Netflix releases first look images for Heartstopper

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I cannot express how excited I am for this adaptation. BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGES BY NETFLIX Since the very first graphic novel came out in 2018, LGBTQI readers have fallen in love with the characters that Alice Oseman presents within the books. The story follows Charlie, a young boy who is still processing being outed [….]

How I learned to love Valentine’s Day

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The writer of Parallel Hells reflects on queering her perspective on the day dedicated to love BY LEON CRAIG, IMAGE BY MICHELLE LEMAN VIA PEXELS Valentine’s haters are a select club – we recognise each other by our glowering faces from around mid-January onwards and our avoidance of the flower section of the supermarket, not [….]

13 LGBTQI romance book recommendations

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Whether you’re a fan of friends to lovers, love triangles or slow burns, we’ve got you covered! BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY COTTONBRO VIA PEXELS I don’t know about you, but I’m a massive mood reader. This means, beach reads in summer, horror in October and of course, romances in February in the lead up [….]

In conversation with TS Eliot Prize winner Joelle Taylor

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“We just haven’t had a big, immersive, spectacular show about butch dykes which is full of laughter but also a great deal of tragedy as well” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ROMAN MANFREDI On 10 January, Joelle Taylor won the TS Eliot Prize for her book C+nto & Othered Poems (Westbourne Press), which has been [….]

Everything you need to know about DIVA Book Club

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Love LGBTQI books? Want to find a community of bookworms? Well, look no further BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY VINCENZO MALAGOLI VIA PEXELS Is there any better feeling than getting lost between the pages of a great book and then coming together to discuss it? Well, 2022 is here and the DIVA Book Club is [….]

Tune into podDIVA to hear from the gamechangers queering the status quo

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In this episode of DIVA Dialogues we talk to Shon Faye, Cherrelle Skeete and Daisy Jones about their work BY DIVA STAFF Hey DIVAs! In today’s episode, you’ll be joined by DIVA editor Roxy Bourdillon and junior staff writer Nic Crosara to hear more from the gamechangers featured in our historic 300th issue. Shon Faye [….]

Welsh Government offers LGBTQI training to museum, archive and library staff ahead of LGBT History Month

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Illustrated in the Welsh Government’s LGBTQI Action Plan, the initiative aims to tackle inequalities experienced by the LGBTQI community BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ZACHARY DRUCKER/THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION In a landmark moment in history, the Welsh Government has announced that it will be making new moves towards furthering inclusivity by offering training on LGBTQI [….]