How Glitterbox stayed connected on social media during COVID-19

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One of the biggest global club nights refused to be beat by COVID-19, here’s their tips and tricks for keeping social media alive BY FACEBOOK One of the most ubiquitous club nights on the global circuit over the last few years, Glitterbox was born in Ibiza in 2014. An inclusive party that welcomes all to [….]

EVENTS: Missing Pride? Get yourself ready for Copenhagen 2021 🌈

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WorldPride and EuroGames are set to bring the LGBTQI community to life next year BY JEMMA TRACEY, IMAGE BY ANDREAS PAULSSON Imagine a large scale, LGBTQI event where all LGBTQI women are seen, represented, and most importantly, included! For 10 days in August, Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden will host WorldPride and EuroGames [….]

CELEB: Nicola Adams is the most talked about Strictly contestant this year

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Are you loving Strictly’s first same-sex dance pairing?  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If you’re anything like us here at DIVA, Nicola Adams’ appearing on Strictly Come Dancing as part of their first ever same-sex dance pairing at the weekend was enough to cure all the pain of 2020.  The day where LGBTQI individuals [….]

EVENTS: Aké Arts & Book Festival 2020 kicks off today!

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Here’s our top picks from this four day celebration of creativity in Africa BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Now in its eighth year, Aké Arts & Book Festival has brought over 700 artists, writers, poets, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, filmmakers and thinkers together to dialogue and celebrate creativity on the African continent through panel discussions, art exhibitions, [….]

SEX: Want to help end social media’s censorship of sexual wellness?

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Biird have launched a petition to help put a stop to sexual wellness censorship and gender inequality online BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Sex toy start-up Biird today launch a new Change.org petition calling for the end of sexual wellness censorship and gender inequality on social media.  Supported by advertising and sextech giant Cindy Gallop and sexual wellness [….]

NEWS: Pope Francis backs civil unions for same-sex couples

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“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Speaking in a new documentary about his life entitled Francesco, Pope Francis has officially called for same-sex couples to be “legally covered.” The ground-breaking statement was first heard in Rome where the documentary premiered on Wednesday.  It marks a dramatic shift [….]

SCREEN: Tegan and Sara’s high-school memoir is being developed into a comedy series by Clea DuVall

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How many queer icons can you handle in one series?  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM As if Clea DuVall wasn’t already a certified queer legend with the upcoming release of her queer Christmas film, Happiest Season, starring the one and only Kristen Stewart, she’s got more where that came from up her sleeve.  High [….]