…cake is must-see, game-changing theatre centring queer, Black femmes

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“You gonna get this VISIBLE Blackness – DARKSKINNED BLACKNESS in all its beautiful glory” ARTICLE BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA, IMAGES BY SEYE ISIKALU “How do queer, Black femmes achieve legitimacy when their soil is hostile? What happens to their roots? Who deserves solace on a sinking island where performativity is currency?” In an exciting addition to [….]

The Crown’s Emma Corrin shares their pronouns and offers top tips for binding

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“It’s all a journey right. Lots of twists and turns and change and that’s ok! Embrace it” IMAGE BY DANIEL W. FLETCHER VIA INSTAGRAM Emma Corrin was spectacular as Princess Diana in The Crown. And just when we thought we couldn’t love them more, they shared some stunning shots by Daniel W. Fletcher and opened [….]

Lianne Sanderson is taking women’s football to exciting new heights

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“Having proper representation will really start to challenge that inequality” BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA ICM STELLAR SPORTS / TWITTER Football icon, TV pundit and DIVA Award winner Lianne Sanderson has announced that she is embarking on a groundbreaking new role. The gig? Overseeing the football section of ICM Stellar Sports Elite Women’s Sports division. [….]

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Football for all

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Kick It Out’s Chris Paouros explains why LGBTQI visibility on the pitch is so important BY CHRIS PAOUROS, IMAGE BY @ENGLAND “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams. And during a European Championship, the captain of the England team [….]

Queer Wavelengths episode #1: Bi-centric podcasts

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Coming straight to the ears of queers across the globe, these are some of our favourite podcasts putting bi folks in the spotlight BY POLLY ANGELOVA Podcasts are the new radio. And that’s not just a catchy turn of phrase (although we do like those). In 2020 Bill Rosenblatt wrote for Forbes that though at earlier stages [….]

Bad Girls reunited: “They gave each other licence to be who they authentically really are”

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Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones speak exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL Our jam-packed June issue features an exclusive chat with Bad Girls legends, Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones. These beloved actors brought Helen and Nikki to life in ITV’s iconic noughties prison drama. Here’s a taster of what they had to say. Simone [….]

I See You, I See Me: Exploring what it means to be a Queer Womxn today

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Don’t miss this game-changing FREE online workshop BY DIVA STAFF WE CREATE SPACE is an amazing self-empowerment platform all about championing LGBTQI change-makers. They run loads of brilliant workshops, and DIVA is thrilled to be partnering with them for their next upcoming event, I See You, I See Me. Trust us, you won’t want to [….]