It’s National Coming Out Day! Here’s how 12 out and proud celebs told the world who they are

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These LGBTQI stars introduced their authentic selves on social media BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you’re out, preparing to come out, or not able to at the moment, it can be affirming to see public figures living their truth in the spotlight. Here are some moments when celebrities [….]

Everything you need to know about the return of podDIVA

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podDIVA is back and better than ever! BY DIVA STAFF Hey DIVAs, are you looking for a new podcast to fulfil your audible needs? Well, we’ve got excellent news for you! On 3 November, podDIVA will be available on your favourite streaming platforms. The episodes will give you the opportunity to take a peek behind [….]

Tracing the timeline of my bisexuality

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“Barbies scissoring, I have learnt, was an obligatory part of being a Queer child” BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE BY ALEXANDRE DINAUT The first girl I ever loved I met at Sunday school when I was nine. I would stay with my grandparents every weekend and they would take me to church. We would study the [….]

Introducing Char Bailey, DIVA’s new features writer

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“I’m on a mission to keep DIVA representing all of us” BY CHAR BAILEY Hello Divas, As if I’m writing this. It seems all prior knowledge of how to use words is evading me and the taps on my keyboard have never sounded louder. My names Char Bailey, I’ve been a Diva fan forever and [….]

Sex Education season three is out tomorrow and we can’t wait to meet Cal

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The Netflix comedy-drama introduces some much needed non-binary representation BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY SAM TAYLOR: NETFLIX When watching trailers for Sex Education back in 2019, I assumed the “will they won’t they” trope between Otis and Maeve would be what carried the show. This is perhaps why I put off watching it for so [….]

Join the fight for LGBTQI+ asylum claimants

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Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, DIVA meets two women who’ve had to navigate a “rigged” asylum system  BY PHILIP BALDWIN LGBTQI+ asylum claimants face unprecedented challenges in the UK, with the current government stepping up rhetoric criticising asylum claimants and migrants.  In this piece for DIVA, I look at two case studies [….]

Peter Tatchell: “I feared being killed”

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The controversial campaigner on a new documentary about his life, the challenges he’s faced over the past 50 years, and what keeps him fighting amid “extreme hatred” and death threats INTERVIEW BY MARTINE HESS Directed by Christopher Amos, Hating Peter Tatchell is a new documentary about the 69-year-old campaigner. Chronicling Tatchell’s 54 years of human rights [….]