Daily Diva RSS /daily-diva-rss.aspx Daily Diva RSS en-us (Video) Happy Birthday, RVT! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/(video)-happy-birthday,-rvt!.aspx This summer one of London's longest-running gay venues celebrates 151 years "We want a baby, can we have your sperm?" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we-want-a-baby,-can-we-have-your-sperm.aspx Ben Ockrent on the experience that led to his new play, Breeders Watch: Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-pride.aspx Pride is the must-see film of the year, telling an inspirational story of solidarity between lesbians and gay men and the mining communities in the 80s. Wheel Life: Ride the Night for women's cancer charities http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-ride-the-night-for-women's-cancer-charities.aspx Want a training goal as the nights draw in? How about joining Team Steph & Claire? How to get the orgasms you want http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-to-get-the-orgasms-you-want.aspx Anna Sansom explains why your lover will never be able to make you come Vicky Beeching's love revolution http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vicky-beeching's-love-revolution.aspx Grassroots Christians are changing the church from the inside, says the out lesbian Christian rockstar Keeping up with the celesbians  http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/keeping-up-with-the-celesbians.aspx Are Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl the coolest young lesbian couple? Get ye to WOTEVER: London’s Queer DIY Film Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/get-ye-to-wotever-london’s-queer-diy-film-festival.aspx The Queer Cannes of Vauxhall is back, 30 August – 2 September. Video: Meet CN, genderqueer singer-songwriter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-meet-cn,-genderqueer-singer-songwriter.aspx Our third exclusive premiere from a series of new films looking at trans people's lives in Britain Wedding blog: What does a soft butch wear on her wedding day? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-what-does-a-soft-butch-wear-on-her-wedding-day.aspx With only a few weeks to go before the big day, bride-to-be has decided to wear a work of art. If you only see one thing at the Fringe this week make it EastEnd Cabaret http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/if-you-only-see-one-thing-at-the-fringe-this-week-make-it-eastend-cabaret.aspx You've only got five days left to catch the show that's taking Edinburgh by storm Video: Meet Jayne and best friend Bonita http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-meet-jane-and-best-friend-bonita.aspx Our second exclusive premiere from a series of new films looking at trans people's lives in Britain Lesbians can miscarriage too http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbians-can-miscarriage-too.aspx A new campaign has been launched to help LBT partners of women who have miscarried And The Emmy Goes To...Crazy Eyes! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/and-the-emmy-goes-tocrazy-eyes!.aspx Uzo Aduba scoops an award for her portrayal of lesbian Suzanne Warren in Orange is The New Black L Fest 2015: tickets on sale now http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-fest-2015-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx Super early bird tickets available until the end of August Video: Meet Ayla and the people who love her http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-meet-ayla-and-the-people-who-love-her.aspx Ayla lives in Devon, with her wife Wren, and works for the RAF DIVA Question Time with Angela Eagle http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-question-time-with-angela-eagle.aspx The out lesbian Labour MP answers DIVA readers' questions Sex/Life: Feeding The Fire, Part 1 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-feeding-the-fire,-part-1.aspx First in a three-part series that looks at different ways to nurture and feed your sexual fire – no partner or special skills required... Exclusive interview: religious commentator Vicky Beeching comes out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/religious-commentator-vicky-beeching-comes-out.aspx "I didn't speak about my sexuality to anyone until I was 30" 60 seconds with...Birdeatsbaby http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withbirdeatsbaby.aspx We caught up with Birdeatsbaby to talk about orchestral punk, vegan baking and their new album, The Bullet Within Lesbian Survival Guide: A Night Out in the North http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-survival-guide-a-night-out-in-the-north.aspx You're not in London now, girl, so take advice from a native Video: Wegan and Kaelyn & Lucy on their DIVA cover shoot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-wegan-and-kaelyn-lucy-on-their-diva-cover-shoot.aspx Our four lovely cover stars discuss the runaway success of the current issue Video premiere: Wallis Bird - Daze http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-premiere-wallis-bird-daze.aspx If you've ever experienced unrequited love, this song is for you Shortlist announced for 2014's National Diversity Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/shortlist-announced-for-2014's-national-diversity-awards.aspx Nominees include Jack Monroe, Sue Sanders and Broken Rainbow. Why aren't lesbian and bisexual engineers coming out? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-aren't-lesbian-and-bisexual-engineers-coming-out.aspx A new survey by the IET may have the answer... Wedding blog: Why have a hen party when you can throw a "hag" do instead? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-why-have-a-hen-party-when-you-can-throw-a-hag-do-instead.aspx There's no better way to express your non-normative party animal, says Danielle Wilde DIVA vox-pop: working while gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-vox-pop-working-while-gay.aspx It's hard out there... but it's not all bad Lesbian rappers in the limelight at Girls In Front http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-rappers-in-the-limelight-at-girls-in-front.aspx MC Angel from Lyrically Challenged Collective, Elektric, and Envy from Batz Inda Belfry set to take female-fronted rap concert by storm Theatre review: Drag King Richard 3rd http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/drag-king-richard-the-3rd.aspx A new production explores trans issues on stage but does it get it right? Listen: Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/listen-bang-bang-by-jessie-j,-ariana-grande-and-nicki-minaj.aspx Bang Bang has soared to the top of the charts since its release. Is it any good? Win a weekend in Stockholm http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/stockholm-voices-competition.aspx Stockholm target LGBT visitors with a great competition Win: Laurie Penny's new book! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-laurie-penny's-new-book!.aspx Unspeakable Things is Laurie's most ambitious and queerest book yet, and we have five copies to give away How not to write smut http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-not-to-write-smut.aspx Words fail us. How many terms for vagina are there…? Ruth Hunt appointed Chief Executive of Stonewall http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ruth-hunt-appointed-chief-executive-of-stonewall.aspx Acting CEO succeeds Ben Summerskill to lead LGB rights organisation Fringe Fresh: Lucia August http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-lucia-august.aspx The queer, plus-size dancer aims to move and inspire Fringe Fresh: Suzi Ruffell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-suzi-ruffell.aspx The comedian takes a break from imagining her self-driving car to answer our questions Theatre review: Medea at the National Theatre http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-medea-at-the-national-theatre.aspx This powerful new version with music composed by Goldfrapp is worth a look Power Lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/power-lesbians.aspx How to smash the double-glazed glass ceiling, by women who have At the net: lesbophobia in women's tennis http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/at-the-net-lesbophobia-in-women's-tennis.aspx When Andy Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo to be his coach, the sexist and homophobic response recalled the reaction when Mauresmo came out 15 years ago. Has anything changed in tennis? Screen Queens http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/screen-queens.aspx Inside the world of lesbian YouTube, where fame, fans and female empowerment collide Do you love talking about sex? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-you-love-talking-about-sex.aspx A new C4 web series wants to hear from you The ultimate lesbian wedding blog http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-ultimate-lesbian-wedding-blog.aspx The best thing about civil weddings, says Danielle Wilde, is that you can make them into a live art production Fringe Fresh: Travesti http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-travesti-.aspx A new play puts women's tales of harassment into men's mouths Is there a gay gene? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/debate-review-born-this-way-is-there-a-gay-gene.aspx The Guardian panel discussion on whether it matters if there’s a gay gene splits opinion Top 10 daft comments when celebrities come out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-daft-comments-when-celebrities-come-out.aspx Straight people say the darndest things... Sex/Life: Erotic Poetry http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-erotic-poetry.aspx Erotic author Judith Watts shares her poem, Public Inconvenience Could you be queen of a Fun Palace? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/could-you-be-queen-of-a-fun-palace.aspx Stella Duffy launches nationwide community arts & science festival 10 words than mean something completely different when you're a lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-words-than-mean-something-completely-different-when-you're-a-lesbian.aspx Pass me the chapstick Video: Ruby Rose smoulders in film about gender fluidity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-ruby-rose-smoulders-in-film-about-gender-fluidity.aspx The lesbian DJ and model has gone viral with her debut video, Break Free Art review: Suzie Pindar's Entwined http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-suzie-pindar's-entwined.aspx “I used to paint how I feel deep inside myself. I now paint how I see things." Fringe Fresh: Milk Presents - Self Service http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-milk-presents.aspx The punk-styled cabaret crew present a show "for boys who wear pink and girls who wear blue" Top 5 cutest lesbian marriage proposal videos http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-cutest-lesbian-marriage-proposal-videos.aspx Prepare yourself for all the feels Fringe Fresh: Outings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-outings.aspx A new play tells real life coming out tales, both hilarious and tragic Wheel Life: Take care of your bike this summer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-take-care-of-your-bike-this-summer.aspx How to keep it clean, so you can dirty it up again! Fringe Fresh: Rosanna Cade (Sister) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-rosanna-cade-(sister).aspx Two real life sisters present a personal exploration of female sexuality Stonewall Garden wins gold at prestigious flower show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-garden-wins-gold-at-prestigious-flower-show.aspx Lesbian couple scoop top prize with groundbreaking design Fringe Fresh: Sarah Campbell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-sarah-campbell.aspx What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison? Manchester Pride offers reduced price tickets for people facing financial hardship http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester-pride-offers-reduced-price-tickets-for-people-facing-financial-hardship.aspx Organisers hope the tickets, priced at £5, will make the event more inclusive Fringe Fresh: Lisa-Skye http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-lisa-skye.aspx "A rotweiller puppy raised by glittery drag queens" Wedding blog: honeymooners http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wedding-blog-honeymooners.aspx Danielle Wilde talks honeymoons in the second instalment of the countdown to her big fat lesbian wedding to fiancée Gemma Rolls-Bentley 60 seconds with...Hi Fashion http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withhi-fashion.aspx We caught up with the super stylish duo from LA to find out what to expect from their live shows in the UK, this week Fringe Fresh: Catriona Knox http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-catriona-knox.aspx The stand-up comic pauses en route to Edinburgh to share the grossest joke ever How to be a lesbian in Kuala Lumpur http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-to-be-a-lesbian-in-kuala-lumpur.aspx Stephanie Fernandez explains how different it is to be a gay woman in London compared to home in Kuala Lumpur  Review - Sara Davidmann: "Ken. To be destroyed." http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sara-davidmann-ken-to-be-destroyed.aspx “Once again for pity’s sake don’t tell anybody.” 60 seconds with...Scarlette Fever http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/60-seconds-withscarlette-fever.aspx We caught up with the out singer-songwriter to talk Dolly Parton, biscuit addictions and going commando Theatre Review: Broken http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-broken.aspx Dora Mortimer on a new play that examines alcohol addiction in LGBT communities Watch: Heather Peace performs two tracks, exclusively for DIVA http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-heather-peace-performs-two-tracks,-exclusively-for-diva.aspx Happy Wednesday! Watch: Girls on Film http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-girls-on-film.aspx Peccadillo Pictures have released a trailer for their collection of short films, out this month Fringe Fresh: Dandy Darkly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-dandy-darkly.aspx The campy occultist spins hilarious tales of sex and death Fringe Fresh: Sadia Azmat http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fringe-fresh-sadia-azmat.aspx The stand-up comic reveals her back-up plan Facebook goes beyond the binary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/facebook-goes-beyond-the-binary-.aspx Social media giant lets UK users customise their gender details Getting married in the morning? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/getting-married-in-the-morning.aspx Same-sex couples have finally won the right to get married – but that doesn’t mean that everyone will want to. Welcome to the Queer Fringe http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/welcome-to-the-queer-fringe.aspx DIVA presents the pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Lesbian art attack http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/best-line-up-yet-for-lfest-2014.aspx Lesbian arts festival L Fest set to be best yet Transport for London commissions posters to celebrate Pride 2014 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/transport-for-london-commissions-posters-to-celebrate-pride-2014.aspx Get your limited edition print while stocks last! Reclaiming Desire http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/reclaiming-desire.aspx What happens to female desire after sexual abuse? L Fest panellist Alena Dierickx explores the potential for healing and transformation Orange is the New Black's Lea "Big Boo" DeLaria http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/orange-is-the-new-black's-lea-big-boo-delaria.aspx "I've actually played more straight women than lesbians" The Seductive Pen http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-seductive-pen.aspx Meet the women whose mission is to turn you on Sex/Life: The One-Handed Read http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-the-one-handed-read.aspx DIVA readers open up about their erotic reading habits… Village people? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/village-people.aspx Following the news about the "hoax" Dutch "gay village" Alena Dierickx asks whether we need them to protect us from homophobia or to stem the rise of heterosexism DIVA July Issue ASDA special deal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-july-issue-asda-special.aspx Available in 156 branches nationwide Pride's Got Talent http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride's-got-talent.aspx Dorian Reland might have been crowned the winner, but we've picked the runners up not to be missed at Trafalgar Square on 28 June 10 Top Reasons To Go To Dyke March London! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-top-reasons-to-go-to-dyke-march-london!.aspx Saturday 21 June sees the third London Dyke March hit the streets Opinion: To ogle or not to ogle? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-to-ogle-or-not-to-ogle.aspx Is your inner lesbian at war with your inner feminist? We're watching: Shailene Woodley http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we're-watching-shailene-woodley.aspx The out actress shines in teen romance, The Fault in Our Stars Q&A: Katy Taylor from Bunny Little's Bakery http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/qa-katy-taylor-from-bunny-little's-bakery.aspx We talk chocolate, cakes and cronuts with Katy from one of north London's most delicious bakeries WEDDING BLOG: Aisle style (queered) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/danielle-wilde-wedding-blog-16-june-2014.aspx Danielle Wilde and her fiancée Gemma Rolls-Bentley are planning a big fat lesbian wedding in London in September and they're determined to style it out, their way Video: Customers in a Mississippi restaurant react to gay PDA http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-customers-in-a-mississippi-restaurant-react-to-gay-pda.aspx US hidden camera show captures some strong reactions to a gay couple being affectionate On our radar: Claire Boswell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/on-our-radar-claire-boswell.aspx If you like Joni Mitchell, you'll love Claire Boswell Leaked: OITNB's Crazy Eyes' audition tape http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/leaked-oitnb's-crazy-eyes'-audition-tape.aspx Tape shows Uzo Aduba auditions for several parts, including Piper and Alex Pepsi presents Beats of the Beautiful Game http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pepsi-presents-beats-of-the-beautiful-game.aspx New Visual Album Celebrates the International Sights and Sounds of Football MPG Announces New Charity Partnership http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mpg-announces-new-charity-partnership.aspx Millivres Prowler Group will support Opening Doors London with media communications, awareness raising and fundraising initiatives Project O Goes Large: SWAGGA and Benz Punany http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/project-o-goes-large-swagga-and-benz-punany.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews went down to Rich Mix in London to experience dance like never before Exclusive: The Lesbian Agenda http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/exclusive-the-lesbian-agenda.aspx Here it is at last – the entire list of our secret, pernicious goals Disabled couple win discrimination case after being refused entry to Glasgow gay bar http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/disabled-couple-win-discrimination-case-after-being-refused-entry-to-glasgow-gay-bar.aspx G1 group forced to pay £2000 in compensation BBC newsreader Jane Hill urges nominations ahead of 2014 European Diversity Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc-newsreader-jane-hill-urges-nominations-ahead-of-2014-european-diversity-awards.aspx Voting closes on June 20 Review: Heather Peace at HMV Oxford Street http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-heather-peace-at-hmv-oxford-street.aspx Tina Ledger spoke to fans at the album signing to find out about their favourite tracks 10 inanimate objects that are “gay” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-inanimate-objects-that-are-“gay”.aspx According to these tweeters (and in their own words) Top 5 Scariest Homophobes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/top-5-scariest-homophobes.aspx Homophobia can be really frightening, but these guys just make us go "whaaat?" Review: Maripaz Jaramillo – Ellas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-maripaz-jaramillo-–-ellas.aspx Maripaz Jaramillo’s close up portraits of women in the throes of passion, dancing, laughing and being happy, are pure celebration From Waterloo Road to Rainbow Brick Road: Heather Peace unveils crossing for Pride Month http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/from-waterloo-road-to-rainbow-road-heather-peace-unveils-crossing-for-pride-month.aspx Brighton becomes first city in Europe with a rainbow crossing No I'm not a lesbian because I hate men http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/i'm-not-a-lesbian-because.aspx I've no idea why I'm a lesbian but here are 10 so-called "explanations" that are totally wack Wheel Life: On Yer Bike, Girls! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-on-yer-bike,-girls!.aspx Why don't more women cycle? These female-friendly programmes aim to get you back in the saddle Video: Charli XCX - Boom Clap http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-charli-xcx-boom-clap.aspx Warning: this song may be stuck in your head for the rest of the summer Stockholm for the lGBT family http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/stockholm-for-the-lgbt-family.aspx A bank holiday break in a City of beauty, culture, fine cuisine and class hits the spot. Queer Films at Sheffield Doc/Fest, 7-12 June http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-films-at-sheffield-docfest,-7-12-june.aspx For those who like their documentaries flaming... Annie Kevans: Women and the History of Art http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/annie-kevans-women-and-the-history-of-art.aspx Fine Art Society, Contemporary, 13 May – 6 June 2014 Where's our space? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/where's-our-space.aspx The girl scene can be fun but it’s not a substitute for community women’s space, argues Nayla Ziadeh Natasha is the New Black http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/natasha-is-the-new-black.aspx Joanna Benecke chats with the New York-born star about lesbian roles, OITNB, prison, coffee versus tea – and stealing dogs. Photography Annabel Mehran Gay "cure"? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-cure.aspx When Julie Bindel went undercover to find out about “conversion therapy” she didn’t expect to start doubting her lesbian identity Ace Hotel and JD Samson team up for an International Pride Party http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ace-hotel-and-jd-samson-team-up-for-an-international-pride-party.aspx It's a party and everyone's invited... Sex/Life: Do you remember your first time? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexlife-do-you-remember-your-first-time.aspx Readers re-live the first time they had sex with a woman - the good, the bad and the funny Nominations open for World Pride Power List 2014 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nominations-open-for-world-pride-power-list-2014.aspx Names will be announced at a star-studded ceremony next month Wheel Life: Lycra – not just for superheroes! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-lycra-–-not-just-for-superheroes!.aspx Wear proper cycling kit. You'll feel cooler even if you don't look it, says our woman on two wheels Tolerance is not enough http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-tolerance-isn't-enough.aspx Developing a positive gay/bisexual/trans* identity is not a given, says Margaret Unwin, which is why we need to address the issue pro-actively Pride in London 2014 to be most inclusive of women yet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-london-2014-to-be-most-inclusive-of-women-yet.aspx ProudWomen is planning a series of events to increase women's participation and raise money for Pride Facebook removes picture of lesbians kissing http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/facebook-removes-picture-of-lesbians-kissing.aspx The social media giant says the picture violated its community standards yet many homophobic pages remain online Cornetto goes lesbian with cute love story http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cornetto-goes-lesbian-with-cute-love-story.aspx Little ice-cream but more dyke yearning than you can shake a lolly stick at in this ad Video: Heather Peace - We Can Change http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-heather-peace-we-can-change.aspx The official video for Heather's "big gay anthem" is the perfect start to your week 10 unmissable IDAHOBIT events http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-unmissable-idahobit-events.aspx Pillow fights, pansies and street performances: it can only mean one thing – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Q&A with DRAG http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-drag.aspx We had a chat with frontwoman Heather from Birmingham punk outfit DRAG to find out all about their debut album Video: Scarlette Fever - A Little Respect http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-scarlette-fever-a-little-respect.aspx Singer covers the Erasure classic to celebrate same sex marriages in England and Wales Review: Helen Benigson: Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-helen-benigson-late-night-supermarket-shopping-live.aspx Tenderpixel, 9 May – 7 June 2014. Submissions open for Wotever Film Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/submissions-open-for-wotever-film-festival.aspx Come along to the fundraiser and then go make a movie! Interview: Kiki Archer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kiki-archer.aspx We spoke to the best-selling lesbian author to find out how publishing has changed and what impact social media is having on sales Homophobia and transphobia on campus "rife" says NUS http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobia-and-transphobia-on-campus-rife-says-nus.aspx Pioneering research finds queer students more likely to drop out of education due to bullying, harassment and isolation Black LGBT activists condemn insensitive remarks by Maggi Hambling http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/black-lgbt-activists-condemn-insensitive-remarks-by-maggi-hambling.aspx “Slaves would be very handy, I wouldn’t mind a few,” says renowned artist Review: Rosweglyn 2014 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-rosweglyn-2014.aspx One venue, a handful of YouTubers and 600 screaming lesbians Another day, another homophobic comment from UKIP http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/another-day,-another-homophobic-comment-from-ukip.aspx A speaker at a UKIP rally in London yesterday previously compared gay adoption to "child abuse" Wheel Life: A Quick Guide to Protecting your Bike http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-a-quick-guide-to-protecting-your-bike.aspx A lock is an essential piece of kit, so get it right! Review: Pronoun at Soho Theatre http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-pronoun-at-soho-theatre.aspx A new play about transgender teens restores Dora Mortimer's faith in contemporary theatre So… farewell then, Jessie J http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/so…-farewell-then,-jessie-j.aspx Jessie J says she’s not bisexual any more. Does it matter? 10 Tips for Surviving a Long Distance Relationship http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/10-tips-for-surviving-a-long-distance-relationship.aspx Fran Hayden tells you how to keep your lesbian love strong, no matter how far your girl has gone Video: We Can Change by Heather Peace http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-we-can-change-by-heather-peace.aspx "It's my big gay anthem" Wheel Life: Why Cycle? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-why-cycle-.aspx From keeping you fit to cutting your transport bill, two-wheeled transport has a billion benefits. Let's list 10 of 'em! Video: Meet your host for ROSWEGLYN http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-meet-your-host-for-rosweglyn.aspx ROSWEGLYN is not a town in Wales – it's a chance for you to meet the stars of lesbian vlogging. Excited? We are. Sex/Life: Getting what you want in bed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sexlife-getting-what-you-want-in-bed.aspx How to have the kind of sex you want – and need – while making sure you both get what you want Video: DeAnne Smith - Consensual as Fuck http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-deanne-smith-consensual-as-fuck.aspx We had a chat with the Canadian comedian to find out all about her hilarious video To Boldly Go… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/to-boldly-go….aspx Anna Sansom meets sexual pioneer Dossie easton, who has made understanding human sexuality her life’s work Queer and on the game http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-and-on-the-game.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews meets queer women who have sex for money and talks politics, safety and sexual identity Sexing disability http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexing-disability.aspx People with disabilities are loving, kissing and fucking just like anyone else, so why are some still so squeamish about the idea? Carrie Lyell spoke to the people challenging ableist views of sex Video: Orange is The New Black season 2 trailer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-orange-is-the-new-black-season-2-trailer.aspx EXCITED! Review: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-kate-bornstein-is-a-queer-and-pleasant-danger.aspx Sam Feder's brilliant documentary about the trans activist and recovering Scientologist known as Auntie Kate is a must see Q&A with Heather Reid http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-heather-reid.aspx We had a chat with Leisha Hailey's former bandmate to talk about parenthood, feminism and her new album Cross Words Art review: Viennese season: Feminism http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-viennese-season-feminism.aspx Vienna's cultural moment was preceded by the feminist art of Valie Export and others Video: Lily by Heather Peace http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-lily-by-heather-peace.aspx Heather Peace is giving away a free track from her new album, out in June Wheel Life: 10 Minutes With Giorgia Bronzini http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-10-minutes-with-giorgia-bronzini.aspx Steph Mann catches up with the World Champion sprint cyclist Q&A with Larry Tee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-larry-tee.aspx We spoke to the coolest man in the world to find out about Super Electric Party Machine and his clothing line TZUJI Q&A with Wallis Bird http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-wallis-bird.aspx We caught up with Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird to talk about her new album, touring and, er, birds. Video: Australian sportspeople join forces to tackle homophobia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-australian-sportspeople-join-forces-to-tackle-homophobia.aspx We don't like cricket, but we love this. Stir! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stir!.aspx A new pop up feminist art show is causing a stir in London Review: Transpose: Tate http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-transpose-tate.aspx Four trans artists and activists took on Tate Modern to challenge assumptions on sex and gender in art through performance, reflection and inspiration Video: Behind the scenes of Dinah Shore with The L Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-scenes-of-dinah-shore-with-the-l-word.aspx Dinah might be over for another year, but the reminders of what we missed just keep on coming. Open Barbers needs you http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/open-barbers-needs-you.aspx UK's original queer barbers launch fundraising campaign this weekend This video for Dinah Shore has got us seething with jealousy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/this-video-for-dinah-shore-has-got-us-seething-with-jealousy.aspx Who wants to hang out at a pool with beautiful lesbians anyway? Door policies: the clubs answer back http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/door-policies-the-clubs-answer-back.aspx Not "gay" enough for gay clubs? Find out what promoters and door staff had to say Exclusive: watch the trailer for Concussion now http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive-watch-the-trailer-for-concussion-now.aspx Director Stacie Passon talks to DIVA about her provocative new lesbian movie Wheel Life: Ride in a Tribe http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-ride-in-a-tribe.aspx Bikes aren't just for the work run – here's how to get out and have fun in a group Video Exclusive: Aether by CN Lester http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-exclusive-aether-by-cn-lester.aspx CN Lester has given us a sneak peek of the video for the title track of their new album Aether, and it's glorious. Do we need female Viagra? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-we-need-female-viagra.aspx 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 waiting for? BFI Flare: the best lesbian short films http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bfi-flare-the-best-lesbian-short-films.aspx Joanna Benecke finds that shorts are sweet at Flare 2014. BFI Flare: HBO brings the gay-o-mentaries http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bfi-flare-hbo-brings-the-gay-o-mentaries.aspx Joanna Benecke watches The Out List and The Battle of amfAR, senses a lack of focus, is repelled by Reagan, but impressed by Nixon… Rosie Wilby Reminds Us What it’s All About: A Review of Nineties Woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rosie-wilby-reminds-us-what-it’s-all-about-a-review-of-nineties woman.aspx Nineties Woman takes a feminist trip down memory lane BFI Flare – Let's get lesbian films made! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bfi-flare-–-let's-get-lesbian-films-made!.aspx Joanna Benecke attends an industry discussion at the LGBT film festival and realises she should think big "There is no law in detention" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/there-is-now-law-in-detention.aspx The government has repeatedly promised that LGBT asylum seekers should be treated with compassion. So why do so many end in brutal British detention centres? Sexual Healing http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sexual-healing.aspx Does the body hold trauma inside the vagina? Anna Sansom experiences a different kind of massage The Leisha Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-leisha-word.aspx Rachel Shelley talks to Leisha Hailey, the out lesbian actress and musician behind The L Word’s quirky, adorable Alice Review: Queer in Brighton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-queer-in-brighton.aspx A new anthology tells the tales behind the UK's LGBT capital Wheel Life: Spring into Action http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wheel-life-spring-into-action.aspx Steph Mann kicks off a new regular cycling column with a look at the latest women's kit Fundraising footbal match for LGBT charities date has just changed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hwfccharitymatchdatechange.aspx New date Friday 24th May 2014 Kick off 7.30pm Reaching for the Moon http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/reaching-for-the-moon.aspx Joanna Benecke talks loss, lesbians and Brazil with Director Bruno Barreto First case of HIV transmission between lesbians reported http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/first-case-of-hiv-transmission-between-lesbians-reported.aspx Are sexual health professionals doing enough for lesbian and bisexual women? Anti-gay crusader Scott Lively's homophobic network is growing http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/anti-gay-crusader-scott-lively's-homophobic-network-is-growing.aspx Now AllOut have launched a campaign to fight back Slow progress in the case of a murdered lesbian couple in Texas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/slow-progress-in-case-of-murdered-lesbian-couple-in-texas.aspx Police are no further forward with regards to a suspect or a motive for the killings of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson Pride in London launch crowdfunding campaign http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-in-london-launch-crowdfunding-campaign.aspx Organisers are asking for your donations to make this year's celebrations the best yet Wow! A weekend celebrating women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wow!-a-weekend-celebrating-women.aspx Joanna Benecke shares her WOW highlights, is annoyed by some LGBTI marginalisation, and comforted by a Marie Stopes nailwrap… Review: The Butch Monologues http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-butch-monologues.aspx Lois Weaver writes an ode to masculine of centre women after the world premier of a performance that showcases butch voices The Queen congratulates LLGS on 40th anniversary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-queen-congratulates-llgs-on-40th-anniversary.aspx Her Majesty sends her best wishes to the Switchboard at a gala recognising their 40th anniversary 10 of the best International Women's Day events http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-of-the-best-international-women's-day-events.aspx With over 400 events in the UK alone, you're going to wish you could clone yourself. Watch: Stonewall launches groundbreaking film http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/watch-stonewall-launches-groundbreaking-film-for-primary-schools.aspx A copy of FREE will be sent to every primary school in the UK What’s in a name? LLGFF becomes BFI: FLARE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/what’s-in-a-name-llgff-becomes-bfi-flare.aspx The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is now FLARE. What's behind the rebranding? Video: Why we still need LGBT charities http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/video-why-we-need-lgbt-youth-groups-more-than-ever.aspx PACE, AKT and LGBT Youth Scotland are all celebrating landmark anniversaries this year, but forget the swan songs: their work is more important than ever Not “gay” enough for gay-bars? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/not-“gay”-enough-for-gay-bars.aspx Turned away from a Canal Street club, Claudia Carvell calls time on outdated door policies The Other Mother is Freewheeling http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-is-freewheeling.aspx Spring is here and DIVA's parenting columnist is taking off in a new direction... Heather Peace announces 2014 UK tour dates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-announces-2014-uk-tour-dates.aspx The singer hits the road in October. Viva LGBT! Spanish movies screening in Manchester http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/viva-lgbt!-spanish-movies-screening-in-manchester.aspx Our film editor Joanna Benecke picks out the LGBT highlights from this year's ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival in Manchester Review: Loudest Whispers 2014 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-loudest-whispers-2014.aspx Loudest Whispers is an annual LGBT art exhibition, curated by Peter Herbert, hosted by the Conference Centre at St Pancras Hospital, and run in association with Camden LGBT Forum and LGBT History Month. "Fostering is the best job I've ever done" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fostering-is-the-best-job-i've-ever-done.aspx Tracy and Jenny were among the first same-sex couples to become foster carers when Scottish law changed four years ago Review: The One http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-the-one.aspx The One by Vicky Jones is at Soho Theatre until March 30. Submerge: a new lesbian movie, Aussie style http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/submerge-a-new-lesbian-movie,-aussie-style.aspx Looking for an exciting and leztastic way to spend an evening? The Fourth Choir perform Love and Adoration http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/thefourthchoir.aspx 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 spanning 500 years of classical and folk choral pieces in celebration of Same Sex Marriage Laws. One in three gay people believe they can’t foster or adopt http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-in-three-gay-people-believe-they-can’t-foster-or-adopt.aspx In LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week, new research reveals barrier Jack Monroe: An activist for our time http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jack-monroe-an-activist-for-our-time.aspx Brutal cuts to welfare services have left LGBT women acutely vulnerable. DIVA spoke to blogger Jack Monroe about poverty, hunger and fighting back. A mind for business http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-mind-for-business.aspx When recession bites it may seem like the worst time to launch a new business, but the reverse is true. Saying “bi” to workplace discrimination http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bisexual-people-are-less-likely-to-be-out-at-work-than-their-lesbian-and-gay-colleagues.aspx Bisexual people are less likely to be out at work than their lesbian and gay colleagues. Sex/Life: Is it time to give your sexy self a spring clean? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/sexlife-is-it-time-to-give-your-sexy-self-a-spring-clean.aspx The squirrels and the trees are all busy making whoopee. But are you? Preview: SEEP: Fluidity in Body and Landscape http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-seep-fluidity-in-body-and-landscape.aspx A four day exhibition of work by LGBTQ artists begins tomorrow in Edinburgh. Win a pair of tickets to see Born Naked http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-see-born-naked.aspx Andrea Esteban's stylish documentary about young lesbians in London, Madrid and Berlin is screening at ¡VIVA!, Cornerhouse's Latin & Spanish American Film Festival in Manchester Review: Salon Hystérique http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-salon-hysterique.aspx A group art exhibition of hysteric feminisms DIVA March 2014 available to download now! