When one door closes, a Gateway opens

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A conversation with Lucie Warrington, the filmmaker taking us Into the Cellar to meet the women who came out of the closet BY GEORGIA BUTLER If you are reading DIVA, the odds are that you’ve been there – in the cramped and uncomfortable closet. The very nature of a heteronormative society means that, to some [….]

DIVA Awards 2020: Star-studded shortlist revealed

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The DIVA Awards 2020 will acknowledge and recognise individuals, charities and brands that support LGBTQI women BY DIVA STAFF Celebrities and campaigners who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality and diversity will be rewarded at the annual DIVA Awards this Lesbian Visibility Week.   One of the most hotly anticipated events in the lesbian calendar, [….]

Here’s what’s coming to BFI Flare 2020 🎥

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The full programme for London’s LGBTQI film festival has been revealed  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival is back for another round of the best queer films with a globe-spanning programme. It’s the biggest LGBTQI film festival in the UK and now that the full programme has been announced, we can confirm it [….]

EMMERDALE: Vanessa receives a devastating diagnosis

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The latest episode of the ITV soap leaves Vanity’s future uncertain… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ITV Emmerdale fans have been left shocked and heartbroken as our favourite queer character, Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick), received some devastating news regarding her health in tonight’s episode.  It was revealed that vet Vanessa has bowel cancer by the [….]

The L Word: Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig chat all things Gen Q with Rachel Shelley

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The ultimate L Word OGs let us in on all the Generation Q goss in this DIVA *exclusive* interview… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES YOUTUBE/SHOWTIME Oh, Rachel Shelley (yep, that’s Helena Peabody) you’ve done it again… At the end of 2019, Ms Shelley bagged us an exclusive audio interview with Generation Q creator, Ilene Chaiken. This [….]

I do! First same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland makes herstory

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“It’s a big day for us, but an even bigger day for equal rights in Ireland”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE JUSTIN KERNOGHAN/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL This week is a landmark for equal rights in Northern Ireland as Belfast couple, Sharni Edwards and Robyn Peoples, have married today, the 11 February, in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.  They are the [….]

Jonathan Van Ness is after Sandi Toksvig’s job on GBBO

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Queer Eye meets Great British Bake Off? Yes please, universe BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE TWITTER/JONATHAN VAN NESS Jonathan Van Ness, aka Queer Eye’s JVN, has got Twitter all of a flutter… It all started when JVN posted a picture of Great British Bake Off presenters Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith – [….]