MUSIC: Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie is embracing her sexuality with a new sound

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Pale Waves’ front woman chats to DIVA all about the band’s long-awaited second album and her journey to coming out publicly WORDS BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY JORDAN HUGHES Ever since Pale Waves’ first album My Mind Makes Noise, I’ve been yearning for more melodic alt-pop – oozing with 80s synths and dripping in dance-worthy drums. [….]

Kaleidoscope Trust: An inside look at the charity supporting LGBTQI activists around the world

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What is Kaleidoscope Trust and what do they do? Executive Director Phyll Opoku-Gyimah gives us a peek behind the scenes BY PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH As the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust I have had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing human rights defenders who risk their lives and work tiredly to fight for their rights [….]

Heather Small is looking stunning on our new cover ✨

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PLUS Arlo Parks, Zanele Muholi, Randa Jarrar and our Black queer travel guide BY DIVA STAFF We’re thrilled to have soul singer Heather Small lighting up the cover of DIVA this month. In an exclusive interview, the voice of M People shares her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and her favourite Pride memories, [….]

Heather Small: “I have felt really empowered by the LGBTQI community”

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Soul singer Heather Small chats to DIVA publisher Linda Riley about becoming a patron of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival in our special February issue INTERVIEW BY LINDA RILEY, IMAGE BY BENJAMIN DRAKES For our special February issue of DIVA, guest edited by Lady Phyll, Heather Small is our dazzling new cover star. Well [….]

Say hello to DIVA’s guest editor…

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Don’t miss our special February issue, guest edited by the incredible Phyll Opoku-Gyimah BY PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH “Four hundred years as an endangered species has taught most of us that if we intend to live, we had better become fast learners.” – Audre Lorde One of the truths of this moment, if not its most profound [….]

MUSIC: Arlo Parks on self care, queer icons and her debut album

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The 20-year-old star on the rise opened up to Sophie Griffiths for the February issue of DIVA BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY ALEX KURUNIS If you turned on the radio just once last year, you’re probably already familiar with Arlo Parks and her silky smooth vocals. She’s been labelled the voice of a generation, collaborated [….]

mxmtoon: “I thought nobody was going to listen to me”

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Pop sensation mxmtoon opens up about bisexuality and internet fame in our January issue INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY BLYTHE THOMAS For our first issue of 2021 we meet international pop star, mxmtoon. With over four and a half million followers and a recent collab with Carly Rae Jepsen, she’s earned herself certified bicon status. [….]