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-march-available-to-download-now!.aspx Well hello Ms. Jack Monroe! Video: Russian police in Sochi attack Pussy Riot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-pussy-riot-attacked-by-russian-police-in-sochi.aspx Shocking footage of Pussy Riot attacked by Cossack militia brandishing whips Bright Nights ahead for PACE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bright-nights-ahead-for-pace.aspx London's leading charity promoting mental health and wellbeing are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a fundraising extravaganza. Book review: High Desert http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-high-desert.aspx Sue Fidler reviews the ninth installment in the Kate Delafield detective series Review: A taste of noir http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/goldfrapp-gunning-on-tales-of-us-and-persona.aspx Alison Goldfrapp and Lisa Gunning talk about Tales of Us and the film that inspired it. Interview: Linda Bellos OBE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-linda-bellos-obe.aspx The Rainbow Intersection takes place this Friday. We caught up with keynote speaker Linda Bellos to find out more. The Other Mother watches the Winter Olympics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-watches-the-winter-olympics.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist takes a closer look at Sochi, where Russia’s anti-gay propaganda leaves a deeper chill in the air Experience: Coming out at work http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/experience-coming-out-at-work.aspx New girl Fran Hayden overcomes the first day jitters at a new office Video: Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-happy-valentine's-day,-everybody!.aspx To celebrate, we bring you two adorable proposal videos How to survive Valentine's Day as a singleton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/how-to-survive-valentine's-day-as-a-singleton.aspx Kelly Bennett goes on the offensive One Billion Rising: Pink releases video in support of campaign to tackle violence against women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-billion-rising-pink-releases-video-in-support-of-campaign-to-tackle-violence-against-women.aspx Strike, dance and rise for justice for women this Valentine's Day. Video: Behind the scenes of Orange is the New Black http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-scenes-of-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx If you're not excited for season two yet, you will be once you've watched this Exclusive! Rose & Rosie: behind the camera http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/exclusive!-rose-rosie-behind-the-camera.aspx The popular video bloggers discuss the downside to internet fame Eight things you missed while you were boycotting Sochi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/eight-things-you-missed-while-you-were-boycotting-sochi.aspx We're keeping our eyes and ears on the ski slope so you don't have to Russia, we're watching you: today, tomorrow and long after Sochi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/russia,-we're-watching-you-today,-tomorrow-and-long-after-sochi.aspx 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. "If people only understood that homosexuality is not a disease" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/if-people-only-understood-that-homosexuality-is-not-a-disease.aspx What's it like to be out in Russia? DIVA's exclusive interview with lesbian activist "Veronika" from Moscow Don't miss: Winter Pride Art Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/don't-miss-winter-pride-art-awards.aspx Crochetdermy bears and melting staircases? We're intrigued. VIDEO: Mary Lambert on growing up with a gay parent and homophobic bullying http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-mary-lambert-on-growing-up-with-a-gay-parent-and-homophobic-bullying.aspx The singer has been talking to Access Hollywood about what it was like growing up with a gay mum Exclusive! Rose & Rosie: "How we fell in love" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/exclusive!-rose-rosie-how-we-fell-in-love.aspx 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 Scotland becomes the 17th country to legalise same sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/scotland-becomes-the-17th-country-to-legalise-same-sex-marriage.aspx First ceremonies due to take place later this year. The Other Mother contemplates Valentine’s Day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-contemplates-valentine’s-day.aspx How many busy mums have time to celebrate the romance, asks DIVA's parenting columnist Five of the best lesbian parenting blogs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/five-of-the-best-lesbian-parenting-blogs.aspx We trawl the internet so you don't have to Are you in love? Or in lust? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-in-love-or-in-lust.aspx Anna Sansom explores the age-old lesbian dilemma: is she your friend or your lover? Amnesty International hold ballet protest outside Russian Embassy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/amnesty-international-hold-ballet-protest-outside-russian-embassy.aspx Activists deliver a petition with over 10,000 signatures calling for an end to Putin's anti-gay law Video: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna's Grammy performance http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-macklemore,-ryan-lewis,-mary-lambert-and-madonna's-grammy-performance.aspx Get ready for the feels How therapy saved my relationship http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-therapy-saved-my-relationship.aspx When her relationship ran into difficulties, Vicky Smith* and her girlfriend agreed to giving couples counselling a go Superfans http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/superfans.aspx What are queer female fans doing when they adore pop icons? Carrie Lyell and Jane Czyzselska spoke to fans and superfans to find out Queering Heterosexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queering-heterosexuality.aspx A recent study shows that increasing numbers of straight-identified women are having sex with other women – without the need to adjust their label. So what’s going on? 10 of the best: Lesbian Blogs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-of-the-best-lesbian-blogs.aspx From fashion and relationship advice to cute couples and pop culture... the lesbian interweb has it all The Love Issue Now Available On DIVA Direct http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/buy-it,-own-it,-share-it,-love-it!.aspx Buy it, own it, share it, love it Video: Showmance! Lesbian love on TV http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-showmance!-lesbian-love-on-tv.aspx The last three years in TV relationships between women - from cheerleaders to lizard women Q&A with Suzi Ruffell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-suzi-ruffell.aspx We caught up with one of our favourite funny women for a quick chat ahead of her Comedy Playground gig in Manchester next month VIDEO: Easy Abby – Lesbian Webseries http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/easy-abby-–-lesbian-webseries-.aspx “Every day she’s making love more difficult” Keep your etiquette guide, I want to live like common people http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/keep-your-etiquette-guide,-i-want-to-live-like-common-people.aspx An etiquette expert thinks our new years’ resolution should be becoming posh. Carrie Lyell thinks he should bugger orf. VIDEO: Top 6 Lesbian Comedians (and one straight lady) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-top-6-lesbian-comedians-(and-one-straight-lady)-.aspx Because lesbians are really funny. And everyone needs a laugh The Other Mother Gets Switched on with the Internet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gets-switched-on-with-the-internet.aspx 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? National Diversity Awards nominations open soon: who gets your vote? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-nominations-open-soon-who-gets-your-vote.aspx Get your black tie and ballgown, it's awards season. But forget the Oscars, we're more interested in the National Diversity Awards. Forget porn filters, let's talk about sex http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/forget-porn-filters,-let's-talk-about-sex.aspx Automatic filters are being rolled out to protect children online, but Carrie Lyell thinks they're doing more harm than good Gay victims of the Holocaust remembered by memorial in Israel http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-victims-of-the-holocaust-remembered-by-memorial-in-israel.aspx But political campaigner and human rights activist Peter Tatchell questions the motives of the monument in Tel Aviv. Scotland's same sex marriage bill more equal than England and Wales http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/scotland's-same-sex-marriage-bill-more-equal-than-england-and-wales.aspx England and Wales now lag behind the rest of Europe on trans equality Video: Top 5 Comedy Lesbian Advice Videos http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-top-5-comedy-lesbian-advice-videos.aspx Real-life lesbians (and a couple of interlopers) explain the world to the bored hordes of the internet DIVA wins a Golden Kitty award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-wins-a-golden-kitty-award.aspx Who needs the Golden Globes when you've got a Golden Kitty? Video: Meet the queer activists standing up to Putin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-meet-the-queer-activists-standing-up-to-putin.aspx VICE News have released a timely film highlighting the difficulties of being queer in Russia ahead of the Sochi Games next month. Violence against queer women is a reality we have to face http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/violence-against-queer-women-is-a-reality-we-have-to-face.aspx From pro-patriarchy blogs to violent assaults: we have to confront all kinds of gender based violence Basketball star Brittney Griner featured in a new documentary about gay athletes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/basketball-star-brittney-griner-featured-in-a-new-documentary-about-gay-athletes.aspx The CNN special on homophobia in sports will be shown this weekend Waterloo Road is back and Heather Peace's character has a new girlfriend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/waterloo-road-is-back-and-heather-peace's-character-has-got-a-new-girlfriend.aspx 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. Playing gay: why Luisa Zissman and Jasmine Waltz's kiss is bad news for lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/playing-gay-why-luisa-zissman-and-jasmine-waltz's-kiss-is-bad-news-for-lesbians.aspx The pair puckered up in the Celebrity Big Brother hot tub, but Carrie Lyell isn't buying their lesbian showmance 5 reasons why we love Angel Haze http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-reasons-why-we-love-angel-haze.aspx Worshipping the 22-year-old rapper is 2014's raison d'être. The Other Mother is Looking Forward http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-is-looking-forward.aspx DIVA parenting columnist Steph Mann makes one very important resolution Review: Transformer: Aspects of Travesty http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/transformer-aspects-of-travesty.aspx Gender blurring art works steal the show in a new exhibition Top 10 Resolutions You (Probably) Won't Keep http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-resolutions-you-(probably)-won't-keep.aspx Stopping smoking? Giving up the demon drink? Getting fit? Having more fun? We give it four days. DIVA's top 5 tips for getting through the post-holiday hangover http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva’s-top-5-tips-for-getting-through-the-post-holiday-hangover.aspx 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. DIVA's predictions for 2014 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/diva's-predictions-for-2014.aspx 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 things we think (hope) will happen in the coming year. Top 3 ways the media let queer people down in 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/top-3-ways-the-media-let-queer-people-down-in-2013.aspx 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 that disappointed us the most. DIVA reader's highlights of 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva-reader's-highlights-of-2013.aspx We asked you to tell us your personal highlights of 2013. Here are a selection of our favourites. Top 5 queer Twitter trends of 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/top-5-queer-twitter-trends-of-2013.aspx In a year dominated by #Thatcher, #Wimbledon, #RoyalBaby, and #MileyCyrus, it’s a miracle any queer stories made it into the public consciousness at all. DIVA's favourite TV shows of 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva's-favourite-tv-shows-of-2013.aspx The percentage of LGBT characters on TV dropped overall in 2013, but nevertheless it was quite a year for homosexy women on the box Biggest news stories of 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/biggest-news-stories-of-2013.aspx We take a look at the six news stories from across the world that you were talking about the most in 2013. DIVA'S TOP 7 LES/BI MOMENTS OF 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva’s-top-7-lesbi-moments-of-2013.aspx Our personal best bits from the year that was Why I'm happy to be single this Christmas... http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i'm-happy-to-be-single-this-christmas.aspx She may not have a girlfriend to snuggle up to this year, but Fran Hayden's counting her blessings Interview: Britt pop http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-britta-phillips.aspx Actress-musician Britta Phillips on her journey from cheese to cool, longevity, playing of the greatest unsung lesbian role models of all time… and being Justin Bieber. DIVA wins LGBT magazine of the year http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-wins-lgbt-magazine-of-the-year.aspx 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. Have you celebrated your vulva today? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/have-you-celebrated-your-vulva-today.aspx Anna Sansom shares her own and other women’s vulva-loving practices Hollywood’s new lesbian leading lady http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/hollywood’s-new-lesbian-leading-lady.aspx Joanna Benecke interviews gay movie star Cathy de Buono about her new movie Crazy Bitches How to make it, by women who have http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-to-make-it,-by-women-who-have.aspx Want to realise your career ambitions but don’t know how? Fourteen high flyers let us pick their brains Q&A with Ashleigh Sumner http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/qa-with-ashleigh-sumner,-star-of-and-then-came-lola.aspx You know her from sexy lesbian comedy And Then Came Lola where she starred alongside Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono. Northern Lights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/northern-lights.aspx Last Tango in Halifax has lit up our winter nights. Jane Czyzselska speaks to the show’s stars Video: Mani Pedi by AGENDER http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-mani-pedi.aspx 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. School's out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/school's-out.aspx Carrie Lyell went back to school to learn about Diversity Role Models and the crucial work they’re doing to tackle homophobic bullying. DIVA'S JANUARY ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.DIVADIRECT.CO.UK http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-january-issue.aspx 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 character. Q&A with The Rubbish Lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-with-the-rubbish-lesbian.aspx We probe the popular DIVA columnist on her new Selected Columns eBook Have a very DIVA Christmas with our advent giveaway http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/have-a-very-diva-christmas-with-our-advent-giveaway.aspx Who needs a chocolate advent calender when you've got us? Bring back The L Word? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bring-back-the-l-word.aspx 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? Equal marriage date set for March 2014 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-implementation-date-announced.aspx The government has announced the timetable for the implementation of the Marriage Act The Other Mother wraps up Christmas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-wraps-up-christmas.aspx Is Christmas just for kids? Absolutely not, says DIVA's parenting blogger Lesbian waitress hoax: why Facebook activism is dangerous http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-waitress-hoax-let's-arm-ourselves-with-the-facts-before-riding-into-battle.aspx Let's arm ourselves with the facts and think critically about a story before we like, retweet and share our way into battle. Amy Lamé to host Showzam! Carnival Ball http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/amy-lamé-to-host-showzam!-carnival-ball.aspx Comedy writer, TV presenter and DIVA favourite Amy Lamé is to be the official host of Blackpool’s Showzam! Carnival Ball in February. Comment: What's in a type? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-what's-in-a-type.aspx Butch, femme and all stops between – do you have a "type" and is that type based on gender identity? Video: Orange is the New Black stars get you in the festive mood http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-orange-is-the-new-black-stars-get-you-in-the-festive-mood.aspx It's like eggnog for the soul Romance is dead http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/romance-is-dead-survey-reveals-20-of-us-prefer-our-phone-to-our-partner.aspx A survey by Tech21 reveals more than 20% of us prefer our phone to our partner. Which would you choose? Late-blooming lesbians: coming out isn't just for teenagers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/late-blooming-lesbians-coming-out-isn't-just-for-teenagers.aspx Actress Maria Bello, 46, and I'm a Celebrity contestant Annabel Giles, 54, both hit the headlines this weekend for being in relationships with women. But how does coming out later in life affect your family? Interview: Emma Garrett http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-emma-garrett.aspx DIVA grabs five with the singer-songwriter and checks out her debut single Dose Me Up Pastoral care: meet the Reverend reaching out to the LGBT community http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pastoral-care-meet-the-reverend-reaching-out-to-the-lgbt-community.aspx A pastor of 22 years who lost his church in Minnesota last year because of his support for same sex marriage is back with a programme providing safe spaces for LGBT people. Review: In the Next Room, or the vibrator play http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-in-the-next-room,-or-the-vibrator-play.aspx A play about female orgasms is really about relationships, sexuality and intimacy Religion 101: Christianity and homosexuality are not mutually exclusive http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/religion-101-christianity-and-homosexuality-are-not-mutually-exclusive.aspx The Christian B&B owners who refused to a gay couple have lost their Supreme Court appeal. Have they given good Christians a bad name? Queer As Folk Tales at the JW3 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-as-folk-tales-at-the-jw3.aspx Queers! Stories! Booze! Revelations! INTERVIEW: Sarah Ruhl and the Vibrator Play http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-sarah-ruhl-and-the-vibrator-play.aspx Anna Sansom speaks to the award-winning playwright behind “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” More lesbian sex please, we're British http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/more-lesbian-sex-please,-we're-british.aspx Figures from the biggest and most comprehensive survey of our sexual behaviours and lifestyles show that 20% of British women have had a sexual experience with another woman. Why don't they identify as lesbian or bisexual? Preview: London Feminist Film Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-london-feminist-film-festival.aspx Head to Hackney Picturehouse to explore feminist film from around the globe, plus panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. The devil is in the detail http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-devil-is-in-the-detail.aspx Stonewall are on a mission to tackle homophobic language in our schools. Are they fighting a losing battle? The Other Mother: Gay is the Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gay-is-the-word.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist gets behind a new campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in schools Lucy Spraggan takes on James Arthur in Twitter spat http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lucy-spraggan-takes-on-james-arthur-in-twitter-spat.aspx Former X Factor rivals clash over Arthur's homophobic lyrics Theatre: Halbwelt Kultur http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-halbwelt-kultur.aspx Politically charged cabaret tells the tale of performers victimised by the Nazis iConn convention postponed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/iconn-convention-postponed.aspx Lesbian movie event on hold as celebrated filmmaker Nicole Conn takes time off to care for son Scottish Parliament votes for same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-parliament-votes-for-same-sex-marriage.aspx Overwhelming majority of MSPs support extension of marriage rights Review: The Lady’s Not For Walking Like An Egyptian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-lady’s-not-for-walking-like-an-egyptian.aspx A new play deconstructs Margaret Thatcher's legacy, to a catchy 80s soundtrack Dark pop, dark hearts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dark-pop,-dark-hearts.aspx With a front woman who’s also a rising supermodel, Vuvuvultures are a band to watch on their own terms Trouble on the tracks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/trouble-on-the-tracks.aspx When she finds a gay website blocked by Virgin trains WiFi, Susan Calman takes on the rail companies Cover story: Role model, Eden Clark, Lesbian, Model, DIVA http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/cover-story-role-model.aspx Out lesbian models are hot property in high fashion. DIVA meets Eden Clark and finds out why Interview: Helen Lederer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/helen-lederer-wtf!.aspx Helen Lederer is on a mission to present a TV talk show. Best look out for her crowd-funding stage incarnation WTF? early next year then, eh? Win the DVD: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/win-the-dvd-pussy-riot-a-punk-prayer.aspx A documentary tracks the trial and imprisonment of Russian art-punk protestors Pussy Riot Book review: Jane & Serge: A Family Album http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-jane-and-serge-a-family-album.aspx Kim Renfrew reviews a new book about the Gainsbourgs Recipes: Vegan Christmas nibbles http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/recipe-lentil,-miso-and-walnut-pate.aspx Impress your party guests with this tasty lentil, miso and walnut pate Interview exclusive: Sharleen Spiteri in conversation http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-exclusive-sharleen-spiteri-in-conversation.aspx DIVA catches up with the Scottish songstress on her European tour DIVA'S DECEMBER ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT DIVADIRECT.CO.UK http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-december-issue.aspx Featuring Vogue model Eden Clark, champion skateboarder Lucy Adams, Vuvuvultures front-woman Harmony Boucher and Pixar's power lesbian Kori Rae. John Waters delivers trash masterclass at Liverpool John Moores University Screen School http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/john-waters-delivers-trash-masterclass.aspx Renowned filmmaker celebrates camp classic Boom! Candy Bar: the end of an era and a new beginning http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/candy-bar-end-of-an-era-and-a-new-beginning.aspx New bar for lesbian and bisexual women to replace Candy Bar The Other Mother: Countdown to Christmas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-countdown-to-christmas.aspx Six weeks until Christmas Eve! DIVA's resident mum gets prepared Project Bush reveals London women's pubic topiary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/project-bush-reveals-london-women's-pubic-topiary.aspx Can you spot the feminists? Or is that a really silly question? ART REVIEW: Chiara Williams & Boa Swindler http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-chiara-williams-and-boa-swindler.aspx New works address the role the media plays in destroying women's self esteem Rolla Selbak on her web series Kiss Her I'm Famous http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rolla-selbak-on-her-web-series-kiss-her-i'm-famous.aspx Bella Qvist quizzes the director behind our new lesbian obsession GFEST teams up with UK Black Pride for 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gfest-teams-up-with-uk-black-pride-for-2013.aspx Community-led arts festival runs this weekend, 7-9 November Review: Club Photos - London x Paris http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-club-photos-london-x-paris.aspx Anna McNay inspects a new exhibition that documents nightlife in two cities FILM NEWS: Stockholm International Film Festival Goes Gay! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/under-the-rainbow-film-festival-sweden.aspx Head to Sweden 8-10 November to celebrate being "all the same under the rainbow" ART REVIEW: Sarah Jane Moon http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-sarah-jane-moon.aspx The rebel portrait painter with a cause VIDEO & INTERVIEW: "We were so vulnerable. I can never feel like that again." http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/adele-exarchopoulos-on-the-lesbian-sex-scenes-that-were-axed.aspx Blue is the Warmest Colour star Adèle Exarchopoulos on the controversial "lesbian" love story Help get indie Brit-flick Cat Skin made http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/help-get-indie-brit-flick-cat-skin-made.aspx Director of lesbian thriller appeals for audience donations - and promises rewards Lesbian activist Sharley McLean remembered http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-sharley-mclean-remembered.aspx Feminist, lesbian and survivor of Nazi fascism dies aged 90 DIVA's NAKED ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE AT DIVADIRECT.CO.UK http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-naked-issue.aspx Featuring True Blood and A Perfect Ending's Jessica Clark, 21 pages of lesbians in the buff, Maureen Duffy, and our editor explains why DIVA is different to Page 3. The Other Mother gets on her bike http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gets-on-her-bike.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist gets fit with the family Friend or lover? Tips for lesbians and bi girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/friend-or-lover-tips-for-lesbians-and-bi-girls.aspx Sound advice for women struggling with the boundaries between friendship and desire WIN: an evening with Dossie Easton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-an-evening-with-dossie-easton.aspx Your chance to win a pair of tickets to an evening with the sexual pioneer and radical life-adventurer DIVA, is thy name hypocrisy? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva,-is-thy-name-hypocrisy.aspx Is there a difference between nudity in DIVA and the topless women of page 3? Raw Power: Naked Protest http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-raw-power-naked-protest.aspx Around the world, women are using their bare bodies to express personal power and political dissent Cover interview: True Blood's Jessica Clark http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-true-blood's-jessica-clark.aspx On how it feels to reveal all – as a model, an actress and a writer "Why I'm going to miss the Candy Bar" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i'm-going-to-miss-the-candy-bar.aspx Long-time regular Jo Webber (of TV's Candy Bar Girls) mourns the loss of a Soho institution Interview: Beatrice Hitchman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-beatrice-hitchman.aspx With her novel Petite Mort serialised on R4 next week, the author talks intrigue and early cinema Video: Top 5 Lesbian Vlogs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-top-5-lesbian-vlogs.aspx Because we love watching lesbians do their thing on YouTube Art as activism: artists debate at Frieze http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-as-activism-artists-debate-at-frieze.aspx South African photographer Zanele Muholi joins panel discussion at Frieze London Art Fair DIVA socializer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-socializer-interview.aspx We give you some insight into our very own social network! Review: Stephen Fry - Out There http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-stephen-fry-out-there.aspx Diana Gomez reviews a BBC2 documentary about gay life - and homophobia - around the world DIVA Modelling Competition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/one-love-wedding-show-model-competition.aspx We found our winner(s) for the One Love Wedding Show! Preview: 2Q13: Women Artists, Women Collectors http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-2q13-women-artists,-women-collectors.aspx An impressive group show of 59 female artists, collected by women, takes over the male-dominated Lloyd's Club The Other Mother: Sexism is not a surprise http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-sexism-is-not-a-surprise.aspx Why a new marketing ploy by Kinder Surprise is not so egg-cellent Preview: BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, 9-20 October http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-lesbi-guide-to-the-london-film-festival.aspx Joanna Benecke's top ten queerflick picks. Theatre review: As you like it http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-as-you-like-it.aspx This dark, somber and ever-queer production is an intriguing interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy Indy on Sunday Pink list honours DIVA team http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-editor-and-contributors-honored-in-ios-pink-list.aspx It has been a great year for LGBT Women and DIVA magazine. Review: Sandi Toksvig Live! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sandi-toksvig-live!.aspx Sarah Leeves gets some advice from the popular comedian, novelist and broadcaster IRIS PRIZE 2013: lesbian & gay film festival in Cardiff, 9-13 October http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iris-film-festival-2013-line-up.aspx This week head to Wales for some LGBT film fun Top Ten Break-Up Survival Skills http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-break-up-survival-skills.aspx Because sometimes life can throw you some unexpected surprises. Diversity Role Models to host star-studded Carnival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diversity-role-models-to-host-star-studded-carnival.aspx Tickets now available for LGBT charity's 24 October event She shouldda been a contender http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-did-christine-quinn-lose-the-democratic-primary.aspx Christine Quinn spent years thinking she would be the next mayor of New York and the city’s first female, out gay leader. So what went wrong? The art of holding hands http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-art-of-holding-hands.aspx Artist Rosana Cade introduces her live art performance, Walking:Holding Italian pasta company apologises for any offense caused http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/barilla-apologise-for-any-offence-caused.aspx Parma-based Barilla "care about everyone" and "promote diversity" The Other Mother Heads Out… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-heads-out….aspx Barefoot and back to nature with DIVA's parenting columnist Why can't a woman be more like a man? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/jane-fae-on-brendan-o'neill's-trans-feature.aspx Jane Fae wonders why a cis man is so sensitive about trans people Jack Monroe's 4 tips for successful blogging http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/jack-monroe's4-tips-for-successful-blogging.aspx The activist and recipe blogger on how to make your blog an internet hit Video: Ellen Is The New Black http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-ellen-is-the-new-black.aspx Watch a brilliant OITNB-inspired clip from Ellen's show Theatre review: The Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-the-pride.aspx A tortured love triangle, impeccable performances and a dextrous script leave an audience devastated by history, but hopeful for a better future Film review: In A World http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-in-a-world.aspx We check out one-to-watch Lake Bell's feature film debut Laura Prepon to appear in one episode of Orange Is The New Black's second series http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/laura-prepon-to-appear-in-one-episode-of-orange-is-the-new-black's-second-series.aspx Alex Vause's storyline to be concluded quickly TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode Four http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-four.aspx We look back on the episode in which Liz drives a tractor. Badly. Preview: Cambridge film festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cambridge-film-festival.aspx DIVA's film critic finds queer and feminist-interest films a-plenty in the festival line-up "So... what's your 'type'?" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-you-have-a-type.aspx Sarah Leeves explores your options when faced with this, the most tricky of questions Feature: Everything You Need To Know About Civil Partnerships http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-everything-you-need-to-know-about-civil-partnerships.aspx Want to get hitched? Get the facts before you get the dress! Feature: How To Meet Women Like You http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-how-to-meet-women-like-you.aspx How to make the most of dating sites and apps Cover feature: Australian prison drama Wentworth Prison http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-feature-wentworth-prison.aspx We catch up with the new girls on the block New interactive LGBT timeline launched http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-interactive-lgbt-timeline-launched.aspx An online history resource puts LGBT people in touch with their past Zanele Muholi creates LGBT rights film for Films4Peace event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/films4peace-zanele-muholi.aspx The South African lesbian artist will premiere her film on "queercide" for World Peace Day You & the law: same-sex partners and inheritance tax http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/you-the-law-same-sex-partners-and-inheritance-tax.aspx Bi-national couples should be aware of how inheritance tax could affect them, says solicitor Kate Davies The Other Mother: Where are the books that reflect our family? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-where-are-the-books-that-reflect-our-family.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist wants more like David Walliams' The Boy In A Dress Glam event supports victims of LGBT hate crime http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/glam-event-supports-victims-of-lgbt-hate-crime.aspx As report reveals shocking figures, hate crime charity Galop hosts fundraiser Actress Sophie Ward to speak at Alternative Parenting Show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/actress-sophie-ward-to-speak-at-alternative-parenting-show.aspx More than 40 exhibitors expected at September 21 event Opinion: One in, one out? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-one-in,-one-out.aspx As Lady Gaga reiterates her bisexuality, Janelle Monae handles rumours about sexuality. An interview with comedian Mae Martin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/an-interview-with-comedian-mae-martin.aspx Brighton Fringe’s ‘Best International Performer’: she’s hilariously honest and better-looking than Justin Bieber TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode Three http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-three.aspx We look back at last night's Franky-centric third episode Sex Toys 101 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sex-toys-101.aspx To judge by most porn, lesbians are all about sex toys. But is that true? You shared your sex toy do's and don'ts with DIVA ART REVIEW: Christina Mitrentse: MAKE – METALIBRARY http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-christina-mitrentse.aspx A new exhibition liberates a hidden treasure trove of feminist artworks DIVA's October issue now available at DIVAdirect.co.uk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-october-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring the stars of TV's Wentworth Prison, Sandi Toksvig, and activist and cookery writer Jack Monroe Top 5 Tips To Get You Through Fresher’s Week http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-tips-to-get-you-through-fresher’s-week.aspx Get off on the right foot and uni life needn't be daunting for lesbian and bi students Review: The Speed Twins http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-speed-twins.aspx A new play by Bad Girls creator Maureen Chadwick explores gender and sexual identity from a lesbian perspective Video: Goldfrapp 'Annabel' from Tales of Us http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-goldfrapp-'annabel'-from-tales-of-us.aspx Seven minutes of wonderful TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode Two http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-two.aspx What did this week's episode hold for Bea, Franky and the rest? 1,000 rally to support LGBT Russians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/1,000-rally-to-support-lgbt-russians.aspx David Cameron will confront Putin over anti-gay law at G20 summit next week, activists told The Other Mother: Cool for School? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-cool-for-school.aspx It's an expensive, stress-filled fiesta, but once they're back at school - oh, the peace! Soho Literary Festival 2013 tickets now available http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-soho-literary-festival.aspx Lionel Shriver and Ruby Wax among line-up of speakers VIDEO: Fuck yeah! Denice Frohman! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-fuck-yeah!-denice-frohman!.aspx Lesbian poet wins women's spoken word slam with "Dear Straight People" Review: Wotever 3rd queer film festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-wotever-queer-film-festival.aspx Queer Cannes comes to Vauxhall! Model at the One Love Wedding Show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/one-love-wedding-show.aspx Here's your chance to model at the gay & lesbian One Love Wedding Show! TV recap: Wentworth Prison, Episode One http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-recap-wentworth-prison,-episode-one.aspx We recap last night’s episode of the Aussie drama Demi Lovato to play lesbian on Glee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/demi-lovato-to-play-lesbian-on-glee.aspx Naya Rivera announces actress and X Factor USA judge will play Santana's love interest Photography: Sworn Virgins of Albania http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/photography-sworn-virgins-of-albania.aspx Jill Peters' portraits of "burnesha" document a vanishing tradition ART REVIEW: Alexis Hunter & Jo Spence http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-alexis-hunter-jo-spence.aspx Two feminist artists interrogate the roles of women and take steps to reclaiming and nurturing themselves through their works Video: Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warm http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-mary-lambert-she-keeps-me-warm.aspx "I’ve never seen a relationship like mine accurately portrayed in a music video," says lesbian singer-songwriter Manchester Pride goes back to the 80s http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/manchester-pride-goes-back-to-the-80s.aspx Parade on Sat 24 August will celebrate a decade of LGBT activism plus iconic pop culture Iris Prize Film Festival line-up announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iris-prize-film-festival-line-up-announced.aspx Exciting programme of LGBT films to be screened in October Watch: Lea DeLaria on The Week In Gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-lea-delaria-on-the-week-in-gay.aspx The OITNB star chats about the show and the biggest LGBT stories of the week EXCLUSIVE: DIVA swimwear shoot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/divas-late-summer-swimwear-fashion-shoot.aspx What happens behind the scenes on a feminist lesbian swimwear shoot? From high street to doorstep http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/how-do-you-want-to-buy-diva-survey-results.aspx Increase in DIVA readers buying their favourite magazine on subscription because they can't find it in their local shop Cover interview: Janelle Monae http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-janelle-monae.aspx "Embrace all those things that make you unique" Feature: Queering gender http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-queering-gender.aspx Are you male, female or beyond the boxes? Harriet Braun on Orange is the New Black http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/harriet-braun-on-orange-is-the-new-black.aspx The Lip Service creator tells us why she loves the hit TV show New Zealand couple marry mid-flight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/kiwi-couple-wed-mid-air-would-you.aspx Pair celebrate wedding as NZ's same sex marriage legislation comes into effect The way we are now http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/straight-expectations-survey.aspx A new survey aims to find out how much life has changed for the British queer community The Other Mother makes a break for it http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-makes-a-break-for-it.aspx From the Other Mother to another mother... a little advice, in the interests of sanity Review: The Full Brontë http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/scary-little-girls-the-full-bronte.aspx Scary Little Girls’ literary cabaret show is a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe Ladies of note http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/northampton-booqfest-2013.aspx Northampton's queer book festival is back, with all your favourite lesbian and bi authors Comedy review: Rosie Wilby http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comedy-review-rosie-wilby.aspx Is monogamy dead? Apparently not if you're a lesbian fairy Five reasons we are looking forward to Wentworth Prison http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-reasons-we're-looking-forward-to-wentworth-prison.aspx The Aussie drama premieres on Channel 5 on August 28 Gina Gershon to play lesbian character in Dealin' with Idiots http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gina-gershon-to-play-lesbian-in-dealin'-with-idiots.aspx Bound actress to play one half of a bickering gay couple DIVA's September issue now available at divadirect.co.uk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-september-issue-now-on-sale-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring Janelle Monae, Orange is the New Black and much more! Watch: Jessie J - It's My Party http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-jessie-j-music-video-'it's-my-party'.aspx She does does what she wants Political musings on my 'Lesbian' street performance http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/political-musings-on-my-lesbian-street-performance.aspx Jessica Ruano finds an interesting way to promote her Ed Fringe show You want a dog and your girlfriend… doesn't http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-want-a-dog-and-your-girlfriend…-doesn't.aspx It's not the doggone end – try these tips to win her round Opinion: Happy in your own skin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-happy-in-your-own-skin.aspx Is it possible to be too close to your girlfriend…? Journey to the Mum-o-Sphere Part 2: Lesbian Parenting & the Law http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/journey-to-the-mum-o-sphere-part-2-lesbian-parenting-the-law.aspx The London Women's Clinic look at the laws around lesbian parenthood The Other Mother: Despicable Fail http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-despicable-fail.aspx You create your own minions, yet you still end up doing it all THEATRE REVIEW: Blackouts – Twilight of the Idols http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dickie-beau-blackouts,-twilight-of-the-idols.aspx The last recordings of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland provide a fascinating new insight into their lives, and our own Travel advice for the sapphically inclined http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/travel-advice-for-the-sapphically-inclined.aspx Extra tips for lady-loving ladies DIVA socializer Launch Party http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-socializer-launch-party.aspx Were you there? Style: 5 fashion pieces that do butch and femme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/style-5-fashion-pieces-that-do-butch-and-femme.aspx Wardrobe essentials that do double duty, whatever your style Undermine this! