Peccadillo Pictures release Lola And The Sea, an alternative coming of age story narrating trans identity

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Directed by Laurent Micheli, it narrates the story of a trans girl’s reconnection with her estranged father BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PECCADILLO PICTURES In need of LGBTQI content to watch over the festive break? Directed by Laurent Micheli and starring Benoit Magimel, Mya Bollaers and Sami Outalbali, Lola And The Sea is fresh from [….]

How can cisgender allies support trans women?

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“It will take a lot of collective work to improve life for trans people in the UK, but we can all lighten the load” BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION “I’ve been seeing it not over the last few weeks, but over the last 40 years. It has got worse,” says Christine [….]

10 Fabulous queer books by authors of colour

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Whether you’re looking for escapism, to feel seen or to learn about experiences outside of your own, there’s something for everyone on this list BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THOUGHT CATALOG I spent most of my life as a bookworm never reading books by authors or featuring characters who look or love like me. Little [….]

Hailie Sahar: “You are flawlessly created”

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The star of POSE and Sir Lady Java opens up to DIVA about the women who shaped her life INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KEM WEST Hailie Sahar is beloved by many for her role of Lulu Abundance on the game-changing show POSE. In our October issue Hailie talks to DIVA editor Roxy Bourdillon [….]

Meet DIVA’s new junior staff writer, Nic Crosara

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Nic Crosara opens up about their hopes for this next chapter BY NIC CROSARA Greetings Earthlings! My name’s Nic, I’m excited to be starting this new chapter at DIVA. I’ve been writing stories since I was three but I began my journalism journey in 2018 when I reviewed Dirty Computer. I have since frequently covered [….]

Overflow is a call for society to help marginalised groups rather than just being passive bystanders

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Travis Alabanza’s second show is nothing short of a masterpiece, writes Lowie Trevena BY LOWIE TREVENA, IMAGES BY HELEN MURRAY In the UK, two thirds of trans people are afraid to use public bathrooms, but it’s often the cisgender voice put at the heart of the conversation, rather than the experiences of trans people. Overflow, [….]

VIEWS: Conversations around gender identity: are things changing for the better?

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“We all have a responsibility to understand our own privilege and biases” BY ANT JACKSON How we talk about gender has really changed this year. For example, the UK Census truly reflected gender identity for the first time beyond the previous male and female only tick boxes, which formerly excluded trans and non-binary people.   It proved [….]