Here’s how trans people are marking Transgender Day of Visibility

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A day of joy, rage, advocacy and activism BY NADIA DAVIES Started in 2009 by US trans activist, Rachel Crandall, Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of celebration – a day for trans* people, in their beautiful diversity, to be visible and proud and celebrated. Here’s how trans and non-binary folks are marking their day. [….]

A deep dive into the sensational new novel by Stella Duffy

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell chats to the acclaimed writer and performer about her new book, Lullaby Beach BY CARRIE LYELL Devoured Stella Duffy’s latest novel, Lullaby Beach, and left wanting more after reading our interview in the April issue? You’re in luck… Lullaby Beach has had wonderful reviews from critics and readers alike. Are they [….]

Lesbian Twitter is still talking about the new season of Line Of Duty

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🚨Sapphic tension klaxon🚨 BY NADIA DAVIES Sunday evening (21 March 2021) saw the return of AC-12 favourites, DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), in the sixth season of BBC police drama Line Of Duty.  To catch you up, Kate is no longer working with AC-12 [….]

Heather Small the Voice of M People to perform at DIVA Awards and DIVA Pride this April

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The voice of M People joins our Lesbian Visibility Week celebrations BY DIVA STAFF Well known for her solo success and with the group M People, former DIVA cover star Heather Small is a worldwide icon who has been incredibly supportive of the DIVA Community over the past few months. We were all blown away [….]

Four queer books getting me through lockdown

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Michele Theil shares her lockdown reading recommendations   BY MICHELE THEIL Lockdown has been hard on all of us, but LGBTQI+ people especially have struggled without the support of their queer community and chosen family, and even more so if they live in unsafe or homophobic environments forcing them to stay closeted.  While some have [….]

MUSIC: ARXX are back with a feisty new single

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The Brighton-based duo are back with a gritty tune, all about getting what you want BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JESSIE MORGAN We’ve been huge ARXX fans here at DIVA since the release of last year’s Call Me Crazy – a pop-soaked anthem with a powerful message – and we’ve been waiting eagerly for new [….]

NEWS: Entire Pride In London advisory board resigns due to a “hostile environment”

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Following yesterday’s news of Rhammel Afflick’s resignation, the whole Community Advisory Board has now resigned  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PRIDE IN LONDON The entirety of Pride In London’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) has today announced its resignation from the organisation, citing a working culture that is fuelled by bullying, gaslighting and marginalisation, particularly towards [….]