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/zoe-lyons-on-same-sex-marriage-undermine-this!.aspx Some people say same sex marriage will undermine marriage? As if! Things that look like lady-parts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/things-that-look-like-lady-parts.aspx Enough of phallic skyscrapers! Away with your Nelson's Column and your Shard! Make way for the glorious va-jay-jay In search of pleasure gardens http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/in-search-of-pleasure-gardens.aspx A day of discussion and performance uncovers the debauched history of London's homo hotspot Vauxhall - but where do lesbians let their hair down? Feature: Tomboy clothing brand Wildfang http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-tomboy-clothing-brand-wildfang.aspx Kate Moennig loves it. Will you? Cover feature: Lucy Spraggan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/buy-it-early!-diva's-august-issue-featureslucy-spraggan!.aspx Why we love the girl next door Feature: The truth about trans-male privilege http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-truth-about-trans-male-privilege.aspx Del LaGrace Volcano investigates Pride preview: Manchester's The Big Weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/pride-preview-manchester's-the-big-weekend.aspx Lucy Spraggan performance part of great line-up of events at Manchester Pride in August The Other Mother rambles about Yorkshire http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-rambles-about-yorkshire.aspx Could this welcoming northern county become the lesbian family destination of choice? Huge wedding party will celebrate start of same-sex marriage next summer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/huge-wedding-party-will-celebrate-start-of-same-sex-marriage-next-summer.aspx London's Southbank Centre invites all couples wishing to wed to join mass nuptials DIVA's August issue available at DIVAdirect.co.uk now http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-august-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Lucy Spraggan Review: Queering Voices http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-art-review-queer-voices-at-london's-southbank-centre.aspx DIVA reviews the first weekend of two celebrations of queer culture at London's Southbank We love this: DeAnne Smith's Nerdy Love Song http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/we-love-this-deanne-smith's-nerdy-love-song.aspx It's sweet and catchy and there's a surprise turn from Clark the kitten Review: The Color Purple, the Musical http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-color-purple,-the-musical.aspx An exhilarating stage version of Alice Walker's much-loved story of female empowerment thrills Jessica Ruano Queen grants Royal Assent on gay marriage in England and Wales http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/queen-grants-royal-assent-to-gay-marriage,-but-action-is-needed-for-equality-in-scotland-and-northern-ireland.aspx but action is needed for equality in Scotland and Northern Ireland Join us at the DIVA socializer launch party! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/join-us-at-the-diva-socializer-launch-party!.aspx Kick start a summer full of events and activities! RSVP to jonny@citysocializer.com Equal marriage: we're almost there! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-we're-almost-there!.aspx Same-sex couples in England and Wales will be allowed to marry next spring, after the bill passed its final reading in the Lords today L Fest 2013 presents bumper arts programme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/l-fest-2013-presents-bumper-arts-programme.aspx The UK's biggest grassroots lesbian festival opens 19 July, with arts for everyone DIVA socializer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-socializer.aspx Want to make more of your free time and meet some new people? The Other Mother: Summer Haze and Long Days? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-summer-haze-and-long-days.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist has some ways to help fill the time Film review: Man for a day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-man-for-a-day-with-diane-torr.aspx Drag king pioneer Diane Torr's legendary cross-dressing workshop is brilliantly captured in Katarina Peters' documentary Film: Pussy Riot documentaries http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-pussy-riot-documentaries.aspx Sophie Moorcock on two new documentaries about the feminist art collective Hot Stuff: It's my first Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-it's-my-first-pride.aspx Gemma Halsey gives some sage advice to a Pride first-timer First date fashion tips http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/first-date-fashion-tips.aspx Wondering what to wear? Sarah Leeves dishes up some priceless sartorial advice Gay By Degree http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/gay-by-degree.aspx Stonewall students' guide is an invaluable resource for queer students Sh*t people say to pregnant lesbians… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/shstart-people-say-to-pregnant-lesbians…-.aspx A new YouTube video reveals confused responses to soon-to-be mums The Other Mother: Uncool for School http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-uncool-for-school.aspx Steph Mann deals with being an embarrassing mother Review: Clare Balding interview with Martina Navratilova http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/clare-balding-and-martina-navratilova-in-conversation-for-pride-london-2013.aspx Two of the world's best loved lesbians in sport launched Pride London 2013. DIVA snuck in Pride in London: the after-parties http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride-in-london-the-after-parties.aspx If you're not all partied out by the time night falls, here are some top places to party on UK Black Pride set to rock Soho and Vauxhall http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/uk-black-pride-set-to-rock-soho-and-vauxhall-.aspx Register for free now to take part in UK Black Pride on Sat 29 June. After-party tickets are also on sale now Music Review: Jessie J WILD http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-jessie-j-wild.aspx The formidable Jessie J has done it again with her hella catchy new dance track Hot Stuff: What are the rules for lesbian sex parties? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-what-are-the-rules-for-lesbian-sex-parties.aspx DIVA's expert offers a few basic tips to the orgy amateur Everyday lesbophobia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/everyday-lesbophobia.aspx Homophobia with a side-order of sexism is all too common, writes Jane Czyzselska A Pride to be proud of? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-pride-to-be-proud-of.aspx London's annual Pride has been reinvented. So what's changed? Cover interview: Christina Andrea http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-christina-andrea.aspx Meet the lesbian choreographer who's changing modern dance Dykes March London rides again http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/dykes-march-london-rides-again.aspx Hundreds of queer women and their allies are set to hit the capital's streets on Saturday 22 June Artist raffles Heather Peace painting for Diversity Role Models http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/artist-raffles-heather-peace-painting-for-diversity-role-models.aspx Alison Sinclair's portrait has raised over £1000 for anti-homophobia initiative (so far) Pride in London announces stage line-ups http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride-in-london-announces-stage-line-ups.aspx Street parties in Trafalgar Square and Soho will light up London for LGBT+ crowd Hot Stuff: My girlfriend wants a threesome! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girlfriend-wants-a-threesome!.aspx DIVA's sexpert offers some sound advice on making threesomes safe and fun Review: A Picture of Dorian Gray http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-a-picture-of-dorian-gray.aspx A play retelling Oscar Wilde's classic tale stars Game of Thrones' Laura Pradelska DIVA's July issue now available at DIVAdirect.co.uk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-july-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring choreographer Christina Andrea, Skins' Emily and Naomi and much more! The Other Mother: Toys Are Us? They could be! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-toys-are-us-they-could-be!.aspx Our parenting columnist discovers an opportunity to influence toy manufacturers to produce less sexist playthings Preview: DIVA debate http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-debate-at-meltdown-2013-you-have-the-power.aspx Artists join DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska to discuss how music makes us who we are Calling all label queens http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/calling-all-label-queens.aspx A photo project as part of Dyke March London 2013 asks the question: how do you identify? COMEDY REVIEW: JO BRAND http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jo-brand-hay-on-wye-festival-2013.aspx Alena Dierickx wonders whether Jo Brand has lost her bite Update: The Same-Sex Marriage Bill http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/update-the-same-sex-marriage-bill.aspx The Lords say "I do" to the vexed question of whether they think same-sex couples should be allowed to marry Video: Backstage on our Getbusy streetwear shoot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-backstage-on-our-getbusy-streetwear-shoot.aspx DIVA teamed up with Getbusy for this month's fashion story - watch the vid here and browse Getbusy's sale The birth of a crime series http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-birth-of-a-crime-series.aspx Author Mari Hannah on her lesbian character DCI Kate Daniels and the path to publication Hot Stuff: I'm straight but I've fallen for a girl http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i'm-straight-but-i've-fallen-for-a-girl.aspx DIVA's sex and dating expert dishes out some advice for a new recruit Duckie goes to the Gateways http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/duckie-goes-to-the-gateways.aspx Step back in time and find out what went on behind the green door of the world's most famous lesbian club Equal marriage bill update http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-bill-update.aspx Passed in the Commons, the same-sex marriage bill will be debated in the Lords on Monday 3 June Hot Stuff: Terms of Engagement http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-terms-of-engagement.aspx A reader hesitates to tell her homophobic family that she's marrying her girlfriend Gig Review: Alicia Keys, Manchester Arena http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/alicia-keys-gig-manchester-arena-may-2013.aspx This girl's on fire! Bella Qvist joins fans for an Alicia Keys (lesbian) love-in ART PREVIEW: Suzie Pindar http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-preview-suzie-pindar-artist.aspx If true art is about baring the soul, then Pindar's work must be true art indeed Review: Sappho... in 9 Fragments http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sappho-in-9-fragments.aspx What was lesbian icon Sappho really all about? Review: Femmes by the Thames http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-femmes-by-the-thames.aspx Host Rosie Wilby and co provide a great night of comedy in Vauxhall The Other Mother: We're DIY-kes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-we're-diy-kes.aspx Our parenting columnist and family embark on a home deco project The original girl power? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-original-girl-power.aspx Burlesque: sleazy spectacle or empowering women to reclaim femininity? The OL Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/the-ol-word-my-week-as-a-lesbian-football-fan.aspx My week as a lesbian football fan - from Brisbane Road, to Stamford Bridge! Pride in London announces An Audience with Martina Navratilova http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pride-in-london-announces-an-audience-with-martina-navratilova.aspx Clare Balding to host Pride festival's opening event on Sunday 23 June Dating: The two week itch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-the-two-week-itch.aspx Sarah Leeves finds that the feelings fade a fortnight in THEATRE REVIEW: Unhappy Birthday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/amy-lame-unhappy-birthday.aspx He may be an unlikely lesbian icon but Amy Lamé is obsessed with The Smiths' Morrissey Hot Stuff: Is breaking up always hard to do? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-is-breaking-up-always-hard-to-do.aspx In a word: yes. But you can do it with respect, says DIVA's dating expert Cover interview: Emma Kennedy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-emma-kennedy.aspx Is she the best-connected lesbian you've never heard of? Feature: Lesbian whistleblowers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-lesbian-whistleblowers.aspx The women who put their necks on the line at work Feature: Welcome to lesbian country http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/feature-welcome-to-lesbian-country.aspx Are we due a gay country music revival? Art review: Margaret Harrison's On Reflection http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-margaret-harrison's-on-reflection.aspx Mirrors are a central theme in this identity-focused feminist exhibition Art review: The Journey is the Destination http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-the-journey-is-the-destination.aspx Rhiannon Adam's polaroids of Margate and Benidorm capture nostalgic summer scenes The Other Mother goes chemical free http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-goes-chemical-free.aspx Our parenting columnist and her kids experiment with low-impact consumer choices Film preview: Behind the Candelabra http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-candelabra.aspx Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star in Liberace biopic Racist fashion shoot: it wasn't us! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/racist-fashion-shoot-it-wasn't-us!.aspx UK lesbian monthly DIVA mistaken for Pakistani fashion mag in international row over racist images Film review: I'm So Excited http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-i'm-so-excited.aspx "Camp and colourful": Sarah Leeves on Pedro Almodovar's new comedy Butch Losses: disability and sexual identity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/butch-losses-disability-and-sexual-identity.aspx Janet Jones introduces her short film about the impact of multiple sclerosis on her butch identity 10 Reasons why Dolly Parton is our dream mum http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dolly-parton-is-my-mum-movie.aspx A new movie follows the story of a girl who convinces herself that Dolly is her birth mum. We can think of a few reasons why Why I decided to remove my breasts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i-decided-to-remove-my-breasts.aspx Like Angelina Jolie, DIVA reader Alex Lund chose a preventative mastectomy when she was found to carry a gene that gave her a high risk of developing breast cancer ART REVIEW: PARTY FOR FREEDOM http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/party-for-freedom-by-oreet-ashery-for-artangel.aspx London-based artist Oreet Ashery's new work explores ideas of freedom and leaves our critic feeling distinctly uncomfortable Hot Stuff: Help! My new girlfriend's moving herself in http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-help!-my-new-girlfriend's-moving-herself-in.aspx DIVA's sex and dating expert detects a case of lesbian U-Haul disease DIVA's June issue now available at DIVAdirect.co.uk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-june-issue-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx Featuring Emma Kennedy, new columnist Susan Calman and lesbians in country music The Other Mother: London gaycation, family-style http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-london-gaycation,-family-style.aspx Our lesbian mums take their kids on a capital holiday Book review: Get Custody of the Cat http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-get-custody-of-the-cat.aspx How do you survive a break-up? Hot Stuff: I love my straight girlfriend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-love-my-straight-girlfriend.aspx A lesbian writes in to say her partner of four years identifies as heterosexual The Other Mother: Bring on the Awkward Questions http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-bring-on-the-awkward-questions.aspx With her son now aged six, DIVA's parenting columnist prepares to explain the daddy situation (again) Tom Tom sat nav: the savvy driver's best friend? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tom-tom-sat-nav-is-a-girl's-best-friend.aspx The new Tom Tom sat nav's smart phones and iPads could help to save you from the greedy clutches of the state She Ran Windsor http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/she-runs-windsor.aspx Faye Davies kicked off her Bank Holiday Monday with a 10K run Theatre review: Gutted http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-gutted.aspx Dora Mortimer on Rikki Beadle-Blair's "refreshing" play Why I love roller derby http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-i-love-roller-derby.aspx Charlotte Ulett on the sport that attracts so many lesbian and bi women Girls for Girls: A date for the diary? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/girls-for-girls-at-balans,-soho.aspx Sarah Leeves is going out. Approach with caution. Interview: Deb Googe http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-deb-googe.aspx The bassist with My Bloody Valentine reveals her love for Motorhead's Lemmy Hot Stuff: Help! I've fallen for a straight girl http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-help!-i've-fallen-for-a-straight-girl.aspx It's only going to work if the spark strikes you both, warns the DIVA sexpert ART REVIEW: A Space of Potential http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rachael-house-a-space-of-potential.aspx An army of cardboard dog heads has arrived in London's Stratford circus causing an outbreak of "collective joy". Anna McNay investigates Stefana McClure: Science is Fiction http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stefana-mcclure-science-is-fiction.aspx Anna McNay reviews an exhibition that asks the viewer to "weave her own narrative" The Other Mother: Will new TV shows make us the new normal? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-will-new-tv-shows-make-us-the-new-normal.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist takes a look at Modern Family, The New Normal and The Fosters Hot Stuff: I love my girlfriend but I fancy her straight mate http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-love-my-girlfriend-but-i-fancy-her-straight-mate.aspx DIVA's sex & relationships expert gives a "playa" the red card Cover feature: Alice Arnold interviews Heather Peace http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-feature-alice-arnold-interviews-heather-peace.aspx Heather's most revealing interview ever Interview: Zanele Muholi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-zanele-muholi.aspx We talk about life and art with the internationally acclaimed photographer Interview: Alison Moyet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-alison-moyet.aspx On her new album and her friendships with gay women Preview: Blackfeminists Presents POwErTRY Collective http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-blackfeminists-presents-powertry-collective.aspx A new series of events launches this Friday with an evening of poetry and performance The Other Mother: Is Disney ready for us? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-is-disney-ready-for-us.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist goes looking for role-models in Disney films Video: Watch the promo for J-Lo's lesbian drama The Fosters http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-j-lo's-lesbian-drama-the-fosters-promo-released.aspx Lopez to exec produce and appear in ABC Family's lesbian drama New video: Texas - The Conversation http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-video-texas-the-conversation.aspx Is Sharleen Spiteri set to race into the charts with her new single? Girls on film: Kaelyn & Lucy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/girls-on-film-kaelyn-lucy.aspx The long-distance lovers on how their relationship became an internet sensation Hot Stuff: She won't have sex with me http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-won't-have-sex-with-me.aspx Time to put yourself first, says DIVA's online sexpert Review: Jonny Woo’s Lesbilicious http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-jonny-woo’s-lesbilicious.aspx "A gay man giving lesbians a tutorial in lesbianism?" DIVA's May issue on sale at DIVAdirect.co.uk today http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/may-issue-of-diva-now-available-at-divadirectcouk.aspx The new issue will be available in stores next week, on 25 April LIVE ART REVIEW: 'Becoming an Image' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-cassils-at-spill-festival-2013.aspx What do our eyes really tell us? Can we ever truly see ourselves, asks performance artist Heather Cassils? LIVE ART REVIEW: Season Butler - The Woman Who Walks On Knives http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/season-butler-at-spill-festival-2013.aspx Butler's performance at SPILL festival leaves our critic wondering whether women are sometimes responsible for holding ourselves back? Review: Suzi Ruffell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-suzi-ruffell.aspx Getting laughs is an addiction for this endearing comedian, touring now New dating service alert! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/5-reasons-why-you'll-love-diva-date.aspx 5 reasons why you'll love DIVA Date The Other Mother meets other mothers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-meets-other-mothers.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist wonders where gay/bi mums go for online support and advice Video: Hunter Valentine - The Pulse http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-hunter-valentine-the-pulse.aspx The Canadian all-female alt rock band have a new video out Hot Stuff: Break-up blues http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-break-up-blues.aspx Our sexpert offers a reader some post-break-up advice Video: Dinah Shore Monte Carlo Party and the red carpet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-club-skirts-dinah-shore-monte-carlo-party-and-red-carpet.aspx Featuring Uh Huh Her, Julie Goldman and stars of The Real L Word (among many others) The Other Mother: Money-go-Round http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-money-go-round.aspx DIVA's parenting columnist wonders where the pink pounds go TV presenter Georgie Okell to discuss sexuality on thefoxproblem.com http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gay-presenter-and-dj-georgie-okell-to-discuss-sexuality-on-thefoxproblemcom.aspx Tune in live at 7.30pm tonight for a frank discussion of sex and social attitudes Sara Gilbert announces engagement to Linda Perry http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sara-gilbert-announces-engagment-to-musician-linda-perry.aspx Former Roseanne star describes proposal on TV's The Talk Theatre review: Ruff http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-peggy-shaw-ruff.aspx The legendary performer Peggy Shaw performs a powerful ode to vulnerability Hot Stuff: Am I bad in bed? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-am-i-bad-in-bed.aspx It takes two to have bad sex, says our lesbian sexpert Review: Vanessa and Virginia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-vanessa-and-virginia.aspx Dora Mortimer takes in a play about the famous sisters Top ten compliments to make on a first date http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-compliments-to-make-on-a-first-date.aspx Worried you'll get tongue-tied? Here are our top tips for sparkling conversation Vegan for Lent: The Final Episode http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-the-summary.aspx After 42 days of being a vegan for Lent, Bella looks back at what she’s learnt The Other Mother: Get a room? We have one! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-get-a-room-we-have-one!.aspx Steph Mann discovers a new resource that aims to deliver expert women wherever they're needed, The Women's Room Erotic fiction: Come Closer… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/erotic-fiction-come-closer….aspx An extract from Anna Sansom’s BDSM-themed, lesbian erotic novel, Coming Close Hot Stuff: She’s too sexy for me http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-shes-too-sexy-for-me.aspx So, you’ve met this spectacular goddess, but nerves have got the better of you. Let our sexpert advise... Art review: Loudest Whispers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-loudest-whispers.aspx Anna McNay checks out a thought-provoking LGBT art exhibition Feature: Who's really on top? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-who's-really-on-top.aspx How do the terms "top" and "bottom" apply in lesbian relationships? Feature: Sex and the older woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-sex-and-the-older-woman.aspx How does sex change as we get older? Feature: The robots are coming! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feature-the-robots-are-coming!.aspx Welcome to the future of lesbian sex The Other Mother: dressing the part http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-dressing-the-part.aspx What do lesbian mums wear? Is there a fashion code we’re meant to stick to? Vegan for Lent: The Final Week http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-the-final-week.aspx This week Bella ups her vegan game and gives raw food a go… DVD Review: Molly's Girl http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-molly's-girl.aspx Fancy watching a lesbian romantic comedy with a twist? Film review: The Fox http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-the-fox.aspx Dora Mortimer reviews a film best watched with a pinch of salt Film review: I Am a Woman Now http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-i-am-a-woman-now.aspx An ambitious documentary looks at the stories of five trans women Film review: Mosquita y Mari http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-mosquita-y-mari.aspx Dora Mortimer takes a break from girl-watching to review Aurora Guerroro's debut feature Hot Stuff: I’m not coming out – but I like girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i’m-not-coming-out-–-but-i-like-girls.aspx A reader takes her first steps into the world of lesbianism Film reviews: She Male Snails http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-she-male-snails.aspx We review a film that tells a story of growing up between the sexes Film review: She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-she-said-boom-the-story-of-fifth-column.aspx Rachel Adams checks out a documentary about the riot grrl movement Film review: Submerge http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-submerge.aspx Rachel Adams gives her verdict on one of the features at this year's LLGFF Film review: Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-lesbiana-a-parallel-revolution.aspx We check out one of the documentary features at this year's LLGFF Film review: Jack and Diane http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-jack-and-diane.aspx Love is… a dermatoid cyst April issue of DIVA now available at DIVADirect http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva's-april-issue-on-sale-at-divadirect-today.aspx The Sex issue will be available in stores next week, on 28 March Review: Heather Peace Fairytales album Special Edition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-heather-peace-fairytales-album-special-edition.aspx It's like a double-shot of espresso (one sugar), with DVD extras Vegan For Lent? Sweet! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-sweet!.aspx Going vegan isn't about giving stuff up, it's about thinking outside the box The Rubbish Lesbian: Pillow Talk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-pillow-talk.aspx Sometimes you can't help but get excited watching lesbian films Pope Francis I elected http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pope-francis-i-elected.aspx New Pope has history of opposing gay equality Dear Sara: A letter to the Heading Out vet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dear-sara-a-letter-to-the-heading-out-vet.aspx Sarah Leeves gets in touch with an old friend Preview: New Jill Bennett sitcom Second Shot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-jill-bennett-comedy-second-shot.aspx First episodes of "sexy, gay Cheers" to be streamed online in April Hot Stuff: I can’t seem to settle down http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-can’t-seem-to-settle-down.aspx DIVA’s sexpert offers advice to a reader who’s looking for love Last night's TV: Heading Out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/last-night's-tv-heading-out.aspx Sue Perkins' sitcom is already three episodes in. What do we think so far? Call for submissions: Polari First Book Prize 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/call-for-submissions-polari-first-book-prize-2013.aspx Published a book recently that "explores the queer experience"? Read on The Other Mother’s Mothers’ Day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother’s-mothers’-day.aspx Our lesbian parenting columnist asks what Mother’s Day brought you? Glasgow students fight "everyday sexism" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/glasgow-students-fight-everyday-sexism.aspx Ancient attitudes rule at Glasgow University Union Short Film: The Morning After http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/short-film-the-morning-after.aspx Katie Shannon's dark lesbian short deals with "infidelity and resentment" What do lesbian/bisexual women wish for? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-do-lesbianbisexual-women-wish-for.aspx What would you do if you had one wish? It's International Women's Day! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/happy-international-women's-day.aspx Get involved! Here are some events you might be interested in Million Women Rise 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/million-women-rise-2013.aspx London's biggest annual women-only march will protest against male violence against women on Saturday 9 March Dating with disaster http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-with-disaster.aspx Sarah Leeves shares the rules of dating etiquette, learned the hard way Vegan for Lent: Melting Matter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-melting-matter.aspx Has it really been four weeks, wonders Bella Qvist Naomi Wolf joins DIVA debate on gender identity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-debate-at-wow-southbank-sunday-10-march.aspx Feminist author to discuss what it means to be male, female or genderqueer with panelists Campbell X, Paris Lees and Peter Piercy Hot Stuff: Beginners guide to kink http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-beginners-guide-to-kink.aspx Inspired by Fifty Shades, a reader wants to explore lesbian BDSM Once upon a time in Glasgow… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/once-upon-a-time-in-glasgow….aspx DIVA imagines scenes from the sadly never-to-be Lip Service season 3… The Other Mother: Beating the boredom blues http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-beating-the-boredom-blues.aspx Why are the holidays so long? Plus: a great family get-together in Scotland this summer Queer Young Adult fiction comes out of the closet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-young-adult-fiction-comes-out-of-the-closet.aspx What DIVA learned from Booktrust’s panel on LGBT fiction Rubbish Lesbian: Flirting with disaster http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-flirting-with-disaster.aspx That awkward moment when you drop the L word into the convo with the dude chatting you up... Review: Bettina Rheims: Gender Studies http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-bettina-rheims-gender-studies.aspx Anna McNay checks out a striking series of portraits Vegan for Lent: Week Three http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-week-three.aspx Reader, Bella Qvist has a confession to make Dating difficulties http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-do-i-attract-the-wrong-people.aspx Sarah Leeves wonders why all the wrong people are attracted to her Brighton Pride announces Gay Icons theme for 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/brighton-pride-announces-gay-icons-theme-for-2013.aspx But who will you be? We’ve got some suggestions Hot Stuff: Don’t make me date lesbians online! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-don’t-make-me-date-lesbians-online!.aspx Is the internet better than the scene when you’re looking for love? The LGBT map of the world http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-lgbt-map-of-the-world.aspx New book reveals an uneven picture The dawn of the scene http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-dawn-of-the-scene.aspx Clare Summerskill looks back Cover interview: Sue Perkins http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-with-sue-perkins.aspx We chat with the Heading Out star The Other Mother: Gay parents are as good as straight ones http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-gay-parents-are-as-good-as-straight-ones.aspx Our parenting columnist has something to say to Tory MP David Jones Stud Life wins Independent Spirit Award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stud-life-wins-independent-spirit-award.aspx Campbell X’s debut film wins Screen Nation award Video: Heather Peace Fight For (Jack Guy remix) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-heather-peace-fight-for.aspx Check out some familiar faces in this brand new video The Rubbish Lesbian: Can't a lesbian just enjoy a sausage in peace? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-can’t-a-lesbian-just-enjoy-a-sausage-in-peace.aspx Being carnivorous has its drawbacks, says Sarah Westwood Ellen DeGeneres signs on for Finding Nemo 2 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-degeneres-signs-on-for-finding-nemo-2.aspx Everyone’s favourite talk show host to reprise role as Dory Vegan for Lent: Week One http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vegan-for-lent-week-one.aspx Dodging cheese and reading tiny labels is starting to feel natural…ish NHS watchdog advocates fertility treatment for lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nhs-watchdog-advocates-fertility-treatment-for-lesbians.aspx New guidelines include same-sex couples for the first time Pratibha Parmar’s Alice Walker doc to premiere at WOW Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pratibha-parmar’s-alice-walker-doc-to-premiere-at-wow-festival.aspx Beauty In Truth will screen at the Southbank Centre on 10 March Interview: The Year Of Making Love’s Alex Cefai http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-the-year-of-making-love’s-alex-cefai.aspx BBC3’s bisexual babe tells all about trying to find her princess Hot Stuff: Gaming world lets down lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-gaming-world-lets-down-lesbians.aspx When so many video games are cliched and heterosexist, what’s a gay girl gamer to do? Equal marriage bill update http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/equal-marriage-bill-update.aspx It’s been 2 weeks since the same-sex marriage bill was voted on – what now? The Year Of Making Love’s Same-Sex Couple http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-year-of-making-love’s-same-sex-couple.aspx BBC3 matches up two girls on its new dating show News flash: Lesbians don't fancy all women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/news-flash-lesbians-don't-fancy-all-women.aspx Answering the question "Do you fancy me?" is tricky, says Sarah Leeves What ARE The 10 Best Tegan & Sara Tracks, Ever? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/what-are-the-10-best-tegan-and-sara-tracks,-ever.aspx If you could only pick 10 Tegan & Sara songs, what would they be? Eight year old girl slams homophobic MP http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/eight-year-old-girl-slams-homophobic-mp.aspx Daughter of lesbian mums bites back after MP David Jones says gay couples are not fit parents Top 10 Butches We Love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-butches-we-love.aspx If female masculinity gets you hot under the collar, we've a treat in store for you... Theatre preview: Freakoid http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-preview-freakoid.aspx Playwright Emma Adams talks about her new play, a one-woman future-queer love affair The Other Mother: Watching With Mothers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-watching-with-mothers.aspx How do lesbian mums look on TV? Opinion: Power Trips? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-power-trips.aspx What the point of all these “power lists”, asks Dora Mortimer DIVA’s very own Paris Lees hits Channel 4 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/divas-very-own-paris-lees-hits-channel-4.aspx UK's "first transgender presenter" on telly tonight at 12.30am LGBQ youth first consider sexuality at 13 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbq-youth-first-consider-sexuality-at-13.aspx New survey of LGBTQ youth gathers data on education, health, communities and relationships Video: Tegan and Sara perform Closer on The Ellen Show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-tegan-and-sara-perform-closer-on-the-ellen-show.aspx Check out the first single from new album Heartthrob Could you go vegan for 40 days? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/could-you-go-vegan-for-40-days.aspx Bella Qvist vows to give up animal products for Lent Top 10 Things to do this Valentine’s Day (if you’re single) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-to-do-this-valentine’s-day-(if-you’re-single).aspx So another Valentine’s Day is upon us and yet again you don’t have a lucky lady to spend it with... Hot Stuff: The Gift of Lurve http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-the-gift-of-lurve.aspx How to express your devotion? DIVA's sexpert offers some suggestions but we're sure you can do better 10 reasons why it's better to be single http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-reasons-to-be-single-on-valentine's-day.aspx No awkward card and gift moments, your favourite dinner - all to yourself and some proper "me time"... Roundup: Lesbian Valentine's Day events http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/roundup-lesbian-valentine's-day-events.aspx Whether you’re single or all loved up, we’ve found something for everyone Heather Peace headlines main stage at Sydney Mardi Gras http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-australian-tour-underway.aspx Popular singer-songwriter to tour Australia this month Known donors take fight for child access to court http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/known-donors-take-fight-for-child-access-to-court.aspx A recent legal case brings home the need to agree terms before conception INTERVIEW: COMIC ZOE LYONS http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comic-zoe-lyons-on-tour.aspx Zoe talks strippers, dogs and a lesbian pigeons before her new tour Feline lonely this Valentine's? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feline-lonely-this-valentine's.aspx We’ve got some good mews for you… "Do your kids know you're gay?" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-your-kids-know-you're-gay.aspx An innocent question gets mum Steph Mann thinking about coming out Girl on girl http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dating-pink-lobster-website-for-femme-lesbians.aspx A new dating site for lesbians who like their women to look feminine has launched. Effi Mai went along for the ride Are you ready for Valentine's Day? