FILM: Juliet

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“In countries like Russia it is almost impossible to live if you are a transgender person” BY DIVA STAFF Juliet follows the story of a transgender teenager’s dream to play Juliet in her school play, Romeo & Juliet. This brilliant short has been a hit at film festivals, including the Oscar-qualifying AFI Fest 2020 and [….]

The incredible story behind that astonishing new portrait of Horse McDonald

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Don’t miss our special in conversation event featuring Horse, Roxana Halls and Imogen Gibbon BY DIVA STAFF Devoured this month’s swoon-worthy issue of DIVA? Have we got a delicious treat for you… Cover star Horse McDonald will be taking part in a special in conversation event at 8pm on Wednesday 14 April, live in the [….]

Rosie Jones will have you in stitches with her hilarious new travel show

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Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure will make you lol, make you learn, and make you lol some more BY CARRIE LYELL We’ve been fans of comedian Rosie Jones for a long time, but with her new Channel 4 travel show Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, she’s fallen and landed right in our hearts. [….]

Ashnikko’s DEMIDEVIL is a queer triumph

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We’re in love with this mixtape from our blue-haired queen WORDS EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VASSO VU In March 2021, everyone’s favourite blue-haired queen announced the upcoming livestream of her album, DEMIDEVIL.  When Ashnikko released the album back in January it quickly amassed wide acclaim. The way in which she unapologetically takes down the misogyny and [….]

Anne Lister is 230 this weekend and we’re celebrating in style

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Gentleman Jack is 230 and looking fine! 🥳 BY DIVA STAFF Thousands of Anne Lister fans will come together online this weekend to celebrate the famous diarists’ birthday.  Saturday 3 April 2021 would have been the scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner’s 230th birthday. It’s also a landmark year for her Halifax home, Shibden Hall, which [….]

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Meet the blind trans musician fighting discrimination in the industry

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Chrissie Cochrane is blazing a trail for others to follow BY SOPHIE PERRY, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM As a blind transgender woman, musician Chrissie Cochrane knows more than most about discrimination and the various forms it takes.  Born in New Zealand at the end of World War II, 76-year-old Chrissie was blind at birth as her [….]

Peggy Seeger: “I’ve never thought of myself as gay”

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The legendary folk musician talks to DIVA about sexuality, visibility, and a 68-year career in music BY NADIA DAVIES First Farewell is Peggy Seeger’s 24th solo album, and will likely be her last. But mellowing is not her style and she’s not going quietly. A remarkable record, it underscores the 85-year-old’s importance and continued relevance [….]