Sound and vision: the singer-songwriter using music to help others see

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Artist Rachael Sage works with Vision Aid Overseas to release new album, PseudoMyopia BY DIVA STAFF Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has teamed up with Vision Aid Overseas to release a stripped-back version of her critically-acclaimed album Myopia. Re-workings of the songs from that album come together to form her new work, PseudoMyopia.  The album title comes [….]

Mayor of London writes to every headteacher in London in support of inclusive education

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“Young people should be able to learn about healthy relationships of all kinds, and that includes LGBTQ+ relationships” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO: SADIQ KHAN IN 2019 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is writing to every headteacher in London to give his full support to LGBTQI-inclusive relationships education in the capital’s schools. Reiterating his backing [….]

Former Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt granted peerage

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“Ruth’s 14 years at the charity has been marked by extraordinary progress in our mission to build acceptance for LGBT people” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ANDY TYLER. The former chief executive of leading LGBTQI charity Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, has been granted a peerage in the latest Resignations Peerages list alongside 19 others. The Prime Minister’s [….]

#ElisaPomarelli: Remember her name, her story – not that of her murderer

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A young, LGBTQI woman’s memory is being erased as the Italian press “romanticise” the man who murdered her BY JANE FAE (WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM NOVIOLENZADONNE). IMAGE TWITTER. There is a meltdown happening on Italian Twitter right now. For once, it is a bit more than froth, for it shines a disturbing light on an [….]

Streets of Leeds lined with support for trans lesbians

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Event created to protest “lesbian erasure” instead met with overwhelming support for trans members of the community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES LEARNEST. An event held in Leeds on Saturday 7 September and described as a “lesbian-only Pride march”, was instead met by members of the wider community coming together to support their trans lez/bi sisters [….]

Homotopia returns to Liverpool

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With some of the biggest LGBTQI names and emerging artists, this year’s festival is set to be 🌈🌈🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE MARCUS HESSENBURG The UK’s largest and longest running LGBTQI arts and culture festival is back, people. Running across various venues in Liverpool from 1-10 November 2019, Homotopia is breathing a breath of fresh [….]

Lez travel: Join DIVA magazine on our maiden voyage!

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We’ve teamed up with Diva Destinations on a cruise to the majestic Norwegian fjords and you’re all invited 🛳 BY DIVA STAFF DIVA magazine is delighted to be partnering with lesbian holiday company Diva Destinations on a hosted group cruise to the majestic fjords of Norway.  Taking place 9-16 May 2020 on board the luxury five-star [….]