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Visible 100 | TECH
iAsia Brown – Data and AI Specialist, Microsoft. With a background in IT, iAsia Brown is a speaker, data and AI specialist at Microsoft and co-chair of the DEI Committee for Women in Technology: Hollywood. Brown has also been a mentor at the Women’s
DIVA2 мин. чтенияGender Studies
Visible 100
When DIVA magazine launched in 1994, listing 100 LGBTQI women and non-binary people who were open about their sexuality and/or gender identity would have been impossible. Now, the difficulty comes with narrowing it down to just 100. Back then, the wo
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Music
SINGLE I Eat Boys In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s unsurprising that any resourceful creative might opt to explore alternative sources of inspiration. In a recent interview as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World, Chloe Moriondo revealed th
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Queer Chic
My favourite sapphic love stories include Tipping The Velvet, Imagine Me And You and Danielle Vanier’s Twitter thread. Let me explain. Along with her hundreds of thousands of other followers, I’d been a fan of the OG plus-size fashion blogger for yea
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Visible 100 | INFLUENCER
Enam Asiama. Body confidence advocate and model Enam Asiama’s idea of beauty is influenced by London’s drag scene and her Ghanaian mum’s style. She describes herself as a “fat queer femme” and has modelled for global brands such as Missguided. Char B
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Diva
Music editor Laura Howard Screen editor Kat Halstead Books editor Erica Gillingham Travel editor Joanna Whitehead Designer Fernando Safont Big thanks to: Kate Holderness, Jess Molloy, Frances Greenfield, Lorna Fallowfield, Gemma Bareham, Ellen Tout,
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You Said It…
Opinions expressed by correspondents and contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors of DIVA magazine or its publishers. I just discovered Gentleman Jack last month — SO late to this amazing party, but hey ho, there it is. Before
DIVA5 мин. чтенияPsychology
Dear Ali…
Dear Ali, A year ago I moved to a new country for my wife, with the promise we would return in a few years to start a family, as she wasn’t yet ready to relocate to the UK. Twelve months on, that ’s turned into “let ’s wait five more years” on both p
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My Secret Sex Diary
I don’t know about you, but Covid-19 has really messed up my sex drive. I’ve always thought of myself as a very open-minded, sexual sort of person. I’ve had a few longish relationships (a year here, two years there), but if I’m honest I actually pref
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The Porn Report
Two women, decked out in latex catsuits, face shields and surgical gloves, are doing it doggy style in a sterilised bathroom. Welcome to the quirky world of Covid porn. Yep, that’s a thing now, featuring quarantine hook ups, mask fetishes and strange
DIVA2 мин. чтенияPolitics
Visible 100 | POLITICS
Hannah Bardell. MP for Livingston, Hannah Bardell has brought various homophobic hate crimes to the media’s attention since her election in 2015, often using her voice in parliament to advocate for LGBTQI equality. Baroness Liz Barker. Baroness Liz B
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Visible 100 | MEDIA
Stella Duffy. Writer and theatre-maker Stella Duffy has written 17 novels, over 70 short stories and devised or written 15 plays throughout her literary career. Her latest novel, Lullaby Beach, was released in 2021. Rose Frimpong and Nana Duncan. Hos
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A Love Letter To My Queer Female Friends
I’m a sociable person. I have huge amounts of love for the people in my life; the ones I’ve known forever, the ones I’ve met this year, the ones I turn to for advice, the ones who lead me astray. The list goes on. Before corona (BC), it wasn’t unusua
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Visible 100 | MUSIC
ABISHA. An alternative R&B artist, ABISHA uses her voice to empower other Black queer women. Known for songs such as Time Alone, she does not shy away from topics like mental health and self-care. She is also a model and DJ. Blithe. Singer, actor and
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Explore
Will we get a summer holiday abroad this year? It’s the million-dollar question on everyone’s lips – from desperate industry staff, whose businesses and jobs hang in the balance, to holidaymakers simply longing for a change of scenery. By the time th
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“I Wore The Daily Mail Down By Still Being Here”
