Coming Clean

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As a queer woman, what can I learn from Kevin Elyot’s 1982, male-focused play and what it says about relationships of both its time – and today? BY EMILY GARSIDE As the 25th anniversary production of Coming Clean transfers to the West End, it’s worth considering how different our perspectives on LGBT+ relationships are today. What should [….]

Skin: “We need to stop tearing each other apart”

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Roxy Bourdillon meets Skunk Anansie’s lead singer to discuss her 25-year career as a queer rock star BY ROXY BOURDILLON  Skin’s beautiful, bruising voice has been the soundtrack to so many heartbreaks in my life, it feels surreal to spend an hour in her company and not be helplessly weeping on the floor about my [….]

Introducing… singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker

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Adrianne Lenker gives a soothing-to-the-soul, candle-lit performance at London’s Union Chapel Adrianne Lenker will soothe your soul, believe me. Arriving at London’s Union Chapel, a working church, award-winning music venue and community centre for those who find themselves homeless, I’m immediately struck by the venue’s beauty – and its acoustics. Lenker’s support act for the evening, the Boston-born [….]

10 androgynous babes you should probably follow on Instagram right now

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Need some andro style inspo? Follow these lovely folk for some seriously fluid fashion 👔 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  If, like me, you were born without the natural ability to dress yourself but aspire to achieve a look that leans towards andro/tomboy. Or, if you’re super femme one day, then masc it up the next – look no further. [….]

Saski meets Victorious comedy singer-songwriter Hannah Brackenbury

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The pair catch up in the stalls after a performance of her sell-out Victoria Wood tribute show ✨ BY DIVA STAFF  The last time DIVA caught up with musical comedian, Hannah Brackenbury, she’d just won the prestigious Best Of The Festival Award at the 2018 Brighton Fringe (👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼) The win came after the sell-out run of her Victoria [….]

Find your amazing Illinois

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Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, you’ll find it in Illinois — a destination that’s #amazingforall BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM Start your trip in Chicago, the large, shimmering city on the shores of Lake Michigan. In the summer, city life meets beach life thanks to Chicago’s 26 miles of publicly owned beaches, where [….]

5 ways to spend a weekend in Vienna ✈️

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Looking for an LGBTQ-friendly hotspot to spend a weekend? Or better still, fancy planning your trip to EuroPride 2019? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE IMAGES © WIENTOURISMUS. PAUL BAUER. The year 2019 really will be the year for Vienna’s bustling LGBTQ community! Not only will EuroPride (plus the Rainbow Ball, Life Ball and much more) be held in the [….]