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Linda Riley

Publisher

One of only two British directors of US based LGBT campaign group GLAAD, Linda is a patron of Action Breaks Silence,which empowers women in the developing world to protect themselves against physical and sexual assault and Diversity Role Models, an LGBT anti-bullying charity.

In November 2017, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, appointed Linda as the Opposition Labour Party’s LGBT Diversity Lead.

A former Stonewall award winner, Linda founded the Alternative Parenting Show, the British LGBT Awards, the Diversity Careers Show and Opportunities For Women, and currently publishes the iconic title for lesbians and bisexual women, DIVA magazine, and LGBT news site Out News Global. She is also the founder and director of the European Diversity Awards

A former publisher of g3 magazine, Out in the City and First Time Buyer, Linda collaborates with the UK’s Daily Telegraph, the Guardian (with whom she co-founded the Diversity Hub) and The Economist on various diversity initiatives.

Carrie J Lyell

Editor

Carrie joined DIVA in 2013, having previously written for Pink Paper, Lesbilicious and The Guardian. She’s always wanted to write about queer culture, mostly because being gay is the only thing she’s any good at, and is passionate about amplifying queer women’s voices. Over the course of six years, Carrie has worked her way through the ranks at DIVA to become one of only four women in the driving seat of this groundbreaking publication, and since becoming editor in May 2017, has driven the magazine right into the 21st century. Carrie’s career highlights (so far) include interviewing Billie Jean King, meeting lesbian royalty Ellen DeGeneres, and having a bath with a baby elephant in Thailand. You can find her tweeting @Seej.

carrie@divamag.co.uk

020 3735 7873

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Deputy Editor

Roxy joined DIVA as Editorial Assistant in 2016. In a past life she lived in Sydney, wrote for LOTL, Australia’s premier magazine for lesbians and bi women, and had a smashing tan. A fierce femme, Roxy loves everything girly, including girls. She was made Deputy Editor of DIVA in May 2017. When she’s not beavering away in the DIVA office, she can be found performing stand-up and character comedy around the UK. @Roxy_Vintage

roxy@divamag.co.uk

020 3735 7873

Danielle Mustarde

Staff writer

Danielle joined DIVA, Europe’s best-selling magazine for lesbians and bi women, as Staff Writer in 2017. Originally from the north east of England, she’s lived and worked in England, Scotland, Spain and Canada and specialised in “words and queer stuff” while at university. With a passion for queer culture in all its forms, she completes #TeamDIVA’s “northern women’s collective” where she proudly represents the pink, purple and blue corner of the LGBT communities. Find her on Twitter @daniellejournal.

danielle@divamag.co.uk

020 3735 7873

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Designer

Fernando moved to graphic design after gaining a degree in philosophy and theology in the 80s. He’s been clicking away at the mouse for more than 25 years, first in his native Spain and in London since 2002. He has worked on some of the most iconic LGBT publications in the UK (Pink Paper, Gay Times). Fernando has been in charge of making DIVA look good since 2013. If you’re looking for him and can’t find him, go to the “learning something new” section… it’s his favourite corner.

fernando@divamag.co.uk

Ellen Tout

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Ellen joined DIVA as Sub-editor in July 2017, and thinks getting paid to read her favourite magazine is the best job imaginable. Ellen also writes, specialising in women’s wellbeing for Psychologies magazine, and hopes to write a novel (one day!). She lives in rural Kent with her bulldog, Bella, and loves walking and yoga. You can find her tweeting @EIIen_Tout.

ellen@divamag.co.uk

Robert Harkavy

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Rob has worked at the forefront of LGBT business for almost 25 years, helping hundreds of organisations grow and prosper by reaching out to the LGBT market. Heading up DIVA’s commercial department since 2016, Rob devotes as much attention to delivering high quality campaigns for small, community based organisations as he does for large, multinational corporations.

Rob’s teenage daughter’s friends (incorrectly) believe that working at the UK’s pre-eminent media organisation for lesbians and bisexual women makes him the coolest dad in school.

robert@twinmediagroup.co.uk

Raj Valentino

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Having worked in LGBT media for a number of years, Raj is now the Advertising Manager for DIVA magazine in which he is responsible for all of the print and digital advertising revenues for the title.

Prior to working at TWIN Media, Raj previously worked as the Deputy Advertising Manager of Gay Times and DIVA under previous owners Milivres Prowler Group. Before entering the colourful world of LGBT media, Raj spent time working at Johnson’s press where he was responsible for generating and sustaining advertising and sponsorship revenue across a number of publications and was credited for setting up successful wedding events and supplements for the Hertfordshire area.

He currently resides in Berkhamsted and likes to spend his weekends hunting down vintage Westwood, spending time with his better half and taking his beloved Golden Retriever Charlie for long country walks

raj@twinmediagroup.co.uk

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