MUSIC: Christina Novelli has released her first full-length album and it’s a Christmas treat 😍

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DIVA was lucky enough to be invited along to Christina’s album launch in Soho for a night of music and celebrations BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS On a cold Friday night in the heart of Soho, the friends, family and fans of Christina Novelli all gathered together for a night of celebration.  After starting her singing career [….]

DJ Tina Edwards: “It’s important to be as visible as possible if we are not another white male”

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Felicitas Sophie Van Laak speaks to the Worldwide FM DJ about jazz and gender WORDS BY FELICITAS SOPHIA VAN LAAK, IMAGE BY JOE MAGOWAN Tina Edwards and fellow DJ Charles Vaughan recently hit London’s Peckham Audio with their spectacular Worldwide FM show, Universal Sanctuary. Here, Tina chats with DIVA about jazz, queer visibility in the [….]

EXCLUSIVE: Cate Ferris drops new single Gyroscope

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Eclectic, bold and inventive, Ferris is one to watch BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Brighton-based Cate Ferris is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all-round music legend who has been captivating audiences over the past four years.  Immersing herself in the eclectic Brighton music scene, Cate has stepped out of her comfort zone and experimented fearlessly in order to [….]

Tegan and Sara: “Being twins didn’t make it easier being queer”

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Our November cover stars talk coming out and coming into their own IMAGE BY TREVOR BRADY We can’t stop listening to Tegan and Sara’s latest album, Hey, I’m Just Like You, and their must-read memoir, High School, had us hooked from page one. So when we got a chance to speak to the pop icons [….]

Saara Aalto is officially queen of all things winter

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Kylie Minogue pens the Finnish pop princess’s new Queermas classic, Every Christmas Day BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We all know Saara Aalto is the queen of snow, ice and all things glittering. I mean, how much more festive can you get than voicing Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Frozen? (A song [….]

Saachi’s “Dark” is a bringer of light

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This autumn’s self-love anthem from London-born, Mumbai-raised singer-songwriter Saachi Sen BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Today, indie-pop singer-songwriter Saachi Sen releases her new song, Dark. The leading single for her debut solo EP beautifully translates the notion that – “In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act” – into [….]

Six queer babes missing from your playlists

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Looking for some underrated LGBTQI artists to spice up your Spotify? We’ve got you covered 🎵 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM Don’t get us wrong, we know it’s pretty much impossible to get bored listening to the likes of Janelle Monáe and Hayley Kiyoko. They’re the leading queer ladies in music for a reason [….]