Bloody Elle – A Gig Musical is a pioneering and potty-mouthed lesbian love story you don’t want to miss

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DIVA music editor Laura Howard heads to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre for a one-woman show about sapphic self discovery WORDS LAURA HOWARD, IMAGES PIPPA RANKIN Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre proudly re-opened its doors on 23 June with a pioneering, potty-mouthed lesbian love story and gig musical, Bloody Elle. Writer, musician and actor Lauryn Redding has [….]

We’re not crying, you’re crying: Rose and Rosie welcome a beautiful baby boy

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😭♥️👶🏻😭♥️👶🏻😭♥️👶🏻 BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE CHUI PHOTOGRAPHY YouTube royalty and three-time DIVA cover stars Rose and Rosie Daughton have welcomed their beautiful baby boy into the world, and we couldn’t be more happy for them.  The couple, who will celebrate 10 years together later this year, are the most successful same-sex couple on YouTube in [….]

I founded the UK’s first bi survivors network – I couldn’t have done it without trans people

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“The trauma of survivors like myself has been weaponised against trans women to deny them access to women’s shelters and other vital services” BY LOIS SHEARING I remember realising that I had been raped and sexually assaulted.  I was sitting in my childhood bedroom watching Trixie and Katya’s YouTube show Uuughhh on my laptop. It [….]

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 [….]

Ahead Of The Curve: A remarkable tribute to a remarkable woman

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Linda Riley meets Franco Stevens, founder and publisher of Curve  BY LINDA RILEY Rarely am I blown away in an interview but talking to Franco Stevens, founder of Curve magazine, I found myself sometimes speechless thinking about the uncanny parallels of our lives as publishers of lesbian magazines. I’m interviewing Franco about her new film [….]

DIVA exclusive: L Morgan Lee, star of The Danish Girl musical, on bringing trans stories to the stage

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“We never get to see a trans woman play a trans woman, so there’s this something new” BY DIVA STAFF Trans actor L Morgan Lee has spoken about her history-making casting in the new theatre adaptation of The Danish Girl about the life of painter Lili Elbe, one of the first people in the world [….]

It’s Pride Month and the LGBTQI community want you to know something

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“Rainbows are for life and not just June” BY DIVA STAFF June 1 marks the start of Pride Month, four weeks of celebration, protest and learning to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations led by trans women of colour in New York in June 1969 and which are often considered to be the [….]