REVIEW: Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret

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“An extravaganza of laughter held at London queer sanctuary, The Glory” BY AMELIA ROBSON Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret is just what we needed to kick off #PrideMonth – and the middle of Gemini season (God help us all). To sweeten the deal, the night was held in aid of Core Arts, a mental health charity. What’s [….]

Linda Riley: “The battle for equality is far from won”

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DIVA’s publisher explains why it’s vital to keep fighting for the LGBTQI community WORDS BY LINDA RILEY, DIVA PUBLISHER, IMAGE FROM FACEBOOK/MELANIA GEYMONAT Tonight (7 June 2019) DIVA magazine, the long-established title for lesbians and bisexual women which I publish, is hosting the annual DIVA Awards, where the achievements of gay and bi women from [….]

REVIEW: Booksmart

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Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is the teen comedy we’ve all been waiting for BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When I first read the synopsis for Booksmart, it seemed like your usual teen comedy fodder, but that foolish assumption of mine couldn’t have been further from the delightful truth… Minutes into the preview screening I’d bagged and it [….]

Did you know it’s IDAHOBIT? And bi the way…

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Bisexual erasure and biphobia are most definitely still things that exist BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing, people. As a bisexual woman in a same-sex relationship, my bisexuality is more often than not lost in the binary static. At every LGBTQI event I attend, (bearing in mind, I probably attend more than your average queer-o) [….]

OPINION: “Isn’t it time for more positive LGBTQI+ stories onscreen?”

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Filmmaker Joe Solomon explains why it’s so important to create celebratory queer cinema BY JOE SOLOMON Do you remember the first person you came out to? What was going through your head? According to Dr Shainna Ali, in article in Psychology Today The Coming Out cycle, the following questions invariably crop up: Will ________ understand? [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #8: Nite Dykez

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Working on the door at queer femme events across the capital, this week the Nite Dykez bring musical excellence to Dalston Superstore WORDS AND IMAGE BY CLARE HAND Back in the day, in the awkward period between portable CD players (too lame) and iPods (too expensive), I’d stand next to the TV and patiently make [….]