Toya Delazy: “Not feeling hidden is the most beautiful thing ever”

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This Zulu pop star princess is doing things her own way INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY AUGUSTIN In our jam-packed September issue, inspirational cover star Toya Delazy shares her incredible journey from closeted Catholic school girl to international pop star. Here’s a sneak preview of what she had to say. Toya on… Growing up [….]

Shura: “Religion has done a lot to fuck up attitudes towards sex”

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The singer-songwriter on desire, faith and falling in love in New York city INTERVIEW BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, PHOTO BY HOLLIE FERNANDO If Hayley Kiyoko is #LesbianJesus, then Shura is #LesbianPope. On the set of our September cover shoot, the super cool singer opened up about everything from religion to romance. Here’s a taster.  Shura on… [….]

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 [….]