OPINION: Why Dawn Butler is the right person to help lead the Labour Party

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“Diversity is our strength” BY LINDA RILEY Today, as deputy leadership bids for the Labour party are announced, one name, for me – and for LGBTQI equality – stands out. Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and someone I’m lucky enough to be able to call a friend.  One of six children, born and raised [….]

FILM: Marvel tease a queer storyline in new trailer

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The New Mutants is rumoured to feature the second same-sex relationship in the Marvel Cinematic Universe BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is set to star in the upcoming superhero horror, The New Mutants, as a character called Wolfsbane. Described as a mutant “struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power [….]

CELEB: Kate McKinnon pays tribute to Ellen in Golden Globes speech

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Kate’s heartfelt words about LGBTQI representation will bring a tear to your eye BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Although Kate McKinnon is far from in the closet, having been open about being a lesbian throughout her comedy career, her sexuality is rarely talked about within the media or publicly by McKinnon herself.  However, at Sunday’s Golden Globes [….]

The Sex Issue is back and it’s steamier than ever

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Stevie Boebi, self-love and sex tech to make you brilliant in bed We’re bringing sexy back with what could be our sauciest issue of all time, and who better to front the return of The Sex Issue than leading lesbian sexpert, Stevie Boebi? In this juiciest of exclusives, DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon hops into bed with [….]

Who are your lez/bi inspirations of 2019?

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Celebrate your queeroes by nominating them for a DIVA Award! BY DIVA STAFF Who made your 2019 really, really special? Was it US Soccer captain Megan Rapinoe, when she lifted the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer, or Adele Roberts chowing down on unmentionables for her camp mates in the jungle? Maybe it was writer and [….]

Mia Kirshner: “Would you like to know what really happened to Jenny Schecter?”

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The actor took to Twitter to react to the latest episode of The L Word: Generation Q *NO SPOILERS* BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM It’s been one week since the first episode of The L Word: Generation Q aired (in the US, sorry UK fans) after 10 whole years of anticipation. Ever since the [….]

MENTAL HEALTH: How well do you sleep? 💤

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“Sleep is the unsung hero for our mental health” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE How well do you sleep? And how does your sleep affect you day-to-day? Conversations like these are, thankfully, set to come to the fore in 2020 as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is announced as Sleep. Taking sleep as a [….]