“They have made us feel invisible. Invisible and illegal”

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Voices Of Kenya shares testimonials of Kenyans who will be directly affected by failed attempt at decriminalising same-sex relationships BY BEATRICE VASQUES. IMAGE ARTSY SOLOMON. Same-sex relationships are still illegal in 70 countries, half of them in Africa, where queer people are still persecuted for their sexual orientation. Kenya is – unfortunately – still one [….]

Queer women “invisible to the public eye, stereotyped and facing prejudice”

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Eight out of 10 believe they might have come out sooner if brands had shown people like them in ads when they were growing up BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION. Research by UK media agency UM revealed today shows that more than nine out of 10 queer women believe they are negatively stereotyped [….]

Ellen DeGeneres opens up about being sexually assaulted as a teenager

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“It is just time for us to have a voice. It’s time for us to have power” WORDS BY BEATRIZ VASQUES, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM While filming an episode of Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres recalled being sexually assaulted as a teenager. According to ET, the comedian mentioned her [….]

DIVA Box Office drops part two of lez/bi chat show Heather Peace At The Bedford

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Get up close and personal with Desiree Akhavan, Alicya Eyo and Lots Holloway… BY DIVA STAFF. PHOTOS: JONATHAN PHANG. What better way to celebrate another long weekend than by snuggling up in front of the second instalment of DIVA Box Office’s new lez/bi chat show, Heather Peace At The Bedford? One of several new original [….]

Lauren Morelli is chic AF on the cover of DIVA’s style issue

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Also inside: Ellen Page, Lucy Spraggan, Heather Peace Looking outrageously chic on the cover of our style issue is showrunner, writer and all round mega­-babe Lauren Morelli. In an exclusive interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, she spills the tea on her super queer new Netflix show, Tales Of The City. And keep the Kleenex on [….]

BBC Newsreader Jane Hill discloses battle with breast cancer

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“My return wouldn’t have been possible without our NHS” BY BEATRIZ VASQUES. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/DIVA BBC presenter Jane Hill, 49, has presented BBC One’s lunchtime programme for the first time since November after revealing she’s been battling breast cancer for the past six months. Hill, who has presented at a number of DIVA events over [….]

How to contribute to DIVA

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Want to write for DIVA or do work experience with us? Check out our guide below. BY DIVA STAFF  If you wish to write for DIVA on a freelance basis, please pitch story ideas to Carrie Lyell at carrie@divamag.co.uk, ensuring that your pitch is no more than two paragraphs. If we like your idea, we [….]