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DIVA

Apr-20

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.

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Twin Media Group
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1 min.
on fleek for lesbian visibility week

As we approach Lesbian Visibility Week and its crowning jewel, the DIVA Awards, there’s a matter of great importance weighing heavy on my mind. What on earth am I going to wear? I mean, we’re going to be more visible than ever, so I need to look good. Step in Sumissura, a clothing company specialising in made-to-measure tuxedos and suits, who have generously offered to dress Team DIVA in their finery. Designing our own outfits presents a real challenge for me, a Libra. I struggle choosing lunch – how am I supposed to pick a fabric from the 117 on offer? Concerning ourselves with sartorial matters might seem self-indulgent and trivial, with so much going on in the world. But it’s more than vanity – the clothes we wear and…

1 min.
diva

Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell Managing editor Roxy Bourdillon Senior staff writer Danielle Mustarde Staff writer Sophie Griffiths Sub-editor Kat Halstead Music editor Laura Howard Screen editor Kat Halstead Books editor Erica Gillingham Travel editor Joanna Whitehead Designer Fernando Safont Big thanks to: Yolandah Gurupira, Laura Gallagher, Kharen Hill, Molly Tucker, Jo Sear, Matthew Joslin, Lynn Habel, Cristina Gonzalez Telleria, Elixabeth Arbe Iriondo, Georgia Butler Advertising manager Raj Valentino 020 3735 7871 raj@divamag.co.uk Events social manager Kat Stephens kat@divamag.co.uk Published by DIVA MEDIA GROUP LIMITED Publisher Linda Riley linda@divamag.co.uk Managing Director Felicity Milton fizz@divamag.co.uk Creative Director Jacquie Lawrence jacquie@divamag.co.uk Chair Antonia Hardy antonia@divamag.co.uk…

2 min.
you said it…

Michelle S, via email Hi from East Hampton, New York. Just found you guys online after listening to Rachel Shelley’s interview with the ladies of The L Word. Loved it! I want to subscribe now. Not digital. I’m looking for an outlet in the city. Can’t believe I didn’t know you existed! Thanks for being there! Kathryn R, via email I’m a lesbian woman who is studying to become a dancer and am also type one diabetic. I read your magazine and love the representation you provide, however I’ve never seen representation about queer women in the dance industry as it is something not commonly talked about. I would love if there’s anything you could include in one of your magazines or online articles. Thank you in advance. Jade E, via Facebook Read through the…

2 min.
why we love janelle monáe’s style

Since bursting on to the music scene in 2007, Janelle Monáe has done nothing but impress. An artistic powerhouse with killer fashion sense, she simultaneously fills us with envy and inspires us to try new things when it comes to style. How could we even dare call this the Style Issue without mentioning Janelle? Well known for rocking a black and white suit and a minimalist approach to style, we love how Janelle can effortlessly segue from a classic tux to pink vagina pants and still make it look cool and classy. Created by designer Duran Lantink for the Pynk video, we are still holding out hope that these ruffled trews will be available to buy somewhere soon. But, whether a music video, red carpet appearance or a live performance onstage, Janelle’s…

3 min.
a-dressing lesbian fashion

“I’ve been on a trip down the butch/femme spectrum” ELEANOR MARGOLIS is a freelance journalist who also writes a column for New Statesman. @EleanorMargolis As I write this, I can see – out of the corner of my eye – the last dress I ever bought. It’s a denim shirt dress (arguably the least feminine of all the dresses). There it hangs on my clothes rail, the final remnant of what feels like an entirely different me. My femininity peaked around 2009. Floral vintage tea dresses were a big part of the whole tweecore movement – the one that was stuffing the shelves in Urban Outfitters with fairy lights and ceramic owls. To say I rode the wave would be an understatement of frankly irresponsible proportions. I paired my musty-smelling dresses from a bygone…

3 min.
style as an act of expression

“I am aware of the story my clothes can tell” ADDITIONAL DIGITAL CONTENT More info on contents page3 VALENTINO VECCHIETTI is a writer, academic, intersex human rights campaigner and a lesbian. They founded Intersex Equality Rights UK. @ValentinoInter We all have our style journey. The things that influence and change us. The things that create desire and sense of self. The ways we want to represent ourselves and say, “This is who I am”. And much of it is done through our clothing choices and the ways we wear them. When I was little, I didn’t like wearing shoes. They were always deeply imprinted with the foot shape of the child who they originally belonged to. When my toes slid over the hard, shiny surface, it was ridged by the previous child’s foot. Mine would…