DIVA meets trans autistic actor and model Mabz Beet

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With some surplus drama, How To Drop A Piano is an unexpected weekend of revelations, desperations and reparations BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON I first met Mabz Beet three months ago on Facebook, having dropped me a line after listening to my trilogy of LGBTQI+ audio plays about later life Autism and ADHD [….]

DIVA supports The Iris Prize 2021 in Cardiff, with wins from Rebel Dykes and Senan Kara

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The queer film festival championed LGBTQI women and non-binary people BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY THE IRIS PRIZE Taking place last weekend in Cardiff, the Iris Prize 2021 was a true celebration of LGBTQI film. The winners were announced on Saturday night at a special awards ceremony, with attendance from directors David Färdmar and Peeter [….]

Queer author A.J. West has released his debut novel, The Spirit Engineer

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Buckle up, DIVAs! Things are about to get spooky 👻 BY ELA ERTAN, IMAGES BY ELA ERTAN A.J. West is a queer novelist and award-winning former BBC journalist, voice artist and radio broadcaster from Buckinghamshire. As well as writing for national newspapers and magazines, West has also appeared on national television shows, including BBC Breakfast, [….]

Five coming out stories for National Coming Out Day

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“The most important thing is to have a strong support network as you come out” BY ELA ERTAN, IMAGE BY DANIEL JAMES In celebration of National Coming Out Day, I recently asked five LGBTQI University students about their coming-out stories. Here is what they shared: “People kept thinking it’s just a phase” E.M, 20, She/Her [….]

Five incredibly inspiring coming out videos

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Watch and enjoy as various members of the LGBTQI community come out in their own words BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Hey DIVAs! Happy National Coming Out Day 🌈 Even if you have the best support network in the world, coming out is never easy. That’s why today we want to highlight five inspirational [….]

It’s National Coming Out Day! Here’s how 12 out and proud celebs told the world who they are

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These LGBTQI stars introduced their authentic selves on social media BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you’re out, preparing to come out, or not able to at the moment, it can be affirming to see public figures living their truth in the spotlight. Here are some moments when celebrities [….]

Everything you need to know about the return of podDIVA

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podDIVA is back and better than ever! BY DIVA STAFF Hey DIVAs, are you looking for a new podcast to fulfil your audible needs? Well, we’ve got excellent news for you! On 3 November, podDIVA will be available on your favourite streaming platforms. The episodes will give you the opportunity to take a peek behind [….]