conservative industry, Cindy Holland was far and away the most [….]

Pride Comes Before a Fall?

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Linda Riley, DIVA publisher, gives the real reasons for DIVA’s withdrawal from Charlie Shakespeare’s Virtual Pride BY LINDA RILEY In the last week, and in my capacity as the publisher of DIVA magazine, I have been unfairly represented in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express and Breitbart regarding DIVA pulling support for Virtual Pride. [….]

The problem with lesbian visibility in Hollywood

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“People are far more concerned about gay male erasure than a lack of lesbian representation” BY LINDA RILEY When Disney announced that straight male actor Jack Whitehall was to play a camp, gay character in Jungle Cruise, Twitter went into meltdown, questioning why the role wasn’t given to a gay actor. People were angry. Compare and [….]

Did the closet kill Whitney?

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley questions whether Whitney Houston’s sexuality played a part in her premature death  BY LINDA RILEY On 3.30 pm on February 11th, 2012, singer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in the bath at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was 48 years old. Paramedics performed CPR in vain, and she was pronounced dead [….]