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    Video: Orange is The New Black season 2 trailer

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    Review: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

    Sam Feder's brilliant documentary about the trans activist and recovering Scientologist known as Auntie Kate is a must see...

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    Q&A with Heather Reid

    We had a chat with Leisha Hailey's former bandmate to talk about parenthood, feminism and her new album Cross Words...

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    Art review: Viennese season: Feminism

    Vienna's cultural moment was preceded by the feminist art of Valie Export and others...

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    Video: Lily by Heather Peace

    Heather Peace is giving away a free track from her new album, out in June...

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  • Lifestyle
    Wheel Life: 10 Minutes With Giorgia Bronzini

    Steph Mann catches up with the World Champion sprint cyclist...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Q&A with Larry Tee

    We spoke to the coolest man in the world to find out about Super Electric Party Machine and his clothing line TZUJI...

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    Q&A with Wallis Bird

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  • Lifestyle
    Video: Australian sportspeople join forces to tackle homophobia

    We don't like cricket, but we love this....

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Stir!

    A new pop up feminist art show is causing a stir in London...

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    Review: Transpose: Tate

    Four trans artists and activists took on Tate Modern to challenge assumptions on sex and gender in art through performance, reflection and i...

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    Video: Behind the scenes of Dinah Shore with The L Word

    Dinah might be over for another year, but the reminders of what we missed just keep on coming. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Open Barbers needs you

    UK's original queer barbers launch fundraising campaign this weekend...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    This video for Dinah Shore has got us seething with jealousy

    Who wants to hang out at a pool with beautiful lesbians anyway?...

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  • Lifestyle
    Door policies: the clubs answer back

    Not "gay" enough for gay clubs? Find out what promoters and door staff had to say...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Exclusive: watch the trailer for Concussion now

    Director Stacie Passon talks to DIVA about her provocative new lesbian movie ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Wheel Life: Ride in a Tribe

    Bikes aren't just for the work run – here's how to get out and have fun in a group ...

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    Video Exclusive: Aether by CN Lester

    CN Lester has given us a sneak peek of the video for the title track of their new album Aether, and it's glorious. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Do we need female Viagra?

    The arrival of a new “little pink pill” to help women have better sex lives has hit the headlines but is this really the solution we’ve been...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    BFI Flare: the best lesbian short films

    Joanna Benecke finds that shorts are sweet at Flare 2014. ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    BFI Flare: HBO brings the gay-o-mentaries

    Joanna Benecke watches The Out List and The Battle of amfAR, senses a lack of focus, is repelled by Reagan, but impressed by Nixon…...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Rosie Wilby Reminds Us What it’s All About: A Review of Nineties Woman

    Nineties Woman takes a feminist trip down memory lane...

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    BFI Flare – Let's get lesbian films made!

    Joanna Benecke attends an industry discussion at the LGBT film festival and realises she should think big...

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  • News
    "There is no law in detention"

    The government has repeatedly promised that LGBT asylum seekers should be treated with compassion. So why do so many end in brutal British d...

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  • Lifestyle
    Sexual Healing

    Does the body hold trauma inside the vagina? Anna Sansom experiences a different kind of massage...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    The Leisha Word

    Rachel Shelley talks to Leisha Hailey, the out lesbian actress and musician behind The L Word’s quirky, adorable Alice...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: Queer in Brighton

    A new anthology tells the tales behind the UK's LGBT capital...

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  • Lifestyle
    Wheel Life: Spring into Action

    Steph Mann kicks off a new regular cycling column with a look at the latest women's kit...

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  • News
    DIVA April Issue ASDA special deal

    Available in 152 branches nationwide ...

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  • News
    Fundraising footbal match for LGBT charities date has just changed

    New date Friday 24th May 2014 Kick off 7.30pm ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Reaching for the Moon

    Joanna Benecke talks loss, lesbians and Brazil with Director Bruno Barreto ...

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  • Comment
    First case of HIV transmission between lesbians reported

    Are sexual health professionals doing enough for lesbian and bisexual women?...

