Five coming out stories for National Coming Out Day

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“The most important thing is to have a strong support network as you come out” BY ELA ERTAN, IMAGE BY DANIEL JAMES In celebration of National Coming Out Day, I recently asked five LGBTQI University students about their coming-out stories. Here is what they shared: “People kept thinking it’s just a phase” E.M, 20, She/Her [….]

Five incredibly inspiring coming out videos

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Watch and enjoy as various members of the LGBTQI community come out in their own words BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Hey DIVAs! Happy National Coming Out Day 🌈 Even if you have the best support network in the world, coming out is never easy. That’s why today we want to highlight five inspirational [….]

Gina Yashere: “The day I completely opened up and went, ‘This is who I am,’ I got twice as good as a comedian”

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The stand-up comic talks coming out, racism and falling in love IMAGE BY STEVE PEIRCE In the brand new August edition of DIVA, our cover star Gina Yashere talks candidly about what it’s really like being a Black, gay woman in showbiz. In true Gina style, she’s frank, funny and awesome. Here’s a sneak preview [….]

Demi Lovato: “I identify as non-binary”

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The pop star opens up about gender identity and using they/them pronouns BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Today singing superstar Demi Lovato took to social media to share the news that they identify as non-binary and use they/them pronouns. Demi wrote: “Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life [….]

MUSIC: LAKY on mental health and coming to terms with her sexuality

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“I owe it to my younger self to shout it from the bloomin’ rooftops!” INTERVIEW BY HARRIET ARGENT, WORDS BY MARTINE HESS Just in time for Mental Health Awareness Week, LAKY has released her first single, Saving Me. In a powerful yet vulnerable voice, she addresses her personal struggles with mental health and hopes her [….]

NEWS: Juno star Elliot Page comes out as trans in a heartwarming letter

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“I can finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Elliot Page, best known for his work in the film Juno and the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy, shared a long letter on social media today confirming his pronouns and announcing that he is trans. Elliot addressed his [….]

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY: Celebs who came out during COVID-19

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Here’s some great things that happened in 2020 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy National Coming Out Day! We love to see that so many celebrities have come out this year, despite 2020 being one of the most difficult years for the LGBTQI community. Pride events all over the world have been cancelled due to lockdown [….]