Together in difference: Why queer community is so important

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Queer working class disabled writer, artist and activist Jet Moon on togetherness at the heart of a new writing project for survivors BY JET MOON Today I am surprised when a new generation of LGBTIQ+ people (usually on social media) raise concerns about the word “Queer” being offensive.  I use the word Queer to describe [….]

Queer herstory: What weird and wonderful things will you preserve for future generations?

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Roni Guetta, Project Manager of Queer Heritage South, on identity, memory and herstory BY RONI GUETTA On 8 April 2021, following two years of hard work, our team launched the Queer Heritage South Digital Museum. It’s a new, community generated, digital archive of all things related to queer life in Brighton, Hove and beyond. “If I am not for myself, [….]

The incredible story behind that astonishing new portrait of Horse McDonald

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Don’t miss our special in conversation event featuring Horse, Roxana Halls and Imogen Gibbon BY DIVA STAFF Devoured this month’s swoon-worthy issue of DIVA? Have we got a delicious treat for you… Cover star Horse McDonald will be taking part in a special in conversation event at 8pm on Wednesday 14 April, live in the [….]

Rosie Jones will have you in stitches with her hilarious new travel show

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Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure will make you lol, make you learn, and make you lol some more BY CARRIE LYELL We’ve been fans of comedian Rosie Jones for a long time, but with her new Channel 4 travel show Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, she’s fallen and landed right in our hearts. [….]

Ashnikko’s DEMIDEVIL is a queer triumph

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We’re in love with this mixtape from our blue-haired queen WORDS EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VASSO VU In March 2021, everyone’s favourite blue-haired queen announced the upcoming livestream of her album, DEMIDEVIL.  When Ashnikko released the album back in January it quickly amassed wide acclaim. The way in which she unapologetically takes down the misogyny and [….]

Anne Lister is 230 this weekend and we’re celebrating in style

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Gentleman Jack is 230 and looking fine! 🥳 BY DIVA STAFF Thousands of Anne Lister fans will come together online this weekend to celebrate the famous diarists’ birthday.  Saturday 3 April 2021 would have been the scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner’s 230th birthday. It’s also a landmark year for her Halifax home, Shibden Hall, which [….]