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-ready-for-valentine's-day.aspx Sarah Leeves is not a fan The Rubbish Lesbian: On being out at work http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-out-at-work.aspx Leading a double life can be hard work, says Sarah Westwood Weekend of Feminist Student Activism in London http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-of-feminist-student-activism-in-london.aspx Young feminists to meet in London, 23-24 February 2013 Hot Stuff: She won’t stop pawing me! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-won’t-stop-pawing-me!.aspx A reader wishes her partner would tone down the PDAs MPs say I Do! to equal marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mps-say-i-do!-to-equal-marriage.aspx The House of Commons voted in favour of same-sex marriage last night What does the gay marriage debate tell us about MPs? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/equal-marriage-what-i-learnt-about-mps.aspx Despite Cameron's desire to present the Tories as the party of modernisation most Tories voted against the bill, but what else did we learn yesterday? They said yes! Now what? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/equal-marriage-they-said-yes!.aspx The UK gay marriage debate in an awkward gay nutshell Nature AND nurture http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-and-gender-neutral-parenting.aspx Gender-free parenting is all very well but what happens when the kids leave the neutral family environment for the big, wide world? UK same-sex marriage vote today! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/uk-same-sex-marriage-vote-today.aspx DIVA keeps you up to date on the debate Tory MP says same-sex marriage is "like incest" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tory-mp-says-same-sex-marriage-is-like-incest.aspx Parliament will vote on equal marriage tomorrow, Tues 5 February Sue Perkins joins lesbian celebrities at DIVA's 200th issue launch party http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins-attends-diva's-200th-issue-launch-party.aspx Allegra McEvedy tells DIVA she's "Proud to be a DIVA cover star" DIVA is 200. I know exactly how she feels. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-celebrates-diva's-200thwith-a-bang.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian celebrates DIVA's 200th issue... with a bang BODY SHOP ANNOUNCE EU BAN ON ALL ANIMAL-TESTED COSMETICS http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/eu-announces-end-to-animal-testing-(1).aspx All new cosmetic products sold after 13 March in EU will be cruelty-free Interview: Hail, Sidse! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-with-borgen's-sidse-babett-knudsen.aspx The Borgen star on comedy lesbians, costume drama and saying goodbye to Birgitte Nyborg Hot Stuff: A colleague won't leave me alone http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-a-colleague-won't-leave-me-alone.aspx DIVA's sexpert advises a reader whose workmate is becoming a problem VIDEO: DIVA at the Paris demonstration http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-diva-at-the-paris-protests.aspx French pro-reform marchers speak about their reasons for taking part Million Women Rise event planned for March 9 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/million-women-rise-project-launched.aspx Support needed for anti-violence project Do lesbians still exist? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/do-lesbians-still-exist.aspx Is lesbian identity under threat? We've come a long way, baby http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we've-come-a-long-way,-baby.aspx DIVA celebrates 200 hundred issues DIVA: Past, present and future? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-past,-present-and-future.aspx Where next for the lesbian glossy? Read our first ever issue as a digital download! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/read-our-first-ever-issue-as-a-digital-download.aspx Step back in time with DIVA 001 – available now for £1.99 Date set for UK vote on gay marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/date-set-for-uk-vote-on-gay-marriage.aspx LGBT community urgently needed to show support The Other Mother: Parental Rights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-other-mother-parental-rights.aspx A scary trip to hospital convinced our columnist and her partner to fast-track their adoption plans Plans Afoot For Dyke March London 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/plans-afoot-for-dyke-march-london-2013.aspx All hands on deck, the countdown has begun… Hot Stuff: I can’t get her off http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-can’t-get-her-off.aspx DIVA’s sexpert advises a reader whose girlfriend refuses a helping hand Preview: Silver Action feminist project at Tate Modern http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-performance-by-historical-women-at-tate.aspx Participatory artwork will deal with activism and ageing Back in "the game"? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/me-plus-one-equals-negative-fun.aspx Sarah Leeves wonders if it's time to start dating again Clea DuVall “lesbian kisses” caught on camera http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/clea-duvall-lesbian-kisses-caught-on-camera.aspx But do we care and is this news, asks Lily Pritchard Think you want children? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/think-you-want-children.aspx 10 things you need to know if you're planning to be a lesbian mum The Rubbish Lesbian gets loud and proud... in Currys http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-loud-and-proud-in-currys.aspx A routine trip to the electrical store takes a decidedly Sapphic turn The Great Big Gender and Sexuality Dictionary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-great-big-gender-and-sexuality-dictionary.aspx Following our lesbian dictionary last week, here’s the last word on gender and sexuality (well, almost) Why do straight girls pretend to be gay? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-do-straight-girls-pretend-to-be-gay.aspx As if being a lesbian isn’t confusing enough, the frequent presence of lesbi-friends makes it harder for us… Hot Stuff: Her ex boyfriend is coming to stay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-her-ex-boyfriend-is-coming-to-stay.aspx Does it matter that he’s a man, asks the DIVA sexpert Video: She King's new single Mirror Me http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-she-king-single-mirror-me.aspx Fran Hayden is impressed by She King front-woman Shawnee DIVA wins Golden Kitty Award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-wins-golden-kitty-award.aspx We're winners! Officially the Best Lesbian Magazine, according to online radio show The Lesbian Lounge With Denise & Donna The Voice of Ciara Cox http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-ciara-cox-on-the-voice-of-ireland.aspx She’s made it through the Blind Auditions on The Voice of Ireland, but she needs our support Why I'm Proud To Be A Big Fat Dyke http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-i'm-proud-to-be-a-big-fat-dyke.aspx In this society being a lesbian is hard enough, but what if you had two minority identities to contend with? BBC statement re. dropping Lip Service http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bbc-statement-re-dropping-lip-service.aspx Lesbians lose out to Being Human and new zombie drama Where are we on children's bookshelves? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/where-are-we-on-children's-bookshelves.aspx Would the LBGT community benefit from better representation in children’s books? Top 5 LGBT Activists of 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lgbt-activists-of-2012.aspx The people who make it better to be queer. Plus four to watch in 2013... Isn’t it time you went vegan? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/isnt-it-time-you-went-vegan-.aspx Could this be the year you follow Ellen and Portia's lead and give up animal products? Coming out... as pregnant http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/coming-out-as-pregnant.aspx Telling your folks you're up the duff as well is a whole other ball game Introducing Kam Kardashian...the lesbian one http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/introducing-kam-kardashian-the-lesbian-one.aspx New reality show about gay Kardashian sister a hit Goodbye Lip Service, hello The Hoff’s best… film ever! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/goodbye-lip-service,-hello-the-hoff’s-best…-film-ever!.aspx BBC Three commissions Hasselhoff clip-show, drops lesbian drama Coming out in an all girls’ school http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/coming-out-in-an-all-girls’-school.aspx Fran Hayden looks back on a formative experience Video: Jodie Foster on coming out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-jodie-foster-on-coming-out.aspx Accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, the actress makes her case for privacy Lesbian Man Crushes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-man-crushes.aspx Why crushing on Johnny Depp doesn’t make you less of a lesbian DIVA shortlisted for Xcite Award 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-shortlisted-for-xcite-award-2013.aspx If you think we deserve our nomination for best magazine, help us win the award An open letter to Suzanne Moore http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/an-open-letter-to-suzanne-moore.aspx Paris Lees responds to the furore surrounding an article in the New Statesman in which Moore quipped women are expected to look like Brazilian trans women Theatre Review: The Way You Tell Them http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-the-way-you-tell-them.aspx Rachel Mars' new play is about comedy, but Iman Qureshi is not amused Theatre review: Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-sometimes-i-laugh-like-my-sister.aspx Sarah Leeves is impressed by a poignant one woman show Not stalking, but waiting http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/not-stalking,-but-waiting.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is NOT stalking her therapist, ok? Men: No You Can’t “Join In” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/men-no-you-cant-join-in.aspx There were three in the bed and the lesbians said… Why do men think that we’d be happy to share our beds with them? Hot Stuff: three in a bed, doggy-style http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-three-in-a-bed,-doggy-style.aspx A reader’s girlfriend draws the line at sharing the bed with a dog Celesbian Twitterings: Week Two http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/celesbian-twitterings-week-two.aspx What have our favourites tweeted this week? The Great Big Lesbian Dictionary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-great-big-lesbian-dictionary.aspx Ever been clam slammed while hitting on a stud? Decode lesbian lingo with DIVA’s handy lesbian lexicon New Year, old you http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/new-year,-old-you.aspx Sarah Leeves takes a realistic look at some popular resolutions The Other Mother http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-other-mother-non-bio-lesbian-mum-parenting-funnies.aspx Just what are both parents called, exactly? Comment: The Truth About Femmes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-the-truth-about-femmes.aspx It’s not that she hasn’t met the right guy yet. Fran Hayden explains why femmes are dykes too Win tickets to Jen Brister: Now and Then http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/win-tickets-to-jen-brister-now-then.aspx Jen's playing London's Soho Theatre and we have tickets to give away! The Rubbish Lesbian struggles with vet-iquette http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-vet-iquette.aspx This week a trip to the vet prompts a bubbly bathing revelation Top 10 Lesbian Jokes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-lesbian-jokes.aspx Why would lesbians like to be reincarnated as whales? Celesbian Twitterings: Week One http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/celesbian-twitterings-week-one.aspx We stalk the stars on Twitter so you don’t have to (much) Are young lesbians having an identity crisis? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/are-young-lesbians-having-an-identity-crisis.aspx Is TV stereotyping young gay and bisexual women and could this be why some of us are suffering an identity crisis? Hot Stuff: My girl's great but her accent grates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girls-great-but-her-accent-grates.aspx Regional accents: seriously sexy or total turn-off? Need a hearty midwinter chuckle? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/banish-the-winter-blues-with-a-night-of-comedy.aspx It might be time to treat yourself to a comedy show DIVA's top 5 books of 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva's-top-5-books-of-2012.aspx We list our favourite reads of the year that's just been National Diversity Awards 2013 nominations open http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-2013-nominations-open.aspx Your annual opportunity to nominate your own diversity role models Your New Year's Resolutions 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/your-new-years-resolutions-2013.aspx DIVA staff and readers share their resolutions for 2013 Full time mum, part-time lesbian? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-the-big-fuss-about-lesbian-parenting.aspx She's so far out of the lesbian loop, she can't even see the loop but she's still gay, says our new parenting columnist Top 5 DIVA news stories 2013 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/top-5-diva-news-stories-2013.aspx The stories that had us gripped in 2012 – and look set to run in 2013 5 Queer Band You Need To Know http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/5-queer-band-you-need-to-know.aspx If this lot don’t feature on your iPod, you’re missing out Did someone mention gay penguins in the classroom? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-someone-mention-gay-penguins-in-the-classroom.aspx How teachers (including my mum) are tackling homophobia in schools Mission: Surviving the January Sales http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/mission-surviving-the-january-sales.aspx With Christmas behind us, it’s time to arm yourself for the sales Top 5 Tastiest Tattoos + video http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-tastiest-tattoos.aspx A sexy selection of our favourite tattoos, on some of our favourite queer women! 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Here's what may be in store My big, gay Christmas wedding http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/my-big,-gay-christmas-wedding.aspx It’s a famously romantic time of year to propose or get wed says Gemma Rose Lez be safe this Christmas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/lez-be-safe-this-christmas.aspx How to look after your sexual health during the party season Bringing her home this Christmas? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/bringing-her-home-this-christmas.aspx If your girl’s about to meet your family for the first time, follow our 5-point guide The Rubbish Lesbian is looking gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-looking-gay.aspx It may be Christmas but she's still not wearing a dress Art review: Sanja Iveković http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-sanja-iveković.aspx What else changes when a country transitions from socialism to capitalism? Save 40% off a digital subscription http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/offers/save-40-off-a-digital-subscription.aspx A very merry Christmas from Team DIVA Cover interview: Ana Matronic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-ana-matronic.aspx On her bi relationships and Amnesty's campaign to end violence against lesbians Share the love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/share-the-love.aspx Learning from polyamorous relationships Video: Macklemore & Lewis – Same Love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-macklemore-lewis-–-same-love.aspx Could this be our new gay marriage anthem? 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Here's her take on an Xmas classic Art review: feminist artist Judy Chicago http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-artist-judy-chigago's-deflowered-and-ben-uri.aspx Anna McNay takes in two exhibits by the iconic American Video: Interview with Ana Matronic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-interview-with-ana-matronic.aspx The former Scissor Sisters singer speaks out about an important Amnesty International campaign Office party survival guide http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/office-party-survival-guide.aspx The do’s, the don’t and the OMG you didn’ts! Moany Old Cow: Same-sex marriage, unless you’re Anglican http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/moany-old-cow-same-sex-marriage,-unless-youre-anglican.aspx Could small-print clause scupper equal marriage proposals? Gay women in British basketball http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/gay-women-in-british-basketball.aspx The spectre of homophobia still stops lesbians coming out Lesbian representation in Lip Service “laughable”, BBC told http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-representation-in-lip-service-laughable,-bbc-told.aspx Real lesbian actors/writers make all the difference, says actors union Equity I dream of Dannii http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/i-dream-of-dannii.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian fesses up about her guilty pleasure Same-sex marriage bill bans Anglican weddings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-marriage-bill-bans-anglican-weddings.aspx Row escalates as gay couple prepare to mount legal challenge Nebraska lesbian lied about attack says court http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nebraska-lesbian-lied-about-attack-says-court.aspx Charlie Rogers faces a year in prison Hot Stuff: I hate how my bits look http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-hate-how-my-bits-look.aspx A reader worries that her vulva doesn't meet the porn standard Sports Personality of the Year 2012: winning women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sports-personality-of-the-year-2012-winning-women.aspx Don’t miss your chance to vote this Sunday, 16 December Government announces same-sex marriage bill http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-announces-same-sex-marriage-bill.aspx Equal marriage: it’s on its way, says government Xmas gifts: Foodie treats for her http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gifts-foodie-treats-for-her.aspx Whether she loves making the best food or simply eating it, you won't go far wrong with these Christmas gift ideas UPDATE: Government to announce full plans for equal marriage tomorrow http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-to-announce-full-plans-for-equal-marriage-tomorrow.aspx Religious establishments permitted to hold same-sex unions, says PM David Cameron Curate the lesbian online shop YOU want http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/divadirect-reader-poll.aspx Looking for the exclusive lesbian gifts you want? 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Movie project: Portrait of a Serial Monogamist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/movie-project-portrait-of-a-serial-monogamist.aspx Toronto film crew turn to DIVA readers It happens to us too http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/it-happens-to-us-too.aspx Charity video addresses domestic abuse in same-sex relationships Film review: Call me Kuchu http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-call-me-kuchu.aspx An important, timely comment on LGBT activism in Uganda, says our reviewer Hot Stuff: Should I wait for my “busy” online date? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-wait-for-my-busy-online-date.aspx DIVA’s sex and relationships expert wades into the wild west world of internet dating A very les Christmas message http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-very-les-christmas-message.aspx One imagines how lesbian alternatives to The Queen’s Message might look GALOP ahead this Christmas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/galop-ahead-this-christmas-.aspx Buy gifts online and raise money for an LGBT charity at no cost to you Fifty Shades has taught us a thing or two http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/fifty-shades-has-taught-us-a-thing-or-two-.aspx Sales of sex-toys are soaring as British women get in touch with their inner Anastasia The life and times of a 20-something http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-life-and-times-of-a-20-something.aspx At 24, Sarah Leeves wonders if it's time to start taking things seriously Dude where's my groom? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-isdefying-gender-expectations.aspx At a friend's civil partnership, Rubbish Lesbian finds herself defying gender expectations NUS ‘Christmas card’ demands equal marriage rights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nus-christmas-card-demands-equal-marriage-rights-.aspx National Union of Students campaign presses Cameron for vote on equal marriage Top 5 reasons to be queer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-reasons-to-be-queer.aspx Why queer rocks our world We're in the mood for dancin' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/we're-in-the-mood-for-dancin.aspx Kick off your shoes for a new women-only 5Rhythms session - the most fun you can have on a dancefloor Hot Stuff: My girl’s fallen out of love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girls-fallen-out-of-love.aspx Is it the end of the road for us, a reader asks the DIVA sexpert Review: Women play jazz at Streatham’s Hideaway http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-women-play-jazz-at-streathams-hideaway-.aspx Loo Hobin reveals a hidden treasure for music-lovers in south London National Aids Trust brings the bling for World Aids Day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/world-aids-day-brings-the-bling.aspx Show your support with some sparkle Different but equal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/sarah-leeves-on-uganda's-gay-hate-bill.aspx Sign the petition against Uganda's proposed 'Kill the Gays' Bill and celebrate our differences, says Sarah Leeves Theatre review: I Stand Corrected http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-i-stand-corrected.aspx Within days of opening, a play about lesbian love in South Africa has picked up six award nominations and standing ovations. Iman Qureshi finds out why The lesbian network http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-lesbian-network.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian works the room - or does she? Cover interview: X Factor's Jade Ellis http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-x-factor's-jade-ellis.aspx She may have been voted off the show, but the sultry-voiced lesbian mum still has the X factor Queer fanzines: DIY for life http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-fanzines-diy-for-life.aspx As London gears up for its first queer zine fest, DIVA finds out why fanzines are perfect for those who feel mis-represented in mainstream media Come as you are http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/orgasms-what-do-to-if-you-don't-have-them-and-how-to-improve-them.aspx There are still many destructive myths about orgasms. DIVA sheds some light how to have one, how to improve them and why they don’t have to be the goal of your sex life Hot Stuff: She won't leave me alone http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-won't-leave-me-alone.aspx The relationship's over but this reader's ex is baiting her via Facebook. Our sexpert wades into the fray Crazy Bitches need your money http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/crazy-bitches-need-your-money.aspx Independent filmmaker Jane Clark has turned to her audience to help get her new lez slasher flick made Comedy Review: Susan Calman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comedy-review-susan-calman.aspx The comic holds her audience rapt with a must-see show Gay character? Not main character http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-character-not-main-character.aspx Sarah Leeves looks for the lesbians in mainstream tv Fit to Fight: Week 8 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-8.aspx Lucy Fry looks back on the culmination of 8 weeks' hardcore training: fight night One small room at the inn http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/one-small-room-at-the-inn.aspx Rubbish lesbian is sharing a double bed. With a work mate. Oops Pickering: help get a new film made http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pickering-help-get-a-new-film-made.aspx Your chance to support the arts! Filmmakers Alix, Holly and Renay introduce their project: a short film about a little girl with a big crush Hot Stuff: Is she too close to her ex? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hot-stuff-is-she-too-close-to-her-ex.aspx How close is too close for comfort? DIVA's sexpert gets stuck in Science, engineering and maths to be LGBT History Month 2013 theme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/turing's-bletchley-park-to-host-lgbt-history-month-launch.aspx Bletchley Park, former home to Alan Turing to host an event to launch next year's LGBT History Month Fit to Fight: Week 7 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-7.aspx With just days to go til she's fighting in the ring, Lucy Fry says boxing has changed her for the better “What’s wrong with gendering toys?” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-gender-jury.aspx Sarah Leeves on Xmas catalogues and the parents and children saying no to the ‘norm’ Top 10 things to do with that unused, dusty dildo http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-to-do-with-an-unused-dildo.aspx So your sex toys are sitting unloved? Here are some alternative uses for them Campaign: The Backbone Zone http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/campaign-the-backbone-zone.aspx “Everyone has a backbone. Use yours,” is the message of a new anti-bullying campaign Hot Stuff: She’s selfish in bed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she’s-selfish-in-bed.aspx DIVA’s sexpert offers advice to a reader with a lazy girlfriend Preview: The 1st London Feminist Film Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-the-1st-london-feminist-film-festival.aspx We take a look at the London Feminist Film Festival's inaugural programme and chat to its organiser, Anna Read Book review: First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-first-spring-grass-fire.aspx Nazmia Jamal on a debut novel about growing up queer in a Pentecostal family 5 Ways To Come Out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/5-ways-to-come-out.aspx In a quandary about coming out? If you haven't done it yet, here's how Top 10 things NOT to say to a lesbian parent http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-not-to-say-to-a-lesbian-parent.aspx You may want to share this handy guide with some of the less enlightened folk who cross your path... Alison Moyet and Sue Perkins attend star studded charity event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/alison-moyet-and-sue-perkins-attend-star-studded-charity-event.aspx Diversity Role Models carnival event raises £76,000 Art review: Hannah Brown http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-hannah-brown.aspx According to Germaine Greer, the fact there are few women landscape artists “has to do with authority". Not so in the work of Hannah Brown, says Anna McNay. Nicola Adams takes the top spot again http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bisexual-boxer-nicola-adams-tops-the-indy-on-sunday-pink-list.aspx The bisexual Olympic boxing champ tops the Independent on Sunday's annual Pink list. Fit to fight: Week 6 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-6.aspx Following in the footsteps of Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams, Lucy Fry gets closer to match day The lady is a tramp http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-lady-is-a-tramp.aspx Sarah Leeves long jumps across the fine line between 'class' and 'slut' The Rubbish Lesbian: Shock and phwoar? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-shock-and-phwoar.aspx Who DOESN'T get a little buzz from shocking the parents now and then? Indie publishers Little Episodes seek queer writing http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/indie-publishers-little-episodes-seek-queer-submissions.aspx Anthology to celebrate LGBT identity Profile: Artist Aura Satz http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/profile-artist-aura-satz.aspx "I really like objects which have a powerfully disorienting effect" TV: Who's that girl? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/who's-that-girl.aspx Rebecca Ellis checks out a show that charts the careers, ambitions and sexual woes of four feisty female New Yorkers 10 things not to hear on a first date http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/10-things-not-to-say-on-a-first-date.aspx We all make dating mistakes, but these slip-ups could be unforgivable… Fit To Fight: Week 5 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-5.aspx Lucy Fry continues in her quest to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match by 16 November. We follow her progress... DVD Review: Pam Ann Non-Stop Live From New York City http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-pam-ann-non-stop-live-from-new-york-city.aspx Sarah Leeves checks out some queer in-flight entertainment Top 10 Lesbian Myths http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-lesbian-myths.aspx There is a secret handshake... isn't there? Winter is coming, great news for dating http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/winter-is-coming,-great-news-for-dating.aspx The latest installment of dating advice from DIVA Date Hot Stuff: My girlfriend's a workaholic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girlfriend's-a-workaholic.aspx What to do when your other half has put her career first Love at the click of a mouse? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/love-at-the-click-of-a-mouse.aspx We examine the pitfalls and positives of online dating Interview: X Factor's Lucy Spraggan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-x-factor's-lucy-spraggan.aspx On the unexpected benefits of fame and what she'd like to see change for lesbians Cover interview: Clare Balding http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-clare-balding.aspx How does it feel to be Clare Balding? One to watch out for: Heading Out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/one-to-watch-out-for-heading-out.aspx Sue Perkins is joined by a well known cast as production of her new, self-written show is underway Review: Who is Ana Mendieta? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ana-mendieta-graphic-book.aspx The life and work of the brilliant Cuban feminist artist is on display in an innovative graphic novel exhibition Heather Peace full of praise for the Pink List http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pink-list-2012-nominations.aspx And it's time to make YOUR nominations for the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2012 10 ways that show she's too into you (and you're just not that into her) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-ways-to-tell-that-she's-too-into-you.aspx Sometimes she just doesn't give up and sometimes you might need to be a bit more direct... Top 10 things NOT to say to a lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-things-not-to-say-to-a-lesbian.aspx Just sayin' Review: Heather Peace The Fairytales Tour DVD http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-heather-peace-the-fairytales-tour-dvd.aspx We take a wasabi-tinged gander at Heather's Fairytales tour documentary Fit to Fight: Week 4 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-4.aspx Lucy Fry continues in her quest to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match by 16 November. We follow her progress Film review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower.aspx Our film reviewer checks out a new film about adolescent angst (warning: contains spoilers) Re. Lip Service: An open letter to the BBC http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/re-lip-service-an-open-letter-to-the-bbc.aspx Not everyone likes ballroom dancing. Some of us want lesbian drama Comedy: Mae Martin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-comic-mae-martin.aspx Heard the one about the lesbian? New comedy talent about to go stellar Hot Stuff: The homemade harness http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-the-homemade-harness.aspx Our sexpert shares her thoughts on do-it-yourself dabbling Interview: Queer Jewish band The Shondes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-queer-jewish-band-the-shondes.aspx The Brooklyn-based group chat about identity, politics, Judith Butler and the meaning of their name Entertainment round-up: Lyrics and Laughs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/entertainment-round-up-lyrics-and-laughs.aspx Get Closer with Tegan and Sara as they get set to tour the UK, whilst Sacha Baron Cohen looks to be cashing in on all things lesbian. VIDEO: The xx's Chained http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-xx-new-video-chained-from-coexist.aspx The xx release the eery video for their second single, Chained Fit to Fight: Week 3 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-3.aspx Lucy Fry continues in her quest to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match by 16 November. This week she takes a hard knock. We follow her progress... The Rubbish Lesbian meets the salesman of her Dreams http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-meets-the-salesman-of-her-dreams.aspx This week, our columnist and her girlfriend go mattress shopping Video: Workin Woman's Blues by Valerie June http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-workin-womans-blues-by-valerie-june.aspx What's giving us ear-worms this week? This is! Profile: The Clams http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/profile-the-clams.aspx Meet the Spanish eight-woman soul, rhythm and blues band Hot Stuff: What I look for in a lover http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-what-i-look-for-in-a-lover.aspx DIVA's sexpert lays it all out for a would-be suitor Q and A: Polari Prize shortlisted author Max Wallis http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/q-and-a-polari-prize-shortlisted-author-max-wallis.aspx The shortlisted poet on his work, which deals with the theme of doomed love Q and A: Polari Prize shortlisted poet John McCullough http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/q-and-a-polari-prize-shortlisted-author-john-mccullough.aspx On his book of queer (and straight) love poems, The Frost Fairs Film preview: Fire http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-fire.aspx Ground-breaking Indian lesbian film in Channel 4's Queer India season Fit to fight: Week 2 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-2.aspx Lucy Fry continues in her quest to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match by 16 November. We follow her progress... Diary of a (lesbian) folkie.. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diary-of-a-folkie.aspx Nu-lesbian folk is where its at, er, folks. And there's nowhere better to find it than an O'Hooley &Tidow gig coming to a pub near you this autumn Did someone say "slutty"? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/did-someone-say-slutty.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian treats the in-laws to an unfortunate faux pas Q and A: Polari Prize shortlisted author Terry Ronald http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/q-and-a-polari-prize-shortlisted-author-terry-ronald.aspx The Becoming Nancy writer talks about his novel, musical obsessions and his friendship with the Minogues Hot Stuff: A reader in need http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-a-reader-in-need.aspx Anyone out there remember an actress named Jessica Adams? Q and A: Polari Prize shortlisted author North Morgan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/q-and-a-polari-shortlisted-author-north-morgan.aspx We chat to the author of bleak comic novel Exit Through The Wound Interview: Horse McDonald http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-horse-mcdonald.aspx Following the release her new album Home, the legendary Horse is coming to a town near you. DIVA caught up with her Q & A: Polari shortlisted author Vicky Ryder http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/q-and-a-polari-shortlisted-author-vicky-ryder.aspx In the first of an online series, we chat with one of Polari's shortlisted authors Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/breast-cancer-awareness-month-2012.aspx Through the pink fog, a surprisingly desirable pair of sneaks emerge... Fit to fight: Week 1 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/fit-to-fight-week-one.aspx In just over 8 weeks Lucy Fry aims to be fit enough to box in a “white collar” match. We follow her progress The Rubbish Lesbian: The open door policy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-the-open-door-policy.aspx A cat caravan causes problems on holiday for our columnist Join DIVA's lesbian & bisexual kiss-in http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/big-gay-10k-lesbian-kiss-in.aspx Kick off the Big Gay 10K with a massive PDA Hot Stuff: Am I Wrong To Fantasise During Sex? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-am-i-wrong-to-fantasise-during-sex.aspx DIVA's lesbian sexpert unravels a reader's reliance on her imagination The bi hitch? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-bi-hitch.aspx Does bisexuality disappear when you say "I do"? Vulva love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/vulva-love.aspx Where female genitals are concerned, there is no "normal" Cover interview: Naomi Wolf http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-naomi-wolf.aspx The feminist author on her new book, Vagina: A New Biography Polari First Book Prize shortlist announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/polari-first-book-prize-shortlist-announced.aspx Five books to vie for £1000 LGBT literary prize Music review: Caroline Gilmour http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-caroline-gilmour.aspx Stephanie Davies is impressed by the up-and-coming Scottish singer Radio: Catch DIVA's editor Jane Czyzselska on air! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jane-czyzselska-on-the-lesbian-lounge-october-2012.aspx The Lesbian Lounge with Denise & Donna on MyLesbianRadio.com has a DIVA moment... The New Normal: too much like the old normal? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-new-normal-too-much-like-the-old-normal.aspx The new comedy is coming to E4 (video) Film preview: Two Lives http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-two-lives.aspx How do friends, lovers, family translate intimacy and private dialogue into public art? Dahlia Noir: the stench of misogyny http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/dahlia-noir-the-stench-of-misogyny.aspx Moany Old Cow scents something rotten in the marketing of Givenchy's new fragrance Preview: Rachael Stirling, Lu Corfield in Medea http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-rachael-stirling-and-lu-corfield-in-medea.aspx Catch the Tipping the Velvet and Doctors stars in new staging of Greek tragedy Peter Tatchell wins lifetime achievement award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-wins-lifetime-achievement-award.aspx National Diversity Awards honours Peter Tatchell, Paris Lees, and news portal Gay Star News Profile: Out To Swim http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/profile-out-to-swim.aspx One member's story of her experiences at the LGBT swimming club Berkeley’s On the Right Track for Bisexual Visibility http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/berkeley-on-the-right-track-for-bisexual-visibility.aspx This Sunday is a day for global bisexual visibility. Madmen and English lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/madmen-and-english-lesbians-out-in-the-midday-sun.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian discusses business out in the midday sun Interview: Kal Lavelle http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kal-lavelle.aspx Laura Muldoon interviews (and falls for) the singer-songwriter Heather Peace announces DVD release and UK tour dates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-announces-dvd-release-and-tour-dates.aspx Fairytales tour documentary to be released 24 September Review: Amanda Palmer's Theatre is Evil http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-amanda-palmers-theatre-is-evil.aspx Bisexual singer Amanda Palmer releases a new album The Queen of Kings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-queen-of-kings.aspx Why Sarah Leeves got bound, packed and tashed up all for DIVA Meet Mélange Lavonne, hiphop’s luminary lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/meet-mélange-lavonne,-hiphop’s-luminary-lesbian.aspx The lesbian hiphop artist is releasing a new studio album Hot Stuff: Practically a couple but we don’t have sex http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-practically-a-couple-but-we-don’t-have-sex.aspx A reader asks the DIVA sexpert if her best friend could ever be her girlfriend The Cotton Ceiling: trans sexual politics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-cotton-ceiling-trans-sexual-politics.aspx What is the cotton ceiling and how does it affect trans women in the lesbian and bi community? You are invited to the Diversity Role Models Carnival! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/you-are-invited-to-the-diversity-role-models-carnival.aspx Support Diversity Role Models in their efforts to tackle homophobia in schools Equal marriage: Stella & Lucy speak out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/equal-marriage-stella-and-lucy-speak-out.aspx Lesbian fashion queens Stella and Lucy are campaigning to wed in church National health project for lesbian & bisexual women launched http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-health-project-for-lesbian-bisexual-women-launched.aspx ‘Well Women’ project is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women Project Tottenham celebrates diversity in cinema http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/project-tottenham-celebrates-diversity-in-cinema.aspx Event showcases LGBT films which reflect a plethora of cultures and communities Video: Cat Power Cherokee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-cat-power-cherokee.aspx Got four minutes? Check out this new video from the rather brilliant Cat Power Hot Stuff: Dildos for beginners http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-dildos-for-beginners.aspx DIVA’s lesbian sexpert offers a reader tips on strap-on strategy Emily Hartridge wants to be a lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/emily-hartridge-wants-to-be-a-lesbian.aspx The straight video blogger lists the ten reasons she would go gay. VIDEO: Have you heard of Nikki Lynette yet? