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 [….]

NEWS: Historic number of LGBTQI representatives win in the U.S. elections

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Some positive election news as a rainbow wave of LGBTQI victories emerges BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’ve been keeping your eye on the U.S. election results over the past couple of days, you may be feeling quite disheartened or concerned about what the future holds for LGBTQI rights. However, we are here to assure you [….]

CELEB: Nicola Adams is the most talked about Strictly contestant this year

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Are you loving Strictly’s first same-sex dance pairing?  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If you’re anything like us here at DIVA, Nicola Adams’ appearing on Strictly Come Dancing as part of their first ever same-sex dance pairing at the weekend was enough to cure all the pain of 2020.  The day where LGBTQI individuals [….]

SCREEN: Tegan and Sara’s high-school memoir is being developed into a comedy series by Clea DuVall

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How many queer icons can you handle in one series?  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM As if Clea DuVall wasn’t already a certified queer legend with the upcoming release of her queer Christmas film, Happiest Season, starring the one and only Kristen Stewart, she’s got more where that came from up her sleeve.  High [….]

Everybody needs good Gaybours

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Talking lez/bi representation in Erinsborough with the cast of Neighbours BY KATIE MARGARET HALL Ever since Anna Friel’s character, Beth, kissed Margaret on legendary British soap Brookside in 1994, we have looked to television serial dramas to provide the rarest of the rare: positive representation and visibility of LGBTQI characters in a mainstream setting. Something [….]