SOAK: “The world’s trash, but there are so many beautiful people because of it”

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Carrie Lyell catches up with the singer-songwriter ahead of the release of her heavy-hearted second album, Grim Town WORDS BY CARRIE LYELL, PHOTO BY ELLIUS GRACE The last time I spoke to SOAK was in 2015, shortly before the release of her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream. Bridie Monds-Watson was at the [….]

Suranne Jones is DIVA’s dreamy new cover star 😍

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Also in this issue: The DIVA Power List, Sofie Hagen and Heather Peace Suranne Jones is serving 1800s dapper realness on the cover this month, and we can’t get enough! DIVA editor Carrie Lyell was lucky enough to meet the star of epic new BBC drama Gentleman Jack on set at Shibden Hall, and in [….]

Sofie Hagen: “I can have lesbian sex when I’m thin”

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The comedian and podcaster revisits her teenage diary WORDS BY SOFIE HAGEN, IMAGE BY MATT CROCKETT I recently found an old diary I wrote when I was 13. Like most teenage diaries would, it portrayed me in a rather unfortunate light. Amongst complaints about the girls in my class – and embarrassing amounts of Westlife [….]

DIVA meets the cast and crew of Gentleman Jack

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Carrie Lyell heads to Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and chat to the team behind the brand new BBC drama IMAGE CREDIT: LOOKOUT POINT, PHOTOGRAPHER: JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out of the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]