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DIVA May-21

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.

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United Kingdom
Twin Media Group
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

Notable Quotables She Said Badass bitches “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 hard.” Kehlani discussing privilege as someone “cisgender-presenting, straight-presenting” after coming out as a lesbian this month Figuring it out “Ok, here it goes… I’m not 100% on this (still figuring myself out) but I *think* I’m queer! I’ve definitely felt uncomfortable branding myself as straight, or anything else for that matter, but queer seems to be the most fitting label for who I am.” Singer Becky Hill tweeting about her evolving sexuality Sharing the love “We are looking for people to…

5 min
warrior woman

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, also known as Lady Phyll, is a groundbreaking activist and an absolute icon. Her award-winning work spans decades and includes being the co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride, taking on the role of executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust and marching as a Grand Marshall at 2019 World Pride in New York. She is an inspiration to many, but who influenced her to become the “out queer Black lesbian warrior woman” we know and love? Are there any visible lesbians of colour who particularly inspired you? I didn’t see many out and visible lesbians of colour I could aspire to emulate or whose advice I could seek. I certainly found those women as I explored myself and as I began to move within spaces inclusive of lesbians of colour…

2 min

SINGLE CHLOE MORIONDO 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 that she drew inspiration for her latest single, I Eat Boys, from noughties comedy-horror cult classic, Jennifer’s Body. Specifically, Megan Fox’s lead role as high-school hottie by day, boyfriend-eating succubus by night. The upbeat track pairs Moriondo’s grisly lyrics with a floaty, dreamlike melody that Swifty would be proud of. The next step in what’s been an unexpectedly productive 12 months for this maturing artist is the release of her upcoming second album, Blood Bunny, available 7 May. ALBUM GIRL IN RED If I Could Make It Go Quiet March 2021 saw the release of…

6 min
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 unusual for me to meet up with friends for a morning coffee and check my watch to realise hours had passed. I’ve always tried to fill up my weekends with plans and I can’t wait to spend unlimited amounts of time with people again. Today though, I want to share the story of a particular few. Somehow, over the past year and a half, I’ve managed to find myself a group of friends that is, brilliantly and entirely, made up of queer…

3 min
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 emotional year for many of us. But with most of those options out of the question for the foreseeable, we’re having to get a little more creative with our holiday plans, and learn how to travel differently into 2021 and beyond. For some, staying local has been a surprising silver lining of the past 12 months. We’ve enjoyed getting to know our home towns a little better, finding gems we never knew existed. We’ve climbed on our bikes, road tripped with friends and tried wild camping for…

2 min

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 this goes to press, Boris Johnson will have delivered an update on the matter, but we’re not wildly confident a firm decision will have been agreed at this relatively early stage, particularly with parts of the world entering a third wave. In erring on the side of caution, we’ve chosen to highlight some of the UK’s best beaches that we can actually visit this summer. We here at DIVA cannot wait. Camber Sands, East Sussex While Brighton undoubtedly has plenty to offer many DIVA readers, its pebbly beach isn’t for everyone.…