A deep dive into the sensational new novel by Stella Duffy

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell chats to the acclaimed writer and performer about her new book, Lullaby Beach BY CARRIE LYELL Devoured Stella Duffy’s latest novel, Lullaby Beach, and left wanting more after reading our interview in the April issue? You’re in luck… Lullaby Beach has had wonderful reviews from critics and readers alike. Are they [….]

Four queer books getting me through lockdown

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Michele Theil shares her lockdown reading recommendations   BY MICHELE THEIL Lockdown has been hard on all of us, but LGBTQI+ people especially have struggled without the support of their queer community and chosen family, and even more so if they live in unsafe or homophobic environments forcing them to stay closeted.  While some have [….]

Don’t miss our second instalment of the monthly DIVA Book Club

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with the author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space created by us as a way of bringing the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days [….]

Roz Kaveney: “LGBTQI voices are important and culture loses so much if we are suppressed”

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Poet Roz Kaveney tells DIVA about being involved in a new inclusive anthology and writing a love poem to her trans body BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY KEITH BARNES Pulling together queer voices that have spanned the ages, award-winning writer Frank Wynne’s latest work, Queer, represents all queer identities. Bursting at the seams with inclusivity [….]

DIVA Book Club: Did you know we’ve launched our very own LGBTQI book club?

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Join our DIVA Community on Facebook for monthly Book Club discussions and interviews with each author! BY DIVA STAFF If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space created by us as a way of bringing the LGBTQI community closer together during these difficult days [….]

REVIEW: The Inverts by Crystal Jeans

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“I wanted to know every aspect of Bart and Bettina Dawes’s lives up until the present day, especially the scandalous parts” BY SARAH WINGROVE Bart likes men and Bettina likes women. With the societal expectations of the 1920s weighing down on them, the two childhood friends decide to get engaged, hiding and protecting their true [….]

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

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Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQI literature festival goes online for 2021 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE OF JUNO DAWSON BY JACK LATHAM The Coast Is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival celebrating LGBTQI literature returns in digital form from 5-7 February 2021. Now in its second year, the programme of events brings together writers, performers, academics, activists and [….]