EVENTS: A queer, 80s-themed extravaganza raising money for LGBTQI youth? We’re in.

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Celebrate akt’s 30th birthday with queer party legends Sink The Pink BY ALICIA PRYZSIENIAK Celebrating 30 years of safer homes and better futures for LGBTQI youth, akt, the UK’s LGBTQI youth homelessness charity, are back with their biggest event yet!  Produced by drag royalty Sink The Pink and hosted at the incredible TROXY venue in [….]

YOUTUBE: Jessica Kellgren-Fozard shares her Seven Secrets Of Happiness

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The YouTuber joins forces with The School Of Life to explore the secret of happiness – but just what did she find? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE YOUTUBE ORIGINALS. Launching on the 8 October 2019, The School Of… is a new YouTube Originals series tackling life’s, “eternal, moral and ethical issues with the simplicity and wit that only The [….]

Toya Delazy drops new Afro-Rave track calling fans to #BeWhatYouWant

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Delazy puts the F-U-N in new track, Funani DIVA cover star Toya Delazy is back – and with a brand new, African-inspired sound that’ll light a fire in your belly… Rapping Zulu over a gritty garage beat, Funani is the result of a co-production between Delazy and music producer Henry Counsell of Joy Anonymous and marks an [….]

HearHer first: Saara Aalto drops new single ahead of HearHer Festival

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DIVA EXCLUSIVE: The Finnish pop star hits the alto with new track, Starry Skies BY ALICIA PRYZSIENIAK Singer-songwriter and LGBTQI advocate Saara Aalto is back with brand new ballad, Starry Skies, a track ready-made for getting us all through the soon-to-come winter nights… Starry Skies is built upon a story of first love – Saara’s [….]

Queer Gaming 101

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6 lez/bi video games tapping their way into gaming history BY ALICIA PRYZSIENIAK. IMAGE THE LAST OF US. The world of gaming is ever-changing and, as it evolves, it (slowly but surely) becomes more diverse. Though earlier this year Gamesradar poured through thousands of gaming titles and, “found only 179 games out of the thousands upon thousands [….]

DIVA X Gay’s The Word: In Kate Charlesworth’s Shoes

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EVENT: In Conversation with Kate Charlesworth, author and illustrator of Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide On October 24 2019, DIVA magazine teams up with London’s legendary LGBTQI bookshop Gay’s The Word to present an evening with author and cartoonist, Kate Charlesworth. Recently long-listed for the Portico Prize, Kate’s graphic memoir Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide [….]

How To Be Amazingly Happy!

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DIVA talks happiness, reinvention and childlessness with performer, theatre-maker and director Victoria Firth BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK After running the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield for 12 years, Victoria Firth has returned to her ambition to act. Her autobiographical solo show, How To Be Amazingly Happy!, deals with social and personal perceptions of childless [….]