OPINION: Step aside, queens: It’s time for drag kings to shine

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Emma Flint tells DIVA why drag kings have earned their place on Drag Race BY EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @pecsdragkings The stroke of midnight on New Years Eve didn’t just mark the end of a tough year – it marked the start of a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Okay, so technically the [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: How to embrace your quirkiness

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In the first of a new six-part series, comedy writer Louisa Bennett explores why standing out is better than fitting in BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, chances are that at some point in your life you’ve chosen to walk your own path. We are [….]

VIEWS: What an autistic lesbian thinks of Sia’s controversial new film, Music

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“You can’t please all of the people all of the time. But by listening to members of that particular community, you are more likely to create a character that is authentic.” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Last week Sia caused a stir online with the release of the trailer for her new film, Music, which stars Maddie [….]

VIEWS: Queering up the dance floor

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What we learnt from the first same-sex couple on Strictly  BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE VIA BBC Nicola Adams is unbeatable in the boxing ring: when she retired in 2019, she had never lost a bout. When she took to the dance floor as one half of Strictly Come Dancing’s first celebrity same-sex couple, however, she [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “I am an activist because I feel compelled to be one”

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The UK Black Pride co-founder and DIVA columnist on why being yourself isn’t the same within all LGBTQI spaces Pride month always brings with it conflicting feelings. From brands amplifying their solidarity to the kaleidoscopic display of personalities, the noise is certainly something to feel joyous about. At the same time, it’s a reminder that [….]