THEATRE: Award-winning play Stop Kiss comes to Above The Stag Theatre

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Diana Son’s lez/bi play is back with a female-fronted creative team BY ABOVE THE STAG THEATRE. IMAGES PBGstudios  Above The Stag, The UK’s only dedicated LGBTQI theatre, recently announced long-term collaborator and regular Above The Stag director, Andrew Beckett, has been appointed as Artistic Director.  Especially wonderful for us is that, Andrew’s first piece of [….]

SCREEN: ‘Tis the Season Of (Queer) Love… finally

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Wyonna Earp’s Dominique Provost-Chalkley to star in the Queermas film we’ve all been waiting for BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. IMAGE LAUR ALLEN AND LILY RICHARDS Love Actually, New Years’ Eve, The Holiday. In all of these RomCom Christmas films, love is all around – if you’re straight. It won’t be long until streaming services [….]

BOOKS: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton celebrate “gutsy women” at Southbank

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: “The book is a continuation of a conversation Chelsea and I have been having since she was a little girl” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES SOUTHBANK CENTRE On Sunday 10 November, DIVA were lucky enough to see both Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, in conversation with writer, broadcaster and professor, Mary [….]

So, Lucy Liu creates lesbian art

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The actor off of Charlie’s Angels à la the year 2000 has gifted us beautiful, erotic queer art BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE LUCYLIU.NET That’s right, people. Actor and talent-magnet Lucy Liu (Elementary, Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill: Vol 1 & 2, Ally McBeal et al) is also a very talented visual artist who spends her paint [….]

ART: Painter Sarah Jane Moon celebrates queer identities

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Sarah Jane Moon on her portrait of Dr Ronx, queer visibility, and the contemporary portrait genre BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. LEAD IMAGE ROISIN MCVEIGH The portrait genre is changing and New Zealand-born, London-based painter Sarah Jane Moon is at the forefront of that movement. Here, DIVA catches up with SJM after she was selected [….]

ROBBED: A queer exhibition exploring love and loss

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The heartbreaking (fundraising) print exhibition comes to Soho this November  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The aftermath of Maxwell Fine’s curiously self-destructive relationship drove the idea for ROBBED, an exhibition showcasing their own creative and colourful prints in London’s Soho. This brand new exhibition is a deeply personal project inspired by the courage of their partner who [….]