Broadcaster and presenter Sandi Toksvig might be the closest thing we have to lesbian royalty in the UK. As host of shows like QI and The Great British Bake Off, the 62-year-old has become a beloved household name, adored by millions. How different t
DIVA2 мин. чтенияGender Studies
Trending
“I have so many super badass, bad bitch, trans women friends that I’m just like, ‘I bet people think this shit is a walk in the fucking park because of how you get up and get out the house every day and be this badass bitch.’ But I know it’s fucking
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Screen
KAT HALSTEAD is a writer and movie buff with a penchant for female-led flicks. @kathalstead Directed by Jenna Laurenzo Following on from the adorably awkward first night between Katie and Sarah in Jenna Laurenzo’s short film, Girl Night Stand, the ac
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Art Attack
I’ve always drawn. Ever since school, I’ve always liked art. I don’t know if it’s the actual drawing that I like the most. I don’t think I’d sit and just draw a tree for fun. It’s the things that I’m drawing. I always have to be interested in what it
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Stay Another Day
How do you normally spend your summer? Luxuriating by a pool somewhere hot? City hopping across Europe? Maybe you like your holidays far flung and exotic… One thing’s for sure, we need a holiday more than ever after what’s been an exhausting and emot
DIVA3 мин. чтенияGender Studies
A Letter From Our Publisher
It is that time of the year again! Lesbian Visibility Week, the initiative I created two years ago, is almost upon us. Team DIVA and I couldn’t be more delighted about the event. While we were always proud supporters of Lesbian Visibility Day, there
DIVA2 мин. чтенияLGBTQIA+ Studies
Visible 100 | CHARITY
Amy Ashenden – Just Like Us. Head of comms and media for LGBTQI young people’s charity Just Like Us, Amy Ashenden is a former journalist. She is working to empower LGBTQI young people and make education more inclusive. Chloe Cousins – The Proud Trust
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“Being Trans Isn’t Something That Lends Itself Well To My Comedy”
With a stand up career spanning two decades and history-making roles in Doctor Who, Cucumber & Banana, 42-year-old Bethany Black has become one of the most famous trans lesbians in the world – something she says was “entirely by accident”. “The day a
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A Time To Celebrate
Don’t you just love this month’s special collectible covers? Thankfully I don’t have to pick a favourite – I can have one of each. Which is a relief, as I love them all the same. Like our incredible cover stars – Bethany Black, Liz Carr, Phyll Opoku-
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“Seeing Yourself Validates You”
Watching TV as a youngster, Liz saw barely any LGBTQI folks and damaging portrayals of people with disabilities. But armed with talent, candour and an irrepressible sense of humour, she succeeded in carving out a phenomenal career in showbiz. After e
DIVA2 мин. чтенияGender Studies
Visible 100 | COMMUNITY/CAMPAIGNER
Yasmin Benoit. The creator of This Is What Asexual Looks Like, Yasmin Benoit is a model and asexuality activist. She has also given TEDx Talks about the media representation of asexuality. Char Binns. Festival director of Homotopia, Char Binns heads
DIVA3 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
The Power Of Protest
I was deeply saddened to see the removals and arrests made at the peaceful vigil for Sarah Everard, after her murder. There is something very wrong if women in the UK are not allowed to hold public vigils to grieve the loss of our own. It was only da
DIVA2 мин. чтенияLGBTQIA+ Studies
Visible 100 | BUSINESS
Sara Geater – All3Media. Back in 2015, Sara Geater was appointed chief operating officer of All3Media. Sara’s career to date has spanned TV, film and digital, in both business and creative roles and covers all genres. Her expertise as an industry lea
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Holiday Romance
It’s Friday morning, and my wife and I are chatting about what lies ahead of us that day as we wait for a pot of coffee to brew. It’s the closest thing to a watercooler moment in this brave new working-from-home world of ours. “I’m interviewing Rosie
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Sexy Bits
TOY Giving a whole new meaning to the words “lipstick lesbian”, this cunningly disguised bullet is super cute and ever so powerful. There may be only one setting, but that’s all you need when the vibrations are this strong and satisfying. The tapered

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