The hidden lesbian love story in Pride And Prejudice

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Playwright Isobel McArthur on her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice and the lesbian love story in this beloved novel BY CARRIE LYELL AND FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK When Isobel McArthur first graduated from drama school, the choice of roles she could audition for was limited. Consequently, she began to write her own relatable, [….]

Susie McCabe: “Comedy is changing”

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The Scottish comedian talks to DIVA about sexism in stand up and the importance of being vocal as a working class lesbian BY HEATHER PRICE When I speak with award-winning stand up comedian Susie McCabe, she was is ever so slightly hungover, having picked up two major gongs at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 the [….]

Lisa Luxx: “The word lesbian has become so hostile it is taboo even in our own communities”

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The spoken word poet delivers a gut punch with a timely new film BY CARRIE LYELL Urgent, intimate and provocative, Lisa Luxx’s new spoken word poem Lesbian. is essential viewing. Filmed and directed by Tamara al Mashouk, the powerful four minute video sees Lisa talking directly to the camera, sharing her anger and frustration of [….]

Saski Singer: “Lesbian visibility makes me feel united”

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Pride host and LGBTQI+ educator Saski writes about the importance of role models and #LesbianDayOfVisibility BY SASKI SINGER I wonder when I became visible as a lesbian to the outside world. Was it whilst hosting at a Pride, delivering LGBTQI+ training in schools, singing on stage, becoming a mum or even cutting my hair really [….]

12 gorgeously queer Valentine’s cards to make your sweetheart swoon

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It’s time to get adorable BY ROXY BOURDILLON  Struggling to find the perfect V-Day card for that special someone? Stress no more, because we’ve rounded up the best queertastic love notelets for you to choose from. Let the romancing commence! 1. The Lady, The Tramp And The Superhero Power Couple. £3.25, ProyectoAlegria SPONSORED CONTENT Transfer your debt to a card with [….]

Claire Skinner: Teaching empowered me to create change

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Claire Skinner, co-chair of Mercer Pride and Head of UK Fiduciary Content and Delivery, talks to myGwork’s Louise Sinnerton about her experience in the classroom Claire started working at Mercer straight after graduating, and was always out at work. She’d bring her partner to social events, although she wasn’t someone that shouted about her sexuality: “I [….]

Introducing DIVA’s Emerging Voices

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Want to be a guest book reviewer for DIVA? Read on… As the arts pages in print media shrink and unpaid opportunities proliferate, it’s getting harder and harder for talented reviewers from marginalised backgrounds to get a foot in the door. The annual VIDA review looking at the number of female writers being reviewed and [….]