Marika Hackman: “I wanted to write about sex in an explicit way”

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The queer pop star talks The L Word, BDE and songs about wanking INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOOST VANDEBRUG Marika Hackman has Big Dick Energy and a new album dripping with sapphic sex appeal. In our August issue, DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon gets her thoughts on everything from masturbation music to massive pants. Here’s [….]

Kat Barrell is #WayHaught on the cover of DIVA

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Also in the issue: Marika Hackman, Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger We’ve got a really special treat for all you Earpers this month as star of the smash Syfy series Kat Barrell sizzles on the cover. Once you’re done feasting your eyes on Officer Haught, check out our exclusive interview, where the Canadian actor talks [….]

Kat Barrell: “My character in Wynonna Earp makes queer women feel seen”

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Our August cover star talks candidly about queer representation, #Win4Wynonna and her own sexuality INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTOGRAPHY BY YVES BRIGHT In our brand new issue, DIVA deputy ed Roxy Bourdillon has a DMC with Wynonna Earp star and one half of #WayHaught, Kat Barrell. Believe us when we say this interview is seriously [….]

The long read: The spirit of Stonewall

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Marguerite McLaughlin meets some of the activists who took part in the Stonewall riots, 50 years ago this summer BY MARGUERITE MCLAUGHLIN. IMAGE LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES, WIKICOMMONS “If one event still captures the spirit of Stonewall – an in-your- face, anti-establishment activism – this is it. No oats, no corporations, no motorised vehicles of any [….]

The one and only k.d. lang is our Pride cover star 🌈

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Also in this issue: Vita & Virginia, Bad Girls and Booksmart We’re unashamedly fangirling over this month’s cover star, the legendary k.d lang. In a revealing interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, the singer songwriter takes readers on a trip down memory lane, from coming out to that Vanity Fair cover. Don’t miss it.  Also in [….]

k.d. lang: “Coming out wasn’t a choice. It was a necessity”

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The legendary singer talks to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about coming out, career longevity and that Vanity Fair cover WORDS: ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTO BY RACHAEL WRIGHT k.d. lang’s head is nestled against Cindy Crawford’s cleavage. The top button of her shirt is undone and her smile is, understandably, blissful. It’s 26 years since the August 1993 [….]

Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki open up about their onscreen romance in Vita & Virginia

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DIVA chats to the stars of the sumptuous new period drama WORDS: ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTO: THUNDERBIRD RELEASING It’s pretty clear to me that Vita Sackville-West was a player. “In love with being in love” is how Gemma Arterton more generously describes the woman she embodies in sapphic biopic Vita & Virginia. She tells me the [….]