DIVA X Gay’s The Word: In Kate Charlesworth’s Shoes

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EVENT: In Conversation with Kate Charlesworth, author and illustrator of Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide On October 24 2019, DIVA magazine teams up with London’s legendary LGBTQI bookshop Gay’s The Word to present an evening with author and cartoonist, Kate Charlesworth. Recently long-listed for the Portico Prize, Kate’s graphic memoir Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide [….]

REVIEW: The Coast Is Queer 🏳️‍🌈

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Brighton’s LGBTQI literary festival had a glorious first year in the seaside city BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY ROSIE POWELL The first year of The Coast Is Queer confirmed just how popular and successful queer literature is and always will be. Members of the LGBTQI community from all age groups turned up to show their support [….]

BOOKS: DIVA meets lesfic author Claire Highton-Stevenson

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“Lifting each other, promoting one another, that’s where the true authenticity appears as queer authors” 📚 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. IMAGE CLAIRE HIGHTON-STEVENSON. Claire Highton-Stevenson is a contemporary romance writer – and one with a penchant for lesfic, at that. When she’s not writing she can be found lurking on social media, watching football and spending time [….]

The Coast Is Queer: Brighton’s new LGBTQI literary festival 🌈

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We chat to co-founder Lesley Wood all about what The Coast Is Queer has to offer… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Coast Is Queer is a brand new LGBTQI literary festival taking place for the first time in Brighton this September. After receiving some funding from the LGBT Consortium fund, they were able to go ahead [….]

REVIEW: Mama’s Boy, Dustin Lance Black ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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“Reading Dustin Lance Black’s book Mama’s Boy, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of kinship and camaraderie which, frankly, I hadn’t expected” BY LINDA RILEY. IMAGE INSTAGRAM Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black’s book is tribute to his mother – and anyone who has lost a parent cannot fail to share and remember their grief. Black’s description [….]

BOOKS: This Queer Angel launch at Gay’s The Word

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Author Elaine Chambers launches her debut book at London’s legendary LGBTQI bookshop BY BEATRIZ VASQUES Queer Angel, published by the crowdfunding platform Unbound, narrates Elaine Chamber’s battle with the British Armed Forces – because of her sexuality. Chambers, who was a nurse in the British armed forces in the 80s, was sacked from her position for [….]

André Aciman reveals cover for Call Me by Your Name sequel

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“Elio and Oliver have been with me ever since they visited my pages and they’ve never left” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Logging into Twitter, my heart genuinely stopped beating for a moment. André Aciman just released the book cover for Call Me by Your Name’s sequel, Find Me, and I am overwhelmed. (I’m a little bit of [….]