Toya Delazy: “Not feeling hidden is the most beautiful thing ever”

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This Zulu pop star princess is doing things her own way INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY AUGUSTIN In our jam-packed September issue, inspirational cover star Toya Delazy shares her incredible journey from closeted Catholic school girl to international pop star. Here’s a sneak preview of what she had to say. Toya on… Growing up [….]

Shura: “Religion has done a lot to fuck up attitudes towards sex”

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The singer-songwriter on desire, faith and falling in love in New York city INTERVIEW BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, PHOTO BY HOLLIE FERNANDO If Hayley Kiyoko is #LesbianJesus, then Shura is #LesbianPope. On the set of our September cover shoot, the super cool singer opened up about everything from religion to romance. Here’s a taster.  Shura on… [….]

The Arches: East London’s newest queer friendly day-to-night venue

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If you’re looking for a place to work hard and play hard, then look no further… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Arches is a brand new bar based in Bethnal Green, London. It’s tucked away under six Victorian railway arches which means there’s loads of space to accommodate the electric atmosphere and crazy cool interior.  The [….]

Six queer films you may have missed on Netflix

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There’s some hidden gems you’ve probably scrolled past… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS While you’ve been bingeing Orange Is the New Black, you might have forgotten that Netflix have a pretty queer selection of films to offer too.  We’re sure you know about the classics, but there’s more to Netflix than just Blue Is the Warmest Colour [….]

Could you help bring this lesbian film about an iconic venue to life?

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Into The Cellar is a feature length documentary and VR experience about the legendary Gateways Club and guess what? You could be in it… BY DIVA STAFF A double film project about the legendary Gateways Club is in early production and filmmaker Lucie Warrington is looking for expressions of interest in two important areas.  “We [….]

THEATRE REVIEW: How We Begin by Elisabeth Lewerenz

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Jane Fae recommends this “rarest of rarities”, a queer female love story BY JANE FAE How We Begin has finished. Too soon! Too soon. For this two-hander of a play is that rarest of rarities: a queer female love story getting an outing to a London audience. At the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, since [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Love Is A Work In Progress with Tara Rankine

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Shrewd, lewd and almost nude BY EMILY SHEWELL Tara Rankine’s comedy combines cabaret and storytelling to retell her embarrassing experiences and the messy realities of past love, sex and relationships.  The audience is invited upon entrance to throw their negativity out of the door as Tara instead inspires self-love and levity when it comes to [….]