SCREEN: Pride season of lockdown dating show

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Lovedown features an all LGBTQI cast and explores virtual dating during COVID-19 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Since COVID-19 has seen the cancellation of all of our favourite dating shows, we’ve been craving some raunchy reality TV to get our teeth stuck into – even if they usually don’t feature LGBTQI cast members or couples. But fear [….]

What are the online dating red flags?

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Don’t just ignore them until it’s too late BY DIVA STAFF There is a lot of talk about relationship red flags – things that pop up at the beginning of a relationship, that we tend to ignore until it’s too late. In hindsight, we realise the signs were there all along and vow to pay attention [….]

Online dating etiquette

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Searching for romance on the world wide web? Best read this first BY DIVA STAFF One of the main complaints about the world of online dating is that the rules of normal dating etiquette don’t always apply. People tend to act differently when faced with the relative anonymity of the Internet and seeing as we’re [….]

PODCAST: Catherine Bohart and Sarah Keyworth debunk #couplegoals

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The comedy couple chat new podcast You’ll Do and lez/bi love in the time of lockdown 💘 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE BBC/ROBERT SHIRET Catherine Bohart and Sarah Keyworth’s BBC podcast You’ll Do is all about love but, you know, “not the perfect, filtered kind, but the realities of how people make relationships work” – and [….]

ESCAPE: What travelling in Greece taught me about life in lockdown

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“Don’t put pressure on yourself to come out of lockdown with a six pack – your body is already beautiful. And remember, tzatziki goes with everything“ BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR To bring a little light to lockdown, I’ve been hosting themed evenings for my flatmates inspired by countries we’ve travelled to. To replicate the Greek islands, [….]

COMMUNITY: Staying in, but not staying silent

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LGBTQI+ activists and creatives come together for Queer Protest At Home BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN. ILLUSTRATION FREDDE LANKA “We demand honour, identity and liberation,” said Stuart Feather, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front, as he read out the GLF Demands written by John Chesterman in the 70s. His words, just as relevant now as [….]

LOVE INC: How to tie the knot during lockdown

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Founder of Love Inc Brittny Drye on how to adapt your wedding during uncertain times BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG. IMAGE PHIL VAN NOSTRAND A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc., the leading equality wedding magazine where all couples are equally represented. Launched in 2013, Love Inc. provides [….]