Bloody Elle – A Gig Musical is a pioneering and potty-mouthed lesbian love story you don’t want to miss

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DIVA music editor Laura Howard heads to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre for a one-woman show about sapphic self discovery WORDS LAURA HOWARD, IMAGES PIPPA RANKIN Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre proudly re-opened its doors on 23 June with a pioneering, potty-mouthed lesbian love story and gig musical, Bloody Elle. Writer, musician and actor Lauryn Redding has [….]

The Top 50 Ultimate Pride Anthems, as voted for by you

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It’s official: Born This Way by Lady Gaga is the favourite tune of queer fans across the UK BY POLLY ANGELOVA The UK’s LGBTQI+ community has named Lady Gaga’s timeless hit Born This Way as the ultimate Pride anthem in a new poll conducted in celebration of Pride Month. Earlier this year, OnePoll surveyed 500 [….]

Aisling O’Connor wants to Explore You and we think you should let her

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This queer anthem is going straight on our summer playlist IMAGES BY ADAM MARTIN @adamathart Is it hot in here or is it just Aisling O’Connor’s sizzling new single? 🔥 Explore You, released today, is an “unapologetic celebration” of queer sexuality and has all the hallmarks of a summer anthem. It’s certainly going straight on our [….]

Resurrection: The hot new track from Toya Delazy’s upcoming album

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“The song is about reclaiming myself, my spirit and roots, and more generally in a post lockdown world, the global rebirth, AKA we’re all going to be party animals” BY DIVA STAFF East London artist Toya Delazy draws upon her South African heritage in her new release Resurrection, the first single from her upcoming EP Afrorave Vol. 1 released [….]

“Sex is good but…?” asks Namoro in their new single 

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The latest track lives up to their experimental and transgressive reputation WORDS MARTINE HESS, IMAGE VALENTIN CURTET French duo Namoro has released a new single that invites you to move your body to an exploration of the meaning of sex and its role in society.  Namoro exists in the spaces where magnetic poetry, powerful rhythms [….]

Super Connected: Is social media messing with mental health?

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Released in time for Mental Health Awareness Week UK, Tim Arnold’s new music project is a must Super Connected is the brand new feature-length film and album from singer-songwriter, filmmaker and LGBTQI ally, Tim Arnold. The incredible new single of the same name introduces one of the project’s key themes: “the seductive power of social media [….]