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/have-you-heard-of-nikki-lynette-yet.aspx The rap artist’s new single ticks all the boxes I Wish I Was Gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/i-wish-i-was-gay.aspx Bisexuality is still a touchy subject for the LGBT community Preview: "Old age sucks and it's going to be great." http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ashton-applewhite-talk-on-ageing.aspx Ashton Applewhite, the myth-busting sixty-something is in London for one night only - don't miss her! The Lesbian Who Cried Wolf http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-lesbian-who-cried-wolf.aspx Nebraskan Charlie Rogers is not the first gay woman to be accused of staging a hate crime Can Lesbianism be a Fashion Statement? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/can-lesbianism-be-a-fashion-statement.aspx Straight girls, you are so last season. Didn’t you know that lesbian chic is in this autumn? Walk this way: Slutwalk 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/walk-this-way-slutwalk-2012.aspx Join the march to protest against blaming victims of sexual assault Learn to ask, learn to listen to the answers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/learn-to-ask,-learn-to-listen-to-the-answers.aspx The latest installment of relationship advice from DIVA Date Interview: Camille Paglia on Alfred Hitchcock http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-camille-paglia-on-hitchcock-at-the-bfi.aspx Following the recent celebration of film director Alfred Hitchcock at London's BFI, DIVA hooked up with the provocative professor 50 Cent’s new song, Be My Bitch, is a sapphic shame http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/50-cents-new-song,-be-my-bitch,-is-a-sapphic-shame.aspx Rapper's new video just latest example of chart lezploitation Dyke March London Needs You! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/-dyke-march-london-needs-you.aspx Get involved and help plan London’s biggest lez/bi march next year Knights in Shining Armani http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/knights-in-shining-armani.aspx In the fight for train seats, is chivalry dead? Hot Stuff: She just wants sex, sex, sex http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-she-just-wants-sex,-sex,-sex.aspx A reader whose girlfriend has a higher libido than her begs for a solution Why is My Student LGBT Soc in Crisis? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-is-my-student-lgbt-soc-in-crisis.aspx University LGBT networks can be lifesavers - use 'em or lose 'em Why is football homophobic? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/why-is-football-homophobic.aspx And what steps are being done to tackle it? asks Kim Blunden Freeganism: love food, hate waste http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/freeganism-love-food,-hate-waste.aspx The new food craze (maybe) that costs you nothing The taken and the single http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-taken-and-the-single.aspx Kim Blunden explores the differences between couples and their single friends Review: Transformers: Portraits by Sadie Lee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-transformers-portraits-by-sadie-lee.aspx Underground icons and gender benders take centre stage at a new exhibition My First Pride: Cardiff Mardi Gras 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/-my-first-pride-cardiff-mardi-gras-2012.aspx Last weekend, Cardiff held Wales’ first ever Mardi Gras Parade. It was a first for Emily Howard, 18, too Video: X Factor's Lucy Spraggan interviewed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-x-factor's-lucy-spraggan-interviewed.aspx The out gay songwriter who wowed the X Factor audience talks to DIVA's Bella Qvist No ticket? No problem! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/no-ticket-no-problem!.aspx Our unofficial guide to the ‘perfect’ Brighton Pride Video: Tori Amos 'Flavor' from Gold Dust http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-tori-amos-'flavor'-from-gold-dust.aspx Tori Amos set to release thirteenth studio album on October 1 The Rubbish Lesbian: An Inappropriate Kiss http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-an-inappropriate-kiss.aspx A warm welcome gets slightly out of hand for our columnist Hot Stuff: In search of lesbian-friendly porn http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-in-search-of-lesbian-friendly-porn.aspx Our resident sexpert discovers that les-friendly porn isn't so hard to find TV review: Sweet start for Bad Sugar http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-sweet-start-for-bad-sugar.aspx You can’t trust anyone in the family.... Dealing with hetero-curiosity isn’t so straight-forward http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/why-answering-questions-about-being-a-lesbian-is-tough.aspx Why answering questions about being a lesbian is tough A(nother) lesbian version of Fifty Shades of Grey? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/is-this-the-lesbian-(film)-version-of-50-shades-of-grey.aspx Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace star in erotic thriller, Passion Here come the Golden Girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/here-come-the-golden-girls.aspx Move over Jessica Ennis, the superwomen are coming Comment: Love is in the hair http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-love-is-in-the-hair.aspx Can hair be gay? Ask Miley Cyrus and Rachel Evan Wood Opinion: Single? Lez-friendly? She must be gay! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-single-lez-friendly-she-must-be-gay!.aspx Is pressure on Hollywood's single women increasing, asks Kim Blunden An Evening with Naomi Wolf tickets available http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/an-evening-with-naomi-wolf.aspx Feminist author will be discussing her forthcoming book Vagina: A New Biography in Brighton next month Sue Perkins to star in new sitcom http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-to-star-in-new-sitcom.aspx Heading Out will tackle the trauma of coming out to your family A little trip to bank holiday hell anyone? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/a-little-trip-to-bank-holiday-hell-anyone.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is off to IKEA Lez find a woman! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lez-find-a-woman!.aspx The 'gaydar' in your back pocket - will you be downloading LezFindr? Lesbian ‘tortured’ in Nebraska 'hate-crime' has been charged http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-‘tortured’-in-nebraska-'hate-crime'-has-been-charged-.aspx Charlie Rogers, 33, has been charged with making false claims to police about an alleged homophobic attack Hot Stuff: My Little Sister’s Come Out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-little-sister’s-come-out.aspx The DIVA sexpert answers a reader whose sister has followed her out of the closet From Russia with Hate: Where is the love? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/from-russia-with-hate.aspx Reflections on Russia's anti-gay movement Eating disorders live chat service launched http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/eating-disorders-live-chat-service-launched.aspx The UK's leading eating disorder charity, Beat, has launched weekly live chats for LGBT young people Sign up today for the Big Gay 10K http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sign-up-today-for-the-big-gay-10k!.aspx The funnest charity fundraiser offers public kissing, great performances and lesbian jam The Hunger director Tony Scott dies http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-hunger-director-tony-scott-dies.aspx Top Gun director also brought us the 80s lesbian vampire classic starring Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon Art review: Martha Rosler http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-martha-rosler.aspx The feminist artist’s miniature comment on the tragedy of war is a must-see Winners of Pride in the House gay and lesbian art competition announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/winners-of-pride-in-the-house-gay-and-lesbian-art-competition-announced.aspx An art competition celebrating the art work of gay and lesbian artists has announced the finalists, who are in with a chance of a free solo show of their work. Proud to be… UK Black Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/proud-to-be…-uk-black-pride.aspx Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director & Co-Founder, on the meaning and importance of Black Pride UK Black Pride 2012: In or Out? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/uk-black-pride-2012-in-or-out-.aspx Iman Qureshi joins the revellers at the Ministry of Sound for UK Black Pride 2012 but leaves feeling more closeted than proud Hot Stuff: Should I make a sex-tape? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-make-a-sex-tape.aspx DIVA's lesbian sexpert advises a reader whose girlfriend wants a record of their sex life The Rubbish Les: What makes a "good lesbian"? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-toasts-the-lesbian-inside-all-of-us.aspx Liking cats, quiche and quinoa may just mean you have good taste Photography: Ellen von Unwerth: Do Not Disturb http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/photography-ellen-von-unwerth-do-not-disturb.aspx The provocative model-turned-fashion photographer puts 'edgy' women at the heart of her new work Subscribe to DIVA and claim your free DVD http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/offers/subscribe-to-diva-and-get-a-free-dvd.aspx Choose between the runaway hit at the LLGFF 2012, Kiss Me, or taboo-busting indie drama Mary Marie Cover interview: Skunk Anansie's Skin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-skunk-anansie's-skin.aspx On bank fraud, environmentalism, why she rates Jessie J and her forthcoming wedding At the Lip Service fan event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/glasgow-lip-service-fan-event.aspx We head to Glasgow to meet Lip Service's Heather, Anna, Fiona and co. LGB black and ethnic minorities ‘isolated’ by public services, says new report. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgb-black-and-ethnic-minorities-‘isolated’-by-public-services,-says-new-report.aspx A new report from the LGB equality charity Stonewall reveals how public services are seriously failing Britain’s 400,000 black and minority ethnic LGB people Top ranking lesbian podcast goes live tonight! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/top-ranking-lesbian-podcast-goes-live-tonight!.aspx Don't miss the top ranking iTunes lesbian podcast: the Lesbian Lounge DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska Review & video: Turning, Dir Charles Atlas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-video-turning,-dir-charles-atlas.aspx Cult film director captures Antony and The Johnsons and friends on tour LGB people seven times more likely to take drugs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgb-people-seven-times-more-likely-to-take-drugs.aspx The first ever survey into substance use by lesbian, gay and bisexual people shows we are more likely to binge drink and take drugs than the wider population. Review: Carly Bryant's latest album http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-carly-bryant's-latest-album.aspx Out singer-songwriter Carly Bryant is back, with "bluesy, upbeat" album Four and Twenty Blackbirds Top 5 embarrassing things that would only happen to lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-embarrassing-things-that-would-only-happen-to-lesbians.aspx Lesbians are a rare breed, and with that comes a unique set of circumstances, some of which are great. And some not so much Carol Ann Duffy Olympic poem 'beyond excrescence' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carol-ann-duffy-olympic-poem-'beyond-excrescence'-.aspx Tory priest slams the lesbian poet laureate's brilliant new work Manchester Pride: 'Best line-up yet' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester-pride-'best-line-up-yet'.aspx Steps, Queer’d Science and the Pink Dog Show…all at this year’s Manchester Pride Top five things that lesbians are supposed to like but perhaps don’t http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-five-things-that-lesbians-are-supposed-to-like-but-perhaps-don’t.aspx We can't help it, some of us just break the mould Peter Tatchell and Paris Lees make National Diversity Awards 2012 shortlist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-and-paris-lees-make-national-diversity-awards-2012-shortlist.aspx The shortlist for the National Diversity Awards rewards those who contribute to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in society. The Rubbish Lesbian: No, we're not sisters http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-no,-we're-not-sisters.aspx The moment when passers-by make sibling assumptions about you and your gf. Awkward. Celebrity lesbian (and bisexual) parents! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/celebrity-lesbian-(and-bisexual)-parents!.aspx A new show could help you to be one. A parent, that is. Not a celebrity. London LGBT sports clubs offer free taster sessions http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/out-for-sport-to-host-week-of-sport-taster-sessions.aspx Out for Sport showcases the capital's inclusive sports community Second class Olympians? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/second-class-olympians.aspx We may be scooping up medals but women are still being treated as second class citizens at the Olympics Preview: Edinburgh's queer underground festival Pussy Whipped http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/preview-edinburgh's-pussy-whipped-festival.aspx Tickets go on sale for Edinburgh's "mind-blowing" queer-feminist festival Hot Stuff: Should I marry her? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-marry-her.aspx DIVA’s sexpert guides a blushing maybe-bride Review: Antony's Meltdown http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-antony's-meltdown.aspx The annual arts festival, curated by trans singer and feminist, Antony serves up a beguiling matriarchal vision with Joan As Policewoman, Marina Abramovic and others Lesbian-run London gallery hosts prestigious group show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-run-london-gallery-hosts-prestigious-group-show.aspx London's WW gallery in Clerkenwell showcases a selection of LGBT and feminism-inspired works Laura Steel kicks it in Sheffield http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/laura-steel-kicks-it-in-sheffield.aspx She had her first chart hit in 2010. Now she's released her debut album. Bella Qvist caught her at Sheftival in Laura’s hometown. IOC called upon to enforce Olympic Charter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ioc-called-upon-to-enforce-olympic-charter.aspx 880 protesters show their support in making sure the Olympics are fair and equal for all Leeds Pride huge success http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/leeds-pride-2012.aspx Biggest ever Pride event for Yorkshire's LGBT community goes down a storm - during a storm! Fantastic line up for Big Gay 10K revealed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/fantastic-line-up-for-big-gay-10k-revealed.aspx Celebrate your efforts with Zoe Lyons, Jen Brister, Bethany Black and many more at the Gay Village fete Want to be a part of DIVA's new blind date column? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/diva-lesbian-blind-date.aspx Interested in going on a blind date and appearing in DIVA? Read on. Lesbian seagull http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-seagull.aspx Lesbian seagull - hottest Google lesbian-related search term? Really? Everybody out. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/everybody-out.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian accidentally comes out to the new girl at work...during a fire alarm test Olympic sportswomen show the chaps how its done http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/olympic-sports-women.aspx Let's hear it for the women who are doing us proud Lesbian Disney kiss causes Guernsey furore http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-disney-kiss-causes-guernsey-furore.aspx A kiss is just a kiss? Not when Ariel and Jasmine lock lips in the Channel Islands Hot Stuff: My girl and I had a threesome with a male friend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girl-and-i-had-a-threesome-with-a-male-friend.aspx DIVA’s sexpert reassures a reader The History Girls - Boost to Team GB Medal Hopes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/wwwdivamagcoukteamgbhopepowell.aspx Hope Powell's team GB women's footballers made history again at the 2012 Olympics. Wake up to an orgasm, every day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/wake-up-to-an-orgasm,-every-day.aspx A new sex toy claims to get you up (and off) every morning Olympic women deserve equal treatment says rights campaigner http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/olympic-women-deserve-equal-treatment-says-rights-campaigner.aspx Women's inequality at Olympics is symbolized in medal ceremonies, says the Peter Tatchell Foundation Interview & video: Peggy Seeger http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-video-peggy-seeger.aspx The original first lady-lovin' lady of folk speaks to Rose McAfee about her new album Interview: Kiss Me http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kiss-me-star-and-writer-director.aspx Actress Ruth Vega Fernandez and writer-director Alexandra-Therese Keining tell us about the brilliant new Swedish lesbian film Angela Eagle announced as Liverpool Pride patron http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/angela-eagle-announced-as-liverpool-pride-patron.aspx Lesbian Labour MP to lead parade on 4 August Music: Saint Lou Lou 'Maybe You' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-saint-lou-lou-'maybe-you'.aspx Check out this dreamy pop track from twin sisters Saint Lou Lou Interview: Performance artist Kembra Pfaler http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-performance-artist-kembra-pfaler.aspx We chat about this year’s Meltdown, Future Feminism and going for a wee in Starbucks Endless love? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/endless-love.aspx In a long-term relationship? Share the secrets of your success with others in a new nationwide project Delicious Divas lesbian erotic fiction ebook published http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/delicious-divas-erotic-fiction-ebook-published.aspx Download stories by our competition winners for free until 2 August Film preview & video: Jack and Diane http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-video-jack-and-diane.aspx An intelligent, dark tale of two queer teenagers, starring Elvis Presley's granddaughter, has caught the film buffs' attention Q&A: Three Veils cast http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-three-veils-cast.aspx Sheetal Sheth, Mercedes Masohn and Angela Zahra chat about their roles Top 5 places to watch the Olympics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-places-to-watch-the-olympics.aspx No tickets to the Olympics? No matter - we've picked out some of the best places to catch all the action. Excited, much? "When it comes to sport I excell - at watching." http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-olympic-fever.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian has caught Olympic fever, in a relaxed sort of way Hot Stuff: Bringing my girl on holiday with my folks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-bringing-my-girl-on-holiday-with-my-folks.aspx Our sexpert’s correspondent this week is homo for the holidays Women demand end to Olympic gender discrimination http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/women-demand-end-to-olympic-gender-discrimination.aspx Activists say Olympic committee promotes sexist bias Video: Tatler magazine's lesbian party http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tatler-magazine-lesbian-party.aspx Tatler magazine's exclusive video featuring Sue Perkins, Clare Balding, Alison Goldfrapp, Stella Duffy, Sophie Ward and Fiona Shaw lip-synching to LMFAO sexy rap track David Cameron calls on churches to get behind 'gay' marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/david-cameron-calls-on-churches-to-support-equal-marriage.aspx The Prime Minister urges Conservative party MPs and church leaders to get behind equal marriage When should you introduce her to your friends? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/when-should-you-introduce-her-to-your-friends.aspx The latest installment of relationship advice from DIVA Date. Video: Jen Brister's Lady Ha Ha mockumentary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lady-ha-ha-jen-brister-mockumentary-episodes.aspx In which Jen has a meeting with a top comedy agent and Zoe Lyons breaks America Music review & video: Lana Del Rey http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-video-lana-del-rey.aspx Del Rey's new single 'Summertime sadness' features a lesbian suicide pact Lesbian tortured in Nebraska hate crime http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-tortured-in-nebraska-hate-crime.aspx Anti-gay slurs were carved into woman’s skin and daubed on wall Foodie review (and reader offer): Tonkotsu http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-tonkotsu-noodle-bar.aspx New lesbian-owned Japanese street food restaurant is talk of London's Soho First US woman astronaut comes out in obituary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/first-us-woman-astronaut-comes-out-in-obituary.aspx Following Sally Ride's death, her family have confirmed that she was in a relationship with a woman. Female trouble http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gender-stereotypes-and-the-olympics.aspx Gender-testing of female athletes is unfair and unfounded but the International Olympic Committee insists on it Review: Geo Wyeth and Hahn-Bin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-geo-wyeth-and-hahn-bin.aspx Roz Kaveney is impressed by a Soho theatre double bill Proud to play: lesbian football http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/proud-to-play-lesbian-football.aspx How a UK sports org helped kit out a team in Ukraine Theatre review & video: Sappho… in 9 fragments http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-video-sappho…-in-9-fragments.aspx Making sense of Sappho. This one-woman show tries to piece the 'Dykon' together again. Who's that girl? It's the Queen of Pop. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-reviews-madonna's-hyde-park-gig.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian reviews Madonna's Hyde Park gig Edinburgh Festival 2012 Round-Up http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/edinburgh-festival-2012-round-up.aspx Our pick of (mainly) lez and bi things to do at the Edinburgh Festivals this year L Fest 2012 a great success http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-fest-2012-a-great-success.aspx Spirits not dampened at second annual lesbian fest Hot Stuff: I cheated on her - what now? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-cheated-on-her-what-now.aspx DIVA's sex and relationships expert advises a guilty partner Could you pick your vulva out of a line-up? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/could-you-pick-your-vulva-out-of-a-line-up.aspx Send us a photo and be a part of our forthcoming Naked issue Music review: The xx – Angels http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-the-xx-–-angels.aspx South London indie rock band The xx finally return with new single, Angels Film review: Anarchy Girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-anarchy-girls.aspx Lithuania's first lesbian film is subversive and radical but is it any good? Could British lesbians use an L-PAC? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/clare-balding-sandi-toksvig-in-british-lpac.aspx As the government drags its feet on rubber-stamping gay marriage, could we do with a high profile (celebrity) lesbian-run campaign? Official Lip Service event "a resounding success" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-fan-event.aspx Close to 300 fans attended Glasgow event on 15 July Review: Bijou cocktail club http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bijou-lesbian-cocktail-club-first-birthday.aspx London's premier lesbian and bisexual cocktail club celebrates first birthday Muff Scouts rule! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/muff-scouts.aspx Fancy some falconry? Crossbowing? A ride on a trapeze? Perhaps some dirt-biking or skydiving with some lesbian, bisexual and trans peeps? Read on Review: UK's leading LGBT artists in major group show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/clifford-chance-lgbt-sports-exhibition.aspx Sadie Lee, Annie Attridge, Stav B, Cathy Stocker, Asa Johannesson, Matthew Miles, Sunil Gupta and Konrad Wyrebrek among exhibitors Review & video: Tanita Tikaram http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tanita-tikaram.aspx The 1980s hit singer-songwriter returns with a brand new album Guilty Pleasure: The Return of The Real L Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/guilty-pleasure-the-return-of-the-real-l-word.aspx Los Angeles’ finest are back with a new season of shenanigans, but does this show do more harm than good? Lesbians to the rescue as LPAC formed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jane-lynch-and-billie-jean-king-launch-lpac.aspx High-profile lesbians in the US have launched a political action committee to campaign on women’s and gay rights Mock crucifixion protest over Pussy Riot case http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mock-crucifixion-protest-over-pussy-riot-case.aspx Support for jailed Russian feminist punk group increases Interview: Tony Hogan author Kerry Hudson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-tony-hogan-author-kerry-hudson.aspx We talk writing, motivation and the representation of working class women with the Scottish debut novelist The million-dollar question: where can I meet women? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-million-dollar-question-where-can-i-meet-women.aspx Not keen on the scene? Lesbians and bi women know where the girls are… Prepare to meet thy mate! The Rubbish Lesbian has a dinner party cat-astrophe http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-a-dinner-party-cat-astrophe.aspx This week Sarah Westwood deals with a feline loose cannon Hot Stuff: Should I have sex with my boss? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-should-i-have-sex-with-my-boss.aspx DIVA’s sexpert warns a young employee off her married lesbian boss Polari First Book Prize announce longlist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/polari-first-book-prize-announce-longlist.aspx Queer writing prize selection reflects "the diversity of LGBT literary voices" DVD review: Hit & Miss http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-hit-miss.aspx Chloe Sevigny plays a trans hitwoman in this dark, but sweet, TV drama Controversial gay rights charity video gets over 45K YouTube views http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kaleidoscope-trust-gay-rights-video-campaign.aspx The ‘Imagine if it were illegal for you to be you?’ campaign is making an impact Review: Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/penny-arcade-bitch!-dyke!-faghag!-whore!.aspx The legendary Penny Arcade bring sex, history and community to London's Dalston with her brilliant cult show Lesbian couple to wed in first Buddhist same-sex union http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/world's-first-buddhist-lesbian-wedding-in-taiwan.aspx The first gay Buddhist wedding in Taiwan will take place next month. Review: Ha Ha Hackney - Gay Extravaganza http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ha-ha-hackney-worldpride-comedy-extravaganza-review.aspx Despite the evening's lack of quality control, Iman Qureshi finds comfort at Hackney Empire's blockbuster LGBT comedy night World Pride or World Shame? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/world-pride-the-post-mortem.aspx Thousands turned up from around the globe to take part in London's World Pride for an event to remember - but for good or bad reasons? Video: Jen Brister on (dry) ice? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jen-brister-on-ice.aspx Jen and Dee prove that when it comes to brainstorming, there's no such thing as a good idea Video: London Gay Pride 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-london-gay-pride-2012.aspx Pride-goers at Saturday's event talk about what Pride means to them Q&A: Maya von Doll http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-maya-von-doll.aspx The former lead singer of Sohodolls on female talent, childhood influences and writing for Nicola Roberts Interview: Sharon D Clarke http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sharon-d-clarke-at-ha-ha-hackney-empire.aspx The multi-talented singer and actress gears up for Sunday's 'gayextravaganza' charity fundraiser event, Ha Ha Hackney Review: Wotever Music and Comedy Night http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-wotever-music-and-comedy-night.aspx We take in an evening of music, comedy and cabaret from the Wotever gang The Rubbish Lesbian tries to take a compliment http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-tries-to-take-a-compliment.aspx Wearing a dress and a bit of lippy raises a lesbian etiquette dilemma Video: Jen Brister mockumentary episodes three and four http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-jen-brister-mockumentary-episodes-three-and-four.aspx Jen's in Edinburgh and her confidence could do with a boost Interview: Alt-country singer-songwriter Gem Andrews http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/one-to-watch-alt-country-singer-songwriter-gem-andrews.aspx Why this up-and-coming lesbian musician is one to watch out for Schools not doing enough to tackle homophobia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/schools-not-doing-enough-to-tackle-homophobia.aspx New report by Stonewall shows that many young people are still falling victim to homophobic abuse Hot Stuff: A One Night Stand http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hot-stuff-one-night-stand.aspx Our sexpert hears from an 18-year-old who has had an unexpected encounter Cover interview: Lip Service's Anna Skellern http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cover-interview-lip-service's-anna-skellern-(lexy).aspx We speak with the actress behind sexy Lexy Bifurious! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bifurious!.aspx Are bi women right to be angry? Wanted: lesbian roommate? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wanted-lesbian-roommate.aspx Georgina Sturge isn't sure how to come out at that first interview. Awkward. First date fiascos http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/first-date-fiascos.aspx From the sublime to the ridiculous, you (and Rosie Wilby) shared your stories Preview: Lesbian radio just got better! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/mylesbianradiocom-july-4.aspx Hear DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska in conversation with Denise Warner on tonight's MyLesbianRadio.com Top 10 (mainly bi and lesbo) things to do this Pride Weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-(mainly-bi-and-lesbo)-things-to-do-this-pride-weekend.aspx World Pride may have been scaled down but we’ve picked out 10 great things to do this weekend Pride London apologise for 'confusion and chaos' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pride-london-apologise-for-'confusion-and-chaos'.aspx World Pride board 'share community's frustrations' Video: Lady Ha ha episodes one and two http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-lady-ha-ha-episodes-one-and-two.aspx Watch Jen Brister's very funny mockumentary series about surviving Edinburgh Fringe as a comic Review: Presenting pomp http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/presenting-pomp-by-bird-la-bird.aspx An irreverent art tour turns the National Portrait Gallery into seditionist central Cocktails for World Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/grey-goose-cocktails-for-world-pride.aspx Mix up your very own personalised cocktail and donate to an LGBT charity while you do it! Q&A: Suzi Ruffell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/qa-comedian-suzi-ruffell.aspx We chat with one of our favourite comedians in the lead up to her Edinburgh Fringe show Photography: Tania Olive's Dyke of our Time http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/photography-tania-olive's-dykes-of-our-time.aspx The East London-based photographer describes her recent project Grey is not the only colour http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fifty-lesbian-shades-of-grey.aspx The runaway success of Fifty Shades of Grey tells us a lot about contemporary hetty sexuality but where's the lesbian and bi erotica? London Mayor urged to save World Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mayor-'must-save-world-pride'.aspx Boris Johnson 'should provide bridging loan, reinstate 1pm start time and permit floats' World Pride London admit "lack of planning" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/world-pride-london-admit-lack-of-planning.aspx Pride London has blamed “cashflow issues” for the last-minute scale back of this year’s World Pride event. DIVADirect sale offers 20% off this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/divadirect-sale-this-weekend-offers-20-off-everything.aspx Sale runs until 10am on Monday 2 July Bikini-clad holiday awkwardness, anyone? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/even-on-holiday-the-rubbish-lesbian-can't-escape-the-awkwardness.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian and her girlfriend head off to a remote, romantic destination Heather Peace speaks out on equal marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-speaks-out-on-equal-marriage.aspx Lip Service star voices disappointment with the Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex civil marriage In Glasgow, single, and at a loose end tonight? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-free-tonight-ladies-only-lip-service-speed-dating-event-in-glasgow.aspx Then this ladies only Lip Service speed dating event may be of interest Lip Service's Ed confirmed for July 15 event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service's-ed-confirmed-for-july-15-event.aspx James Anthony Pearson and burlesque Club Noir join Glasgow line-up L Fest 2012: Behind the scenes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/l-fest-2012-behind-the-scenes.aspx Meet the music programmers, Lucy Burton and Mandy Burton (pictured) from the band Eeek Hot Stuff: When two butches collide… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-when-two-butches-collide.aspx A reader has trouble with a partner who’s as bossy in bed as she is Dolly and Queen Latifah film Joyful Noise out this Friday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dolly-plus-queen-latifah-=-joyful-noise.aspx This "funny and inspirational" story might be just the ticket Review: When Tracey met Jeanette http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-jeanette-winterson-and-tracy-emin.aspx Jeanette Winterson and Tracey Emin get intimate about their personal lives at London's Southbank Write to us and win healthy, tasty treats http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/write-to-us-and-win-some-healthy,-tasty-treats.aspx Let us know what's on your mind and be in to win stuff #1 must have: A photo zine for queers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/1-must-have-a-photo-zine-for-queers.aspx What it is and why we like it New confirmations for official Lip Service fan event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-confirmations-for-official-lip-service-fan-event.aspx Jen Brister, AMiTY and Anna Skellern to join line-up at Glasgow event World Pride: the low down http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/world-pride-events.aspx From parties, exhibitions and cabaret shows to speed-dating walks and library raves there is so much going on in the run up to World Pride. DVD review: Small Town Gay Bar http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-small-town-gay-bar.aspx In the American South, gay bars are a vital hub for community solidarity, a moving new documentary suggests Take The Hassle Out Of Regular Payments Overseas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/take-the-hassle-out-of-regular-payments-overseas.aspx Owning a property abroad does not need to feel like a chore, we can help make it more of a pleasure. TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-22-june.aspx To the theatre with you girls! This week three shows make our list of top things to do... Homophobia in the workplace: risk of complacency by corporations revealed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/workplace-homophobia-outnow-survey.aspx Worldwide study reveals homophobia is endemic in the lives of millions of gay and lesbian people Study proves Lesbian families do “very well” without father figures http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/study-shows-lesbian-families-are-good-for-children.aspx A recent study has shown that children of lesbian parents do not suffer from the lack of a prominent male role model. Film preview: Your Sister's Sister http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-your-sister's-sister.aspx Because we just don't have enough films in which the only sex a lesbian has is with a man DVD review: The Guest House http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-the-guest-house.aspx An unsatisfactory stay at The Guest House TV Review: True Love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-review-true-love.aspx The BBC’s five-part serial zeroes in on the messy side of love, including a same-sex teacher-pupil affair Why you should care about Slutwalk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/slutwalk-2012.aspx As Scotland gears up for Slutwalk, Ana Hine reckons we should all take part, whether we're gay, bi or straight DIVA to launch social networking site Stensh.com http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/diva-to-launch-social-networking-site-stenshcom.aspx Rival to Twitter will focus on smell-related messages Review: Lovebox weekender http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lovebox-what's-in-it-for-lesbians.aspx Sunday was the unofficial 'Gay Day' at East London's annual Lovebox Festival but was there enough in it for the ladies? Review: Katy Perry - Wide Awake http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-katy-perry-wide-awake.aspx Faye Davies listens carefully to the new tune from K-Pez First out gay pro-footballer will tweet live during match tonight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/first-out-gay-pro-footballer-will-tweet-live-during-match.aspx As the Ukrainian parliament prepares to impose anti-gay censorship laws, former pro footballer Marcus Urban joins activists on Twitter to comment on Ukraine v. England National Diversity Awards announces 2012 patrons http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/national-diversity-awards-2012-patrons-announced.aspx Patrons for the first grassroots diversity awards event include paralympian athletes and TV stars Hot Stuff: Sexless relationship – should I walk away? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-sexless-relationship-should-i-walk-away.aspx DIVA’s sexpert helps a reader make a tough decision TV preview: True Love 'Holly' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/true-love-preview.aspx Tonight the BBC's improvised drama tackles a teacher's attraction to her female pupil Tate Liverpool hosts local women's art http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tate-liverpool-hosts-local-womens-art.aspx Poet Clare Campbell is organising a big event at Tate Liverpool, using art as a way to get women talking. The 100 strong group will include members of Liverpool’s LGBT community FILM REVIEW &VIDEO: XXY http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/xxy-review.aspx Argentine director Lucía Puenzo’s XXY, the story of intersex teenager Alex has us by the short and curlies Interview extra: Joan Armatrading http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-extra-joan-armatrading.aspx Enjoyed the interview with Joan in the July issue? Here’s more Lesbian and bi women more likely to suffer abuse says new study http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-bi-women-more-likely-to-suffer-abuse-says-new-study.aspx In an American study, lesbian and bisexual women reported higher rates of childhood abuse and adult sexual assault than heterosexual women Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-15-june.aspx From Grace Jones to gender-bending art in London and a celebration of women's lives at the Tate in Liverpool, the whole country's gone queer! Beware the counterfeit lesbian. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-14-june.