Meet the creator and cast of Heartstopper: Netflix’s new show serving up tons of queer joy

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Alice Oseman, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell talk about bringing the graphic novel series to the screen INTERVIEW BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX For years, readers have been obsessed with the Heartstopper graphic novels. Now we get to fall for the characters all over again on the screen. We got to talk [….]

Janelle Monáe opens up about her identity, healing and owning her whole self

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“I know who I am. I’ve been playing a version of some parts of me. But now I’m owning all of me” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Fearless is often a word I see people use when talking about Janelle Monáe. But last night, on The Red Table Talk, she held space to be [….]

Looking for more books with asexual representation?

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Here are some writers serving up some much needed ace visibility BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Within my lifetime alone, the publishing world has changed so much. While there’s still much room for improvement, many LGBTQI readers have opportunities to see themselves represented in the pages. Asexuality is a very underrepresented sexuality [….]

Everything you need to know about DIVA Book Club

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Love LGBTQI books? Want to find a community of bookworms? Well, look no further BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY VINCENZO MALAGOLI VIA PEXELS Is there any better feeling than getting lost between the pages of a great book and then coming together to discuss it? Well, 2022 is here and the DIVA Book Club is [….]

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 [….]