DATING: More than half of Black British people don’t see their love represented online

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Bumble’s #MyLoveIsBlackLove campaign aims to better represent the breadth of Black Love in the UK BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BUMBLE Have you ever tried searching for images relating to words like romance, relationship, and couple? If you have, you’ll notice that there are little to no depictions of Black people within the images you find. [….]

CELEB: Lizzo opens up about representation, friendship and body positivity

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“Inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative.” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Whenever a new interview with Lizzo appears, we know we’re gonna be treated to some wise words of wisdom and be left feeling good as hell after we follow [….]

SCREEN: Your first look at Javicia Leslie as Batwoman

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“Look out, Gotham, I’m suited up and ready to go” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM When we found out bisexual actor Javicia Leslie would be taking over the role as Batwoman we knew she was gonna smash it, but we didn’t realise she was gonna go that hard.  Javicia made history this July when [….]

SCREEN: Dua Saleh joins Sex Education as the show’s first Black, non-binary character

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Season three can’t come quick enough 📺 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If you needed anymore convincing of how great Sex Education is, the announcement of three new cast members, including the show’s first Black, non-binary character, should be enough to get you on board. We’ve loved it since day one for it’s dedication towards [….]

SCREEN: Saoirse Ronan reveals she consulted with queer friends before filming Ammonite

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DIVA are here for you if you need more advice, Saoirse  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We’re sure you’re already very familiar with the upcoming release of Ammonite, one of the most hotly anticipated LGBTQI films of 2020. Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as women who form a romantic bond in 1840s England, their performances have [….]

CELEB: Sarah Paulson speaks candidly about her six-year relationship with Holland Taylor

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“Anybody says anything about any person I love in a way that is disrespectful or cruel and I want to cut a bitch” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Here at DIVA, we’ve already made it clear how much we adore the relationship between celesbians Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor. Watching their six-year relationship play [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Me and Anne Lister

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Author, historian and “Lister Sister” Anne Choma discusses the impact of Gentleman Jack on her life – and ours BY ANNE CHOMA It’s been 12 months now since Gentleman Jack first aired on British and American TV, catapulting the extraordinary life of Regency diarist and lesbian Anne Lister into the global mainstream. When I cast [….]