Eight shows you can’t miss at VAULT Festival 2020 💫

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VAULT is back for 2020, with the best of LGBTQI performance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY TOM SHANNON The fastest growing arts festival in the UK, VAULT Festival, is back for another run. 2020 is the biggest ever edition across eight packed weeks with more than 500 shows now on sale! VAULT’s bold and innovative [….]

The lipstick life 5: “You’re not gay”

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Welcome to femme invisibility. BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE BY KEVIN KOZICKI The lighting is dim and the wine is flowing. A candle flickers in between us and I feel a rush of anticipation as my leg brushes Pearl’s underneath the table. We gaze at each other, full of desire. A voice says, “You have beautiful eyes”. It [….]

EVENTS: Munroe Bergdorf comes to Sheffield

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Model and social activist to headline South Yorkshire’s SheFest fringe festival BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Sheffield’s reyt wonderful (that’s really wonderful) fringe festival celebrating and promoting gender equality SheFest is back for 2020 – just in time for International Women’s Day. This year’s festival will headlined by Munroe Bergdorf, recently appointed UN Women UK Changemaker and working [….]

Fancy doing work experience at DIVA?

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Love writing about all things lez/bi and queer? Studying journalism or looking to break into the industry? We got you. BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/DIVA STAFF In case you didn’t already know, here’s a reminder that we at DIVA HQ offer work experience placements to journalism students and those interested in pursuing a career in the media. [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Want to create a community? Start it yourself”

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Farfetch’s Autumn Pray on the importance of visibility and community in the workplace BY LOUISE SINNERTON AT MYGWORK A thorough understanding of how networks work and an experience of coming out in different workplaces are just some of the attributes Autumn Pray brought to the table when helping to set up Farfetch’s LGBTQI+ network. Before working [….]

#WhichOneIsMummy: Baby is coming

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“Even though we’ve been here three times already, I’m still not sure on the best way to prepare for a new baby” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE It was 8am on Boxing Day when Lynz declared Christmas to be officially over. This meant all “festive clutter” was to be cleared away, and the house completely cleaned. In [….]

The lipstick life 4: The perils of kissing

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At the end of every passionate embrace I wonder, “Have I ruined my lipstick?” BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION This wouldn’t be a very good column about the trials and tribulations of being a lipstick lesbian if I didn’t mention the rather obvious problem of actual lipstick. My first kiss [….]