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is sick of the straight-girl ménage á blah Review: BBC Three comedy Dead Boss http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-bbc-three-comedy-dead-boss.aspx Lip Service’s second series may be over, but there’s still good stuff on telly "What marriage means to me" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/what-marriage-means-to-me.aspx "I want to marry my girlfriend, not 'civil partner' her," says DIVA reader Caroline Woods DVD Review: Jan’s Coming Out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-jans-coming-out.aspx She wants the world to know... Hot Stuff: Long-distance love - but no sex http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-long-distance-love-but-no-sex.aspx Nothing puts a dampener on a new relationship like 3,400 miles Manchester lesbian awarded MBE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sally-carr-to-receive-mbe-for-her-work-with-lgbt-youth.aspx A youth worker from Manchester is to be awarded an MBE for her services to the LGBT community. Bush administration http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/pubic-hair-or-the-bush-administration.aspx No we're not talking about the former US prez; this week we're all about summer vs body hair Comment: Home Office's equal marriage consultation closing THIS THURSDAY http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal-marriage-consultation-last-few-days.aspx With the debate on gay marriage reaching fever pitch in recent weeks, it's possible you may not yet have had your say. Queer film tour POUT to begin later this month http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pout-lgbt-film-tour-to-begin-later-this-month.aspx Take your seats for the best of LGBT cinema from around the world Shadow Lounge to host Lip Service speed dating event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/shadow-lounge-to-host-lip-service-speed-dating-event.aspx Ladies only speed dating night to take place Thursday 21 June Comment: Outraged in Chelsea http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-outraged-in-chelsea.aspx Should enjoying bad telly ever become a moral issue? Top 5 things to do this weekend: 8-10 June http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-8-10-june.aspx Post bank holiday blues? We’ve found a selection of this week’s best events to perk you up... The Rubbish Lesbian: A lapse in Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-a-lapse-in-pride.aspx What a pain that Pride season clashes with the wedding season... The Stage Slap http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-stage-slap.aspx Why audience reaction to on-stage violence is no longer funny Interview: Single Bass http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-single-bass.aspx Musician Jennifer Moore talks about her one-woman band and this weekend’s Nottingham mini-fest Live music review: Heather Peace http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-music-review-heather-peace.aspx We report on the final gig of Heather's sell-out UK tour Top 10 New Girls on the Block http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-10-new-girls-on-the-block.aspx Who’s gnashing at the heels of Beyonce, dragging on Tracey Emin’s coat tails, or squaring up to Carey Mulligan? Hot Stuff: Give me the lesbian low-down! (Part 2) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-give-me-the-lesbian-low-down!-(part-2).aspx DIVA's sex 'n' dating expert delivers part two of her A-Z London: the not-so-gay Games http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/london-the-not-so-gay-games.aspx Olympic organisers have little to show for their talk of LGBT inclusion Cover interview: The Artful Dodgeress http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-artful-dodgeress.aspx An exclusive shoot and chat with Lip Service's Sadie, Natasha O'Keeffe REVIEW: Jackie Kay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jackie-kay-reading-review-stoke-newington.aspx The brilliant poet and author injects a little ooh la la into the Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Top 10 badass Sadie one-liners http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-10-badass-sadie-quotes.aspx She's the queen of wry humour which is just one of the many reasons why we'll always love Sadie Not waving but frowning http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-jubilee.aspx An alternative perspective on the Jubilee Interview: So Hard To Forget director Malu de Martino http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-so-hard-to-forget-director-malu-de-martino.aspx We talk to the woman behind the moving lesbian drama from Brazil Balls to your straight innuendos! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-1-june.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian says enough of the nob gags, already Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-to-do-this-weekend-1-june-2012.aspx This weekend marks the long-awaited Queen’s jubilee; and DIVA are on hand to show you the best ways to have a right royal knees up... Hot Stuff: Give me the lesbian low-down! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-give-me-the-lesbian-low-down!.aspx A learner lesBIan turns to DIVA’s sexpert for guidance Save Thousands On Your Overseas Property Purchase http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/save-thousands-on-your-overseas-property-purchase.aspx Why using the right international money transfer service can save you a fortune on your property purchase abroad. MUSIC: Eurovision winner may be bisexual. And she's definitely a human rights activist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/loreen-sweden's-eurovision-winner.aspx There's more to Swedish Eurovision winner Loreen than her awesome dance track. Bella Qvist (pictured) explains why you should care… Activists urge DIVA readers to sign petition against LGBT rights abuses http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-crackdown-in-ukraine.aspx AllOut.org speaks out about human rights abuse in Ukraine where it may soon become illegal to be LGBT in public Cynthia Nixon marries Christine Marinoni http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cynthia-nixon-marries-her-fiancee.aspx Former Sex and the City star marries her long-term partner Candybar comedy night http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-comedy-night-24-may.aspx Watching your ex-girlfriend crack jokes about the demise of your relationship - in public - is a novel experience... Live music review: Jill Jackson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-music-review-jill-jackson.aspx We head to Barfly in Camden to see the getaway driver live Lip Service 2 recap: Episode Six http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-six.aspx It’s the opening night of the play, but how will things play out for Tess, Lexy, Sadie and Sam? Top 5 things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx It's been a long wait, but pride season finally starts here! Bradford opens the celebrations The Rubbish Lesbian is busted http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-busted.aspx "The sun’s out. The cleavage is out, and I’m busted." The Press, the President, and the penis http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-press,-the-president,-and-the-penis.aspx Sky Atlantic’s Hit and Miss, the Daily Mail, and self-styled gay rights advocate President Obama Lesbian wins Calderdale Citizenship Award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-wins-calderdale-citizenship-award.aspx Veteran activist Jan Bridget’s services to LGBT youth recognised Hot Stuff: Clitoral vs Vaginal orgasms http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/t-hot-stuff-clitoral-vs-vaginal-orgasms.aspx DIVA’s sexpert revisits an ages-old controversy Queer and Trembling: Civil not Equal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-civil-not-equal.aspx The word ‘marriage’ is not for you. Not if you intend to legally cement your union with the one you love Top Travel Tips To Make Your Money Go Further http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/top-travel-tips-to-make-your-money-go-further.aspx Use these top travel tips to make the most of your holiday budget this summer. Same-sex couples should get free fertility treatment says NHS watchdog http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/same-sex-couples-should-get-free-fertility-treatment-says-nhs-watchdog.aspx Would-be parents should have access to free fertility treatment regardless of their sexual orientation Review: Femmes by the Thames http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/femmes-on-the-thames.aspx An eroticised reading of the Wagamama menu, a ukelele and geek jokes about Darwin - it must be Rosie Wilby's comedy night VIDEO: Wolfette http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wolfette.aspx Electro-pop act pays homage to Virginia Woolf The H-Word - tonight! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mental-health-awareness-week-pace-diva-event.aspx Comedian Clare Summerskill joins DIVA and PACE for happiness event aimed at lesbian, bisexual and trans women VIDEO+REVIEW: V G Lee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/v-g-lee-book-reading-always-you-edina.aspx The author of 'Always you, Edina' cracks our critic up Lip Service 2 recap: Episode 5 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-five.aspx Is there to be any hope for Slexy? Or for Ladie or Less for that matter? Read on Cate Blanchett to star in film of 1950s lesbian novel http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/cate-blanchett-to-star-in-film-of-1950s-lesbian-novel.aspx Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt adapted for screen Official Lip Service finale event announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/official-lip-service-finale-event-announced.aspx Tickets to go on sale for 15 July Glasgow event on Monday TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-18-may.aspx From Buckinghamshire to Dundee via Dalston's Body Talk - the pre-summer shenanigans are hotting up Women into sport campaign launches http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/women-into-sport-campaign-launches.aspx Win tickets to meet your favourite sportswomen Lesbian sex. It's a bit like the Bermuda triangle. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-18th-may.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian would like to clear a few things up... IDAHO celebrated around the world http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/idaho-celebrated-around-the-world.aspx Around the UK and across the globe, groups are marking International Day Against Homophobia, 17 May DIVA Date: Hide or Reveal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-hide-or-reveal.aspx When to keep potentially off-putting statements in your dating profile. Hot Stuff: My best friend is my ex http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-best-friend-is-my-ex.aspx DIVA’s sexpert unravels a tangled web of lesbian love The H-word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/meg-barker-pace-diva-h-word-event.aspx With just over a week till DIVA's happiness event, Meg Barker suggests a how-to guide to happiness for lesbians, bisexuals and transwomen Woman jailed after homophobic attack on teenage girl http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/woman-sentenced-for-attack-on-hastings-lesbian.aspx A woman who subjected a teenage girl to a torrent of homophobic abuse before attacking her has been jailed for six weeks. Art review: Her noise http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/her-noise-review-tate-modern.aspx A mesh of activism and fandom, Her Noise celebrates feminism and sound Online guide launched for gay and bi women in Yorkshire http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/online-guide-launched-for-gay-and-bi-women-in-yorkshire.aspx The new website dedicated to listing information and events will serve locals and visitors to the region Media ignore theft of photographer’s work documenting black lesbian lives http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/media-ignore-theft-of-photographer’s-work-documenting-black-lesbian-live.aspx An award winning photographer who has devoted her working life to documenting the lives of black lesbians has had five years worth of her work stolen LGBT British media appeal for readers to have their say on gay marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-press-unite-in-support-of-equal-marriage.aspx 'The most important thing you can do today is spend five minutes completing the government’s consultation.' Lip Service star Heather Peace shares her tips for happiness http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-and-the-h-word.aspx DIVA magazine and LGBT mental health charity PACE are inviting gay, bi and trans women to speak out on the topic of happiness, and Heather’s first up… Theatre: When Women Wee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-when-women-wee.aspx We find out more about the voyeuristic comedy that "makes the private public" Art Preview: Civil Partnerships? Queer and Feminist Curating http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-and-feminist-curating-at-the-tate.aspx London's Tate Modern has got its lez on and DIVA's excited! Lip Service 2 recap: Episode Four http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-four.aspx Join us in recapping the ups and downs of this fine fourth episode Buying Now Makes Your Holiday Cash Go Further http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/buying-now-makes-your-holiday-cash-go-further.aspx With the euro and US dollar at levels not seen in some time, getting your travel money now will mean you have more to spend on sun, sea, and sangria. UNISON calls on women to make their experience count http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/unison-calls-on-women-to-make-their-experience-count.aspx Three times as many UK men have responded to a European survey on LGBT people's everyday experiences Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-may-11-2012.aspx Grab a book, take to the Thames, or stay on shore and help DIVA favourite Amy Lamé celebrate her birthday in this week’s pick of the best gay things the UK has to offer... Do you really wish you were a lesbian? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-11-may-2012.aspx The rubbish lesbian wonders why all the straight girls she meets want to be her... Interview: Heather Peace http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-heather-peace.aspx We caught up with the singer-songwriter to chat about new album Fairytales, among other things Theatre review: When Women Wee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-when-women-wee.aspx We head to the Soho Theatre to see a play set in a club toilet Queer and Trembling: Catholics. Neither Educating nor Serving. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-catholics-neither-educating-nor-serving.aspx Faye Davies on the recent anti-gay scandal at her former school Hot Stuff: Going down south http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-going-down-south.aspx DIVA’s sexpert answers a reader whose girl lacks confidence in the downstairs buffet Cover interview: What's the gossip? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gossip-cover-interview-diva-june-2012.aspx Their new album sees them in a more thoughtful mood, but pop’s most outspoken dykes, Beth Ditto and Hannah Blilie are still fighting their corner. Are you guy-curious? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/are-you-guy-curious.aspx Is sex with men off limits for most lesbians? Mediawatch: Bi for Ri? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/would-you-be-bi-for-rihanna.aspx Bisexuality. Rihanna loves it. Jessie J? Not so much. Equalities minister remains 'committed to equal marriage' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lynne-featherstone-confirms-government-support-for-equal-marriage.aspx Minister for Equality Lynne Featherstone has assured that the government is committed to equal marriage despite recent rumours North Carolina voters outlaw gay marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/north-carolina-outlaws-gay-marriage.aspx North Carolina citizens vote against gay marriage, following a vote on an amendment of the current law. New campaign to back same sex marriage launched http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-campaign-to-back-same-sex-marriage-launches-tonight.aspx New campaign to back same sex marriage launched as research shows policy is changing some of the gay community’s attitude towards Tories. An open letter to: Hillary Clinton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/an-open-letter-to-hillary-clinton.aspx Who hasn't got a soft spot for US Secretary of State Hillary C? Especially now her good works for LGBT people are to be recognised at World Pride Wanted: your coming out stories for a new stage show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/wanted-your-coming-out-stories-for-a-new-stage-show.aspx Ellis Young explains how she turns our personal tales into drama DJ EVO-K: “I dress every note with emotion” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dj-evo-k-i-dress-every-note-with-emotion.aspx Meet EVO-K, the Italian lesbian DJ everyone’s talking about DVD review: The Topp Twins' Untouchable Girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dvd-review-the-topp-twins'-untouchable-girls.aspx We review a heartwarming documentary about yodeling lesbian twins Lip Service 2 recap: Episode Three http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-three.aspx Last week's episode left us reeling. What's next in store? How Euro Elections Will Affect Overseas Property Owners http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/overseas-property-owners-affected-by-euro-elections.aspx Why now is the right time to get some guidance on your currency transfers so you don't miss out. GoGo Festival cancelled http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gogo-festival-cancelled.aspx Second women's weekender cancelled "due to recession" Weekend round-up: 5-6 May http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-round-up-5-6-may.aspx All the hottest lez/bi action this bank holiday weekend! Wet, wet, wet! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-wet.aspx Normally she wouldn't complain but this week, Rubbish lesbian is hoping for a dry patch LadyRock festival 2012 cancelled http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ladyrock-festival-cancelled.aspx Women's music showcase "hit by recession" Interview: Chelsea Wives author Sarah Bramley http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-chelsea-wives-author-sarah-bramley.aspx The lesbian chick lit author chats to DIVA about her debut novel Hot Stuff: After the crazy sex, what next? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-after-the-crazy-sex-what-next.aspx New relationships are about more than just shagging, says DIVA’s lesbian sexpert Gay schools charity success under threat http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-pupils-risk-endemic-bullying-diversity-role-models.aspx Diversity Role Models charity wants more staff - and funds - to extend their valuable work Restaurant review: The Real Greek http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-real-greek-restaurant-review.aspx Black olives, smoked aubergine, 'htipiti' and girls who like fingering ears. It's a medley at the capital's best Greek eatery Stonewall secures new act to erase archaic anti-gay convictions http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-secures-new-act-to-erase-anti-gay-convictions.aspx Gay and bisexual men with previous malicious convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have their convictions removed from their criminal record Queen Latifah set to headline Long Beach Pride Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/queen-latifah-at-long-beach-lgbt-film-festival.aspx Actress Queen Latifah has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival An open letter to...Boris Johnson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/an-open-letter-to-boris-johnson.aspx As Londoners get ready to cast their votes, Laura Muldoon has a few questions for the Tory Mayoral hopeful Getting down with DIVAs - Natural Voices Choir http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/natural-voices-get-down-with-some-divas.aspx Natural Voices – The Full Monty Review: Heather Peace 'Fairytales' album launch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-album-launch.aspx What do Clare Balding, Alison Moyet, Lorraine Kelly, Fiona Button and Horse have in common? They were all spotted at Ms Peace's London launch gig last night. Interview: Jill Jackson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-jill-jackson.aspx The Getaway Driver chats about a few tracks from her new album Humanist charity slam Catholic Church over continued anti-gay action http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/humanist-charity-slam-catholic-church-over-continued-anti-gay-action.aspx The Pope’s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholic leaders to form a united front with their Muslim and Jewish counterparts to oppose gay marriage. Androgynous swimwear http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/androgynous-swimwear.aspx Don't fancy going to the beach in a bikini this summer? We've got some alternative suggestions INTERVIEW: Lisa Aschan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/she-monkeys-lisa-aschan.aspx The director of queer film festival favourite She Monkeys chats with DIVA about her powerful equestrian movie Lesbian wins parental access to child of ex-partner http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-wins-parental-access-to-child-of-ex-partner.aspx A lesbian has won parental access to the child her former partner gave birth to – despite the ex trying to bar her from maintaining contact. Live music review: I am horse http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/live-music-review-i-am-horse.aspx We headed to Camden to check out the pop electronica trio Faith groups in Scotland unite for same-sex marriage fight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/faith-groups-launch-same-sex-marriage-campaign-in-scotland.aspx A coalition of faith groups and religious leaders have today launched a new campaign to lift the ban on religious same-sex marriages in Scotland. Lip Service 2 recap: Episode 2 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-2.aspx What's next for Frankie, Cat, Sam and the gang? Read on.... L Project announce competition to boost charity single http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-project-organisers-announce-competition-to-boost-charity-single.aspx After storming the charts earlier this year, The L Project have announced a competition which allows supporters to create a new video for the hit single It Does Get Better. Top 6 (Lesbo) Things To Do This Weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-6-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(1).aspx Here's where to party through the April showers Catholic church asks UK pupils to sign anti-gay petition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/roman-catholic-church-asks-uk-pupils-to-sign-anti-gay-petition.aspx The Roman Catholic church has written to all its secondary school pupils asking them to sign a petition against gay marriage. Court orders lesbian couple to divide donor sperm with other assets http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/court-orders-lesbians-split-donor-sperm-sample-along-with-other-assets.aspx A lesbian couple from British Columbia have been ordered to divide a donor sperm sample in the same way that they'd share their other assets as part of their separation. Hoping for a happy ending. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-gets-a-massage.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian is wondering whether the massage her girlfriend has booked for her is going to go tits up... Rosie O'Donnell slams Lohan for Liz Taylor role http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o'donnell-slams-lohan-for-liz-taylor-role.aspx Television presenter Rosie O'Donnell has slammed actress Lindsay Lohan over news she will play Elizabeth Taylor in a forthcoming TV movie. Lesbian tipped for NYC mayoral candidacy to marry partner http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-tipped-for-nyc-mayoral-candidacy-to-marry-partner.aspx A lesbian who is expecting to run in New York's next mayoral race will marry her girlfriend in Manhattan, she has confirmed. Novosibirsk is latest Russian city to implement anti-gay law http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/russian-city.aspx Russia's third-largest city yesterday passed the so-called gay propaganda law – prohibiting anything deemed to promote same-sex relations. Hot Stuff: I dumped my girl for her best friend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-dumped-my-girl-for-her-best-friend.aspx What could possibly go wrong in this scenario? London Scene: Glass Bar to relaunch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/london-scene-glass-bar-to-relaunch.aspx Much-loved women's bar returns as "arts and social club" with wide range of events - all welcome You shall go to the charity ball... http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/you-shall-go-to-the-charity-ball.aspx Tickets still available for five-star charity event on 26 May Arts debrief: Fringe Gay Film Festival 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/arts-debrief-fringe-gay-film-festival-2012.aspx Four-day event proves London can support two queer film fests, says programmer Anna Leach Top 10 lesbian and bi style icons http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-lesbian-and-bi-fashion-icons.aspx Jessie J? Heather Peace? Mary Portas? We've picked ours, who are yours? Gay does not mean paedophile http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-does-not-mean-pedophile.aspx Paris Lees on the news stories that have caught her eye recently California bill aims to protect youths from conversion 'therapy' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/california-bill-hopes-to-protect-youth-from-conversion-therapy.aspx A proposed bill in the U.S. state of California seeks to protect gay patients from so-called conversion therapy. Man to sue London Mayor Boris Johnson over ex-gay ad http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/man-to-sue-london-mayor-boris-johnson-over-ex-gay-ads.aspx A man from Northern Ireland is planning to take legal action against London Mayor Boris Johnson – because he blocked an 'ex-gay' bus campaign. Lesbian activist Bettie Naylor dies in Texas aged 84 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-bettie-naylor-dies-in-texas-aged-84.aspx One of America's most prominent lesbian activists has died at the age of 84, DIVA can report. Art: Queer glances at the Barber Institute http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-queer-glances-at-the-barber-institute.aspx Campbell X visits a little-known collection in Birmingham and discovers queer treasure Video: Glee's Brittana cover Whitney classic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-glee-cover-i-wanna-dance-with-somebody.aspx Watch Brittany and Santana's version of I Wanna Dance with Somebody FILM PREVIEW: Office Killer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-office-killer.aspx Cult 90s classic by Cindy Sherman gets the red carpet treatment at a late-night London screening Review: How not to make it in Britpop http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/how-not-to-make-it-in-britpop.aspx Rosie Wilby takes us on a nostalgic, bitter-sweet roam through the highs and lows of life as a 90s Britpop star Lesbians withdraw bar complaint after local press view CCTV footage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-withdraw-bar-complaint-after-press-see-cctv-footage.aspx A lesbian couple from New Zealand have u-turned on claims they were asked to leave a bar for kissing – after the venue's manager invited press to see CCTV footage of the incident. Green Party's Jenny Jones pledges support for London Gay Games http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/green's-jenny-jones-pledges-vote-for-gay-games-hosting-bid.aspx Jenny Jones, the Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of London, has pledged her support today for London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018. Celebrities voice support for National Diversity Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/celebrities-voice-support-for-national-diversity-awards.aspx A number of celebrities have spoken out in support of the National Diversity Awards, which will take place at Manchester's Midland Hotel on 21 September. Lip Service series 2 DVD available for order http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-series-2-dvd-available-to-order.aspx Reserve your copy of the second season, released 18 June, at DIVAdirect An open letter to: Frankie Alan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/an-open-letter-to-lip-service's-frankie.aspx Our favourite lesbian lothario gets a dressing down... Young, gay and homeless http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/albert-kennedy-trust-fundraiser.aspx LGBT charity hosts cabaret to raise money for helping the homeless Barclays pioneers first mobile app for lesbian and gay staff http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/barclays-pioneers-first-mobile-app-for-lesbian-and-gay-staff.aspx Barclays is one of the first big global companies to launch a smartphone app to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. Jessie J author refuses to back down over lesbian rumour http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-author-refuses-to-back-down-over-lesbian-rumours.aspx The author of a new book about singer Jessie J is refusing to back down over rumours the star is gay, despite assertions to the contrary. Clare Balding slams AA Gill on Twitter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/clare-balding-slams-aa-gill-on-twitter.aspx BBC presenter Clare Balding has once again waded into a public fight with journalist and television critic AA Gill. Lip Service 2 recap: Episode One http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-2-recap-episode-one.aspx At last! Lip Service is back and here's our moment-by-moment recap of the first episode Review: Uh Huh Her live in Brighton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-uh-huh-her-live-in-brighton.aspx Julia Thompson reports on Uh Huh Her's recent Concorde 2 gig Scottish Imams urge people to vote against same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-imams-urge-people-to-vote-against-same-sex-marriage.aspx Muslim leaders in Scotland have expressed their opposition to gay marriage, urging people not to vote for council candidates that support it. Church should embrace same-sex marriage, says Archbishop of Wales http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-should-welcome-same-sex-marriage,-says-archbishop-of-wales.aspx The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, has said that the church should welcome the concept of same-sex marriages. Video: Heather Peace - Better Than You http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-heather-peace-better-than-you.aspx It's here! Check out Heather's debut music video Jessie J denies rumours she is a lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-denies-rumours-she-is-a-lesbian.aspx Singer Jessie J has denied rumours she is gay, following allegations which made newspaper headlines yesterday. Weekend round-up 20-22 April http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/weekend-round-up-20-22-april.aspx The weekend starts here, so check out DIVA’s pick of the hippest happenings around the UK Video: THEEsatisfaction - QueenS http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-theesatisfaction-queens.aspx We're loving the new lady-tastic video from this lo-fi hip-hop duo Jessie J: Lesbian or bisexual? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/jessie-j-lesbian-or-bisexual.aspx What do recent lesbian claims mean for outspoken pop singer? Record company bosses told Jessie J to hide sexuality, book claims http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/record-company-bosses-told-jessie-j-to-hide-sexuality,-book-claims.aspx A new book on pop star Jessie J claims that she was advised to conceal her attraction to women. Interview: Louise Dearman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-louise-dearman.aspx The former Wicked star on missing the West End show, stage fright and the new album Music preview: Power Queers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-preview-power-queers.aspx Music! Zines! Queer cuties and hott feministas! Power Queers is the place to be this Sunday in London… Interview: film director Julia Solomonoff http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-film-director-julia-solomonoff.aspx The Last Summer of La Boyita director chats about the film Hot Stuff: Top Five Lesbian Cliches http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-top-five-lesbian-cliches.aspx It's stereotypes a-go-go this week, as our sexpert rolls out the myths we love to hate 18% of Taiwan's LGBT community have attempted suicide, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/20-of-taiwan's-lgbt-community-have-attempted-suicide,-study-says.aspx Almost one fifth of Taiwan's gay and lesbian population have attempted suicide, a new study claims. Green Party's Jenny Jones canvasses London's LGBT vote http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/green-party's-jenny-jones-canvasses-london's-lgbt-vote.aspx Green Mayoral candidate Jenny Jones was yesterday joined by human rights spokesperson Peter Tatchell as she canvassed supporters In London's Old Compton Street. Lesbian police officer jailed for divulging information http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-police-officer-jailed-for-divulging-information.aspx A lesbian police community support officer has been jailed for almost a year after divulging confidential information in her home town. Brits' Buying Power In Europe Makes Holiday Properties Cheaper http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/overseaspropertyaspx.aspx Why now is one of the best times to be buying a holiday home abroad. Fashion store in lesbian kiss scandal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/urban-outfitters-lesbian-ad-angers-one-million-momss.aspx Urban Outfitters' lesbian kiss makes One Million Moms unhappy Rosie O’Donnell in spat with street preacher http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o’donnell-in-spat-with-street-preacher.aspx Comedian and TV presenter called a "lesbian pig" by homophobic Christian preacher INTERVIEW: Judith 'Jack' Halberstam http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/judith-halberstam-lecture.aspx DIVA caught up with the provocative queer professor and author in the middle of her hectic book tour INTERVIEW: Maryam Keshavarz http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/maryam-keshavarz.aspx The director of the Iranian film Circumstance talks sex, drugs and er - Bonnie Tyler ART REVIEW: Facing You http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/facing-you-exhibition.aspx Five photographers explore the notion of queer and gender through identity and lifestyle. "I was a Lip Service extra" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/i-was-a-lip-service-extra.aspx With the second series set to air this Friday, Eleanor Capaldi recounts her brief moment in the lesbian limelight One to visit: The Leslie-Lohman Gallery, NYC http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/one-to-visit-the-leslie-lohman-gallery,-new-york.aspx Heading to the Big Apple? Drop in on this new museum of gay and lesbian art Ken Livingstone would ‘appoint an LGBT advisor’ if elected London's Mayor http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-london-mayoral-hustings-2012.aspx The Labour candidate pledges his support for LGBT voters at Stonewall hustings INTERVIEW: Tyne Daly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tyne-daly-maria-callas-(3).aspx From Cagney and Lacey fame to Maria Callas, via Gypsies and Nazi war criminals, Tyne Daly bares all Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-april-13-2012.aspx ‘Value for money’ is the theme of the week. From free nights-out, to events supporting arts and culture; even stretching to original artworks priced at a penny! Obama lobbyist apologises for dissing Mitt Romney's wife http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/obama-lobbyist-apologises-for-dissing-mitt-romney's-wife.aspx A lesbian lobbyist for America's Democratic party has caused trouble by accusing the wife of Mitt Romney – the opposition leader – of being clueless about the issues faced by working women. Boris Johnson blocks phobic ad from London buses http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/boris-johnson-blocks-phobic-ad-from-london-buses.aspx The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has personally blocked a homophobic advert from appearing on the city's buses. Public to vote on students' It Gets Better videos http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/public-to-vote-on-students'-it-gets-better-videos.aspx The public are being asked to judge a series of videos made by Manchester-based students who are telling gay, bisexual and lesbian youths: it gets better. The Rubbish Lesbian nails it http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian's-nail-fail.aspx The fine art of coming out at the nail salon Preview: Reach out and touch me http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-lgb-performance-project-outbox's-reach-out-and-touch-me.aspx Book now to see LGB performance group Outbox's latest project Campaign launched to save Women’s Library http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/campaign-launched-to-save-womens-library-.aspx Unique resource threatened by drastic cuts seeks new home Homophobia stems from self-oppression, study claims http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/homophobia-stems-from-self-oppression,-study-claims.aspx A recent study claims that people who express homophobic attitudes have probably experienced attraction towards someone of the same sex. Hot Stuff: My girl’s perfect, but we’ve never met http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-my-girls-perfect,-but-weve-never-met.aspx A cyber-dating reader worries that there’ll be no spark in real life Gays can be trained to suppress desires, claims Anglican leader http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/anglican-change.aspx A highly-positioned member of the Church of England has caused controversy by claiming that gays and lesbians can be counselled to suppress their desires. Song about Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister becomes viral hit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/song-about-yorkshire-diarist-anne-lister-becomes-viral-hit.aspx A song written about famous Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister has become an unlikely internet hit, this month – after being picked up by Radio 2. Colleen Nolan: Lesbian love sage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/colleen-nolan-lesbian-love-sage.aspx The week’s best queer news happenings, with Colleen Nolan, Jessie J and a red-faced Australian… Trio admit assaulting man in gay slur row http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/trio-admit-assaulting-man-in-gay-slur-row.aspx A trio of people from Gloucester have pleaded guilty to attacking a man who hurled homophobic insults at them. Mental health and positive coming-out experiences are linked, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/study-on-coming-out.aspx Youngsters who are supported by their parents after coming out have stronger mental health than those who weren't, a U.S. study has confirmed. Top 5 weird experiences at Fringe! Gay Film Fest 12-15 April http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-5-weird-things-to-do-at-the-fringe-gay-film-fest-2012.aspx Downright odd-ness this weekend in London's queerest neighbourhood Jase Radfield: My trans tale http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/jase-radfield-my-trans-tale.aspx While 1 in 4,000 people in the UK is diagnosed with gender dysphoria, only 1 in 5 of these were born with a female body. Jase Redfield began hormone replacement therapy aged 18. Two years later, he is now happy with his male identity Chaz Bono to receive special GLAAD media award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-to-receive-award.aspx Chaz Bono will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award as part of the 23rd annual GLAAD media awards in Los Angeles, it was announced yesterday. Ten women who could transform your life http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-women-to-sort-out-your-life.aspx From Bette Porter to Her Majesty The Queen, we list 10 women we'd like to let make-over our lives Maryland lesbian couple take divorce to high court http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/maryland.aspx A lesbian couple have taken their case to Maryland’s highest court after being denied a divorce in 2010. Alaskan voters reject gay and lesbian rights proposal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/alaska-vote-against-anti-discrimination-law.aspx Voters in Alaska have rejected a proposal to give anti-discrimination rights to gay people. Lady Gaga announces UK live dates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-announces-uk-live-dates.aspx Singer and gay equality activist Lady Gaga has announced a number of UK live shows as part of her forthcoming European tour. Interview: Jamie and Jessie star Jacqui Jackson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-jamie-and-jessie-actress-jacqui-jackson.aspx We chat to the star of lesbian rom-com Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together Buy Your Currency With DIVA Online Travel Money For The Best Summer Deals. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/diva-travel-money-(1).aspx Planning to get away this summer? If so, then you need to think about more than just your passport, tickets and sunglasses – you can save a bundle by booking your currency in advance online too. Interview: Film director Wendy Jo Carlton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-film-director-wendy-jo-carlton.aspx The Hannah Free director on her latest film, lesbian rom-com Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together Weekend Round-Up 6-9 April http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/weekend-round-up-6-9-april.aspx Eat up your eggs and hop off to these cracking events! The Rubbish Lesbian: Bad news at bath time http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-bad-news-at-bath-time.aspx Sarah Westwood laments lesbian bath death Charity tea-towel features fifty felines http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/charity-tea-towel-features-fifty-felines.aspx Ideal gift (for cat-lovers) benefits Cats Protection How honest should you be? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/how-honest-should-you-be.aspx The latest installment of relationship advice from DIVA Date. DIVA fave Christina Novelli tops bill at charity fundraiser tonight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-fave-christina-novelli-tops-bill-at-charity-fundraiser-tonight.aspx Brighton to host event in aid of anti-bullying project, Diversity Role Models Hot Stuff: Am I addicted to my vibrator? