WATCH: Female Mechanic Sensations Spanners With Manners star in MINI’s Diverse new advert

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All-female mechanics Spanners With Manners team up with MINI for an inclusive advert BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY SERENA BROWN An uplifting and inclusive new advert from the famous car brand MINI released today features our favourite all-female mechanics, Spanners With Manners. The ad sees all identities celebrated and shows two of the garage’s employees fixing [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize Film Festival joins Welsh language short film challenge on S4C

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To celebrate LGBT History Month, Iris Prize are giving one lucky filmmaker the chance to win a £1,000 cash prize  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The team behind Iris Prize, the Cardiff based LGBTQI film festival, have confirmed they are working with S4C and Tinint to help support a 48 hour short film challenge, called Her Ffilm [….]

SCREEN: Seven films about queer activism

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Already binged all of It’s A Sin? Here’s some impactful and important films about queer activism BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS What better way to honour those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today than by binge-watching some educational films about our history? The history of queer activism is deeply linked with the history of queer [….]

10 powerful quotes from queer icons

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Our favourite queer icons are always full of wisdom BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The last few years have been excellent for LGBTQI visibility, with a number of high-profile figures speaking honestly and openly about their queerness and inspiring so many others to do so. Read on for some of the most inspiring quotes from DIVA’s queer [….]

NEWS: Supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol kisses wife on the cover of Elle in a defiant message against homophobia

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Aweng Ade-Chuol tells the fairytale story of meeting her wife Alexus and candidly speaks about mental health in this new interview  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ELLE UK Sudanese lesbian supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol has taken to the cover of Elle UK’s January 2021 issue, alongside her wife Alexus, to fight back against the homophobic trolls [….]

SCREEN: ANNE+ is our new favourite dutch drama

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We’re obsessed with this new queer series, all about the friendships and relationships that shape us  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Lockdown number two is tough. Not being able to see your friends, coupled with the darker and colder evenings full of boredom doesn’t leave you feeling great. Stumbling across ANNE+, a hugely underrated dutch TV series, [….]

VIEWS: Queering up the dance floor

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What we learnt from the first same-sex couple on Strictly  BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE VIA BBC Nicola Adams is unbeatable in the boxing ring: when she retired in 2019, she had never lost a bout. When she took to the dance floor as one half of Strictly Come Dancing’s first celebrity same-sex couple, however, she [….]