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  • News
    Anti-gay crusader Scott Lively's homophobic network is growing

    Now AllOut have launched a campaign to fight back...

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  • News
    Slow progress in the case of a murdered lesbian couple in Texas

    Police are no further forward with regards to a suspect or a motive for the killings of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson...

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  • News
    Pride in London launch crowdfunding campaign

    Organisers are asking for your donations to make this year's celebrations the best yet...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Wow! A weekend celebrating women

    Joanna Benecke shares her WOW highlights, is annoyed by some LGBTI marginalisation, and comforted by a Marie Stopes nailwrap…...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: The Butch Monologues

    Lois Weaver writes an ode to masculine of centre women after the world premier of a performance that showcases butch voices ...

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  • News
    The Queen congratulates LLGS on 40th anniversary

    Her Majesty sends her best wishes to the Switchboard at a gala recognising their 40th anniversary...

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  • Lifestyle
    10 of the best International Women's Day events

    With over 400 events in the UK alone, you're going to wish you could clone yourself. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Watch: Stonewall launches groundbreaking film

    A copy of FREE will be sent to every primary school in the UK...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    What’s in a name? LLGFF becomes BFI: FLARE

    The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is now FLARE. What's behind the rebranding? ...

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  • Comment
    Video: Why we still need LGBT charities

    PACE, AKT and LGBT Youth Scotland are all celebrating landmark anniversaries this year, but forget the swan songs: their work is more import...

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  • Comment
    Not “gay” enough for gay-bars?

    Turned away from a Canal Street club, Claudia Carvell calls time on outdated door policies...

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  • Lifestyle
    The Other Mother is Freewheeling

    Spring is here and DIVA's parenting columnist is taking off in a new direction......

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  • News
    Heather Peace announces 2014 UK tour dates

    The singer hits the road in October. ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Viva LGBT! Spanish movies screening in Manchester

    Our film editor Joanna Benecke picks out the LGBT highlights from this year's ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival in Manchester...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: Loudest Whispers 2014

    Loudest Whispers is an annual LGBT art exhibition, curated by Peter Herbert, hosted by the Conference Centre at St Pancras Hospital, and run...

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  • Lifestyle
    "Fostering is the best job I've ever done"

    Tracy and Jenny were among the first same-sex couples to become foster carers when Scottish law changed four years ago...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: The One

    The One by Vicky Jones is at Soho Theatre until March 30. ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Submerge: a new lesbian movie, Aussie style

    Looking for an exciting and leztastic way to spend an evening? ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    The Fourth Choir perform Love and Adoration

    In one of London's hidden gems of a music hall, Friday night the fourth LGBT choir to be formed in London, put on a stunning performance spa...

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  • News
    One in three gay people believe they can’t foster or adopt

    In LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week, new research reveals barrier...

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  • Lifestyle
    Jack Monroe: An activist for our time

    Brutal cuts to welfare services have left LGBT women acutely vulnerable. DIVA spoke to blogger Jack Monroe about poverty, hunger and fightin...

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  • Lifestyle
    A mind for business

    When recession bites it may seem like the worst time to launch a new business, but the reverse is true. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Saying “bi” to workplace discrimination

    Bisexual people are less likely to be out at work than their lesbian and gay colleagues. ...

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  • Advice
    Sex/Life: Is it time to give your sexy self a spring clean?

    The squirrels and the trees are all busy making whoopee. But are you?...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Preview: SEEP: Fluidity in Body and Landscape

    A four day exhibition of work by LGBTQ artists begins tomorrow in Edinburgh....

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Win a pair of tickets to see Born Naked

    Andrea Esteban's stylish documentary about young lesbians in London, Madrid and Berlin is screening at ¡VIVA!, Cornerhouse's Latin & Spanish...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: Salon Hystérique

    A group art exhibition of hysteric feminisms...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    REVIEW: BIRD LA BIRD'S LGBT HISTORY MONTH TOUR AT THE V&A

    In which the 162-year-old institution, formerly known as the Victoria and Albert Museum, was rechristened the People’s Queer Knick-knack Emp...

