Here’s what to expect on your very first date with a woman

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Five queer folks share their stories and offer some no-nonsense dating advice BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY DEBBY HUDSON FOR UNSPLASH There are some moments in life we will never forget. They are burned into our brains either because they were magical experiences or because they provided years’ worth of embarrassing memories to keep us [….]

Sandi Toksvig: “We have to all be activists”

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Our “National Trevor” opens up about the past, present and future of lesbian visibility INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS In the latest edition of DIVA, editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell speaks exclusively to broadcasting legend, Sandi Toksvig. Enjoy this cheeky sneak preview and then check out the whole shebang in our extra special May [….]

Liz Carr: “Seeing yourself validates you”

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The actor and activist speaks exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS In our brand new May issue, we chat to comedian and campaigner Liz Carr about authentic storytelling and falling in love. Here’s a taster. You can check out the whole interview in this month’s DIVA. Liz Carr on… The [….]

Bethany Black: “I wouldn’t change who I am for anything”

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The actor, comedian and DIVA cover star on stand-up, shame and self-acceptance INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS Our limited edition May issue includes a heart-to-heart between actor and comedian Bethany Black and DIVA editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell. Here’s a snippet of what Bethany had to say. Bethany Black on… Coming out “Trying to [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “Our visibility is our power”

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The award-winning activist speaks exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS Our extra special May issue has not one, but four fabulous cover stars. Among them is extraordinary activist, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride and executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. Lady Phyll on… The lesbians of [….]

Ashnikko’s DEMIDEVIL is a queer triumph

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We’re in love with this mixtape from our blue-haired queen WORDS EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VASSO VU In March 2021, everyone’s favourite blue-haired queen announced the upcoming livestream of her album, DEMIDEVIL.  When Ashnikko released the album back in January it quickly amassed wide acclaim. The way in which she unapologetically takes down the misogyny and [….]

DIVA EXCLUSIVE: Ruby Rose reveals what it’s really like being an out lesbian in Hollywood

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The badass movie star talks sexuality, representation and her brand new film, SAS: Red Notice BY ROXY BOURDILLON The first time Ruby Rose appears as Stella Carlin in Orange Is The New Black she’s sewing hot pink panties for Whispers Inc, somehow managing to look fantastic in a baggy, beige prison outfit and prompting thousands [….]