Daily episodes of podDIVA for Lesbian Visibility Week

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In today’s serving of queers for your ears, Team DIVA answer your queeries and dialemmas BY DIVA STAFF To celebrate this year’s Lesbian Visibility Week, podDIVA is releasing daily episodes spotlighting lesbians and queer women from around the globe. You can listen to Monday’s episode here: And Tuesday’s here: As well as another Beyond Borders [….]

ITN Pride / Banijay Pride present: Reclaiming The L-Word

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This event will explore the question: How has use of language influenced our portrayal, visibility and wider culture? BY DIVA STAFF To mark Lesbian Visibility Week, this Thursday, LGBTQI staff networks at production company ITN and global content creators Banijay Pride have joined DIVA to kick off a conversation around the word “lesbian”. The event [….]

Your second year (and very queer) agony aunt

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Lily Sheldon offers advice to first years starting uni BY LILY SHELDON, IMAGE BY ZEN CHUNG So after a year of being told to “drink up fresher” and a summer of being the first year, it’s finally time for me to accept my new and updated title as the wise second year. In first year, [….]

SCREEN: They Them Us is a new LGBTQI drama exploring non-binary identities

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DIVA chats to writer and director Jane Marlow all about her new TV pilot, They Them Us BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS They Them Us is a new LGBTQI drama exploring the main character Suze’s journey towards acceptance when it comes to gender identity. It’s incredibly raw and honest in its exploration of what it means to [….]

JUNO ROCHE: Trans is for everyone

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“We can do this thing called gender differently, if we want to” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO JUNO ROCHE Juno Roche is not a trans woman. Juno Roche is trans. In fact, according to Juno’s latest book Trans Power: Own Your Gender, we all are.  “When my first book, Queer Sex, came out, I got a [….]

ART: Painter Sarah Jane Moon celebrates queer identities

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Sarah Jane Moon on her portrait of Dr Ronx, queer visibility, and the contemporary portrait genre BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. LEAD IMAGE ROISIN MCVEIGH The portrait genre is changing and New Zealand-born, London-based painter Sarah Jane Moon is at the forefront of that movement. Here, DIVA catches up with SJM after she was selected [….]