NEWS: Butch lesbians are facing “increasing harassment” in public toilets

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Eloise Stonborough has opened up about the assault she has faced as the Government launch a consultation into public toilets  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Hostility towards butch lesbians in public bathrooms has only been growing over the last few years, and this hostility goes hand in hand with the belief that transgender and gender-diverse people are [….]

MUSIC: Kings Elliot returns with new single Dancing Alone

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Tackling romance and mental health in her lyrics, Kings Elliot is here to bare her soul  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LAURA MANNERS Born and raised in Switzerland and now living in London, Kings Elliot is the hyped new pansexual identifying artist on our radar. She’s dedicated to using her music as a means of exploring [….]

“I was outed by a local paper”: Musician Anita Gabrielle tells her story

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Anita Gabrielle tells DIVA how she has spent her life fighting against obstacles put in her path as an artist BY ANITA GABRIELLE, IMAGE BY JEAN FITCH I started writing songs when I was 14, in 1968. My brother, Michael, had bought me the first record of a young unknown singer-songwriter called Joni Mitchell and [….]

“The difficulties and the knock-backs make you graft harder”: What it’s like to be a queer poet

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Amy Tollyfield, a published writer and performance poet, tells us all about their career  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY SIMON HOLLIDAY Amy Tollyfield is a published performance poet and the author of two poetry collections – Toy Soldiers and The Suicide – both published by Olympia Publishers.  Based in the UK, Amy lives in Bath, [….]

MUSIC: Runrummer drops new remix of I Like Getting High

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A fresh Tommy Goes Harderrr remix is out now 🔥 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Originally released just before lockdown number one, rising star Runrummer is back dropping a brand new remix of last year’s hit I Like Getting High.  The track reflects a conversation about the modern musician and distorted ideas of success, and now has been [….]

“There wasn’t any support available”: LGBT Mummies Tribe on the challenges facing same-sex families

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We caught up with the founders of The LGBT Mummies Tribe to find out how their tribe – and their family – is growing  BY CARRIE LYELL We last spoke to Laura-Rose and her wife Stacey, the founders of The LGBT Mummies Tribe, in August 2019. Since then, their tribe – and their family – [….]

SCREEN: Eight binge-worthy TV shows for Christmas

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Settle in for countless nights on the sofa this Christmas 🎁 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA HBO Christmas break teamed with Covid restrictions means that there’s no better time than now to curl up on the sofa and watch some great queer TV.  Here are some of the best TV shows to enjoy over the Christmas [….]