A deep dive into the sensational new novel by Stella Duffy

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell chats to the acclaimed writer and performer about her new book, Lullaby Beach BY CARRIE LYELL Devoured Stella Duffy’s latest novel, Lullaby Beach, and left wanting more after reading our interview in the April issue? You’re in luck… Lullaby Beach has had wonderful reviews from critics and readers alike. Are they [….]

DIVA Book Club: Here’s what we’re reading in April

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with the author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space, created by us to bring the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days. To keep us [….]

Four queer books getting me through lockdown

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Michele Theil shares her lockdown reading recommendations   BY MICHELE THEIL Lockdown has been hard on all of us, but LGBTQI+ people especially have struggled without the support of their queer community and chosen family, and even more so if they live in unsafe or homophobic environments forcing them to stay closeted.  While some have [….]

Don’t miss our second instalment of the monthly DIVA Book Club

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with the author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space created by us as a way of bringing the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days [….]

BOOKS: Eye To Eye: Portraits of Lesbians is available now for pre-order

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The first openly lesbian photography book is set for reissue with contributions from Tee Corinne, Lola Flash and Lori Lindsey  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY JOAN E. BIREN One of the most revolutionary and ground-breaking books of our time, Eye To Eye: Portraits Of Lesbians by JEB (Joan E. Biren) is set for re-issue next [….]

OPINION: “Feminism is about integration not segregation”

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An extract from This Is Why I Resist by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu BY DR SHOLA MOS-SHOGBAMIMU Published in January, This Is Why I Resist is an urgent and timely anti-racist call to action by activist, lawyer, political commentator and Women in Leadership publication founder, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.  Described as a “response to ongoing conversations which deny and [….]

Roz Kaveney: “LGBTQI voices are important and culture loses so much if we are suppressed”

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Poet Roz Kaveney tells DIVA about being involved in a new inclusive anthology and writing a love poem to her trans body BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY KEITH BARNES Pulling together queer voices that have spanned the ages, award-winning writer Frank Wynne’s latest work, Queer, represents all queer identities. Bursting at the seams with inclusivity [….]