“Heartbroken” organisers cancel Brighton Pride for a second year

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“We are devastated at having to make this decision” BY DIVA STAFF One of the UK’s biggest and most successful Pride events has been cancelled for a second year over “uncertainties” around the pandemic, say organisers.  Brighton Pride was due to take place 7-8 August, one of several larger Pride events announced for 2021, including [….]

Everything you need to know about this year’s Lesbian Visibility Week

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The definitive guide to a week of events, laughter and learning, powered by DIVA, Stonewall and Facebook BY HARRIET ARGENT Monday 26 April marks the start of our annual Lesbian Visibility Week, the only national campaign and event targeted at LGBTQI women. DIVA is the leading magazine for women who love women in Europe, so [….]

A review of Comets ahead of the Femspectives Film Festival

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“The film considers the complexities of two teenage girls exploring their sexuality while living in a sheltered community” BY HARRIET ARGENT This weekend (23-25 April 2021) marks the third annual Femspectives Film Festival, an event providing a platform for feminist storytelling and conversations around social issues and politics. We’re taking a closer look at one [….]

What we’re watching at this year’s Femspectives Feminist Film Festival

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Femspectives kicks off on 23 April and we can’t wait BY HARRIET ARGENT Taking place entirely online this year due to Covid restrictions, the Glasgow-based festival is themed around “dreaming”, with films touching on the wide and varying ways to dream and envision the past, present and future.  Founders of the event, Lauren Clarke and [….]

Together in difference: Why queer community is so important

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Queer working class disabled writer, artist and activist Jet Moon on togetherness at the heart of a new writing project for survivors BY JET MOON Today I am surprised when a new generation of LGBTIQ+ people (usually on social media) raise concerns about the word “Queer” being offensive.  I use the word Queer to describe [….]

The incredible story behind that astonishing new portrait of Horse McDonald

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Don’t miss our special in conversation event featuring Horse, Roxana Halls and Imogen Gibbon BY DIVA STAFF Devoured this month’s swoon-worthy issue of DIVA? Have we got a delicious treat for you… Cover star Horse McDonald will be taking part in a special in conversation event at 8pm on Wednesday 14 April, live in the [….]

SEX: Shush Life is a set of juicy new courses all about women’s pleasure

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Ky Hoyle, the founder of Sh! Women’s Emporium, announces the launch of a brand new sister venture, Shush Life BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE The launch of Shush Life comes almost a year to the day since Ky had to close the doors of the shop that has served as the hub for women’s pleasure empowerment for [….]