10 Fabulous queer books by authors of colour

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Whether you’re looking for escapism, to feel seen or to learn about experiences outside of your own, there’s something for everyone on this list BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THOUGHT CATALOG I spent most of my life as a bookworm never reading books by authors or featuring characters who look or love like me. Little [….]

Black Queer History: How can the education system do better?

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In conversation with K Bailey Obazee and Sharifa James on the importance of Black queer joy and community BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KATERINA HOLMES When it comes to the classroom, and the wider world in general, both Black and queer history have suffered a great deal of erasure. Growing up, classes that addressed Black [….]

The L Word: Gen Q’s Rosanny Zayas is on the cover of our Black History Month issue

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Also featuring: Hailie Sahar, Yasmin Benoit, Jade Anouka and so much more BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY ROWAN DALY Confession time. We’ve been Sophie Suarez superfans ever since that legendary opening sequence in the very first episode of The L Word: Generation Q (if you know, you know). So we couldn’t be more thrilled [….]

Hailie Sahar: “You are flawlessly created”

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The star of POSE and Sir Lady Java opens up to DIVA about the women who shaped her life INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KEM WEST Hailie Sahar is beloved by many for her role of Lulu Abundance on the game-changing show POSE. In our October issue Hailie talks to DIVA editor Roxy Bourdillon [….]

Rosanny Zayas: “The L Word opened my eyes in terms of what love could look like”

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The Generation Q star speaks exclusively to DIVA in this revealing new interview INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY SHOWTIME October’s cover star is the one and only Rosanny Zayas, who plays the charming Sophie in The L Word: Generation Q. The lovable actor opens up to DIVA’s new editor Roxy Bourdillon about the power [….]

BOOKS: Valerie Mason-John confronts us with the harsh reality of Black trauma

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I Am Still Your Negro is a bold and enlightening collection of poetry, fit for everyone’s 2020 reading list  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JUAN LUIS ROD The latest poetry collection from Valerie Mason-John, I Am Still Your Negro touches base on so many of the darker elements of society that we face today. Through [….]

NEWS: Educate & Celebrate teams with Are You Proud? filmmakers to provide LGBTQI education resources for Schools for Black History Month

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The collaboration will produce vital intersectional resources for LGBTQI inclusion in schools and colleges BY EDUCATE & CELEBRATE  Educate & Celebrate, one of the leading LGBTQI education charities in the UK has partnered up with the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary Are You Proud? to produce vital intersectional resources for LGBTQI inclusion in schools and colleges.  [….]