Travel review: The Courthouse Hotel

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DIVA enjoys a night at this criminally cool hotel in Shoreditch WORDS CARRIE LYELL, IMAGES JAREK KLOCINSKI I’m a bit broken, emotionally and physically, when I arrive at the opulent Courthouse Hotel, a five-star beauty situated slap-bang in the middle of Shoreditch. It’s been a really tiring week, so a smooth check-in process and someone [….]

Stockholm for leading ladies

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Set on 14 islands, the Swedish capital is a magical destination (…also known as the lesbian capital of Scandinavia) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  Those who’ve had the pleasure of visiting Stockholm will often come back saying that it’s one theatrical city. And I think we’d agree. The Swedish capital is positioned beautifully — set on 14 islands — and is a [….]

As DIVA celebrates 25 years, the state of Illinois recently celebrated 200

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]

ILLINOIS ♥ LGBTQ

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Travel with Pride in Illinois From fabulous nightlife to quaint retreats, Illinois greets LGBTQ travelers with trip ideas that start in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ neighborhoods and continue to attractions and festivals around the state. Welcome to the Neighborhood Feel right at home – even miles from home – in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ communities… Andersonville This [….]

Recovered from the age-old pilgrimage of Driving Home For Queermas yet?

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From Edinburgh to London; Danielle Mustarde reflects on her festive roadtrip and why some queer folk may be more likely to make the journey BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE 2019? Is it alreadythat time of the decade? It seems to be a universal phenomena for all those aged 25+ that suddenly, Christmas and New Years simultaneously come around and [….]