One Of Them: “Living legend” Lord Michael Cashman talks to DIVA

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Actor, activist and politician Michael Cashman has released a memoir and it’s wonderful BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Lord Michael Cashman has one of the most inspiring stories, and it’s a tale that warrants being told for years to come. One of Them: From Albert Square To Parliament Square is the new memoir, written by [….]

Six LGBTQI books you should probably have on your bookshelf

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Looking for some international lez/bi literature to fill your brainbox with? BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGE NICOLE BERRO. Searching high and low for your next LGBTQI-shaped read? Search no further, book-loving friends. These “hidden gems” of international, queer literature are guaranteed to open up new, lez/bi horizons to you. 🇨🇳 Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu [….]

Riot Girls: Shelley Silas breathes new life into the 1928 trial of Radclyffe Hall

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“We need to be constantly reminded and remind others not to be complacent. We’re living in troubling times” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE BBC RADIO 4. Looking for something lovely to fill your ears with this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. London-based playwright Shelley Silas has, with the help of a handful of similarly talented women, [….]

BOOKS: Tell Me I’m Forgiven

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A fan of Gentlemen Jack? Then you’re going to love the story of forgotten stars, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney… BY ALISON CHILD. IMAGE COURTESY OF TELL ME I’M FORGIVEN. Introducing a “new” story to delight fans of historical lesbian dramas like Gentleman Jack and Tipping The Velvet: Tell Me I’m Forgiven: The Story Of [….]

Books: Exploring lesbian love in With Some Wild Woman

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DIVA looks ahead to the launch of author Jill Gardiner’s new collection of poetry  Great news, book lovers! Jill Gardiner will be launching her new book With Some Wild Woman – Poems 1989-2019, with a reading on 28 November at Gay’s The Word.  With Some Wild Woman is a poetic journey through one woman’s life [….]

BOOKS: “Wibbly-wobbly, gender-blendery stuff”

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Meg-John Barker navigates gender through space and time in new graphic novel BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. ILLUSTRATIONS JULES SCHEELE. Meg-John Barker’s second graphic novel Gender: A Graphic Guide is out now. Here, the author tells DIVA how they relate to the book on a personal level and muses about the future of gender in all [….]

Jack the lass: Thanking Helena Whitbread

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“Before Sally Wainwright, Helena Whitbread spent some 35 years painstakingly transcribing the diaries of Anne Lister” BY CLARA BARLEY, IMAGE HELENA WHITBREAD AND CLARA BARLEY. Halifax has seen a host of events this year about the now infamous Anne Lister, aka Gentleman Jack. But before Sally Wainwright catapulted her onto TV screens on both sides [….]