Just Like Us poll reveals discomfort from teachers discussing LGBT+ topics

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One in five teachers reported being uncomfortable discussing LGBT+ topics with pupils BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Today marks 18 years since Section 28 was repealed in England and Wales. Sadly, new research commissioned by Just Like Us has found that many teachers are still uncomfortable when it comes to teaching LGBT+ [….]

Utilising technology and empathy to share Tom’s Story

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The first of three AI-powered short films for Verizon Business is now live BY NIC CROSARA I exist within the confusing gap between Millennials and Zoomers, regardless of which generational label I use, the evolution of technology has been a core part of my formative years. Depending on your relationship with tech, you’re likely either [….]

New episode of podDIVA out now

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Hello listeners, are you ready for Deeper DIVA with Victoria Broom and Char Bailey? BY DIVA STAFF It’s Wednesday, and on Wednesdays we wear pink. Just teasing, I mean, you can if you want to. But whatever colour you decide to adorn yourself with, make sure you check out today’s episode of podDIVA. In this [….]

Celebs who came out as trans and non-binary in 2021

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This year has been a challenging one for the community but it’s great to see these folx living their truth BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Happy Transgender Awareness Week, DIVAs. It’s been one hell of a rocky year for the community and has been a reminder of the importance of visibility. Here are [….]

Race, sexuality and the female gaze in Passing

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“We’re, all of us, passing for one thing or another, aren’t we?” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX © 2021 I’ve spent many cold evenings curled up watching old films. I find it to be a cosy, relaxing and nostalgic ritual. Unfortunately many of these comfort films rarely feature Black or queer characters (and when [….]

Love After Lockdown: I have a problem with beautiful women

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The devil’s in control of the vehicle and there’s no way I’m getting out of this unscathed. Or at least without having sex BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY WOMANIZER TOYS VIA UNSPLASH I have a problem with beautiful women. Not in the sense that I pick fights with them or anything. I just find [….]

Jack Monroe opens up on the latest episode of podDIVA

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Our November cover star chats to Roxy about social media, addiction and their thoughts on being a role model BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY LEZLI AND ROSE What’s up DIVA listeners? We’re approaching the weekend, what could be better than curling up and catching up on the latest #QueersForYourEars by listening to this weeks episode [….]