Sex Education opened up dialogues at home: Here’s why that’s a good thing

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How the show sparks up conversations on everything from consent to gender identity BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE BY DAVE BENETT WIREIMAGE “What is a strap on? Can we actually use the word Queer now? What does pansexual mean?” Nobody likes talking about sex with their parents. Sex has historically been seen as private, something spoken [….]

OPINION: Motherland: Fort Salem fans deserves better than another premature cancellation

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“This show is important to its queer audience because it is literally changing lives” BY EMANUELA, IMAGES BY FREEFORM Representation on television matters. It helps shape how we are viewed by our society and by ourselves. It shows we have a place in the world, and it truly changes lives. Many networks claim queer allyship, [….]

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Heather Peace joins the cast of EastEnders in a groundbreaking moment for #WLW representation

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Buckle up DIVAs, because EastEnders is about to become queer as hell BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY TALIE ROSE EIGELAND In an incredible turn of events, DIVA favourite Heather Peace is set to join the cast of the iconic BBC soap EastEnders. Heather is most notable for her roles in BBC One’s Waterloo Road, Emmerdale, London’s Burning and Lip Service, [….]

ONLINE EVENT: Heart To Heart is screening this weekend

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It’s hilarious, touching and super queer BY DIVA STAFF Heart To Heart is a brilliant queer romcom series created by IR Bell-Webb, directed by Lilah Vandenburgh and produced by Ardimages UK. Here’s what it’s all about. 21-year-old Liddy (Fern Deacon) wakes up after a major heart operation and is alarmed to discover that she can [….]

Mae Martin: “I hope in the future there will be a less gendered world”

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The stars of Feel Good talk representation and authenticity INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY NETFLIX In the brand new issue of DIVA we have a heart-to-heart (OK, a Zoom-to-Zoom) with stars of Netflix comedy Feel Good, Mae Martin and Charlotte Ritchie. Here’s a taster of what they had to say. Mae on being non-binary [….]

Bad Girls reunited: “They gave each other licence to be who they authentically really are”

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Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones speak exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL Our jam-packed June issue features an exclusive chat with Bad Girls legends, Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones. These beloved actors brought Helen and Nikki to life in ITV’s iconic noughties prison drama. Here’s a taster of what they had to say. Simone [….]

Mae Martin’s FEEL GOOD has dropped the season two trailer and we’re officially obsessed

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“Do you want to talk about my personal despair?” BY DIVA STAFF We’re counting down the days until Mae Martin’s must-see sitcom, FEEL GOOD, returns to our screens. The first season had us hooked with its bangin’ bisexual representation, hilarious one-liners and swoonworthy queer love story. And from the looks of the newly released season [….]