EVENTS: Join Big Tent Ideas tonight for a virtual queer debate

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DIVA Publisher, Linda Riley, will chair the first Queer Debate tonight at 7pm BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Join Big Tent Ideas for the first of a series of events focused on the most pressing queer issues of the day, bringing together a wide range of voices from LGBTQI communities and organisations to explore personal experiences. You [….]

EVENTS: What’s on at Brighton Fringe?

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Brighton Fringe is back for it’s Autumn Season in 2020, with a few LGBTQI treats in store  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Even in these strange times, Brighton Fringe’s Autumn Season is back for 2020 with plenty of queer content coming your way. With more than 50 events taking place in a COVID-safe way across Brighton, as [….]

EVENTS: Queer The Pier will showcase excerpts from Anne Lister’s visit to Brighton

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Queer The Pier at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will run until February 2022 BY LISA HINKINS Emphasising the L in LGBTQI, one of the first stories in Queer The Pier to engage with is the historical lesbian of the moment: Anne Lister. Imagine the excitement when we discovered that Lister and her lover Mariana Lawton [….]

EVENTS: Queer The Pier comes to Brighton

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A bisexual’s guide to queer history through the lens of Queer The Pier in an exclusive look into the brand new pier-themed queer exhibition at Brighton Museum BY ZOE SMITH As a community curator for Brighton Museum’s new exhibition Queer The Pier, it has been incredible to be able to see the LGBTQI history that [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize LGBT+ Festival announces 2020 winners

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Short Calf Muscle from the Netherlands wins the prestigious Iris Prize 2020  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Short Calf Muscle, directed by Victoria Warmerdam, has been announced the winner of the Iris Prize 2020, Cardiff’s International LGBT+ Short Film Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation. This was the first time in the festival’s 14 year history [….]

EVENTS: Homotopia returns to queer the city of Liverpool

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Expect the usual eclectic mix of queer performances, online and offline for 2020 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY SOPHIE GREEN Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQI arts and culture festival, is returning for 2020 with yet another unique and ground-breaking programme. Even in the year that has seen so many queer events forced to transform, [….]

DIVA COMMUNITY: Join Katherine Rhodes for an evening of mind-blowing magic

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An exclusive show for the DIVA Community supporting Diversity Role Models BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s time to be amazed and amused by magician Katherine Rhodes as she performs part of her full stage show in your living room, garden, bathroom, shed, or wherever you want to watch from, as it’s fully online!  Many of you [….]