Heather Peace: “When you come out, it’s funny how everything else starts to slot into place”

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We’re thrilled to feature Heather as our dazzling 300th issue cover star – what a way to celebrate! INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGES BY LEZLI + ROSE In this exclusive DIVA interview, Heather looks back at her coming out experience in the 90s and reflects how much her life has changed since then, from starting [….]

Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Best British shorts available for streaming on All 4 from 29 Nov

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This year’s festival celebrated a range of LGBTQI stories in film, with wins from Senan Kara and Rebel Dykes BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Great news, DIVAs! The fifteen LGBTQI films shortlisted for the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Short, supported by Film4, will be available on Channel 4 and All 4 from [….]

Céline Sciamma on Petite Maman, the kid gaze and queer cinema

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The director of Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is back with another masterpiece BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MUBI When I was coming to terms with my genderfluidity I browsed the internet for genderqueer films and Tomboy by Céline Sciamma was on every list. Upon watching it, she quickly became one of my favourite [….]

UK Black Pride releases We Will Be Heard report on experiences of LGBTQI people of colour

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Only 25% of respondents felt that their local LGBTQI spaces were welcoming BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Surveying over 1400 people, findings from UK Black Pride’s We Will Be Heard Report, launched in collaboration with Stonewall and NYX Professional Makeup, have revealed the lived experiences of LGBTQI Black [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley picks up inaugural Trans Ally award at Trans In The City

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Trans In The City is on a mission to elevate and support trans voices in the corporate world BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LINDA MASON In a euphoric moment, DIVA publisher Linda Riley has been awarded the accolade for Trans Ally at Trans In The City, presented by Deutsche Bank. Organised by BP’s Bobbi Pickard, [….]

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Ladyhawke talks Time Flies, mental health and The Last Of Us II

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Get excited, DIVAs! Time Flies arrives on 19 November ✨ BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LULA CUCCHIARA Bursting onto the scene in 2008 with the release of her self-titled debut album, New Zealand-based Pip Brown has been making waves as Ladyhawke for 13 years now. Its lead single, My Delirium, was an instant hit, reaching [….]

A celebratory moment for non-binary rep, but we still can’t get married

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I hope that one day soon I can look as fabulous as these cover stars whilst I say “I do” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY @THEDIGNUMS My genderfluid heart leapt for joy when I saw Mx. Harry-Anne Bentley and Madeleine Winters on the cover of the sixth issue of Outrageous Bride magazine, decked out in [….]