Queer Britain launches inaugural art award

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In partnership with Madame F wine, new award champions Queer creativity BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY JASON LEUNG Queer Britain is a charity working to complete the nation’s family tree by establishing the UK’s first bricks and mortar LGBTQI museum, a place where stories, ideas and people are celebrated. They have just announced the launch [….]

10 Fabulous queer books by authors of colour

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Whether you’re looking for escapism, to feel seen or to learn about experiences outside of your own, there’s something for everyone on this list BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THOUGHT CATALOG I spent most of my life as a bookworm never reading books by authors or featuring characters who look or love like me. Little [….]

Checking in with the bisexual community

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9 Bisexuals on their awakenings, bi icons and the issues bi folks face BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HANNAH BUSING Happy Bisexuality Awareness week! To celebrate, I wanted to check in with various members of the community on the bi-agenda. What’s your favourite thing about being bi? Malaika Kegode (she/her): The T-shirts. Just kidding. My [….]

Sex Education season three is out tomorrow and we can’t wait to meet Cal

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The Netflix comedy-drama introduces some much needed non-binary representation BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY SAM TAYLOR: NETFLIX When watching trailers for Sex Education back in 2019, I assumed the “will they won’t they” trope between Otis and Maeve would be what carried the show. This is perhaps why I put off watching it for so [….]

Iris Prize International Jury

Queer film fans! Iris Prize has just announced this year’s jury

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Members include award-winning director David Färdmar and our very own Roxy Bourdillon We couldn’t be more excited about the return of Cardiff’s annual Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. This six-day celebration of queer cinema is always a highlight in the DIVA diary and this year, its 15th edition, is no exception. Iris has just revealed [….]

Beanie Feldstein on queerness, her first crush and playing Monica Lewinsky

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“It’s no wonder I ended up with a woman!” BY CAITLIN CHATTERTON, IMAGE BY INEZ & VINOODH VIA INSTAGRAM Queer actor Beanie Feldstein is in this month’s W Magazine talking about all things musical theatre and Monica Lewinsky.  The Los Angeles born actor, known for her roles in Booksmart, Lady Bird and How To Build [….]

“LGBTQ+ Afghans need our support”

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Stonewall and Rainbow Migration urge UK government to evacuate Afghanistan’s LGBTQI+ community BY CAITLIN CHATTERTON The CEOs of Rainbow Migration and Stonewall have written a joint letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, demanding an urgent meeting to discuss the evacuation of LGBTQI+ people in Afghanistan. The letter begins, “We are writing to you with great [….]