PODCAST: Henpire is the brand new podcast from DIVA Box Office

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The latest offering from DIVA Box Office featuring LGBTQI legends Heather Peace, Horse McDonald and Alicya Eyo  BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE The team behind Sh! Whispers – Sam Grierson Schwarz, Pippa Dale and Jacquie Lawrence – bring a brand new podcast comedy drama to DIVA Box Office. Henpire, a six part series features Heather Peace, Alicya Eyo [….]

NEWS: Lesbian TV boss leaves Netflix

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Is Hollywood culling its LGBTQI top executives? OPINION PIECE – BY DIVA PUBLISHER LINDA RILEY After 18 years with entertainment giant Netflix, the company’s VP of Original Content has left the company in a dramatic shake up which has left Hollywood reeling. In a famously conservative industry, Cindy Holland was far and away the most [….]

FASHION: Well suited

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Eleanor Margolis reflects on why queer women and tailoring are the perfect fit BY ELEANOR MARGOLIS Gillian Anderson in a suit. Cate Blanchett in a suit. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner… in a suit. All of these have – at various times – sent Lesbian Twitter into a frenzy. A by-product of the fashion industry’s [….]

CULTURE: Sober curious

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Young adults are changing drinking culture – and guess what? Queer women are leading the way BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE We have a funny relationship with alcohol, us Brits. Growing up in the sticks in the northeast of England, I was perhaps a little behind some of my city-raised kin. Still, I was just 15 years [….]

Iris Prize short list released announcing the best British LGBTQI shorts

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The 15 richly diverse films from across the UK competing for a package of services sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group BY DIVA STAFF The wait is over for filmmakers as the organisers of the Iris Prize, announce the directors of the short films who are competing for this year’s Iris Prize Best British Short supported by [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: DIVA meets Rowan Ellis

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Rowan Ellis talks to Emily Eaton about creating community online  BY EMILY EATON, IMAGES BY CRAIG SIMMONDS When somebody says “YouTuber” to you, perhaps you think of a personality? What you may not be aware of is that YouTube isn’t just a platform for people who want to vlog about their daily lives – it’s [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Queer beauty queens

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As Miss Universe celebrates its first openly lesbian finalist, Roxy Bourdillon investigates what it’s really like being a queer beauty queen BY ROXY BOURDILLON A blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty queen is waiting to hear if she’s won. She stands onstage wearing a diamante-encrusted evening dress, immaculately applied make-up, and no shoes. A few moments earlier, Emma-Jay [….]