Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney to join the cast of Doctor Who

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“To be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX Since Heartstopper came to our screens in April, Yasmin Finney quickly became a fan favourite for her portrayal of Elle Argent. Last night (16 May), Whovians and [….]

Gentleman Jack 206 recap: “I can be as a meteor in your life”

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Here’s a spoiler warning for your favourite period drama BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY BBC/LOOK OUT POINT/HBO/AIMEE SPINKS Look who’s back, it’s the Gentleman Jack recap! So much went down in episode five, it’s such a shame I was out of office and didn’t get the chance to cover it. There was a major fall [….]

Primadonna festival 2022 features La Roux, Juno Dawson, Abi Morgan and many more

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This year’s programme is jam-packed full of inspiring creatives BY NIC CROSARA In 2019, the first Primadonna festival was held and featured the likes of Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Luke Jennings. Since then the festival has gone on to grow and spotlight a wide range of creatives from the margins. Earlier this year, Primadonna [….]

Mogli’s new album, RAVAGE, is out now and it’s her most personal endeavour yet

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RAVAGE is an extensive creative project, with each music video tying together into a short film BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY GIULIA DELAY Looking for a new music release to wrap your ears around? Look no further than RAVAGE, fresh from Berlin-based songwriter and filmmaker Mogli. Exploring the healing potential of music, Mogli reaches out [….]

Why are we (and everyone else) so *obsessed* with Heartstopper?

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Here are some of the many reasons why Netflix’s new queer show has been vital for LGBTQI viewers BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX It’s almost been two weeks since the highly anticipated Netflix adaptation of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper graphic novels came to our screens. Since then there has been an outpouring of love and [….]

#DIVAAwards2022 honours Suranne Jones, Mae Martin, Sandi Toksvig and Lucy Spraggan

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This year’s awards were a remarkable celebration of LGBTQI women and non-binary people and their allies BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY GETTY IMAGES Held on Friday 29 April 2022 at the grand Waldorf Hilton in Aldwych, London, the DIVA Awards honoured, uplifted and celebrated LGBTQI women and non-binary people and their allies across business, the [….]

In our DIVA exclusive interview, Melissa Etheridge talks about her journey to rock stardom

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“The only mission I’ve held onto and stood by is to be completely truthful in the moment” INTERVIEW BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ELIZABETH MIRANDA Ahead of the groundbreaking new festival Etheridge Island, the iconic singer-songwriter has a heart-to-heart with Nic Crosara and reflects on her incredible life journey. Here’s your teaser for what she [….]