Here’s what Suranne Jones really thinks about straight actors playing LGBTQI+ characters

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The Gentleman Jack star speaks exclusively to DIVA Box Office about her role as Anne Lister WORDS: ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTOS: BBC/LOOKOUT POINT/MATT SQUIRE There’s a lot of discussion right now about straight actors playing LGBTQI+ characters. The matter of representation is undoubtedly an important one, especially for us as queer people, who have often been [….]

Ann Bannon: “I know my books saved lives”

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The queen of lesbian pulp on fan encounters, FBI files and the real life Beebo Brinker BY ROXY BOURDILLON To the outside world, Ann Weldy was a regular 1950s housewife. Only when she wasn’t making dinner or taking care of her two young children, she was busy writing lesbian romance novels under her pseudonym, Ann [….]

Introducing DIVA Box Office: Europe’s first lesbian digital TV channel 🍿✨

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Team DIVA celebrates Lesbian Day of Visibility with a very special announcement… BY DIVA STAFF Team DIVA is thrilled to announce a brand new channel dedicated to queer female content, launching today with a chat show fronted by the one and only Heather Peace. DIVA Box Office, dropping on Lesbian Day of Visibility (Friday 26 [….]

Fancy attending the Opening Night Gala of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival?

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WIN! A pair of ticket’s to see Vita & Virginia at BFI Flare’s opening night DIVA have teamed up with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival to offer the chance to win tickets to the UK premiere of Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia at BFI Southbank tomorrow! The screening, at 18:15, is the Opening Night [….]

The L Word 2.Oh my god, they’re back again

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Roxy Bourdillon examines the show’s legacy; and the cast reveals what to expect from the upcoming sequel Like so many women around the world, I remember watching The L Word in secret in my teenage bed-room, praying I wouldn’t be discovered. It was the TV equivalent of a dangerwank. I was obsessed with the show [….]