BOOKS: This Queer Angel launch at Gay’s The Word

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Author Elaine Chambers launches her debut book at London’s legendary LGBTQI bookshop BY BEATRIZ VASQUES Queer Angel, published by the crowdfunding platform Unbound, narrates Elaine Chamber’s battle with the British Armed Forces – because of her sexuality. Chambers, who was a nurse in the British armed forces in the 80s, was sacked from her position for [….]

Getty Images announces a $20,000 LGBTQI+ Stories Creative Bursary

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Are you a budding photographer? Do you have queer stories to tell? Then Getty Images want you! 📸 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster and support projects and new content that tell important visual stories, exploring narratives around LGBTQTIA+ lives…” Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has announced its annual global [….]

Marika Hackman casually drops new single, I’m Not Where You Are

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“Ladies and gentlemen hold onto your wigs ’cause this bish is back” BY ELEANOR NOYCE. IMAGE INSTAGRAM/SARAH CASS. We knew that Marika Hackman was writing new songs slash in the studio, but we didn’t know to expect new music so soon. Surprise! Any artist that drops a new single on a Wednesday afternoon has our [….]

Fuck You Pay Me comes to The Bunker Theatre

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“We don’t need to discuss whether sex work is real work – it is” BY ELEANOR NOYCE. JOANA NASTARI (PICTURED) “The best thing that you can do is listen to sex workers. Take the power and put it back in the hands of the workers” Fuck You Pay Me, the witchy, feminist-shaped, celebratory creation of [….]

Artists assemble! Queer Frontiers 2019 needs you

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Dab hand with a pen, paintbrush or camera? Find out how you could have your artwork displayed in central London over Pride BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Are you a doodler? Always covered in paint? Or perhaps you’re not too shabby with a camera – then Queer Frontiers is for you. Founded in 2018, Queer Frontiers was set [….]

10 androgynous babes you should probably follow on Instagram right now

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Need some andro style inspo? Follow these lovely folk for some seriously fluid fashion… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE  If, like me, you were born without the natural ability to dress yourself but aspire to achieve a look that leans towards andro/tomboy (see the May 2019 issue for more #androstyleinspo in print). Or, if you’re super femme one day, [….]

Queer Voices London: Q&A

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On the importance of inclusive, accessible spaces in the LGBTQI community BY ELEANOR NOYCE Ahead of the next Queer Voices event (which showcases and celebrates poetry, song, drag, and more) DIVA caught up with Perceptions Warehouse Director, Izabel Florence, to discuss the importance of inclusive, creative spaces in the LGBTQI community.  DIVA: Many LGBTQI events [….]