NEWS: Lesbian TV boss leaves Netflix

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Is Hollywood culling its LGBTQI top executives? OPINION PIECE – BY DIVA PUBLISHER LINDA RILEY After 18 years with entertainment giant Netflix, the company’s VP of Original Content has left the company in a dramatic shake up which has left Hollywood reeling. In a famously conservative industry, Cindy Holland was far and away the most [….]

CELEB: Nicola Adams clarifies she identifies as a lesbian

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“I’m lesbian not bi, just saying” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Olympic boxer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant for 2020, Nicola Adams OBE has just come out as a lesbian after identifying as bisexual throughout her career.  It was just last week that Nicola hit the headlines with the news that she would be [….]

SCREEN: Kristen Stewart stars in upcoming queer Christmas comedy

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An early DIVA Christmas gift: Your first look at queer rom-com, Happiest Season BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Who knew it would be Kristen Stewart of all people who would come along and save 2020? If there’s one thing that’s going to get us through the next few months as the nights get colder [….]

JANET DEVLIN: “Personal is never personal on the internet”

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Danielle Mustarde meets Janet Devlin – the real Janet Devlin  BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “What’s your story, Janet Devlin?” It’s with those five words that this interview begins. After all, had you not been one of the 12.6 million Brits who tuned into first episode of the eighth series of The X Factor back in 2011, (now [….]

The world according to The L Word

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Vintage words of wisdom from the OG cast members BY ROXY BOURDILLON Bette “There’s a lot more to a relationship than sex.” “Here is a truly radical idea for you to contemplate. Monogamy isn’t just hypothetical. Some people actually do practice it.” “All great art is a response to small minded corporate fiats, trying to [….]

MUSIC: Hey, Tegan and Sara are just like you

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Roxy Bourdillon goes back to high school with the queer pop icons BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY TREVOR BRADY Sara was torn about whether to include the sex notes. Yes, she and Tegan wanted to make their high school memoir as authentic as possible. Yes, they hoped to tell a queer coming-of-age tale we hadn’t [….]

MUSIC: The latest lez/bi releases

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Fresh LGBTQI bangers for the bank holiday weekend  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Here’s DIVA’s top five picks of some of the freshest LGBTQI tunes that everyone’s talking about. Get them straight onto your playlists and plug in our headphones for a solo dance party, you’re gonna love them. FLETCHER – If I Hated You  FLETCHER always [….]