FROM THE VAULTS: Dear diary, take me back to Shibden Hall…

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Roxy Bourdillon heads up north on a Gentleman Jack mini-break BY ROXY BOURDILLON Hold onto your top hat, because I am on the lesbian pilgrimage. A part of me still can’t quite believe there even is a lesbian pilgrimage, and yet there must be because here I am on it, exploring the dykey delights of [….]

Happy Birthday, Anne Lister 🎂

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Carrie Lyell visits Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and meet the cast and crew of new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good half [….]

DIVA Community: Have you joined us yet?

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Suranne Jones, Sandi Toksvig, Adele Roberts and Suzi Ruffell – the celebs sharing their support with DIVA’s online community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE BY RETHA FERGUSON Launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together with everything that’s happening in the world right now, the Facebook-based, digital hangout DIVA Community has grown to [….]

SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]

The longread: How Gentleman Jack changed my life forever

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Self-proclaimed “Lister Sister” Rachael Biggs on validation, courage and lessons in love BY RACHAEL BIGGS, IMAGES FROM GENTLEMAN JACK, BBC It has been one month now since the last episode of Gentleman Jack was shown on the BBC. Since the finale on 7 July 2019, I have been through the most magnificent (and scary) journey. Even [….]

Sophie Rundle on the huge impact Gentleman Jack’s lesbian relationship had on viewers

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The queer romance stole all our hearts, but how did Suranne Jones’ co-star react to the huge response? BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Gentleman Jack has had a huge impact on the lez/bi community over the past few months. The response to the show was overwhelming, with six million viewers tuning in and series two was quickly [….]

WATCH: Missed the DIVA Awards 2019? Catch up here!

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DIVA Box Office presents the DIVA Awards: Live! with Sandi Toksvig, Suranne Jones, Saara Aalto, Lady Phyll and lots more ✨ BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE VICTORIA BROOM, RUTH HUNT, PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH AND RACHEL SHELLEY Fancy catching up on the glitziest celebration of lez/bi women in the world of media, politics, business and the community? We [….]