Jameela Jamil comes out as queer after backlash for new voguing TV show

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“This is absolutely not how I wanted to come out” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM It was announced on Tuesday that Jameela Jamil, actor activist, model and presenter, would be included as one of the panel judges for a new unscripted voguing competition for HBO, called Legendary.  Immediately, the announcement from HBO provoked criticism [….]

MUSIC: Emma McGrath has found her voice

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Emma McGrath chats to DIVA about her new EP, coming out and karaoke BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY DAN KENDALL Emma McGrath is a 20-year old musician hailing from north London. She’s been penning her own music since 2013, but now she has reached a whole new level of confidence and maturity in both her [….]

20 LGBTQI friendly music festivals for 2020 ⛺

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It’s never too early to start planning your queer summer fun… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Every summer brings us a whole host of festivals packed with some of our favourite queer icons. Last year we saw Christine And The Queens headline All Points East, Janelle Monáe at Glastonbury and Celine Dion at British Summer Time. No [….]

THEATRE: The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye comes to Bunker Theatre

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Meet OPIA Collective – a platform for female queer artists whose stories need and deserve to be told BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Masha Kevinovna set up OPIA Collective in 2017 and since then it has developed into a wide network of artists and friends who collaborate on projects in London. They are a company of female/LGBTQI [….]

Eight shows you can’t miss at VAULT Festival 2020 💫

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VAULT is back for 2020, with the best of LGBTQI performance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY TOM SHANNON The fastest growing arts festival in the UK, VAULT Festival, is back for another run. 2020 is the biggest ever edition across eight packed weeks with more than 500 shows now on sale! VAULT’s bold and innovative [….]

TV: Can’t wait for Gentleman Jack series two? You might like this 💫

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BBC One announces brand new thriller, starring DIVA fave Suranne Jones BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA EMPICS ENTERTAINMENT We’ve still got a long wait until we have Gentleman Jack back on our screens for series two, but we have some exciting news to keep you going in the meantime. The BBC have just announced they’ve [….]

HAYLEY KIYOKO: New music video for She is a throwback to teenage Hayley

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Lesbian Jesus is back with a single about her days as a closeted teen BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE Following in the footsteps of some of our fave bicons, Dodie and Harry Styles, Lesbian Jesus herself has a single called She.  After a string of new songs, She comes as the first official single [….]