DIVA meets LGBTQI literature royalty, Jackie Kay MBE

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“If you feel misunderstood by family or society, writing is a very good weapon to have up your sleeve” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MARY MCCARTNEY It’s fair to say that Jackie Kay MBE is as close to royalty as they come within the LGBTQI literature world. She has served as Scots Makar, the National [….]

MUSIC: Donna Missal is the badass bisexual on our gaydar

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“Queerness of any kind puts you in this other space that is harder to define and understand” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY ERICA HERNANDEZ New Jersey singer-songwriter Donna Missal has risen through the ranks pretty quickly over the past few years all thanks to her emotionally strong tunes about love and desire. Her coolly seductive, [….]

MUSIC: DIVA’s staying at home playlist is the perfect soundtrack to self-isolation

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We’ve curated a playlist packed with our fave lez/bi and non-binary folk BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM In these uncertain and overwhelming times, there’s just one thing that is certain to bring us all together, and that’s the sweet sweet sound of queer artists. Music is a wonderful form of emotional expression and somewhere [….]

VOX TOX: Fancy spending your evening with Sandi Toksvig?

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The GBBO and QI host launches new YouTube channel BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE. IMAGE THE DIVA AWARDS As we adjust to the challenging times we’re currently living through, “National Trevor” Sandi Toksvig is set to keep us entertained with the launch of her brand new YouTube channel. Aptly named “Vox Tox”, it’s a fiercely funny mix [….]

HOME VIEWING: BFI Flare’s Five Films For Freedom

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The London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival’s Five Films For Freedom series is available to stream now (and for free) BY SOPHIE PERRY. PHOTO BY LISA FOTIOS The world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, Five Films For Freedom, is online, ready to stream right now – until 29 March 2020. This year’s campaign marks six years of broadcasting new [….]

SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]

Leisha Hailey: “Sex is a very important part of The L Word”

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The L Word: Generation Q star talks exclusively to DIVA about celesbians, polyamory and that sex scene INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY HILARY BRONWYN GAYLE/SHOWTIME Well, look who it is in the latest issue of DIVA… In these crazy times, we need community, connection and the words of L Word legend and all round [….]