EVENTS: The LOL Word’s big online comedy gayla

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Join this inclusive queer comedy night from the comfort of your own home! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As lockdown restrictions loom closer, you might be thinking of all the live comedy you’ll be missing out on over the next few months. But fear not! The LOL Word are taking their hilarious queer comedy night online for [….]

We’ve missed you…

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A word from DIVA editor-in-chief, Carrie Lyell BY CARRIE LYELL Hello! It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet… Jokes aside, you’re a sight for sore eyes, you are. The last seven months have been incredibly challenging for many of us, and the DIVA team is no exception. Back [….]

REVIEW: Ammonite is a passion filled period piece exploring forbidden love

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Human connection overrules the constraints of the past in Francis Lee’s second feature  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Returning after a hugely successful breakout feature in the form of God’s Own Country, Francis Lee’s Ammonite is here to prove his deserved place in the queer cinema canon. This time, the love story ventures back in time to [….]

EVENTS: Queer collectives take over Pleasance Islington this festive season

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Time to make the yuletide gay!  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS I know it might sound a little early to be talking about Christmas, but judging by how quickly 2020 is passing us by, it really is just around the corner.  The good news is that three queer collectives  – The Bitten Peach, Pecs Drag Kings, and [….]

What it’s like to be… A lesbian TikTok icon?

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Ever wondered what a day in the life of a TikToker looks like? BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Let’s face it, Claire is the queen of TikTok. She might have only been creating queer content since the beginning of this year, but she’s managed to earn herself a following of 96K people with her hilarious and relatable queer mum [….]

EVENTS: Join Big Tent Ideas tonight for a virtual queer debate

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DIVA Publisher, Linda Riley, will chair the first Queer Debate tonight at 7pm BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Join Big Tent Ideas for the first of a series of events focused on the most pressing queer issues of the day, bringing together a wide range of voices from LGBTQI communities and organisations to explore personal experiences. You [….]

EXCLUSIVE: Your first look at Cocoon

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The queer film on everyone’s radar, hot off the heels of it’s Iris Prize success  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Opening the generation section of the Berlinale 2020 where it had its World Premiere, Cocoon is the impressive second feature from Berlin-based writer and director Leonie Krippendorff.  It’s a tender story of first times during a heated summer. [….]