When one door closes, a Gateway opens

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A conversation with Lucie Warrington, the filmmaker taking us Into the Cellar to meet the women who came out of the closet BY GEORGIA BUTLER If you are reading DIVA, the odds are that you’ve been there – in the cramped and uncomfortable closet. The very nature of a heteronormative society means that, to some [….]

*This* is where you know Generation Q’s Finley from…

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Recognise The L Word: Generation Q’s Jacqueline Toboni but can’t quite put your finger on where from? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE Oh, Finley – melter of hearts, most gorgeous of goofballs, wearer of rainbow boxers – and don’t even get us started on those beautifully adorned armpits. (Yes, it’s a stereotype, and yes it’s a [….]

Mae Martin: “Often queer sex is portrayed as very tender, but actually girls fuck”

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The stand-up comic on love, gender and her brand new sitcom In our March issue, we visit the set of Mae Martin’s Channel 4/Netflix sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie as Mae’s girlfriend and Lisa Kudrow as Mae’s mum. Yes, that Lisa Kudrow. Feel Good is hilarious and heartfelt, just like the Canadian comic herself! Mae on… [….]

National Student Pride is this weekend and it’s going to be a-gay-zing! 🦄

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We’re counting down the days until this queer extravaganza BY GEORGIA BUTLER What time is it? It’s Student Pride, it’s our gay-cation! National Student Pride is back and prouder than ever, taking place in London 21 – 23 February. This year, the main stage is home to two exciting headline panels tackling important issues faced by [….]

The L Word: Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig chat all things Gen Q with Rachel Shelley

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The ultimate L Word OGs let us in on all the Generation Q goss in this DIVA *exclusive* interview… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES YOUTUBE/SHOWTIME Oh, Rachel Shelley (yep, that’s Helena Peabody) you’ve done it again… At the end of 2019, Ms Shelley bagged us an exclusive audio interview with Generation Q creator, Ilene Chaiken. This [….]

London’s queer film festival is back, baby…

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BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival announce opening and closing films for 2020 festival BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL Hold onto your hats, film buffs – the 34th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the UK’s longest running queer film event, is back from the 18-29 March 2020 at BFI Southbank in [….]

FESTIVAL: Headed to the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival this year?

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The Camden-based, 2020 line up is jam-packed with LGBTQI, women and non-binary artists BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC RADIO 6 Get excited and get ready for a weekend of music in Camden, London! Since the music festival began back in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has taken place all over the UK – including [….]