Welcome to the Queer Emporium, a magical must-see collective of LGBTQI-owned businesses in Cardiff

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Whether you’re a local, or you’re planning a visit to the Welsh capital over the summer, make sure to stop by this shopping utopia BY POLLY ANGELOVA My first visit to the Queer Emporium started off with the intention to quickly pop in, ask owner Yan White if he’d be happy to answer some questions, [….]

Inclusive #VanLife: Celebrating LGBTQI+ Nomads

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Some of our favourite adventurers living the #QueerVanLife 🚐 BY JUST KAMPERS Van Life has taken the world by storm and, specifically, the millennial women of social media. However, this rarely includes LGBTQI+ women and non-binary people.  The Van Life hashtag on TikTok and Instagram is dominated by cis women in perfectly presented boho vans, [….]

Rosie Jones will have you in stitches with her hilarious new travel show

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Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure will make you lol, make you learn, and make you lol some more BY CARRIE LYELL We’ve been fans of comedian Rosie Jones for a long time, but with her new Channel 4 travel show Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, she’s fallen and landed right in our hearts. [….]

WorldPride 2021 will bring together politicians, officials and activists from around the world

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Various key LGBTQI figures have confirmed their participation in the Refugees, Borders and Immigration Summit taking place next year in Malmö during WorldPride BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY CHARLOTTE STRMWALL  With more than 70 countries around the world still criminalising same-sex relationships, many LGBTQI people are affected by human rights abuse and persecution in their [….]

TRAVEL: Unbeaten tracks in Japan, part two

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In the second part of her travel diary, Danielle Mustarde follows in the footsteps of pioneering traveller Isabella Bird PHOTOS BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE AND PIXABAY Late afternoon, Thursday 6 February  Westin Sendai  Hakodate Asaichi Morning Market was today’s first port-of-call – a revered local market alive with the spoils of the sea. Stalls of giant, [….]

NEWS: DIVA launches partnership with WorldPride and EuroGames for their 2021 celebrations

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A celebration of equality and diversity in Copenhagen and Malmö from 12-22 August, 2021 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy International Lesbian Day! What a great day it is to be announcing our partnership with WorldPride and EuroGames, taking place in Copenhagen for 2021. It’s billed as an eclectic arts and culture programme, the biggest ever LGBTQI [….]

TRAVEL: DIVA takes a trip to queer friendly Copenhagen

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A sneak peak into the celebrations lined up for Copenhagen 2021 BY POLLY SHUTE Here at DIVA we have been missing Pride season, and like many, are big fans of the Nordics. We were delighted, as an official media partner, to be flown out to Copenhagen for an exclusive update on their plans for WorldPride [….]