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  • Lifestyle
    DIVA March 2014 available to download now!

    Well hello Ms. Jack Monroe!...

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  • News
    Video: Russian police in Sochi attack Pussy Riot

    Shocking footage of Pussy Riot attacked by Cossack militia brandishing whips...

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  • Lifestyle
    Bright Nights ahead for PACE

    London's leading charity promoting mental health and wellbeing are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a fundraising extravaganza....

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Book review: High Desert

    Sue Fidler reviews the ninth installment in the Kate Delafield detective series...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: A taste of noir

    Alison Goldfrapp and Lisa Gunning talk about Tales of Us and the film that inspired it....

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  • Lifestyle
    Interview: Linda Bellos OBE

    The Rainbow Intersection takes place this Friday. We caught up with keynote speaker Linda Bellos to find out more....

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  • Lifestyle
    The Other Mother watches the Winter Olympics

    DIVA's parenting columnist takes a closer look at Sochi, where Russia’s anti-gay propaganda leaves a deeper chill in the air...

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  • Lifestyle
    Experience: Coming out at work

    New girl Fran Hayden overcomes the first day jitters at a new office...

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  • Lifestyle
    Video: Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!

    To celebrate, we bring you two adorable proposal videos...

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  • Comment
    How to survive Valentine's Day as a singleton

    Kelly Bennett goes on the offensive...

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  • News
    One Billion Rising: Pink releases video in support of campaign to tackle violence against women

    Strike, dance and rise for justice for women this Valentine's Day....

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Video: Behind the scenes of Orange is the New Black

    If you're not excited for season two yet, you will be once you've watched this...

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  • Lifestyle
    Exclusive! Rose & Rosie: behind the camera

    The popular video bloggers discuss the downside to internet fame...

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  • Comment
    Eight things you missed while you were boycotting Sochi

    We're keeping our eyes and ears on the ski slope so you don't have to...

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  • Comment
    Russia, we're watching you: today, tomorrow and long after Sochi

    The eyes of the world are on Russia for the Sochi Games which open today but let's make sure we keep looking long after the cameras are gone...

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  • Lifestyle
    "If people only understood that homosexuality is not a disease"

    What's it like to be out in Russia? DIVA's exclusive interview with lesbian activist "Veronika" from Moscow...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Don't miss: Winter Pride Art Awards

    Crochetdermy bears and melting staircases? We're intrigued. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    VIDEO: Mary Lambert on growing up with a gay parent and homophobic bullying

    The singer has been talking to Access Hollywood about what it was like growing up with a gay mum...

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  • Lifestyle
    Exclusive! Rose & Rosie: "How we fell in love"

    Are Rose & Rosie the cutest couple on YouTube? Their thousands of fans think so. Meet them here, in the first of two interviews with DIVA...

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  • News
    Scotland becomes the 17th country to legalise same sex marriage

    First ceremonies due to take place later this year. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    The Other Mother contemplates Valentine’s Day

    How many busy mums have time to celebrate the romance, asks DIVA's parenting columnist ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Five of the best lesbian parenting blogs

    We trawl the internet so you don't have to...

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  • Lifestyle
    Are you in love? Or in lust?

    Anna Sansom explores the age-old lesbian dilemma: is she your friend or your lover?...

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  • News
    Amnesty International hold ballet protest outside Russian Embassy

    Activists deliver a petition with over 10,000 signatures calling for an end to Putin's anti-gay law...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Video: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna's Grammy performance

    Get ready for the feels...

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  • Advice
    How therapy saved my relationship

    When her relationship ran into difficulties, Vicky Smith* and her girlfriend agreed to giving couples counselling a go...

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  • Lifestyle
    Superfans

    What are queer female fans doing when they adore pop icons? Carrie Lyell and Jane Czyzselska spoke to fans and superfans to find out...

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  • Comment
    Queering Heterosexuality

    A recent study shows that increasing numbers of straight-identified women are having sex with other women – without the need to adjust their...

