Gina Yashere: “The day I completely opened up and went, ‘This is who I am,’ I got twice as good as a comedian”

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The stand-up comic talks coming out, racism and falling in love IMAGE BY STEVE PEIRCE In the brand new August edition of DIVA, our cover star Gina Yashere talks candidly about what it’s really like being a Black, gay woman in showbiz. In true Gina style, she’s frank, funny and awesome. Here’s a sneak preview [….]

VIEWS: We need trans protest after a year without Pride

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Laura Kate Dale explains why it’s time to stand up for trans rights The last time I went to a UK Pride event was Trans Pride Brighton in the summer of 2019. Things were not looking great for the trans community, but there was a sense of solidarity, hope and optimism that filled the streets [….]

Here are some of the lez/bi athletes we’ll be cheering on/crushing on at the Tokyo Olympics

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Meet the women who’ll be making Tokyo a little more 🌈 this summer… BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Seeing role models play your sport can make all the difference for young athletes or fans. With the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, and more LGBTQIA+ competitors than ever (a whopping 142, according to OutSports) it’s time [….]

Tiny wins for non-binary people in 2021

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Celebrate International Non-Binary Day with some good news, for once BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA The news can sometimes be less than uplifting for an LGBTQIA+ person, and while there have been difficult challenges and setbacks in 2021, this year has also delivered much-needed wins for all, including non-binary people. All over the world, 2021 has seen [….]

We’re not crying, you’re crying: Rose and Rosie welcome a beautiful baby boy

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😭♥️👶🏻😭♥️👶🏻😭♥️👶🏻 BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE CHUI PHOTOGRAPHY YouTube royalty and three-time DIVA cover stars Rose and Rosie Daughton have welcomed their beautiful baby boy into the world, and we couldn’t be more happy for them.  The couple, who will celebrate 10 years together later this year, are the most successful same-sex couple on YouTube in [….]

VIEWS: Being queer on Broadway

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“Nothing could stand in my way. Nothing except: boom – I’m a lesbian” BY DEBRA BARSHA The only label that I feel I was born with is MUSICIAN. I knew exactly what I wanted to do from the time I was five years old. It was a blessing and a curse. The blessing: I had [….]

DON’T MISS: Love And Rage

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UK Black Pride’s epic 2021 event is broadcasting live this weekend BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA UK BLACK PRIDE We’re incredibly excited about UK Black Pride’s 2021 event, Love and Rage, taking place this weekend. Tune into the live online broadcast to catch amazing performances from some of the best artists around, including headliner Afroswing [….]