Suzi Ruffell launches brand-new podcast

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Out With Suzi Ruffell hits streaming services next week BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We already know how much we love Suzi Ruffell’s voice coming through our earphones. We’ve been listening to her alongside Tom Allen on their podcast Like Minded Friends since 2015, and we can’t sing its praises enough. So, you’d best believe we were [….]

Happy Birthday, Anne Lister 🎂

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Carrie Lyell visits Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and meet the cast and crew of new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good half [….]

First set of LGBTQI stars participating in Mermaids DigiFest 2020 revealed

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LGBQTI celebs and allies will come together this weekend to show their support to the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA MERMAIDS UK So, you’re already excited for Mermaids DigiFest this weekend, right? Well, how about when you hear the wonderful line-up they’ve got up their sleeve… If you didn’t know: Trans charity Mermaids [….]

Five of the best trans TV characters

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To celebrate #TDOV2020, here’s our list of trans TV characters you will love BY KAT HALSTEAD, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy Trans Day Of Visibility! We’re celebrating by watching some of our favourite TV shows with uplifting, heart-warming and realistic trans characters that we have grown to love over the years. Here are five of the [….]

YOUTUBE: Celebrity allies come together for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Stephen Fry, Jameela Jamil, Katherine Ryan, Matt Lucas, Nigella Lawson (and more!) feature in video for The Sarah O’Connell Show BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE/THE SARAH O’CONNELL SHOW To celebrate Trans Day Of Visibility, YouTube kween Sarah O’Connell – off of The Sarah O’Connell Show – has invited her best celebrity-shaped friends to share why [….]

Screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn on her “funny, heart breaking and raw” BBC Three series

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“In My Skin is a reflection on my teen years – a time when I felt deep shame to be from a lower class, Welsh family living with mental illness” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGES BBC THREE/KARLA GOWLETT They say, “Write what you know.” That’s certainly something screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn has employed for her new dark [….]

DIVA Community: Have you joined us yet?

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Suranne Jones, Sandi Toksvig, Adele Roberts and Suzi Ruffell – the celebs sharing their support with DIVA’s online community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE BY RETHA FERGUSON Launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together with everything that’s happening in the world right now, the Facebook-based, digital hangout DIVA Community has grown to [….]