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  • Lifestyle
    10 of the best: Lesbian Blogs

    From fashion and relationship advice to cute couples and pop culture... the lesbian interweb has it all...

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  • Lifestyle
    The Love Issue Now Available On DIVA Direct

    Buy it, own it, share it, love it...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Video: Showmance! Lesbian love on TV

    The last three years in TV relationships between women - from cheerleaders to lizard women...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Q&A with Suzi Ruffell

    We caught up with one of our favourite funny women for a quick chat ahead of her Comedy Playground gig in Manchester next month...

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    VIDEO: Easy Abby – Lesbian Webseries

    “Every day she’s making love more difficult”...

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  • Comment
    Keep your etiquette guide, I want to live like common people

    An etiquette expert thinks our new years’ resolution should be becoming posh. Carrie Lyell thinks he should bugger orf. ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    VIDEO: Top 6 Lesbian Comedians (and one straight lady)

    Because lesbians are really funny. And everyone needs a laugh...

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  • Lifestyle
    The Other Mother Gets Switched on with the Internet

    Internet safety goes hand in hand with being a parent, but is it moving too fast for us? And is the PC becoming too PC?...

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  • News
    National Diversity Awards nominations open soon: who gets your vote?

    Get your black tie and ballgown, it's awards season. But forget the Oscars, we're more interested in the National Diversity Awards....

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  • Comment
    Forget porn filters, let's talk about sex

    Automatic filters are being rolled out to protect children online, but Carrie Lyell thinks they're doing more harm than good...

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  • News
    Gay victims of the Holocaust remembered by memorial in Israel

    But political campaigner and human rights activist Peter Tatchell questions the motives of the monument in Tel Aviv. ...

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  • News
    Scotland's same sex marriage bill more equal than England and Wales

    England and Wales now lag behind the rest of Europe on trans equality...

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  • Lifestyle
    Video: Top 5 Comedy Lesbian Advice Videos

    Real-life lesbians (and a couple of interlopers) explain the world to the bored hordes of the internet...

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  • News
    DIVA wins a Golden Kitty award

    Who needs the Golden Globes when you've got a Golden Kitty?...

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  • News
    Video: Meet the queer activists standing up to Putin

    VICE News have released a timely film highlighting the difficulties of being queer in Russia ahead of the Sochi Games next month. ...

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  • Comment
    Violence against queer women is a reality we have to face

    From pro-patriarchy blogs to violent assaults: we have to confront all kinds of gender based violence...

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  • News
    Basketball star Brittney Griner featured in a new documentary about gay athletes

    The CNN special on homophobia in sports will be shown this weekend...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Waterloo Road is back and Heather Peace's character has a new girlfriend

    The show returned in dramatic style last night for a new term, and it was one hell of a first day back. Warning: spoilers ahead....

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  • Comment
    Playing gay: why Luisa Zissman and Jasmine Waltz's kiss is bad news for lesbians

    The pair puckered up in the Celebrity Big Brother hot tub, but Carrie Lyell isn't buying their lesbian showmance...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    5 reasons why we love Angel Haze

    Worshipping the 22-year-old rapper is 2014's raison d'être....

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  • Lifestyle
    The Other Mother is Looking Forward

    DIVA parenting columnist Steph Mann makes one very important resolution...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Review: Transformer: Aspects of Travesty

    Gender blurring art works steal the show in a new exhibition...

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  • Lifestyle
    Top 10 Resolutions You (Probably) Won't Keep

    Stopping smoking? Giving up the demon drink? Getting fit? Having more fun? We give it four days....

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  • Lifestyle
    DIVA's top 5 tips for getting through the post-holiday hangover

    It's hard to snap back to reality after the booze fuelled party season, but we're here to help you feel normal again and get back to work. ...

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  • Satire
    DIVA's predictions for 2014

    We don’t have a crystal ball in the office, but why let that stand in the way of predicting the future? Here are the six most outlandish thi...

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  • Comment
    Top 3 ways the media let queer people down in 2013

    2013 was a great year for queer visibility in some ways, but media coverage was often lacking. We picked the three stories from this year th...

