The long read: Avocado Toast

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DIVA editor Carrie Lyell shares a cup of tea and slice of Avocado Toast with the cast and crew of our favourite new web series BY CARRIE LYELL It’s been a long time coming – four years in the making – but new web series Avocado Toast is more than worth the wait, and even [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: LGBTease

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Roxy Bourdillon gets hot under the collar, discovering what really goes down at the UK’s first queer strip club BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY BRONWEN PARKER-RHODES The woman with the platinum bob is unzipping her see-through mini skirt and ever so slowly, e-v-e-r so seductively, unfastening her bra. I only met her a few minutes [….]

Jameela Jamil opens up about coming out as queer

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“I was just trying to add to the conversation; that I’m not saying this qualifies me as a part of ballroom [culture], but you don’t actually know my sexuality” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM When most celebrities come out as queer, they’re celebrated online and shown plenty of support in the media. Of course, [….]

Five queer Instagram icons you’re going to want to follow 🌈

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The influencers filling our feeds daily with creativity, queerness and inspiration BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM When Instagram is flooded with “influencers” trying to sell you beauty products, pictures of your ex that you’d rather not see and the same avocado toast shot time and time again, it can be challenging to find accounts [….]

The lipstick life 10: Dressing to impress

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Our first argument was about Stella McCartney lingerie. Is that perhaps the most lipstick lesbian thing I have ever said? BY ROSIE MUSSEN On our first date, Pearl and I dressed remarkably similarly. The vibe was very smasual (smart casual), with both of us in simple black tops with brightly coloured trousers. Mine were mustard [….]

The lipstick life 9: The chaos of attraction

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When you fancy someone as stupendously as I fancied Pearl, it sort of takes over, and influences everything you do. BY ROSIE MUSSEN When you’ve roamed the world looking for another lipstick lesbian to share your life with, the realisation that you’ve finally found one can be a little overwhelming. I had never been as [….]

The lipstick life 8: Home sweet home

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Ever-reducing wardrobe space and stepping on mascara in the morning aside, I’ve never felt more at home BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA HERO IMAGES 8 months ago, Pearl and I moved in together. It was the best decision I’ve made to date. We went from having nearly 100 miles between us to no distance at [….]