Happy birthday, DIVA! It’s our 25th anniversary and we’re celebrating in style

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The celesbiantastic new issue features Kehlani, Melissa Etheridge, Adele Roberts and more PHOTO BY LINDA BLACKER Step back in time with this special issue of DIVA magazine, celebrating not just our 25th birthday but also our history as lesbian, bisexual and queer folks. Our three gorgeous covers, shot by Linda Blacker, pay homage to the women who came before us. From the patrons of the famous Gateways nightclub to the Rebel Dykes of the 80s, their bravery and visibility enabled us to live the lives we do today, so join us and take a minute to remember them. Also in this issue… Kehlani: “People gave me a label I never gave myself and got mad when I didn’t fit into it” Melissa Etheridge talks DIVA though her legendary career  Rosie Jones on comedy, coming out and being unapologetically herself Tomorrow’s wild: Queer life in 2044 It started with a kiss: From Brookside to Berena, 25 years of lez/bi TV  Gay for play: Battle it out to be crowned queen of the queers with our exclusive board game Plus travel, style and much, much more! #DIVA25Years Make sure you grab a copy of the April 2019 issue of DIVA, available now via the links below. Only reading DIVA online? You’re missing out. For more news, [….]

Kehlani: Mother Earth

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The R&B superstar opens up to Roxy Bourdillon about sexuality, serenity and survival Photo by Arturo Torres Kehlani is a Grammy-nominated R&B powerhouse who scored a dizzying 753 million Spotify streams last year alone. Kehlani is a cutting edge queer icon with a back catalogue including sapphic-drenched smash hit Honey (“I like my women like [….]

Remember me… it’s time to swot up on your lez/bi herstory

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To celebrate our 25th birthday, we’re paying homage to the magnificent queer women who paved the rainbow path before us PHOTO BY LINDA BLACKER Step back in time to London’s legendary Gateways nightclub where butches and femmes reigned supreme. Meet the politically – not to mention sexually – charged Rebel Dykes of the 70s and [….]

The L Word stars are smouldering on the new cover of DIVA 🔥🔥🔥

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Also in this issue: Saara Aalto, Fortune Feimster and Rowan Ellis We’re so excited about The L Word reboot, we’re celebrating with a jam-­packed special feature and a collectible cover! (Isn’t she gorgeous?) Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig and Rachel Shelley look back at the show’s impact and we reveal everything you need to [….]

Dance like nobody’s watching

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Pop star Saara Aalto talks wedding plans, mental health and supporting the trans community BY ROXY BOURDILLON When I meet Saara Aalto at a hotel bar in west London, she’s fresh from a day at the rink rehearsing for ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Onscreen she’s been slaying the competition, wowing audiences and judges alike with [….]

The L Word 2.Oh my god, they’re back again

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Roxy Bourdillon examines the show’s legacy; and the cast reveals what to expect from the upcoming sequel Like so many women around the world, I remember watching The L Word in secret in my teenage bed-room, praying I wouldn’t be discovered. It was the TV equivalent of a dangerwank. I was obsessed with the show [….]

Fortune Feimster: “I didn’t come out until I was 25”

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The comedian has a heart-to-heart with Roxy Bourdillon about the special women in her life Fortune Feimster is one of the world’s most successful lesbian comedians, having starred in megahits like The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately and a hilariously relatable Netflix special (sample line: “My friend gave me a Fitbit… and I don’t have the [….]