HOME VIEWING: BFI Flare’s Five Films For Freedom

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The London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival’s Five Films For Freedom series is available to stream now (and for free) BY SOPHIE PERRY. PHOTO BY LISA FOTIOS The world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, Five Films For Freedom, is online, ready to stream right now – until 29 March 2020. This year’s campaign marks six years of broadcasting new [….]

COME TOGETHER: DIVA create online community to bring lez/bi women together during COVID-19

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“Our digital doors are wide open” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “Hey, DIVA family. Welcome to our new digital hangout, a safe space to meet, chat and collaborate,” begins the new Facebook-based, DIVA Community, launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together amid everything that’s happening in the world right now. “In these uncertain [….]

GOOD VIBES ONLY: Sex toy sales are soaring

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You saucy self-isolators are keeping the sex toy industry ALIVE BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK The loo roll supply is very low in local supermarkets everywhere right now, but it seems sex toys are even higher in demand!  Sex toy sales are on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and statistics from Womanizer have [….]

MUSIC: Charli XCX schedules self-isolation streaming sessions

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The packed programme will feature special guests including Christine And The Queens, Clairo and Rita Ora BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM The queen of pop and DIVA’s favourite LGBTQI ally, Charli XCX, has announced a programme of daily online events with the aim of providing support to those currently self-isolating due to the COVID-19 [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]

Self-isolating? Five LGBTQI+ series to keep you going while you’re home alone

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Stay safe, screen lover BY SOPHIE PERRY Whether you’re self-isolating or not, with everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s likely we’ll all be spending more time than usual at home in the coming weeks… From the constant news reports to the scaremongering served by Karen Off Of Facebook, the world feels [….]