BOOKS: Top actors get together for a virtual charity book reading

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A virtual reading of Claire Highton-Stevenson’s The Doll Maker will raise funds for the NHS BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Top actors are getting together on Zoom to tell stories to make you stay at home – and raise funds for our NHS during the current global pandemic. And it’s about to get sinister with a fantastic [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: An interview with Amelia Abraham

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Journalist Amelia Abraham tells Carrie Lyell how her first book came to be BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY LILY ROSE THOMAS I’ve been an avid reader of journalist Amelia Abraham’s articles for a while now. Her pieces in Vice, Refinery29, the Guardian and others often focus on LGBTQI issues in an in depth yet accessible [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Sofie Hagen – “I can have lesbian sex when I’m thin”

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Comedian Sofie Hagen revisits her teenage diary BY SOFIE HAGEN, IMAGE BY MATT CROCKETT I recently found an old diary I wrote when I was 13. Like most teenage diaries would, it portrayed me in a rather unfortunate light.  Amongst complaints about the girls in my class and embarrassing amounts of Westlife fanfiction, I made [….]

BOOK CLUB: Carolyn Robertson tells us a tale in lockdown

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Come join our weekly book club in the DIVA Community! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you haven’t already joined the DIVA Community, now is the perfect time. It’s our very own digital hangout space created by us as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together during these difficult days in lockdown. We’ve lined up [….]

Seven queer novels you probably should be reading

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Need some bookspiration? BY BRODIE CRELLIN, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK Just like the selection of lez/bi films on Netflix, lesbian fiction can be a bit disappointing… Hugely underrepresented, queer female characters have the tendency to end up either dead or completely straightened out. Which means we end up returning to old classics to find some genuinely good [….]

One Of Them: “Living legend” Lord Michael Cashman talks to DIVA

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Actor, activist and politician Michael Cashman has released a memoir and it’s wonderful BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Lord Michael Cashman has one of the most inspiring stories, and it’s a tale that warrants being told for years to come. One of Them: From Albert Square To Parliament Square is the new memoir, written by [….]

Six LGBTQI books you should probably have on your bookshelf

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Looking for some international lez/bi literature to fill your brainbox with? BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGE NICOLE BERRO. Searching high and low for your next LGBTQI-shaped read? Search no further, book-loving friends. These “hidden gems” of international, queer literature are guaranteed to open up new, lez/bi horizons to you. 🇨🇳 Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu [….]