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 [….]

DIVA exclusive: L Morgan Lee, star of The Danish Girl musical, on bringing trans stories to the stage

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“We never get to see a trans woman play a trans woman, so there’s this something new” BY DIVA STAFF Trans actor L Morgan Lee has spoken about her history-making casting in the new theatre adaptation of The Danish Girl about the life of painter Lili Elbe, one of the first people in the world [….]

L With The T: Then and now

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Christine Burns delves into the DIVA archive and finds trans inclusion is not just a current trend BY CHRISTINE BURNS The question of whether lesbians support or despise trans people has become a hot issue of late. It’s a topic that was forced to the front of the LGBTQI news agenda in July 2018, when [….]