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  • Comment
    DIVA reader's highlights of 2013

    We asked you to tell us your personal highlights of 2013. Here are a selection of our favourites. ...

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  • Comment
    Top 5 queer Twitter trends of 2013

    In a year dominated by #Thatcher, #Wimbledon, #RoyalBaby, and #MileyCyrus, it’s a miracle any queer stories made it into the public consciou...

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  • Comment
    DIVA's favourite TV shows of 2013

    The percentage of LGBT characters on TV dropped overall in 2013, but nevertheless it was quite a year for homosexy women on the box...

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  • Comment
    Biggest news stories of 2013

    We take a look at the six news stories from across the world that you were talking about the most in 2013. ...

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  • Comment
    DIVA'S TOP 7 LES/BI MOMENTS OF 2013

    Our personal best bits from the year that was...

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  • Lifestyle
    Why I'm happy to be single this Christmas...

    She may not have a girlfriend to snuggle up to this year, but Fran Hayden's counting her blessings...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Interview: Britt pop

    Actress-musician Britta Phillips on her journey from cheese to cool, longevity, playing of the greatest unsung lesbian role models of all ti...

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  • News
    DIVA wins LGBT magazine of the year

    Voted for by you, we saw off stiff competition from Attitude and The Gay UK to win the coveted Respect 'Loved By You' award 2013. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    Have you celebrated your vulva today?

    Anna Sansom shares her own and other women’s vulva-loving practices...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Hollywood’s new lesbian leading lady

    Joanna Benecke interviews gay movie star Cathy de Buono about her new movie Crazy Bitches...

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  • Advice
    How to make it, by women who have

    Want to realise your career ambitions but don’t know how? Fourteen high flyers let us pick their brains...

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  • Lifestyle
    Q&A with Ashleigh Sumner

    You know her from sexy lesbian comedy And Then Came Lola where she starred alongside Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono. ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Northern Lights

    Last Tango in Halifax has lit up our winter nights. Jane Czyzselska speaks to the show’s stars...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Video: Mani Pedi by AGENDER

    We know you're really busy putting tinsel on the tree, but if you could put that down for a second and watch this that would be great. ...

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  • Comment
    School's out

    Carrie Lyell went back to school to learn about Diversity Role Models and the crucial work they’re doing to tackle homophobic bullying. ...

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  • Lifestyle
    DIVA'S JANUARY ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.DIVADIRECT.CO.UK

    Featuring Hollywood's new lesbian leading lady Cathy DeBuono, the stars of Last Tango In Halifax and we meet Waterloo Road's new out lesbian...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Q&A with The Rubbish Lesbian

    We probe the popular DIVA columnist on her new Selected Columns eBook...

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  • Lifestyle
    Have a very DIVA Christmas with our advent giveaway

    Who needs a chocolate advent calender when you've got us? ...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Bring back The L Word?

    There's a petition to bring back The L Word. But does anyone really want to see any more of Jenny Schecter and her annoying face?...

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  • News
    Equal marriage date set for March 2014

    The government has announced the timetable for the implementation of the Marriage Act...

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  • Lifestyle
    The Other Mother wraps up Christmas

    Is Christmas just for kids? Absolutely not, says DIVA's parenting blogger...

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  • Comment
    Lesbian waitress hoax: why Facebook activism is dangerous

    Let's arm ourselves with the facts and think critically about a story before we like, retweet and share our way into battle....

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Amy Lamé to host Showzam! Carnival Ball

    Comedy writer, TV presenter and DIVA favourite Amy Lamé is to be the official host of Blackpool’s Showzam! Carnival Ball in February. ...

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  • Comment
    Comment: What's in a type?

    Butch, femme and all stops between – do you have a "type" and is that type based on gender identity?...

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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Video: Orange is the New Black stars get you in the festive mood

    It's like eggnog for the soul...

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  • Comment
    Romance is dead

    A survey by Tech21 reveals more than 20% of us prefer our phone to our partner. Which would you choose?...

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