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DIVA

DIVA Dec-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

2 min.
moving beyond the stereotypical family

There are a lot of adjectives you could use to describe my family, but neat and conventional it is not. I had a happy childhood, for the most part, but spent much of my adolescence parenting my mum, who has, for as long as I can remember, struggled with her mental health. While friends of mine fretted over boys they fancied, I missed months of school caring for her and my younger brother, afraid at times of what might happen if I went to sleep. I love my mum furiously, but I spent years longing for the stereotype you see in those saccharine Christmas adverts – happy families drawn with neat little lines – and, I’m ashamed to say, there have been times, curled up on another plastic chair in another…

1 min.
diva dictum

Tell us a Christmas-cracker-worthy joke? Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell “What do queer women watch at Christmas? The Elf Word!” Managing editor Roxy Bourdillon “Christmas comes but once a year… Glad I’m not Christmas!” Senior staff writer Danielle Mustarde “How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Look for the fresh prints!” Staff writer Sophie Griffiths “How did Scrooge win the football match? The ghost of Christmas passed!” Sub-editor Kat Halstead “Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay? Because they were too deer!”…

1 min.
diva

Music editor Heather Peace Screen editor Kat Halstead Books editor Erica Gillingham Designer Fernando Safont Big thanks to: Felicitas Sophie van Laak, Naomi Dixon, Jane Fae, Nienke Geudeker, Sophie Crewe, Rita Moreira, Harri Weeks 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…

3 min.
your shout

LETTERS ALWAYS WITH THE T As an LGBT+ organisation we are all feeling tired and beleaguered by attacks from transphobes – and constantly having to defend and justify what we do. I am so grateful for your wonderful and considered article on the rights of transgender people and the importance of unity. As a queer man (cisgender) it shocks me to see how some members of our LGBT+ communities are scapegoating transgender people. Our fight is with misogyny, patriarchy and the rise of the right… I hope that you don’t mind me writing but your beautifully written article summed up many of my feelings – the article I wish I could and had written. I am the proud CEO of an LGBT+ charity in Sheffield and see first hand the impact of…

1 min.
voices

2019 Highlights As we wave goodbye to another year, Team DIVA reflects on the best bits from 20 fine-teen. Carrie Lyell Editor-in-chief “This year’s been a tough one in lots of ways, but I’ll never forget sunbathing in the Seychelles, bike rides in Bilbao, dolphin-spotting off the coast of Mull, or laughs and scones in the car on the way back from HearHer. Sorry for the crumbs, Zipcar!” Roxy Bourdillon Managing editor “Being in a hotel room with Keira Knightley, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone was pretty wild, but nothing can beat my day with the legendary (and ever so lovely) Dykes On Bikes.” Danielle Mustarde Senior staff writer “I feel very lucky to have been able to travel far and wide this year. From Prides spent in the UK, Amsterdam, Reykjavík and Los Angeles, to cycling solo across Europe…

1 min.
mediawatch

#REPRESENTATIONMATTERS There are more LGBTQI characters on TV than ever before, according to GLAAD’s annual report. Where We Are On TV, published this month, reveals the percentage of LGBTQI series regulars has risen from 8.8% in 2018 to 10.2% in 2019. The study analyses the diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on US TV networks, and LGBTQI characters on primetime scripted cable programming, plus scripted originals on streaming services including Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix. It found that, for the first time since GLAAD started tracking inclusion figures in 1995, women outnumber men – of the 90 series regulars, 53% are queer women – and, for the second year in a row, queer people of colour outnumber white LGBTQI people on broadcast television. There has also been an increase in the representation of…