The best lesbian must-reads according to UK’s oldest LGBTQI bookshop

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DIVA gets lost in the lesbian literature section of Gay’s The Word BY MARTINE HESS On 66 Marchmont Street, London, tucked in between an internet cafe and an art gallery, rests a piece of queer history. This is home to Gay’s The Word, the UK’s first and oldest LGBTQI bookshop. Established in 1979, it has [….]

Book review: A Boob’s Life

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“As a trans woman, this book gripped me like no other I can remember” BY SOPHIE ROBBINS What do you call your breasts? At one point, US novelist and screenwriter Leslie Lehr’s magisterial “boob biog” lists 146 nicknames for the human mammary gland. You smirk or blink at terms like kahunas and sweater meat, but [….]

A deep dive into the sensational new novel by Stella Duffy

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell chats to the acclaimed writer and performer about her new book, Lullaby Beach BY CARRIE LYELL Devoured Stella Duffy’s latest novel, Lullaby Beach, and left wanting more after reading our interview in the April issue? You’re in luck… Lullaby Beach has had wonderful reviews from critics and readers alike. Are they [….]

DIVA Book Club: Here’s what we’re reading in April

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with the author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space, created by us to bring the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days. To keep us [….]

Four queer books getting me through lockdown

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Michele Theil shares her lockdown reading recommendations   BY MICHELE THEIL Lockdown has been hard on all of us, but LGBTQI+ people especially have struggled without the support of their queer community and chosen family, and even more so if they live in unsafe or homophobic environments forcing them to stay closeted.  While some have [….]

Don’t miss our second instalment of the monthly DIVA Book Club

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with the author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space created by us as a way of bringing the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days [….]

BOOKS: Eye To Eye: Portraits of Lesbians is available now for pre-order

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The first openly lesbian photography book is set for reissue with contributions from Tee Corinne, Lola Flash and Lori Lindsey  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY JOAN E. BIREN One of the most revolutionary and ground-breaking books of our time, Eye To Eye: Portraits Of Lesbians by JEB (Joan E. Biren) is set for re-issue next [….]