The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: How to embrace your quirkiness

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In the first of a new six-part series, comedy writer Louisa Bennett explores why standing out is better than fitting in BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, chances are that at some point in your life you’ve chosen to walk your own path. We are [….]

Pole The Other One: A virtual event with an all-star line-up, raising emergency funds for sex workers

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Join Desiree Burch, Fern Brady and an all-star comedy, pole dancing and drag line-up 17 December  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Dominatrix-turned-comedy star Desiree Burch will be headlining an online star-studded line-up of comedy, pole dancing and drag to raise emergency funds for UK sex workers whose livelihoods have been damaged by Covid-19.  Joining Desiree on the [….]

Death Drop: A drag murder mystery with an all star line-up

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Kemah Bob tells DIVA all about this new play sashaying into the Garrick Theatre just in time for Christmas BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When I jump on my call with Kemah Bob I’m surprised to hear her say, straight off the bat, “Honestly I’m having one of the best years of my life. I’m thriving and [….]

DIVA COMMUNITY: In conversation with Iszi Lawrence

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Iszi Lawrence joins Polly Shute for an exclusive interview in our Facebook community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS DIVA has launched a series of DIVA Community exclusive and live Zoom chats with some of our lovely friends and supporters called #TheRileyInterviews. Next Wednesday (4 November) at 8pm as part of the series, Polly Shute will be hosting guest spot where [….]

EVENTS: The LOL Word’s big online comedy gayla

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Join this inclusive queer comedy night from the comfort of your own home! ***UPDATE – This event has been cancelled BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As lockdown restrictions loom closer, you might be thinking of all the live comedy you’ll be missing out on over the next few months. But fear not! The LOL Word are taking [….]

COMEDY: Say hello to Grace Kuhlenschmidt, your new favourite TikToker

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The “straight lesbian comedian” on everyone’s feed right now BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’re anything like me, you’ve been stuck in a vicious cycle since the beginning of lockdown. Download TikTok, delete TikTok, re-download it, repeat. But, there’s one queen of comedy whose content I couldn’t bare to leave behind.  New York based 25-year-old comic, [….]

EVENTS: What’s on at Brighton Fringe?

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Brighton Fringe is back for it’s Autumn Season in 2020, with a few LGBTQI treats in store  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Even in these strange times, Brighton Fringe’s Autumn Season is back for 2020 with plenty of queer content coming your way. With more than 50 events taking place in a COVID-safe way across Brighton, as [….]