Hayley Kiyoko drops the spellbinding new video for I Wish

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Lesbian Jesus playing a teenage witch in love? Sounds gay, we’re in BY RACHEL BADHAM Our wishes have been heard. Hayley Kiyoko, a.k.a. Lesbian Jesus herself, has just dropped the self-directed video for her latest queer anthem, I Wish. Since it’s been over a year after the release of her debut album, we’ve been dying [….]

Lots Holloway is the gay Christian Grey in the sizzling new music video for Lose Myself

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#TeamDIVA goes BTS and finds hotties in suits, serious snogging and some light BDSM BY ROXY BOURDILLON Lots Holloway’s new music video is so hot, DIVA is considering starting a petition to turn it into a full-length feature film. In the stunning visuals for summer anthem Lose Myself, the indie singer gets their raunch on [….]

Marika Hackman: “I wanted to write about sex in an explicit way”

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The queer pop star talks The L Word, BDE and songs about wanking INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOOST VANDEBRUG Marika Hackman has Big Dick Energy and a new album dripping with sapphic sex appeal. In our August issue, DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon gets her thoughts on everything from masturbation music to massive pants. Here’s [….]

Kate Tempest bares her soul for her brand new album

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The Book Of Traps And Lessons manages to be both deeply political and profoundly personal WORDS BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Kate Tempest is back, taking on a new sombre, intimate tone to bare her soul for album number four. Her live performances have always been masterful, and she manages the difficult transition from [….]

#RainbowRiots

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Meet the Swedish musician fighting state-sponsored homophobia to build Uganda’s first LGBTQI community centre BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALICIA, PETTER WALLENBERG, SHIVAN AND JAVAN BY TANIA MARTI Activist and musician Petter Wallenberg founded Rainbow Riots as a creative international movement for the equal rights of LGBTQI people. As the organisation release their latest album, the [….]

SOAK: “The world’s trash, but there are so many beautiful people because of it”

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Carrie Lyell catches up with the singer-songwriter ahead of the release of her heavy-hearted second album, Grim Town WORDS BY CARRIE LYELL, PHOTO BY ELLIUS GRACE The last time I spoke to SOAK was in 2015, shortly before the release of her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream. Bridie Monds-Watson was at the [….]

Sarah Walk: “If I’m singing about a woman, it shouldn’t make it any less relatable”

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The super talented musician talks queer artists, social media, and the future of US politics WORDS BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY DANIEL SMITH COLEMAN US-based musician Sarah Walk first came into our DIVA-shaped lives a couple of years ago. Having appeared on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace, she played the DIVA Musical Festival in 2018 [….]