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DIVA Aug-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.

United Kingdom
Twin Media Group
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£3.59(Incl. tax)
£25(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
how to travel smart and queer

One summer, my wife and I rented a villa just outside of Nice with a group of friends. We were lesbians, trans dudes, gay guys and non-binary babes, and we had a bloody wonderful time – playing naked Scrabble in the pool long into the evening, high on life, grappa and a suspicious-looking pink liquid that came in a penis-shaped glass bottle. We christened our villa the Queer Compound, and barely ventured outside of the gates of our homotopia for a week. In fact, the only day we did, we almost died in the worst thunderstorm I’ve ever experienced, which I took as a sign that we should have really stayed put. But even huddled together at the entrance of a crypt in a French cemetery, waiting for death, the…

1 min.

Music editor Heather Peace Books editor Erica Gillingham Big thanks to: Beatriz Vasquez, Rachel Badham, Méfiré Diallo, Emma Dowson, Corinne Pearlman, London Otters Commercial director Robert Harkavy +44 (0)20 3735 7872 +44 (0)7805 614 471 robert@divamag.co.uk 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 p72 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 UK by CPUK Print Publishing (cp-uk.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…

3 min.
your shout

TWITTER @DIVAmagazine @samarcand Reading this month’s @DIVAmagazine and listening to Ingenue by kd lang for the first time ever. Is this lesbian heaven? @ladyjoey kd lang is still as relevant now as when I was coming out in 1992, legend. @Hillary_W This looks epic. I used to fall asleep to @kdlang when I was in my early teens. If she included subliminal messages in her music that made me gay I can’t thank her enough. @WEPamela18 Love this from @MSLadyPhyll “What does it feel like to run free and not be tethered to other people’s dreams for you?” is a better place to begin a definition of #Pride. @sarahjane_moon Fans of @DIVAmagazine might have spotted my portrait of @Dr_Ronx in recent issues. A full page! Thrilled @HeatherleyArt are encouraging diversity & hoping more DIVA fans will join us for courses in the…

1 min.

CHANGE THE GAME Football fever really took hold of DIVA HQ this month, with many of the team glued to their screens for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. We were cheering on Scotland and England and, well, any team with more than three lesbians to be quite honest. But it wasn’t just our small, queer corner of north London captivated by the on-pitch antics of Rapinoe and co. The rest of the country was, too. My neighbour was watching. My friend who normally hates football was watching. Hell, even my oft misogynistic rellies were watching. The numbers back up my crude observations. The BBC, which showed all the matches, reported record viewing figures, with England’s knockout games pulling in more than 7.5 million viewers. Ahead of the semi-finals, they also added…

1 min.
sadie clark

DIVA: Do you remember getting your first laugh? SADIE CLARK: Playing Rizzo in a school production of Grease. More significantly, though – one of my first comedy improv shows monologuing about having to come out as bi to my dad three times because he kept forgetting… What inspires you? Watching other people’s work. So often, especially among women, we’re encouraged to compete with each other. But I see other women making exceptional work and then using their platform to elevate others all the time – and that’s inspiring. Best thing about working in theatre? Getting paid to pretend to be somebody else. There’s an element of escapism, which I find incredibly joyful. Worst thing? The lack of money available in the arts. Summarise your debut play, Algorithms, in one sentence. A fun and goofy bisexual Bridget Jones for the…

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1 SOUNDS GAY, WE’RE IN This ethical tote is giving us life thespark.company, £19 2 QUEER CUSHION Your fave lez/bi lit in pillow form otherwild.com, £157.65 3 GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS FYI, girls also support awesome phone cases femenshop.com, £15.75 4 WYNONNA EARP LEGO So you can replay Waverly and Nicole’s first meeting over and over (and over) again etsy.com/uk/shop/Gemstarraw, £45 5 QBADGE One-of-a-kind badges lovingly made by a disabled queer artist etsy.com/uk/shop/QBadge, £2 6 VINTAGE EROTICA TAROT What does the future have in store (apart from Victorian megababes)? etsy.com/uk/shop/FreyjasDaughter, £49.69 7 WITCHY TEE Give Sabrina a run for her money fawcettsocietyshop.com, £25…