The Cocoa Butter Club is seeking out new melanated LGBTQI talent

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Ready for an event that spotlights and celebrates fresh new performers? BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB The Cocoa Butter Club was founded in 2016, sparked by the amount of cultural appropriation, lack of diversity and other limitations of the cabaret scene. This award winning collective has been on a mission to [….]

Scarlette Fever talks Back To Life, building a sustainable career and finding love

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“This is the first album that I’ve written that is completely, this is me, a completely out there, married, same-sex relationship woman” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY JOHN MILIOS In true working from home style, Scarlette joins our Zoom call accompanied by her canine child Arnold. Behind her is a beautiful art piece of Super [….]

Songs by Black queer musicians that made our year

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Whether you’re looking to reflect or dance around your room, there’s something for everyone BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM 2021 has been a great year for music. Here are some of the many LGBTQI artists who have made us dance like no one is watching during this chaotic year.  Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo [….]

Louisa Roach: “I will not behave myself”

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The front woman of She Drew The Gun talks feminism, queer love and being yourself BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY ROB BLACKHAM What does music mean to you? For Louisa Roach, front woman of the alternative band She Drew The Gun, music has been an integral part of her life and connection to other people. [….]

Six songs for every bisexual mood

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Whether you’re crushing on someone or feeling reflective, there’s a song for every vibe. BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE VIA PEXELS The bisexual experience is different for everyone. Whether you’re crushing on someone, feeling reflective or struggling to come to terms with yourself, there’s a song for every mood.  Softly – Clairo Softly sees Clairo talking [….]

5 Ways to self-love when navigating bisexuality

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Things you can do this week (and all year round) to nurture your bisexual soul BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KOOLSHOOTERS Let’s talk about self-love, baby. It’s by no means easy, and it is something that we will all struggle with at times. Below are some things that help me when I’m feeling low from [….]

Meet DIVA’s new junior staff writer, Nic Crosara

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Nic Crosara opens up about their hopes for this next chapter BY NIC CROSARA Greetings Earthlings! My name’s Nic, I’m excited to be starting this new chapter at DIVA. I’ve been writing stories since I was three but I began my journalism journey in 2018 when I reviewed Dirty Computer. I have since frequently covered [….]