DIVA EXCLUSIVE: Fear Street’s Kiana Madeira is our brand new cover star

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PLUS Feel Good, The Bold Type and cottagecore BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY ANDREW ECCLES The terrifyingly talented Kiana Madeira is rocking the cover of our brand new Pride issue. In an exclusive interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, the star of Netflix trilogy Fear Street talks representation in horror and queer love onscreen. You [….]

OPINION: My journey towards acceptance as a queer bra fitter

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“I chuckled along with casual homophobia in public and cried in private” BY FELICE SOUTHWELL, IMAGES BY ELLIE THOMPSON Getting a bra fitting is a very intimate experience. It’s just you and a stranger in a room with one of you getting half naked. As a fitter, I make it my mission to try and [….]

Mae Martin: “I hope in the future there will be a less gendered world”

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The stars of Feel Good talk representation and authenticity INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY NETFLIX In the brand new issue of DIVA we have a heart-to-heart (OK, a Zoom-to-Zoom) with stars of Netflix comedy Feel Good, Mae Martin and Charlotte Ritchie. Here’s a taster of what they had to say. Mae on being non-binary [….]

Kiana Madeira: “I have never seen a horror film that had a queer love story”

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The star of Netflix’s Fear Street on LGBTQI representation in genre INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY ANDREW ECCLES In the July issue of DIVA, Fear Street’s Kiana Madeira opens up about playing the queer lead in Netflix’s scarily brilliant Fear Street trilogy. Here’s a sneak preview. Kiana on… Representation in Fear Street “They’re groundbreaking [….]

The Top 50 Ultimate Pride Anthems, as voted for by you

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It’s official: Born This Way by Lady Gaga is the favourite tune of queer fans across the UK BY POLLY ANGELOVA The UK’s LGBTQI+ community has named Lady Gaga’s timeless hit Born This Way as the ultimate Pride anthem in a new poll conducted in celebration of Pride Month. Earlier this year, OnePoll surveyed 500 [….]

Join the fight for LGBTQI+ asylum claimants

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Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, DIVA meets two women who’ve had to navigate a “rigged” asylum system  BY PHILIP BALDWIN LGBTQI+ asylum claimants face unprecedented challenges in the UK, with the current government stepping up rhetoric criticising asylum claimants and migrants.  In this piece for DIVA, I look at two case studies [….]

A minor but inconsequential victory: Director of TransActual and Chair of Trans Media Watch reflects on the Maya Forstater case

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“Despite the press hype, there is nothing especially new or interesting in this verdict” BY jane fae I don’t know which is worse. The seeming unending procession of legal cases, brought by a peculiar alliance of self-identified “gender critical feminists” and their Christian evangelical buddies, and designed to make life for trans people difficult. Or [….]