FRINGE REVIEW: Contra

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Laura Murphy explores consent, femininity and queerness in this daring solo show BY JENNIFER KENNEDY  I am a bit of a Fringe Veteran – having enjoyed the month long celebration of arts and culture for over 30 years.  One thing that saddens me is the decline in people taking a punt on the unfamiliar. Something [….]

A Pride message from the Mayor of London to the lesbian and bisexual community

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“This Pride, I want to pay tribute to the lesbian and bi Londoners who, for too much of history have been demonized, fetishized or erased” BY MAYOR OF LONDON. IMAGE SADIQ KHAN, #BIPRIDE During Pride month, when up to a million Londoners flood the streets and shop windows are filled with rainbow flags, it’s easy [….]

Gentleman Jack to return for a second series

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“There are so many more big, bold stories to tell about Anne Lister and Ann Walker” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Let us rejoice! Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC One series (and DIVA’s May cover star) Gentleman Jack has been recommissioned for a second series.  Episode one – starring Suranne Jones as historical celesbian Anne Lister – aired on BBC [….]

Five star performance from Westlife

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The Irish pop band wow a 14,000 strong Manchester Arena crowd in comeback concert  BY DIVA STAFF The English leg of Westlife’s highly anticipated Twenty Tour got underway last night in Manchester. Fans could hardly contain their excitement, as the popular pop foursome proved that they were back, better than ever. The tour got under way [….]

Meet the women bringing intimacy and connection to at-home insemination

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Could you help Project Aid’n help make life out of love? Aid’n, a tool made to help women in at-home insemination with a focus on pleasure and intimacy, is now seeking funding on Indiegogo! Be a part of the success of a life-changing tool that allows women and same-sex couples the ability to maintain the [….]

Sex Drive: “An energetic memoir about desire and pleasure”

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Author and journalist Stephanie Theobald talks to DIVA about her “orgasmic roadtrip” across the US Sex Drive is a memoir about desire and pleasure, merging sexuality and spirituality, 18th century porn, Enlightenment philosophy and female masturbation. It begins when author and journalist Stephanie Theobald attends an amazing “masturbation masterclass” in New York run by an 87-year-old 1970s feminist [….]