A timeline of my all-time top 10 onscreen bi awakenings

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From Grease to Pretty Little Liars, these TV and movie moments made me question my sexuality BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY KOOLSHOOTERS The majority of the films on this list were put on the TV by a member of my family. So if you’re related to me and reading this, sorry not sorry, I only [….]

ONLINE EVENT: Join DIVA for the MERMAID watch party on 15 September

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Introducing the award-winning short film by Fia Perera BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HER MOVIES Fellow movie buff, are you in the need for a queer movie night in? 15 September promises to be an engaging evening, so save the date! Join Dawn Fields, Fia Perera, Debra Wooton, Susie Green, Hilliard Guess and DIVA’s very [….]

Ahead Of The Curve: A remarkable tribute to a remarkable woman

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Linda Riley meets Franco Stevens, founder and publisher of Curve  BY LINDA RILEY Rarely am I blown away in an interview but talking to Franco Stevens, founder of Curve magazine, I found myself sometimes speechless thinking about the uncanny parallels of our lives as publishers of lesbian magazines. I’m interviewing Franco about her new film [….]

Peter Tatchell: “I feared being killed”

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The controversial campaigner on a new documentary about his life, the challenges he’s faced over the past 50 years, and what keeps him fighting amid “extreme hatred” and death threats INTERVIEW BY MARTINE HESS Directed by Christopher Amos, Hating Peter Tatchell is a new documentary about the 69-year-old campaigner. Chronicling Tatchell’s 54 years of human rights [….]

Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones, aka Helen and Nikki, on the Bad Girls reboot we’ve been longing for

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“Fenner’s in an old people’s home and he gets murdered” BY CARRIE LYELL It’s been 20 years since Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones, better known to millions as Helen and Nikki, appeared on the cover of DIVA magazine. Two decades on, Bad Girls – and Helen and Nikki’s love story – still captures the hearts [….]

“I showed up to Hollywood already out so they really couldn’t out me”

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Actor and director Jillian Armenante tells DIVA about living her truth BY JANE FAE, IMAGE BY KARL GADJUSEKJ Lesbian Visibility Week is an opportunity to celebrate lesbians. Not just the young, the hip – or the skinny! – but also the women who’ve just been there. Working. Supporting. Making room for a younger generation without [….]

A review of Comets ahead of the Femspectives Film Festival

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“The film considers the complexities of two teenage girls exploring their sexuality while living in a sheltered community” BY HARRIET ARGENT This weekend (23-25 April 2021) marks the third annual Femspectives Film Festival, an event providing a platform for feminist storytelling and conversations around social issues and politics. We’re taking a closer look at one [….]