Flirty Dancing: how the date went down

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DIVA caught up with Faye and Sarah to get the gossip from their first date  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you didn’t catch Flirty Dancing on Channel 4 last week, we advise you to come back to this once you have – spoilers are up ahead.  Trust us, it’s worth the watch. It’s made TV history [….]

Research reveals 26% of UK adults would not be proud to have an LGBTQI child

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Alarming figures show that LGBTQI children are being forced into homelessness by their own parents BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BROADLY’S GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION The thought of growing up in a household where your own parents feel uncomfortable with your sexuality at a time when LGBTQI rights have come so far, still feels shocking.  Your [….]

Jennifer Beals is back and Bette-r than ever

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To celebrate the long-awaited return of The L Word, we’re talking, laughing, loving and breathing with the inimitable Ms Porter WORDS ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE GIULIANO BEKOR Hold the front page because Bette is back, bitches! To celebrate the long-awaited return of The L Word, we’re talking, laughing, loving, breathing with the one and only Jennifer [….]

Everybody needs good Gaybours

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Talking lez/bi representation in Erinsborough with the cast of Neighbours BY KATIE MARGARET HALL Ever since Anna Friel’s character, Beth, kissed Margaret on legendary British soap Brookside in 1994, we have looked to television serial dramas to provide the rarest of the rare: positive representation and visibility of LGBTQI characters in a mainstream setting. Something [….]

Bette Porter: “I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m gay. And I’m you”

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The key takeaway from The L Word: Gen Q’s latest trailer? Well, we’re all voting Porter (and Lenore Pieszecki’s still got it) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES SHOWTIME. The L Word: Generation Q really know how to successfully tease the entirety of the international lez/bi community, don’t they? The latest in a string of tantalising trailers [….]

A brief timeline of Rose and Rosie’s relationship

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Our fave lez/bi couple is taking the next step, so it’s time to take a trip down memory lane… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We’ve watched them fall in love, get married, make a documentary, go on tour, write a book and Rosie’s hair colour change between blonde and ginger numerous times over nine whole years. Let’s reminisce [….]

LISTEN: The Log Books Podcast takes a fresh look at LGBTQI history

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The untold stories of queer life in Britain from 45 years ago BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As a helpline for anyone who wants to talk about gender identity and sexuality, Switchboard has been hearing from and helping queer people since 1974. Their newest venture comes in the form of a podcast and it’s a great way [….]