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DIVADIVA

DIVA

Sep-19

DIVA is Europe’s best-selling and most authoritative lifestyle magazine for lesbian and bisexual women. Our aim is simple – to bring you the latest trends and talent at the cutting edge of popular lesbian and bisexual culture. Each month you will find in-depth interviews, engaging features and photo shoots with some of the most influential and admired women from our community. On top of this we cram in page-after-page of news, opinion, entertainment and the arts, humour, travel and much more besides. The digital edition packs an extra special punch - look out for exclusive photo galleries and behind-the-scenes videos that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you prefer to read DIVA on a smartphone, tablet or laptop you’ll never have to leave home without it. For best results, download when connected to a wifi hotspot. With so much going on, it’s no surprise that DIVA magazine is THE trusted source of information for lesbian and bisexual women the world over.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Twin Media Group
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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a celebration of queer culture

This month, we’re celebrating those creating and curating queer culture in 2019. From our cover stars Shura and Toya Delazy, to Harpies founder Lucia Blayke and Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, this month’s DIVA demonstrates just how diverse, dynamic and talented our community is. We’ve spent hours musing about what queer culture is – a concept not very easy to define. When all we have in common might be who we fancy, it can be tricky to pin down the other ideas, customs and behaviours which unite and describe us. That’s one of the reasons having LGBTQI-specific spaces is so important. It is in these environments that we can thrash out just what it means to be queer today and what it might mean to be queer in the future. Be they physical spaces…

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diva

Music editor Heather Peace Screen editor Kat Halstead Books editor Erica Gillingham Big thanks to: Yaiza Canopoli, Rob Chute, Maja Drobne, Hannah Beeching, Sarah Rowlinson, Victoria Scales, Hazel O’Brien Advertising manager Raj Valentino 020 3735 7871 raj@divamag.co.uk Social and events manager Kat Stephens kat@divamag.co.uk Sales 020 3735 7871 Subscriptions 01202 586 848 For UK prices see p74 Subscriptions help contact@selectps.co.uk If you need a back issue to complete your set, email kat@divamag.co.uk. If you have difficulty reading the printed word, you can get DIVA on audio cassette on subscription. Contact Feminist Audio Books on 0161 273 8038 or email books@feministaudiobooks.org.uk THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF DIVA IS ON SALE FROM 20 SEPTEMBER (DIGITAL) AND 26 SEPTEMBER (PRINT). Postal address DIVA MAGAZINE Room 32, Spectrum House, 32-34 Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP editorial@divamag.co.uk divamag.co.uk Newstrade distribution Select Publisher Services Ltd, PO BOX 6337, Bournemouth, BH1 9EH Distribution help steve@magazineworkshop.co.uk Printed in…

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your shout

LETTERS FIRST-TIME LOVE Hi, New subscriber. Omg, loving this magazine. The stories, the features, graphics… so amazing. After reading all the travel stuff I wanna visit the UK again… last time was 20 years ago. Have a great day! KIM L TWITTER @DIVAmagazine @pottsy000 I have enough DIVA magazines to start a basketball team (I’m waiting on 7 more to be delivered) @Zar496 Thank you @DIVAmagazine for the Limited edition / Earper edition, just received them in the post for my Earper friends and I Lovely letter to us What a wonderful treat @flm_earper When my mum turns up with this because she noticed @KatBarrell was on the cover and thought I’d want it. LOVE @DIVAmagazine @iamhunterkb My baby and I enjoying our issue of @DIVAmagazine and @KatBarrell article so much. Thank you Kat for speaking about queer representation, mental health and you opening…

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voices

A SAD DAY It was with a deep sense of sadness that I learnt about the sudden closure of LGBTQI news site Gay Star News, which folded at the end of July due to financial problems. As the story unfolded, I felt terrible for those who worked there – some of the kindest people in the business – who now find themselves jobless. I also felt incredibly sad for the industry. Losing one of the few dedicated online spaces for LGBTQI content – at a time when homophobic, biphobic and transphobic rhetoric is on the rise – is a real gut punch. In a heartfelt statement, owners Tris Reid-Smith and Scott Nunn blamed “tokenism and apathy” for GSN’s demise. “Rather than working with us to engage and serve LGBTI people year round, many…

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what are your queer cultural signifiers?

What symbolises #queerculture, we mused, while planning this issue. The rainbow flag (designed by the late American “artivist” Gilbert Baker) is by all accounts the most well-known LGBTQI symbol the world over – but what about those more nuanced or personally significant symbols, like 90s Beckham-style curtains as a serious hairstyle or Antoni from Queer Eye’s avocado-wielding thumbs? There was only one way to find out… Twitter queers, assemble. THE EX BFF “Singing Hayley Kiyoko songs at the top of my voice in the car with the girl who is my ex-girlfriend and forever best friend – that is my queer culture.” @KristinArblast1 THE BISEXUAL BOB “I didn’t know about the bisexual bob until I went to university but realised while I was there that most of the other bi women I met had that…

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pick’n’mix

1 VESPER VIBRATOR NECKLACE Never lose your vibe again. Cara Delevingne’s a big fan ellenterrie.com, £75 2 BUTCH IS BEAUTIFUL You heard the badge etsy.com/uk/shop/butchandsissy, £8.50 3 LAZY OAF TEE Who doesn’t love a naked lady? lazyoaf.com, £27, available in UK sizes 6–20 4 UPRISING PLANNER Get your life in order, suffragette style ethicalshop.org, £6.50 5 BODY-POSITIVE ART Keep on shining, baby etsy.com/uk/shop/extraavocadodesigns, £10 6 WOMANIZER LIBERTY STIMULATOR Prepare to cancel all your plans #ClitoralSuction #GameChanger sh-womenstore.com, £89 7 RAGING FEMINIST KILLJOY Let your tote do the talking thespark.company, £19…

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