EXCLUSIVE DIVA DISCOUNT: The INCREDIBLE Joan Armatrading is performing a one-off livestream concert this Saturday and it’s going to be awesome

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It’s Joan’s only concert this year so don’t miss out – book your tickets now! Who doesn’t love the sublimely talented Joan Armatrading? From all-time classics like The Weakness In Me and Love And Affection, to her brilliant new album, Consequences, she is quite simply one of today’s most talented singer-songwriters. And this Saturday you [….]

Gia Woods: “I’m the representation I never had growing up”

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The singer on coming out, making music and being a cool gay aunt INTERVIEW BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY CALLUM WALKER HUTCHINSON Five years ago Gia Woods came out to the entire world, including her conservative parents, with her hit single Only A Girl. We’ve been big fans ever since so we’re thrilled to have [….]

Ellie Grace: “I wanted to capture those exciting, early days of a relationship”

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The singer-songwriter opens up about her dreamy new single, Thinking About Her BY DIVA STAFF Ellie Grace’s Thinking About Her is a slice of shimmering pop perfection. And not only is it super summery, it’s super queer too. We caught up with the London-based artist to find out more about the real life love story [….]

These are the lesbian, bi and queer authors on the 2021 Polari Prize shortlists

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Meet the women in the running for the the Polari Prize and the Polari First Book Prize BY DIVA STAFF Diana Souhami, Caroline Bird, Rosie Garland, Golnoosh Nour and Andreena Leeanne are among the names in the running for the 2021 Polari Prizes, the UK’s only literary awards for LGBTQIA+ literature. This year’s shortlists, announced [….]

Tanya Byrne, author of the lesbian YA romance of the summer, on how she ended up writing books

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“The next time someone asks me how I ended up writing books, this is what I’m going to tell them: I write the books I wish 17-year-old me had found after that episode of Brookside” WORDS TANYA BYRNE, IMAGE MAYA ZIYU People often ask me how I ended up writing books. The truth is, I [….]

The Rainbow Spotlight offers “fabulously gay theatre” made especially for you

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Queer joy, LGBTQI experiences and diverse representation – what’s not to love? BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA The Rainbow Spotlight is a theatre collective which aims “to show that queer experiences are human experiences”. It does create exclusively LGBTQI+ work, by queer and trans artists, but it’s for everyone. The collective stresses the significant, but often overlooked [….]