NEWS: Punkie Johnson joins Saturday Night Live cast

Published on :

Punkie is the first ever Black, openly lesbian comedian to ever be cast on the show  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM In its 45 year history, Saturday Night Live hasn’t always been praised for its treatment for LGBTQI individuals. But in recent years, we have slowly seen the show become more queer friendly.  With [….]

CELEB: Sarah Paulson teases Carol prequel and we’ve never wanted anything more

Published on :

If this is just a joke, we’re not laughing  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM As queermas is fast approaching, the only thing we can think about is when is it acceptable to watch Carol for the first time this year. Of course, we’ve all been tempted to re-watch during lockdown. But we all know [….]

SCREEN: Iris Prize 2020 reveals shortlist of 35 international films for £30,000 prize

Published on :

UK wide audience can share the experience for the first time by watching all the competing films online for free  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Iris Prize, the world’s largest international LGBT+ film prize, have released the 35 filmmakers which are set to compete for the £30,000 prize money this year with their shortlisted films.  Iris Prize [….]

NEWS: Lesbian TV boss leaves Netflix

Published on :

Is Hollywood culling its LGBTQI top executives? OPINION PIECE – BY DIVA PUBLISHER LINDA RILEY After 18 years with entertainment giant Netflix, the company’s VP of Original Content has left the company in a dramatic shake up which has left Hollywood reeling. In a famously conservative industry, Cindy Holland was far and away the most [….]

SCREEN: Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2020 announces full programme

Published on :

Running online for the first time, the sixth annual SQIFF hosts its biggest programme yet with features, shorts, workshops and parties BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Scottish International Queer Film Festival (SQIFF) is going digital for 2020 and we must say, the full programme for their sixth year is looking pretty epic.  There’s loads of great [….]

CELEB: Nicola Adams clarifies she identifies as a lesbian

Published on :

“I’m lesbian not bi, just saying” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Olympic boxer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant for 2020, Nicola Adams OBE has just come out as a lesbian after identifying as bisexual throughout her career.  It was just last week that Nicola hit the headlines with the news that she would be [….]

SCREEN: Kristen Stewart stars in upcoming queer Christmas comedy

Published on :

An early DIVA Christmas gift: Your first look at queer rom-com, Happiest Season BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Who knew it would be Kristen Stewart of all people who would come along and save 2020? If there’s one thing that’s going to get us through the next few months as the nights get colder [….]