Pride In London postponed “with a heavy heart”

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“Allyship is needed more than ever, so we ask everyone to continue to be kind, loving and generous” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALLIE SMITH As thousands of events across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled amid the evolving coronavirus health pandemic, it felt it was only a matter of time before one of the [….]

COME TOGETHER: DIVA create online community to bring lez/bi women together during COVID-19

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“Our digital doors are wide open” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “Hey, DIVA family. Welcome to our new digital hangout, a safe space to meet, chat and collaborate,” begins the new Facebook-based, DIVA Community, launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together amid everything that’s happening in the world right now. “In these uncertain [….]

MARRIAGE STORY: The best of lez/bi love

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Our favourite celesbians who put a ring on it BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If there’s one thing that can cheer us all up, it’s a good ol’ lesbian love story. Here are some recent lez/bi engagements that you may have missed and a celebration of some of our all-time favourites that are sure [….]

SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]

GOOD VIBES ONLY: Sex toy sales are soaring

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You saucy self-isolators are keeping the sex toy industry ALIVE BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK The loo roll supply is very low in local supermarkets everywhere right now, but it seems sex toys are even higher in demand!  Sex toy sales are on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and statistics from Womanizer have [….]

VIRTUAL REALITY: Make some noise for… BFI Flare At Home!

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BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival becomes BFI Flare At Home, making over 230 films available online BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE. ABOVE: AND THEN WE DANCED In just days, BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival organisers have created an offer to give festival bookers the opportunity to see on BFI Player a number of great [….]

NEWS: G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph announces closure amid spread of COVID-19

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LGBTQI+ venues are closing across London and the rest of the country – without the support they need BY SOPHIE PERRY G-A-Y club owner Jeremy Joseph announced that the club chain, which has branches in London and Manchester, would be closing due to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus.  Joseph tweeted: “@BorisJohnson Is Not A [….]