DIVA Awards 2020: Star-studded shortlist revealed

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The DIVA Awards 2020 will acknowledge and recognise individuals, charities and brands that support LGBTQI women BY DIVA STAFF Celebrities and campaigners who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality and diversity will be rewarded at the annual DIVA Awards this Lesbian Visibility Week.   One of the most hotly anticipated events in the lesbian calendar, [….]

Killing Eve drops a brand new trailer

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Series three is coming way sooner than we thought! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC AMERICA None of us were ready for the bombshell that dropped last Friday. Killing Eve is coming back to our screens for a third season, and it’s coming in April. That’s right, April.  Dropping a new teaser trailer on Valentine’s [….]

Five queer events for Valentine’s Day 💖

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Say no to heteronormativity and celebrate Valentine’s Day in the queerest way possible 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA RAWPIXEL With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s hard not to be sucked into everything heart-shaped and feel the need to celebrate in the conventional ways we see advertised everywhere. The day itself can be very heteronormative, [….]

FILM: Femspectives reveals full 2020 programme

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A line-up of films all by female directors? Yes please! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE STILL FROM THE ARCHIVETTES The Oscars might have snubbed every female director under the sun this year, but Femspectives – Glasgow Feminist Film Festival, is continuing to champion films directed by womxn for the second year running.  The full programme has [….]

THEATRE: The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye comes to Bunker Theatre

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Meet OPIA Collective – a platform for female queer artists whose stories need and deserve to be told BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Masha Kevinovna set up OPIA Collective in 2017 and since then it has developed into a wide network of artists and friends who collaborate on projects in London. They are a company of female/LGBTQI [….]

Eight shows you can’t miss at VAULT Festival 2020 💫

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VAULT is back for 2020, with the best of LGBTQI performance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY TOM SHANNON The fastest growing arts festival in the UK, VAULT Festival, is back for another run. 2020 is the biggest ever edition across eight packed weeks with more than 500 shows now on sale! VAULT’s bold and innovative [….]

Lesbian Visibility Week: Raising awareness, understanding and support for LGBTQI women

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The first ever Lesbian Visibility Week will take place in April 2020 BY LINDA RILEY Introducing the Inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week, supported by DIVA Media Group. Lesbian Visibility Day has been recognised since 2008, but this year DIVA Media Group wanted to build on this, running a dedicated week to Lesbian Visibility from 20 April [….]