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-am-i-addicted-to-my-vibrator.aspx DIVA’s sexpert advises a reader who can’t get off without a buzz Christian Voice leader blames Tesco mice infestation on Pride support http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/christian-voice-leader-blames-tesco's-pride-support-for-mice-infestation.aspx The leader of a conservative Christian organisation has blamed a supermarket's infestation of mice on their support of gay equality. Cameroonian authorities shut-down LGBT workshop, HRW claim http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cameroonian-authorities-closed-down-lgbt-meeting,-hrw-claim.aspx Cameroonian authorities illegally shut down an LGBT rights workshop in Yaoundé last month and arrested one of the workshop organisers, Human Rights Watch said today. Lesbian chef awarded $1.6 million over prayer meetings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-chef-awarded-$16-million-over-prayer-meetings.aspx A lesbian chef in New York has been awarded $1.6million (£1,008,675) in damages and compensation after her boss openly prayed for her to be healed. Lip Service: The girls are back http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-cover-interview.aspx We go behind the scenes and quiz the cast of the BBC's popular lesbian drama Jill Jackson tour dates announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jill-jackson-tour-dates-announced.aspx Get your tickets now! Man arrested after stabbing at Jessie J event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/man-arrested-after-stabbing-at-jessie-j-event.aspx An event headlined by bisexual singer Jessie J was brought to a standstill, last night – after a man was apparently stabbed and left fighting for his life. 640,000 sign thank you card for gay-friendly Starbucks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/640,000-sign-thank-you-card-for-gay-friendly-starbucks.aspx A giant thank you card signed by more than half a million people will be presented to staff at the headquarters of Starbucks, this week. Screen queens http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/screen-queens.aspx Ratings boosters? Lesbians and bi women on TV No sex please, we're homoromantic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/no-sex-please-we-are-homoromantic.aspx We chat to the lesbians who say no to sex Sex Survey 2012: The Results http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/may-issue-sex-survey-results.aspx What did you tell us about your sex lives? RUComingOut? New website launched to provide coming out support http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/new-website-launched-to-provide-coming-out-support.aspx Lesbians and bi women invited to share personal stories Majority of LGB Australians suffer anxiety, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/majority-of-gay-australians-suffer-anxiety,-claims-study.aspx More than three quarters of Australia's gay and lesbian community have suffered from intense anxiety over the past year, according to a new study. Stonewall unveils biggest-ever same-sex marriage ad campaign http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-unveils-biggest-ever-gay-marriage-ad-campaign.aspx Throughout April, 1,000 London buses are carrying adverts from Stonewall to promote equal marriage, in the largest advertising campaign of its kind. Interview: GO.GO's Becky Sampson and Katie Woodbine http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-gogo-founders-katie-and-becky.aspx We chat to the founders of the UK's biggest women's music festival European Parliament urge better LGBT rights in Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/european-parliament-urge-better-lgbt-rights-in-four-countries.aspx Late last week, the European Parliament adopted its annual progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo – with members urging more progress in the field of LGBT rights. California colleges may ask students their sexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/california-colleges-may-ask-students-their-sexuality.aspx Colleges and universities in the west coast state of California may ask students to divulge details of their sexual orientation. Review: Strange Hungers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-strange-hungers.aspx Our reviewer enjoys a lesbian history lesson Novel extract: Chelsea Wives by Sarah Bramley http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/novel-extract-chelsea-wives-and-their-mistresses.aspx Read an extract of Sarah's novel, released on Kindle this week Dyke March 2012: 500 take to streets http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/dyke-march-2012-five-hundred-take-to-streets.aspx “Whose streets? Our streets!” chanted marchers at London’s largest dyke visibility event since the 80s Breaking news: Post-Dyke March, Dykes on Bikes storm Houses of Parliament http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/dykes-on-bikes-storm-houses-of-parliament.aspx London in uproar. DIVA editor called in by panicked politicians. Negotiations underway More acts confirmed for Manchester's Ladyrock festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/more-acts-confirmed-for-north-west's-ladyriock-festival.aspx LadyRock Festival – the first ever women’s festival to come to the North West – has just announced the second part of its line-up for 26 May. TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/weekend-roundup-31-march-1-april.aspx Spring is sprung! Time to spring out of your hutches and bunny-hop off for some fun Stonewall Equality Dinner raises £390,000 for charity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-equality-dinner-raises-£390,000.aspx Over 500 guests – including celebrities, politicians and all of London’s mayoral candidates – attended Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night. London's Southwark Council becomes first in country to back equal marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london's-southwark-council-becomes-first-in-country-to-back-equal-marriage-(3).aspx London's Southwark Council became the first in England to debate a motion relating to Equal Marriage, last night. The Rubbish Lesbian is one of those lesbians! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-one-of-those-lesbians!-.aspx When straight people start making jokes about lesbians, we’re all in it together Video: black queer film in the UK http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-black-queer-film-in-the-uk.aspx DIVA film ed Campbell X discusses the rise of black queer cinema on C4 News European Parliament stands up for same-sex families’ free movement http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/european-parliament-stand-up-for-same-sx-families'-free-movement.aspx The European Parliament today adopted its annual report on EU citizenship – in which it laments that same-sex couples still face disproportionate obstacles when moving inside the European union. Heather Peace announces details of debut album and single http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-announces-details-of-debut-album-and-single.aspx Heather Peace has announced that she will release her much anticipated debut studio album, Fairytales on 21 May via her own label: Kaleidoscope Records. Hot Stuff: She’s perfect, but is she too old for me? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-shes-perfect,-but-is-she-too-old-for-me.aspx DIVA’s sexpert advises a reader in a lesbian dating quandary Film preview: Bol http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/bol-movie-review.aspx Set in Lahore this ambitious film is a brave exposition of the issues surrounding gender and intersex in Pakistan. Obama pushes for lesbian's partner to receive healthcare http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/obama-pushes-for-lesbian's-partner-to-receive-healthcare.aspx A federal lawyer in the United States who launched a legal battle to get health benefits for her lesbian partner has been victorious, this week. Stonewall to host London mayoral hustings in April http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-to-host-london-mayoral-hustings.aspx Stonewall will host the London Gay Mayoral Hustings on 14 April – allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual voters to quiz candidates from the four main parties on their policies. Severed leg found on Florida beach belongs to missing lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/severed-leg-found-on-florida-beach-belongs-to-missing-lesbian.aspx A severed leg which washed ashore a Florida beach belongs to a missing lesbian, U.S. police have confirmed today. VIDEO: Madge kisses Nicki Minaj, again. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/madonna-lesbian-kiss-nicki-minaj.aspx Our favourite pop queen can't get enough Minaj FILM REVIEW: North Sea Texas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/north-sea-texas-review.aspx Teenage love and ennui take centre stage in this year’s LLGFF Closing Night Gala Top 10 women to live a day in the life of http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ten-10-women.aspx What a difference a day could make! India's Supreme Court reserve ruling on same-sex decriminalisation http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/indian-supreme-court-reserves-judgement-on-same-sex-decriminalisation.aspx The Supreme Court of India has today reserved its verdict on an appeal of the Delhi High Court ruling which decriminalised gay sex. Lesbian director pursues Jodie Foster for Carrie remake http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-director-pursues-jodie-foster-for-carrie-remake.aspx American actress Jodie Foster is being headhunted to star in a forthcoming remake of the cult classic horror film Carrie. 200 gather for same-sex wedding protest in Ohio http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/200-gather-for-flashmob-wedding-protest.aspx Nearly two-hundred gay and lesbian couples formed a flashmob wedding protest in the U.S. state of Ohio, last weekend. Top 5 countries for same-sex weddings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-destinations-for-same-sex-marriage.aspx Leading destination wedding site names its top five countries for gay and lesbian marriage ceremonies abroad Court ruling for lesbian mother is a landmark win, experts say http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/court-ruling-for-lesbian-mother-is-landmark-decision,-hrw-say.aspx A gay woman who lost custody of her three children because of her sexuality has won a landmark legal battle, it has been confirmed. Chaz Bono and Lady Gaga win at GLAAD Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-and-lady-gaga-win-at-glaad-awards-(1).aspx Singer and gay equality activist Lady Gaga was victorious at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awards in New York, last weekend. Slovenians oppose same-sex adoption in referendum http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/slovenia-votes-against-same-sex-adoption-in-referendum.aspx A proposed law which would've granted same-sex couples the chance to adopt has been rejected by Slovenians in a nationwide referendum. Countdown to Dyke March London! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/countdown-to-dyke-march-london!.aspx Everything you need to know about central London’s first Dyke March since the 1980s - taking place Saturday 31 March Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-to-do-this-weekend-23-march-2012.aspx The creme of queer film, lesbian theatre, quirky crafts and riotous, left-field comedy - we've got it all covered for you Listen: Jessie J's new single, Laserlight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/listen-jessie-j-laserlight.aspx The pop star's next single feat. David Guetta may well be the soundtrack to summer Northern Ireland's adoption laws should not serve gay people, Attorney General claims http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/northern-ireland's-adoption-laws-should-not-serve-gay-people,-attorney-general-claims.aspx Gay men and women should not be able to adopt children in Northern Ireland, according to a representative for the country's Department of Health. Video of U.N. Secretary General speech goes viral http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-of-un-secretary-general-speech-goes-viral.aspx Gay equality organisation AllOut.org are spreading the word of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon – after the mainstream media largely ignored a pro-gay speech he gave to delegates, earlier this month. My latest character is like a lesbian Walter Matthau, says Olympia Dukakis http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/my-latest-character-is-like-a-lesbian-walter-matthau,-says-olympia-dukakis.aspx American actress Olympia Dukakis – famous for her role in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City – has spoken about her status as a screen favourite of the LGBT community. The Rubbish Lesbian is an aunt, again. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-(1).aspx No she doesn't have kids and she doesn't appreciate your patronising comments, thank you very much Weekly media watch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/paris-wtf-column-march-23.aspx Paris Lees comments on the news that's caught her eye this week Uh Huh Her to play London's Go-Go Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/uh-huh-her-to-headline-go-go-festival.aspx Electro band Uh Huh Her have been announced as the latest act for London-based music festival Go-Go. New Hampshire reject same-sex marriage u-turn http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-hampshire-rejects-gay-marriage-u-turn.aspx A proposed legislative change which would've dismantled same-sex marriage rights in New Hampshire has been defeated, this week. Madonna to defend gay community at Russian concert http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/madonna-to-defend-gay-community-at-russian-concert.aspx Singer Madonna has vowed to defend gays and lesbians during a concert in the Russian capital city of St. Petersburg. Hot Stuff: I'm a lesbian but I slept with a man http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i'm-a-lesbian-but-i-slept-with-a-man.aspx Does that make me a "bad lesbian"? DIVA's lesbian sexpert advises a reader Alex Hedison and Kim Wilde to appear at third L-BEACH http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/alex-hedison-to-present-at-third-l-beach.aspx Europe's biggest women's indoor festival will take place in April VIDEO: Butt, it's Beethoven! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/woman-moves-her-butt-to-beethoven.aspx Woman's nude performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony goes viral Muslims and Sikhs condemn Prime Minister for same-sex marriage plans http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/muslims-and-sikhs-condemn-prime-minister-for-same-sex-marriage-plans.aspx Senior representatives from Britain's Muslim and Sikh communities have slammed David Cameron for wanting to legalise same-sex marriage. TUC welcome government's consultation on same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tuc-welcome-government's-consultation-on-same-sex-marriage.aspx The Trades Union Congress has today welcomed the government’s consultation on giving lesbian and gay partners the same right to civil marriage as heterosexual couples. Nepal to host Asia's first-ever LGBT sports event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nepal-to-host-asia's-first-ever-lgbt-sports-event.aspx The sovereign state of Nepal will host a sports event specifically for gay and lesbian participants, it was announced this week. Win tickets to Go.Go Festival 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-tickets-to-gogo-festival-2012.aspx Want to win the hottest tickets of the summer? Video: The L Fest A-Team http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-l-fest-a-team.aspx The team behind the lesbian summer festival launch a DIY recruitment drive Video of lesbian couple getting engaged during NHL game goes viral http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-of-lesbian-couple-getting-engaged-during-nhl-gamegoes-viral.aspx Footage of a lesbian couple getting engaged during a National Hockey League game in Canada has become an internet sensation. Iraqi authorities must unite against EMO attacks, Amnesty urge http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/iraqi-authorities-must-unite-against-emo-attacks.aspx The Iraqi government should immediately investigate the violence against young Iraqis seen as belonging to an “emo” subculture, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission have said. Rosie O'Donnell's show dropped from Oprah's TV network http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o'donnell's-show-dropped-from-oprah's-tv-network.aspx Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has suffered a professional set-back, this week – after her talk-show was dropped from Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Interview/video: Pratibha Parmar on her film about American icon Alice Walker http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interviewvideo-pratibha-parmar.aspx Ahead of the first screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth at this year’s LLGFF, DIVA spoke to the British filmmaker Man wins shared custody of child he fathered with lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-must-share-custody-of-son-with-gay-father,-court-rules.aspx A gay man has won paternal access to a child he conceived with a lesbian to whom he was once married. Top ten dates with Gillian Anderson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-dates-with-gillian-anderson.aspx “The truth IS out there”… and after a 17-year wait we’ve finally found it. TV Review: Mary’s Bottom Line http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/mary-portas'-bottom-line.aspx Just how British are your underpants? Mary’s on a mission to make them 100% Newsnight screens heated debate on same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/newsnight-screens-heated-debate-on-same-sex-marriage.aspx BBC current affairs programme Newsnight featured a passionate debate about the merits of same-sex marriage, last night. Teen to receive GLAAD award for online petition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/teen-to-receive-glaad-award-for-online-petition.aspx A teenage girl who created an online petition to re-classify a documentary film about gay bullying will be honoured at the GLAAD awards, this month. Lesbian spotting at the airport http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-gay-spotting.aspx The lesbian 'nod' is like the bus-drivers' wave, says the Rubbish Lesbian Priest who snubbed lesbian at funeral explains behaviour in letter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/priest-who-snubbed-lesbian-at-funeral-explains-behaviour-in-letter.aspx A priest in the United States who refused to give communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral has explained his behaviour in a public letter. What's hot this weekend: 16-18 March http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/whats-hot-this-weekend-16-18-march.aspx It's gone a bit nippy but zip up your parkas and head out to one of these hot happenings this weekend... Hot Stuff: How Can I Help My Girl Come Out? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-how-can-i-help-my-girl-come-out.aspx DIVA's sexpert advises a reader whose lover is about to come out to her family Homeless charity name Ladyrock's Jackie Crozier as ambassador http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/homeless-charity-name-ladyrock's-jackie-crozier-as-ambassador.aspx Outpost, a charity that supports young lesbian and gay homeless people, have just named former Manchester Pride director Jackie Crozier as their newest ambassador. Government officially launch consultation on gay marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-officially-launches-consultation-on-gay-marriage.aspx The government formally launched a 12-week consultation on the future of gay marriage in England and Wales, today. Glitter bombs, sexy times and... Germaine Greer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/glitter-bombs,-sexy-times-and…-germaine-greer.aspx Germaine Greer is glitter-bombed for her views on trans people, and Radio 1 hosts its first sexuality night I've had lesbian relationships, says Gillian Anderson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/i've-had-lesbian-relationships,-says-gillian-anderson.aspx Hollywood actress Gillian Anderson has declared that she previously enjoyed same-sex relationships. Couples have civil partnerships for love, not legal security, study claims http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-couples-enter-relationships-for-love,-not-legal-security,-study-says.aspx Legal rights are secondary to the power of love for younger gay and lesbian couples who've had civil partnerships, according to a three-year study by researchers at The University of Manchester. Cyndi Lauper and lesbian couple named NYC Pride marshals http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cyndi-lauper-and-lesbian-couple-nyc-pride-grand-marshals.aspx Cyndi Lauper, Chris Salgardo and Connie Kopelov & Phyllis Siegel have been named as Grand Marshals for New York’s 43rd Annual LGBT Pride March on 24 June. Your stories: Coming Out at School http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/your-stories-coming-out-at-school.aspx DIVA’s Louise Carolin tells her story and a researcher asks for other lesbians/bi women to share To long distance or not to long distance? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/to-long-distance-or-not-to-long-distance.aspx The lastest installment of DIVA relationship advice. Colorado students boycott school yearbook over censorship http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/colorado-students-boycott-school-yearbook-over-censorship-(1).aspx A group of students in the United States have boycotted their high-school yearbook after it tried to censor a lesbian couple's photograph, they claim. St.Petersburg governor signs Russian anti-gay law http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stpetersburg-governor-signs-russian-anti-gay-bill.aspx Despite months of protests, St. Petersburg Governor Georgiy Poltavchenko yesterday signed a law that will criminalise reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything gay-related. Ice-cream giants Ben & Jerry's join gay marriage fight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ice-cream-giants-ben-jerry's-join-gay-marriage-fight.aspx Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up with Stonewall to launch a new Facebook app and an Apple-y Ever After flavour in support of equal marriage. What are Tegan and Sara doing now? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/more-reasons-to-love-tegan-and-sara.aspx Working on a new album and singing in the car about Sia, as it happens Theatre review: All New People http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-all-new-people.aspx Torchwood's Eve Myles and Scrubs' Zach Braff star in a new West End play Priest who snubbed lesbian at funeral is suspended http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/priest-who-snubbed-lesbian-at-funeral-is-suspended.aspx A priest in the United States who refused to give communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral has been suspended. Women's Institute reject advert opposing same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/women's-institute-reject-advert-opposing-same-sex-marriage.aspx The Women’s Institute has this week rejected an advert from an organisation campaigning against David Cameron's gay marriage pledge. Christian B&B owners consider Supreme Court appeal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bb-couple-consider-taking-case-to-supreme-court.aspx The Christian B&B owners who broke equality laws by refusing to let a gay couple share a room are considering taking their case to the Supreme Court, it has emerged. Win a £50 YO! Sushi voucher http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-a-£50-yo-sushi-voucher.aspx Write to us and if your letter is chosen, you win. Simple. Restaurant sorry for snubbing lesbian couple over Valentine's Day rose http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/restaurant-sorry-for-snubbing-lesbian-couple-on-valentine's-day.aspx A lesbian pair from Lincoln have received a formal apology from a local restaurant who branded them "not a real couple". Club review: Gay In The Attic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/club-review-gay-in-the-attic.aspx DIVA checks out a new gay party night in Sheffield I'm not a better person for being straight, says Jack Straw http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/i'm-not-a-better-person-for-being-straight,-says-jack-straw.aspx As the religious debate on same-sex marriage continues to reach fever pitch, Labour politician Jack Straw has publicly defended gay rights. Church of Ireland members to gather for two-day debate on gay clergy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-of-ireland-clergy-to-meet-for-two-day-homosexuality-meeting.aspx Religious figures from the Church of Ireland will today gather for a pivotal two-day meeting on homosexual clergy. What's hot this weekend: 9-11 March http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-weekend-9-11-march.aspx Don't miss all the women-centric fun this weekend! BBC Radio 1's The Surgery show to focus on sexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/bbc-radio-1-the-surgery-'sexuality-night'.aspx Three hour show aims to cover a variety of issues surrounding sexual identity STYLE: The Blazer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-great-lesbian-blazer.aspx A must-have item for every queer and their mother. That means you! Heather Peace announces Fairytale tour dates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-announces-fairytale-tour-dates.aspx The popular actress and musician will tour the UK in support of her debut album Church should welcome lesbians wanting to marry, says St. Paul's Dean http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-should-welcome-lesbians-wanting-to-marry,-says-stpaul's-dean.aspx Gays and lesbians who want to embrace the institute of marriage should be welcomed by the church, according to the Dean of London's St.Paul's cathedral. Tatchell uses Facebook to support International Women's Day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tatchell-supports-women's-day.aspx Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has marked International Women's Day with a Facebook message urging followers to support female issues. Lancashire Council's LGBT archive boosted by lesbian's private collection http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lancashire-lgbt-archive.aspx Lancashire Archives' collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender archives has just been boosted by a significant collection of books, documents and research material. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/happy-international-womens-day!.aspx Celebrate the 8 March in sisterhood Hot Stuff: How can I prove I’m a lesbian? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-how-can-i-prove-im-a-lesbian.aspx DIVA’s sexpert responds to a reader’s lament - with a legally binding contract VIDEO: Björk - Hollow http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-bjork-hollow.aspx CAUTION: This video may cause drowsiness and/or feelings of contentment Ben Summerskill: Nuff respect bruv http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/ben-summerskill-nuff-respect-bruv.aspx Stonewall chief Summerskill scores a television success, as the Daily Mail points and stares at "unnatural" trans people Lesbians and gays targeted by death squads in Iraq? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-and-gays-targeted-by-death-squads-in-iraq.aspx A spate of killings in Iraq are specifically targeting gays and lesbians in the West Asian country, according to reports. UK's oldest Lesbian and Gay Switchboard launches online help service http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-gay-switchboard-38th-birthday.aspx London’s Lesbian and Gay Switchboard celebrates its 38 years of service to the LGBT community by launching new social media support Bye, biphobia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/can-lesbians-and-bisexuals-find-love-together.aspx Can lesbians and bisexuals find love together? Beating around the bush http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-short-history-of-pubic-hair.aspx A short history of pubic hair Britain's Catholic congregations to hear anti-gay marriage letter from Archbishop, this Sunday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/catholic-congregations-across-uk-to-hear-anti-gay-marriage-letter-from-archbishop,-this-sunday.aspx The Catholic Church will urge its congregation to oppose same-sex marriage in a letter from the Archbishop of Westminster, which will be read out at every mass in the country, this Sunday. Girl who posed as adolescent male to have relationships with straight girls is jailed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/girl-who-posed-as-adolescent-male-to-have-relationships-with-straight-girls-is-jailed.aspx A teenage girl who posed as an adolescent male to have relationships with heterosexual girlfriends has been jailed for 30 months. Mary Portas' lesbian partner is pregnant, reports claim http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mary-portas'-lesbian-partner-is-pregnant,-reports-claim.aspx The lesbian partner of television presenter Mary Portas is expecting her first child, according to reports. Amnesty International urge overhaul of Cameroon's anti-gay laws http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/amnesty-international-urge-overhaul-of-cameroon's-anti-gay-laws.aspx Amnesty International has today reiterated its call to the Cameroonian government to repeal all laws criminalising consensual same-sex relationships. MUSIC REVIEW: Bliss Art http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-review-aneesa-chaudhry.aspx Our reviewer enjoys an evening of energetic jazz in Brighton Thousands attend Sydney's Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousands-attend-sydney-lesbian-and-gay-mardi-gras.aspx Thousands of people attended Sydney's annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras, last weekend – despite an unexpected downpour of rain. We made the lesbian scenes more explicit, says Upstairs Downstairs' Emilia Fox http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/alex-kingston-and-iwe-get-it-on-says-emelia-fox.aspx British actress Emilia Fox has spoken about her character's lesbian relationship in Upstairs Downstairs – claiming she and Alex Kingston deliberately increased its explicitness. Review: Laughing Cows comedy at Retro Bar http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-laughing-cows-comedy-at-retro-bar.aspx Like being in a room full of women? Fancy a laugh? Get yourself down to Retro Bar PROFILE: Tutu and Punk Cancer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/support-punk-cancer.aspx We profile the cabaret performance artist who is determined to change things Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend-3-march.aspx Ever fancied yourself as a sex writer? Or wondered how to be a stand-up comedian? We might just be able to help you! Indian woman claiming asylum over sexuality has deportation delayed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/indian-woman-claiming-asylum-over-sexuality-has-deportation-delayed.aspx A woman who is claiming refugee status in Britain has had her pending deportation delayed, today. Martina Navratilova joins Dancing with the Stars line-up http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-joins-dancing-with-the-stars-line-up.aspx Tennis ace Martina Navratilova is the latest celebrity to join the popular American television show Dancing with the Stars. The lesbian effect http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-and-the-lesbian-effect.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian finds lesbians more interesting than heterosexuals Leeds University students make It Gets Better video http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/leeds-university-students-make-it-gets-better-video.aspx A group of students at Leeds University have joined forces to make a video for the It Gets Better campaign. Leeds campaigners visit Liverpool for Gay Quarter success tips http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/leeds-campaigners-visit-liverpool-for-gay-quaretr-success-tips.aspx LGBT campaigners from Leeds are urging their city council to grant them an official gay quarter – and, this week, visited Liverpool to learn their recipe for success on the matter. KT Tunstall named as headline act for Ladyrock festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kt-tunstall.aspx LadyRock Festival – the first ever women’s festival to come to the North West – has this morning announced KT Tunstall will headline the event on Saturday 26 May. Malaysian court uphold ban on LGBT arts festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/malaysian-court-uphold-police-banon-lgbt-arts-festival.aspx A high court in Malaysia has today upheld a police ban which saw a gay arts festival banned over Muslim disapproval, last year. Review: Ursula Martinez at The Soho Theatre http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-ursula-martinez-at-the-soho-theatre.aspx Our reviewer checks out an unsettling evening of stand-up Hot Stuff: She's Not Up For It http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-shes-not-up-for-it.aspx A reader asks how to entice her lady-love into more adventurous sex America: Land of the Free? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/america-land-of-the-free.aspx We take a look at discrimination in the States Same-sex marriage shouldn't be forced on society, says Archbishop http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/archbisop-of-canterbury-says-gay-marriage-shouldn't-be-forced-upon-society.aspx The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that marriage should remain between opposite-sex couples - because anything else would be forcing unwanted change on the UK. My crop haircut sparked lesbian questions, says Emma Watson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/my-crop-haircut-sparked-lesbian-questions,-emma-watson-says.aspx British actress Emma Watson has said that she was quizzed over her sexuality after cutting her hair short, last year. Lawmakers in St.Petersburg pass controversial anti-gay law http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stpetersburg-passes-anti-gay-law.aspx In a blow for international LGBT rights, lawmakers in the Russian federal city of St.Petersburg have passed legislation which prohibits the so-called promotion of homosexuality. NEW MUSIC: Rita Ora (feat. Tinie Tempah) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-music-rita-ora.aspx A little preview of debut single R.I.P, to be released in May Robert Mugabe attacks Cameron, homosexuality and the West http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/robert-mugabe-attacks-cameron,-homosexuality-and-the-west.aspx Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has blasted the Western world and tolerance of homosexuality in a bizarre birthday rant. Indian government re-affirms support for same-sex relationships http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/india-confirms-gay-ruling.aspx India's government has re-affirmed its support of a 2009 High Court decision to decriminalise gay and lesbian sex. DIVA editor confirmed as judge in National Diversity Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diversity-awards.aspx The editor of leading lesbian magazine DIVA, Jane Czyzselska, has been confirmed as a judge in the forthcoming National Diversity Awards. VIDEO: Wallis Bird 'Encore' + tour news http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-wallis-bird-'encore'.aspx The energetic Irish singer-songwriter will tour in May VIDEO: behind the scenes with Concrete Angel Christina Novelli http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-behind-the-scenes-with-concrete-angel-christina-novelli-.aspx Exciting times for the Candy Bar Girls star and former DIVA cover girl… Website Gingerbeer survey UK lesbians on Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gingerbeer.aspx Lesbian website Gingerbeer has surveyed the UK's lesbian community to identify what they want from nationwide Pride celebrations. Streep wins third Oscar for role in Lloyd's The Iron Lady http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/streep-wins-third-oscar-for-role-in-lloyd's-the-iron-lady.aspx Acclaimed actress Meryl Streep has won her third Academy Award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Ten women arrested in Cameroon over sexuality 'crimes' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ten-women-arrested-in-cameroon-over-sexuality-'crimes'.aspx Ten women in the West African nation of Cameroon have been arrested over claims they might be lesbians. What we say... and what we really mean http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-lesbians-say-and-what-they-really-mean.aspx Don't speak fluent lesbian? We translate a few key phrases ART REVIEW: Sadie Lee - Pin Ups http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sadie-lee-we-are-cuts-show.aspx Lesbian artist Sadie Lee opens her iconic show at Soho hair salon STAGE: Lip Service star to appear at London theatre http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fiona-button-the-girl-in-the-yellow-dress.aspx Fiona Button, who plays 'Tess' in the hit TV series, to appear in 'erotically-charged' show Top 5 (Lesbo) Things To Do This Weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(4).aspx It's the final week of LGBT history month, so make sure you don't miss out The Rubbish Lesbian is out of sync http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-out-of-sync.aspx Her period no longer occurs at the same time as her girlfriend's. What's going on? Tour dates: O'Hooley & Tidow http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tour-dates-ohooley-tidow.aspx DIVA favourites and purveyors of fine "chamber folk" embark on a tour of the land VIDEO: Sh*t real homophobes say http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/shit-homophobes-say.aspx Gin-u-wine haters get up in our faces Hot Stuff: Sex in Unusual Places http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-sex-in-unusual-places.aspx Why restrict yourself to the bedroom when the broom cupboard beckons? Get out of my womb! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/get-out-of-my-womb.aspx Three MPs condemn the Sun for harassing a transgender dad, as Leeds City Council seeks same-sex foster parents Preview: Lip Service series two, episode one http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-lip-service-series-two,-episode-one.aspx DIVA sneaks a peak at the first episode of the lesbian drama's much-anticipated second series: coming soon! DIVA’s essential guide to: festival season 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-festival-guide-2012.aspx Baby it’s cold outside… and it’s time to start planning for summer. Join us as we swap the festive season for the festival season. FILM: Barbara Hammer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/barbara-hammer.aspx The originator of queer cinema has retrospective at Tate Modern L Word's Kate Moennig joins cast of Showtime's Ray Donovan Pilot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-word's-kate-moennig-joins-cast-of-showtime's-ray-donovan-pilot.aspx American actress Kate Moennig – famous for her role as Shane McCutcheon on The L Word – has been cast in a new U.S. series. Emmerdale actress wants character to have lesbian affair http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/emmerdale-actress-wants-character-to-have-lesbian-affair.aspx One of the stars of ITV soap Emmerdale has said she wants her character to indulge in a lesbian night of passion. Australian PM hosts dinner party for same-sex couples http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/australian-prime-minister-hosts-dinner-party-for-same-sex-couples.aspx Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hosted a dinner for three gay couples who advocate same-sex marriage. ART REVIEW: Kirsty Tinkler – Face Off http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ww-exhibition-review.aspx Australian artist is a hit at uber-hip, queer-friendly London gallery, WW. Education Secretary Michael Gove sparks row over homosexuality in faith schools http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/education-secretary-michael-gove-in-row-over-homosexuality-in-faith-schools.aspx Britain's Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has become embroiled in a public row over the use of anti-gay teaching material in faith schools. Lord Carey slams David Cameron for same-sex marriage support http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lord-carey-slams-david-cameron-for-gay-marriage-support.aspx The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has hit out in opposition of gay marriage today. Lesbian charity single debuts on UK chart at Number 11 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-charity-single-enters-charts-at-no11.aspx A charity single recorded by some of the best new lesbian talent has entered the Official UK Independent Singles Chart at No.11. “’Tell the truth faster’ is a bloody good motto” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/“’tell-the-truth-faster’-is-a-bloody-good-motto”.aspx DIVA has breakfast (well, coffee) with Kiwi vaudevillians the Topp Twins VIDEO: Boy, 10, refuses to pledge allegiance until gay marriage permitted http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/pledge-of-allegiance.aspx "Justice not being served" says boy, calling for same-sex marriage to be made legal Wanted: lesbian foster parents http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-adoption-and-fostering-week-2012.aspx Today's launch of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week sees leading children’s charities asking gay couples to consider becoming foster parents. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what-to-do-this-weekend-17-feb-2012.aspx Lesbian twins, pink pounds and striptease-sets are just some of the treats we have for you to discover this weekend. Lesbian & Gay Foundation reveal details of Women's Day event http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-gay-foundation-reveal-deatils-of-women's-day-event.aspx Manchester's Lesbian & Gay Foundation's have announced details of their annual event to mark International Women's Day. Lesbian couple arrested over marriage protest sit-in http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-arrested-over-marriage-protest-sit-in.aspx A lesbian couple from New Mexico were arrested yesterday after chaining themselves together in aid of a gay marriage rally. New Jersey state approves gay marriage bill http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-jersey-state-approves-gay-marriage-bill.aspx New Jersey has become the latest American state to give same-sex marriage the green light, this week. The Rubbish Lesbian says: "Correction. I'm a lesbian." http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-correction.aspx Other people's assumptions about her sexuality is making everyone red Lesbians thwart radio station's so-called divorce contest http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-thwart-radio-stations-so-called-divorce-contest.aspx A lesbian couple from New Zealand out-smarted a local radio station, this week, thwarting a divorce competition it held live on air. Hundreds rally outside Berlin's Russian embassy over LGBT rights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hundreds-rally-outside-berlin's-russian-embassy-over-lgbt-rights.aspx Two-hundred people gathered outside Berlin's Russian embassy yesterday in protest of anti-gay legislation which is spreading through the country. Bisexual people suffer higher rates of mental distress, says new report http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bisexual-people-suffer-higher-rates-of-mental-distress,-says-new-report.aspx Groundbreaking report recommends moves to tackle bisexual exclusion and invisibility Hot Stuff: Fountains of Love http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-fountains-of-love.aspx A reader asks how she can get her girl to gush Kath and Kim actress comes out on Australian TV show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kath-and-kim-actress-comes-out-on-live-tv.aspx Australian actress Magda Szubanski – famous for her role in comedy series Kath & Kim – is the latest public figure to come out. DIVA and PinkPaper.com publishers launch digital trans magazine http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-and-pinkpapercom-publishers-launch-digital-trans-magazine.aspx The publishers of Gay Times, PinkPaper.com and DIVA magazine launch a groundbreaking digital publication aimed at the transgender community – META. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-publish-draft-bill-on-same-sex-marriage.aspx Stonewall has this week published a draft parliamentary bill for extending the legal form of marriage to gay people. Were you bisexual, Whitney? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/were-you-bisexual,-whitney-(1).aspx Peter Tatchell posthumously “outs” Whitney Houston, and Paris Lees makes her BBC debut Women's charity organisation to host Vagina Monologues http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/manchester's-birdcage-nightclub-to-host-vagina-monologues.aspx The Birdhouse Fund will mark International Women's Day with a special fundraising event in Manchester "45 and still taking my clothes off" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/45-and-still-taking-my-clothes-off-(1).aspx Burlesque performer Ursula Martinez muses on her career to date Thousands march in Scotland for same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousands-march-for-marriage-equality-in-scotland.aspx Over a thousand marchers took to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to demonstrate their support for equal marriage on Valentine’s Day, today. LGBT rally planned outside Berlin's Russian embassy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-rally-planned-outside-berlin's-russian-embassy.aspx A major demonstration is to be held outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Berlin over support of LGBT rights, tomorrow. Washington governor signs gay marriage into law http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/washington-governor-signs-gay-marriage-into-law.aspx In a significant move for LGBT equality in the U.S., Washington governor Christine Gregoire has signed the state marriage equality bill into law. Moany Old Cow: Be My Valentine http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/moany-old-cow-be-my-valentine.aspx The most romantic day of the year is here. But are you a lover or a hater? Bills calling for same-sex marriage enter Australian parliament http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bills-calling-for-gay-marriage-enter-australian-parliament.aspx Two private member's bills have been introduced into Australian parliament in the latest bid for same-sex marriage fairness. Streep wins BAFTA for role in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/meryl-streep-wins-bafta-for-role-in-phyllida-lloyd's-the-iron-lady.aspx Meryl Streep was named Best Actress at London's annual BAFTA awards, yesterday. Lesbian charity single becomes iTunes hit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-charity-single-becomes-itunes-hit.aspx A new charity single recorded by some of the UK's best new lesbian talent has become a download hit, following its release, last week. Sue Perkins' gift-giving advice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sue-perkins'-gift-giving-advice.aspx Our gift-giving difficulties began with Adam, Eve and an apple, Sue says GIG REVIEW: AZEALIA BANKS (VIDEO) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gig-review-azealia-banks-(video).aspx Bella Qvist reviews the latest hip-hop hype, bisexual Azealia Banks Hundreds expected for Scottish gay marriage rally on 14 February http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hundreds-expected-for-scottish-marriage-rally-on-14-feb.aspx Equal Marriage campaigners are expecting hundreds of people from across Scotland to join a Valentine’s Day march on Holyrood to demonstrate public support for same-sex marriage. Muslim men jailed over death penalty flyer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/muslim-men-jailed-over-death-penalty-flyers.aspx Three homophobic Muslim men have been jailed for making and distributing flyers which called for gay people to be killed. Hoteliers did discriminate against gay couple, court rules http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/holteliers-did-discriminate-against-gay-couple,-court-rules.aspx The Court of Appeal has today upheld a ruling which said two hotel owners had directly discriminated against a gay couple. Polari First Book Prize submissions sought http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/polari-first-book-prize-submissions-sought.aspx Had your first book published recently? This one is for you Top 5 (les) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-(les)-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx There’s plenty of choice this week... The Rubbish Lesbian: A lesbian is not just for ratings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-a-lesbian-is-not-just-for-ratings.aspx Upstairs Downstairs is about to introduce a lesbian storyline. Don't they have enough period drama already? Washington state lawmakers approve same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/washington-state-lawmakers-approve-same-sex-marriage.aspx Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Washington have voted in favour of same-sex marriage, this week. Listen: You Know My Name by God-Des & She http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/listen-you-know-my-name-by-god-des-she.aspx We’re singing along to the lesbian hip-hop pop duo’s brand new track. See what you think Don’t miss: The Furies @ VAULT, 9-26 February http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dont-miss-the-furies-@-vault.aspx An all-women theatre company explores female fury as part of a new London arts festival this month Hot Stuff: How To Knock Her Socks Off http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-how-to-knock-her-socks-off.aspx Valentine's Day draws nigh and one loved-up reader wants to know what she can do to woo her lady-love Ellen backed by J.C. Penney over store's advert protests http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jc-penney-stand-by-ellen-after-mother's-group-protest-her-ads.aspx Comedienne and television presenter Ellen Degeneres has publicly responded to calls or her to be fired from an advertisement for family shop J.C. Penney. California court rules Prop 8 as unconstitutional http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/california-court-rules-that-prop-8-is-unconstitutional.aspx In a significant step for gay equality in the United States, a court of law has ruled that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Poem: Another box of nipples arrived today http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/another-box-of-nipples-arrived-today.aspx We bring you a verse treat from Char March's collection The Thousand Natural Shocks Gender studies at the Daily Mail? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gender-studies-at-the-daily-mail.aspx DIVA analyzes three stories from the world's top news site Don't Miss: Dykeumentary Afternoon, Sun 26 Feb http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/don't-miss-dykeumentary-afternoon.aspx Baby, it's cold outside, so let's stay in and watch films while raising funds for Dyke March London Review: Granta 118 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-granta-118.aspx New works including a memoir piece about coming out and a poem by Adrienne Rich Teen attacked by woman for sharing lesbian kiss, court told http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/teen-attacked-by-woman-for-sharing-lesbian-kiss,-court-told.aspx A teenage lesbian was beaten by a 19 year-old woman in a ferocious, unprovoked attack on a crowded train, a court has heard. Gay man seeks access to child he fathered with lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-man-seeks-access-to-child-he-fathered-with-lesbian.aspx A gay man is fighting for greater paternal access to a child he fathered with a lesbian he was once married to, according to reports. Madonna announces details of 2012 world tour http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/madonna-announces-details-of-2012-world-tour.aspx Madonna has generated excitement in fans across the globe with details of a world tour for 2012. Don’t miss: Ajah @ Wotever http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/dont-miss-ajah-@-wotever.aspx Hip-hop duo Ajah play London’s RVT to promote their new album, Money Ain’t Your Friend Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-we-need-to-talk-about-kevin.aspx With the DVD released later this month, we revisit one of the best films of 2011 Valentine’s Day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date.aspx The best time of the year to date online. Angela Eagle: Government's economic policy particularly harmful to women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/angela-eagle-comment-february-seven.aspx David Cameron's government is "out of touch" with women's lives, says Labour MP Angela Eagle Madonna's Super Bowl performance hailed a hit by fellow celebs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/madonna's-super-bowl-performance-hailed-a-hit-by-celebs.aspx Madonna's eagerly-anticipated performance at yesterday's U.S. Super Bowl has been hailed a hit by several fellow celebrities. Scottish youth unite over gay marriage bid http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/scottish-youth-unite-over-gay-marriage-bid.aspx The youth and student wings of Scotland’s political parties have today united to demand the Scottish Parliament legalise same-sex marriage. Judith "Jack" Halberstam to speak about "The End of Normal" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jack-halberstam-to-speak-on-gaga-feminism.aspx Leading queer theorist to be part of LGBT Month Birmingham event Melissa Etheridge interview and tour info http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/melissa-etheridge-tours-later-this-month.aspx Rocker Melissa Etheridge to tour Europe mid February Topp Twins tour announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/topp-twins-tour-announced.aspx Lesbian country-singing twins to tour UK later this month REVIEW: RIzzoli & Isles http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rizzoli-and-isles.aspx The second series of US cop show continues its lesbian undertones, sparking debate among fans. Review: La Chunga http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-la-chunga.aspx Our reviewer finds a lot to love about a lesbian indecent proposal University of East London backs sports charter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/university-of-east-london-backs-sports-charter.aspx The University of East London has become the first UK university to be involved in the National Union of Students Out in Sport project. Mothers group oppose Ellen adverts for family store http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mothers-group-oppose-ellen-adverts-for-family-shop.aspx A 'pro-family' group in the United States are urging one of the country's major retailers to discontinue adverts featuring Ellen Degeneres – because she is gay. Jessie J confirmed for hackney Weekend festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-confirmed-for-hackney-weekend-festival.aspx Bisexual chart-topper Jessie J is one of the acts confirmed to perform at London's Hackney Weekend, this summer. TOP 5 (LESBO) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbian-things-to-do-this-weekend-4th-february-2012.aspx This weekend kicks off LGBT History Month. We’ve delved deep to bring you some of the top picks from this gay calendar highlight VIDEO: Ellen de Generes and Michelle Obama http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ellen-degeneres-and-michelle-obama-do-pressups.aspx America's favourite lesbian and the first lady get down... Door Porn? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-loves-door-porn.aspx After she was burgled, the Rubbish lesbian discovers she has a front door fetish Premier League football clubs to back anti-homophobia charter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/premier-league-football-clubs-to-back-anti-homophobia-charter.aspx In a monumental step forward for gay tolerance, premier league football clubs are expected to sign-up to the government's Sports Charter imminently. Men jailed for 2006 killing of South African lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/men-jailed-for-2006-killing-of-south-african-lesbian.aspx Four men from South Africa have been jailed over the brutal killing of a local lesbian in 2006. Former Manchester Pride Director anounces new festival for women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/former-manchester-pride-director-launches-new-festival-for-women.aspx The former director of Manchester Pride has announced details of her latest venture – a music festival for feminists and their supporters. Iris Prize Festival makes Pink Portraits available http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pink-portraits.aspx Collection of portraits of gays and lesbians in the film industry seeks hosts Hens, stags and hags http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/hens,-stags-and-hags.aspx Inside the wild world of lesbian hen parties Interview: Jane Lynch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-glee's-jane-lynch.aspx How the Glee star found her happy place Gay sex education http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-sex-education.aspx Tackling the elephant in the classroom Hot Stuff: Can I make Her Love Me? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-can-i-make-her-love-me.aspx DIVA’s resident sexpert tackles a complicated situation Brighton historian launches first LGBT history app http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brighton-historian-launches-first-lgbt-history-app.aspx A historian from Brighton has launched an app about the city's LGBT history — believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Crowds gather outside York Minster to protest Archbishop http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/crowds-gather-outside-york-minster-to-oppose-dr-john-semantu.aspx Outraged members of the gay community protested outside York Minster cathedral today – in opposition to the comments by the city's Archbishop, Dr John Sentamu. Madonna reveals that she once kissed rapper Nicki Minaj http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/i-once-kissed-nicki-minaj,-madonna-confesses.aspx Singer/songwriter Madonna has confessed that she once kissed fellow female performer Nicki Minaj. REVIEW: CARNAGE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carnage.aspx Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet go head-to-head in Roman Polanski's new comedy of manners. Scoop! Etheridge finally receives H20 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop!-etheridge-finally-receives-water.aspx Rocker Melissa Etheridge finally takes delivery of water, 24 years after ordering COMMENT: HEAR THE ONE ABOUT JONATHAN ROSS AND THE LADYBOY? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/jonathon-ross-and-the-ladyboys.aspx Wossy puts his foot in it, and pulls it back out again. LGBT History Month 2012 officially starts tomorrow http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-history-month-2012-officially-starts-tomorrow.aspx Now celebrating its eighth year, LGBT History Month officially begins tomorrow and boasts a packed itinerary to help u-turn homophobia in schools and the curriculum. Cynthia Nixon tells Advocate.com her bisexuality is not a choice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cynthia-nixon-says-her-bisexuality-is-not-a-choice.aspx American actress Cynthia Nixon has made a public statement to U.S. gay publication Advocate saying that she is bisexual and that it is not a choice. BBC's Upstairs Downstairs to feature lesbian storyline http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc's-upstairs-downstairs-to-feature-lesbian-storyline.aspx BBC period drama Upstairs Drama will feature a same-sex storyline between two female characters, this year. Martina Navratilova asks Margaret Court if she's ever fancied a woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-asks-margaret-court-if-she's-ever-fancied-women.aspx Lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova has asked one of her former competitors, who has spoken out against gay marriage in Australia, whether she is suppressing her own attraction to the same sex. VIDEO: KOOL THING http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kool-thing-video.aspx Find out why kool thing's new video is shaking up the lesbian world COMEDY REVIEW: Funny Women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/funny-women-write-on-gig-for-jos-cervical-cancer-trust.aspx There were female laughs a-plenty at Funny Women's annual Write On gig but why did so many of them make their bodies the punchline? Pink and baby daughter send Ellen a birthday video greeting http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pink-and-baby-daughter-send-ellen-a-birthday-video-greeting.aspx Lesbian icon Pink melted a multitude of hearts last week, when she sent Ellen Degeneres a home-made happy birthday video - featuring her baby daughter. Exclusive: What happened when DIVA and PinkPaper.com infiltrated London's 'gay-conversion' meeting http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/exclusive-what-happened-when-diva-and-pinkpapercom-infiltrated-london's-gay-cure-meeting.aspx Last Friday, our sister site PinkPaper.com broke a major news story about a so-called gay conversion conference which was being held in central London. Video: Shit lesbians don't say http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/video-shstart-lesbians-don't-say.aspx We bring you a new lesbian addition to an expanding video genre featuring shit people do or do not say Lesbian charity single to premiere this Sunday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-charity-single-to-be-premiered-on-sunday.aspx A new charity single recorded by some of the UK's best new lesbian talent will get its premiere, this weekend. Domestic violence charity launch new trans-friendly service http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/domestic-violence-charity-launch-new-trans-friendly-service.aspx UK charity Broken Rainbow will launch a new helpline for trans people as part of LGBT History Month celebrations. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend-27-january.aspx New girl crush Lana Del Rey’s long-awaited album finally hits the shelves on Monday. Here’s some things to keep your mind off it till then Film preview: Bombay Beach (Video) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-bombay-beach.aspx A haunting new documentary explores American poverty through the lives of the residents of an LA neighbourhood Outrage as London church hosts 'gay conversion' conference http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/outrage-as-london-church-hosst-'gay-conversion'-conference.aspx Britain's gay community are outraged at the news that a gay conversion conference is taking place in central London, today. The Rubbish Lesbian is... going grey. Down there. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-going-grey.aspx "It seems I have one grey hair. I'd call it the Lone Ranger, but it looks more like Tonto." Pretty Little Liars actress teases fans with details of storyline http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pretty-little-liars-actress-teases-fans-with-storyline-details.aspx One of the actresses at the centre of Pretty Little Liars' lesbian storyline has revealed some surprising new details about the couples' on-screen future. Kylie Minogue to headline Sydney Mardi Gras http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kylie-minogue-to-headline-sydney-mardi-gras.aspx Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has been announced as the headline act for this year's annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney. Win a £50 DIVADirect store voucher by sharing our news on Twitter and Facebook! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-a-prowler-voucher-for-£50.aspx Win a £50 voucher for leading LGBT online store DIVADirect this month – simply by re-sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter. Hot Stuff: Why's my sex drive gone AWOL? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-whys-my-sex-drive-gone-awol.aspx DIVA's sexpert helps a reader whose lack of libido's causing her problems Comment: Why Cynthia's choice matters http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/comment-why-cynthias-choice-matters.aspx Gay rights activists have denounced the Sex and the City star's "damaging" claim that she chose to be gay - but are they right? Glenn Close receives Oscar nod for Albert Nobbs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/glenn-close-receives-oscar-nod-for-albert-nobbs.aspx American actress Glenn Close has been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in critically acclaimed film Albert Nobbs. Brothers to be charged over alleged anti-gay attack http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brothers-to-be-charged-over-alleged-anti-gay-attack.aspx Two brothers who allegedly attacked a lesbian because of her sexuality will appear in court to face charges, it has emerged. Cynthia Nixon reveals shaven head on U.S. TV http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cynthia-nixon-reveals-shaven-head-on-us-tv.aspx Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon has once again made the headlines – this time for revealing her newly-shaved head on U.S. television. President of Ecuador names lesbian as Health Minister http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/president-of-ecuador-names-lesbian-as-new-health-minister.aspx The President of Ecuador has appointed a lesbian as the country's next official Health Minister. The Iron Lady nominated for two Academy Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-iron-lady-nominated-for-two-academy-awards.aspx The Iron Lady, directed by prominent gay director Phyllida Lloyd, has been nominated for two categories in the 84th Academy Awards. Cynthia Nixon criticised for saying her sexuality is a choice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cynthia-nixon-criticised-for-saying-her-sexuality-is-a-choice.aspx American actress Cynthia Nixon has come under fierce criticism from members of the LGBT community after claiming that her sexuality is a choice. Weekly WTF!? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wtf-weekly-24-january-2012.aspx This week: The Mail, The Mirror and the LGBT Switchboard Melissa Etheridge's ex Tweets of break-up pain after reunion http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/melissa-etheridge's-ex-tweets-of-break-up-pain-after-reunion.aspx Tammy Lynn Michaels, the former lesbian partner of Melissa Etheridge, has voiced on-going upset about the pair's split after they were briefly reunited, last weekend. Martina Navratilova calls Margaret Court's anti-gay views "outdated" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-calls-margaret-court's-anti-gay-views-outdated.aspx Tennis champion and lesbian icon Martina Navratilova has publicly denounced Margaret Court's anti-gay views as outdated. Jane Lynch to be honoured for pushing lesbian issues http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/glee's-jane-lynch-to-be-honoured-for-promoting-lesbian-issues.aspx Glee star Jane Lynch will be given an award by a leading lesbian rights organisation for her work in promoting gay rights, it has been announced. All-star lesbian line-up for charity single http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-l-project-charity-single.aspx Some of the best-loved names on the music scene have joined forces to raise money for anti-homophobic bullying charity Swedish truck-driver becomes online hit with lesbian Tweets http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/swedish-truck-driver-becomes-online-hit-with-lesbian-tweets.aspx A lesbian truck-driver in Sweden has become a web hit after Tweeting from the country's official online account. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbian-things-to-do-20-january-2012.aspx We’re over halfway through January and those New Year resolutions might be starting to slip. Seek comfort in every corner of the country… Scoop! Girl With Dragon Tattoo considering full sleeve http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop!-girl-with-dragon-tattoo-considering-full-sleeve.aspx Fictional computer hacker Lisbeth Salander unsure about additional tattoo Tracy Morgan parodied in 30 Rock after anti-gay rant http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tracy-morgan-parodied-in-30-rock-after-anti-gay-rant.aspx Tracy Morgan, star of US series 30 Rock, has been parodied in the latest season of the show – months after offending the gay community. "I’m not rubbish. I’m a cliché." http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-a-cliche.aspx It is a truth universally acknowledged, that lesbians of a certain age have all experienced ‘The Cagney Crush’. Rubbish les is no exception. Interview: Ani DiFranco http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-ani-difranco.aspx DIVA has a chat with the famously political singer-songwriter Piers Morgan describes Madonna's Golden Globe appearance as grotesque http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/piers-morgan-describes-madonna's-golden-globe-appearance-as-grotesque.aspx Former newspaper editor Piers Morgan has launched a verbal attack on Madonna – claiming her appearance at the recent Golden Globe awards was "grotesque". NHS North West and LGF launch healthcare quality scheme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nhs-north-west-and-lgf-launch-quality-care-scheme.aspx Manchester's Lesbian and Gay Foundation have teamed up with NHS North West to unveil a brand new quality benchmark for gay GP patients. Rachel Maddow, Lady Gaga and Chaz Bono up for GLAAD Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rachel-maddow,-lady-gaga-and-chaz-bono-nominated-for-glaad-awards.aspx Nominations for the 23rd annual GLAAD awards have been announced - with Lady Gaga, Chaz Bono and Rachel Maddow. Lip Service second series to preview in Brighton http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-second-series-to-preview-in-brighton.aspx The BBC3 lesbian drama returns this spring – catch the first episode free at a special screening Amsterdam's Chief Rabbi suspended over gay cure 'support' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/amsterdam's-chief-rabbi-suspended-over-gay-cure-'support'.aspx The Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam has been suspended after seemingly agreeing that homosexuality can be cured. Girl admits sexual assault after posing as male to attract girlfriends http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/girl-admits-sexual-assault-after-posing-as-male-to-attract-girlfriends.aspx A teenage girl posed as an adolescent male to have relationships with heterosexual girlfriends, a court has heard. Scoop! DIVA to purchase Waterstones’ discarded apostrophe http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop!-diva-to-purchase-waterstones’-discarded-apostrophe.aspx Magazine will buy unwanted punctuation mark for undisclosed sum VIDEO: President Obama wishes Betty White a happy 90th birthday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/president-obama-wishes-betty-white-a-happy-90th-birthday.aspx American President Barack Obama has wished Golden Girl actress Betty White a happy birthday in a hilarious video sketch. Gay bookshop's jubilee will top The Queen's, says Sarah Waters http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-bookshop's-jubilee-will-top-the-queen's,-says-sarah-waters.aspx Lesbian author Sarah Waters has celebrated a gay bookshop's anniversary today by claiming its eventual Diamond Jubilee will better The Queen's. Anger as Sweden continues to sterilise trans people http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/anger-as-sweden-continues-to-streilise-trans-people.aspx Members of the Swedish government have announced they will not change the current law requesting transgender people to undergo sterilisation. Review: The Ones That Got Away http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-ones-that-got-away.aspx We take Jill Jackson's most recent album out for a spin FILM PREVIEW: Margin Call http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-preview-margin-call.aspx At last! A film that passes the ‘Bechdel' test! With Demi Moore! And it’s sympathetic to bankers! What’s not to love? Gay's The Word bookshop celebrates 33rd birthday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay's-the-word-bookshop-celebrates-33rd-birthday.aspx London's leading gay and lesbian bookshop Gay's The Word is celebrating more than thirty years of successful trading, today. Wtf!? Weekly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wtf!-weekly-by-paris-lees-17-january-(1).aspx Piers Morgan disses Madonna's body, Meryl Streep gets shitty and one of New York’s least powerful lesbians tries to find somewhere to sleep. Canada to close gay marriage loophole http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/canada-to-close-gay-marriage-loophole.aspx Foreigners who marry in the country to have their marriage recognised in Canada even if it is not recognised in their home jurisdiction. Study shows gay parenting is equal to opposite-sex equivalent http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/study-shows-gay-parenting-is-equal-to-opposie-sex-equivalent.aspx A research project conducted by the University of Amsterdam suggests that children of lesbian parents are no worse off than adolescents raised by opposite-sex couples. Lesbian youth worker awarded MBE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jess-wood-awarded-mbe.aspx Jess Wood, Founder and Director of Allsorts has been awarded an MBE in New Years Honours Gay rights activists plan protest at Australian Open http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-rights-activists-plan-protest-at-australian-open.aspx Gay rights activists plan to stage a protest at the Australian Open following comments from championship winning tennis player, Margaret Court. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(5).aspx Holiday TV may have kept you indoors but 2012’s bright lights are beckoning, so here’s the weekend round-up of what’s hot for the girls… Web Series: DIVA's Top 3 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/web-series-divas-top-3.aspx Looking for more authentic representations of LGBT lives, which mainstream cinema and TV do not provide? These days you’re literally a few clicks away from queer drama Feminist author launches protest against diet industry http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/author-launches-protest-against-diet-industry.aspx An author is urging women - and men - to participate in a London-based protest against the diet industry. Jessie J, PJ Harvey and Kate Bush nominated for BRITS http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-nominated-for-brits.aspx Bisexual singer Jessie J is celebrating after being nominated for three awards at this year's BRITS. VIDEO: Christina Novelli http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/christina-novelli-concrete-angel-video.aspx Former Candy Bar girl Danni Orsi (now PA to Christina Novelli) introduces the singer's debut track and video! "I shouldn't have put a ring on it" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/i-shouldnt-have-put-a-ring-on-it.aspx As the Rubbish Lesbian prepared to ring in 2012 her own ring began receiving some unwanted attention. Film: Top 5 Sundance Picks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-top-5-sundance-picks.aspx Sundance Film Fest's best LGBT-flavoured films for 2012 Hot Stuff: Know when it's over http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-know-when-its-over.aspx Why it's best to end what you're in before you get into something new Video of lesbian couple getting engaged becomes internet hit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-of-lesbians-getting-engaged-becomes-internet-hit.aspx The video of a lesbian couple getting engaged in a touching airport scene has become an internet sensation. DJ Samantha Ronson to release debut solo LP http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/dj-samantha-ronson-to-release-debut-lp.aspx Lesbian DJ and media personality Samantha Ronson it to release a debut album of her own music, according to reports. Ernst & Young top Stonewall's Top 100 Employers list http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ernst-young-top-stonewall's-top-100-employers-list.aspx Stonewall today publishes its Top 100 Employers 2012, showcasing Britain's best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. VIDEO: Shit straight girls say to lesbians! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/shit-straight-girls-say-to-lesbians.aspx "You don't even LOOK like a lesbian!" Yep we've heard'em all. Welcome to the latest lez parody YouTube hit WTF?! weekly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wtf!-weekly-by-paris-lees-10-january.aspx Fox News, Catholic forgiveness, Lady Thatcher and an infuriating new member of the family – it’s DIVA’s weekly mediawatch folks. Pretty Little Liars actress says lesbian character helps fans http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pretty-little-liars-actress-says-lesbian-character-helps-fans.aspx A young actress on U.S. television show Pretty Little Liars has said that her on-screen lesbian character has resonated deeply with young viewers. Lesbians fail to win beauty pageant crown http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-fail-in-bid-to-win-beauty-pageant-crown.aspx A lesbian who competed in the annual Miss California USA beauty contest, last weekend, failed in her impressive bid to take home the coveted crown. Gay marriages will ruin humanity, says Pope Benedict http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-marriages-will-ruin-humanity,-says-pope-benedict.aspx The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has sparked new controversy this week after saying gay marriage will risk the future of humanity. Film review: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-codependent-lesbian-space-alien-seeks-same.aspx Campbell X previews the surprise lesbian hit of last year's Sundance Film Fest Lesbian choir launched in South Wales http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lesbian-choir-launched-in-south-wales.aspx Got to sing? Gay women tune up in Cardiff Custody battle father fined for emailing lesbian pic of ex to in-laws http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/custody-battle-father-fined-for-eamiling-lesbian-pic-of-ex-to-in-laws.aspx A father embroiled in a bitter custody battle has been punished by the courts for emailing a picture of his ex-wife and her lesbian lover to her parents. American child actress Kristy McNichol comes out at 50 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/american-child-actress-kristy-mcnichol-comes-out-at-50.aspx One of American television's most enduring child actresses has revealed she is a lesbian – as she approaches her fiftieth birthday. New year, new online dating you http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/new-year,-new-online-dating-you.aspx New Year’s resolutions are the sort of thing we all do every year, even though we know we most likely won’t stick with them. DIVA magazine nominated for Xcite Award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-magazine-nominated-for-xcite-award.aspx Europe's leading lesbian glossy magazine, DIVA, has been nominated for an award in the annual Xcite Books accolades. Nightlife: Bijou http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/nightlife-bijou.aspx DIVA joins the mix at London’s "cocktail social" for gay and bi women Miss Long Beach contender to compete in Miss California, this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/miss-long-beach-contender-to-compete-in-miss-california,-this-weekend.aspx A lesbian who made history by competing in America's Miss Long Beach beauty pageant will participate in the Miss California USA Contest, this weekend. Reality TV star denies lesbian affair with Demi Moore http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/reality-tv-star-denies-lesbian-affair-with-demi-moore.aspx A reality television star in the United States has denied having a same-sex affair with actress Demi Moore. College crowd jeer Rick Santorum at U.S. conference http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/college-crowd-jeer-rick-santorum-at-us-conference.aspx Homophobic politician Rick Santorum has been booed by students at a U.S. university for his anti-gay opinions. Top 5 lesbian things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbian-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx Get out and about this weekend Review: The Artist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-artist.aspx Silence is golden in this homage to early Hollywood Top 10 women we wish were gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-ten-women-we-wish-were-gay.aspx Today's motto? Dare to dream Lesbian parents launch fundraiser for sick son http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-parents-launch-fundraiser-for-sick-son.aspx The lesbian couple of a two year old boy from Leeds, who has severe health problems, have made a desperate plea for help in order to improve their son’s life. I'm saving for genital surgery, says Chaz Bono http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/i'm-saving-for-genital-surgery,-says-chaz-bono.aspx Chaz Bono, transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, has announced that he is saving up for genital surgery to complete his gender reassignment process. Michele Bachmann drops out of U.S. Presidential race http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/michele-bachmann-drops-out-of-us-presidential-race.aspx Famously anti-gay politician Michele Bachmann has dropped out of the Republican party's race for a Presidential candidate, today. Hot Stuff: Back To Blighty http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-back-to-blighty.aspx DIVA's sexpert is leaving Paris - but will the girls in England be as easy to charm as the French? Sue’s Chart dating website a success http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-sue's-chart-a-massive-success.aspx Serial monogamist inspires dating site for sniping exes Couple's custody battle divides judges in Florida http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/couple's-custody-battle-divides-judges-in-florida.aspx A landmark legal battle between two lesbians who each claim they are the mother of their child has divided the opinion of Florida's legal system. Carol Ann Duffy wins Costa Poetry Prize http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/carol-ann-duffy-wins-costa-poetry-prize.aspx Acclaimed lesbian poet Carol Ann Duffy was been named the winner of the Costa Poetry Prize. London Dyke March planned for 31 March http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london-dyke-march-planned-for-31-march-(1).aspx A major lesbian parade has been planned to take place in London on 31 March – more than twenty years after the city's first. INTERVIEW: TERI GENDER BENDER http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-teri-gender-bender-from-le-butcherettes.aspx The nervous Mexican punk rocker is breathing new life into queer feminism WTF?! weekly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wtf!-weekly.aspx Happy new queer! Menstruation, outrage, babies and older people – we’ve got the full life cycle covered. Tesco deny they've u-turned on Pride pledge http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tesco-deny-they've-u-turned-on-pride-pledge.aspx Supermarket giant Tesco have refuted claims it has u-turned on promises to help support London's World Pride 2012. Coronation Street leads nominations in National Television Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/coronation-street-leads-national-television-award-nominations.aspx Long-running ITV soap Coronation Street is one of the main contenders at this year's National Television Awards, securing four nominations. 2012 Olympics arts head Sarah Weir granted OBE in New Year's honours list http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sarah-weir-to-be-awarded-obe.aspx The head of arts for London's 2012 Olympics, Sarah Weir, features in the annual New Year's Honours list. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year’s top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-december-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about December. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year’s top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-november-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about November. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-october-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it's all about October. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-september-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it's all about September. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-august-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it's all about August. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year’s top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-july-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about July. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year’s top lesbian stories. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-june-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about June. Hot Stuff: It's Seexxmaass! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-its-seexxmaass!.aspx Our sex columnist comes over all seasonal... oo-er! Top gazillion (lesbo) things to do over the holidays http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-gazillion-(lesbo)-things-to-do-over-the-festive-period.aspx Strap on those party shoes and dance off that turkey – we’ve clocked some rockin’ parties over the Xmas break As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top lesbian news stories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-may-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it's all about May. BLOG: Angela Eagle http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/angela-eagle-december-2011.aspx The out lesbian Labour MP tells DIVA why she thinks the government's cuts make the outlook particularly bleak for women in 2012 Manchester lesbian flies the flag in MTV’s search for the sound of 2012. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/danielle-kerwick.aspx Singer-songwriter Danielle Kerwick is a hot contender but she needs your support to get to the finals of MTV's Brand New. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at year's top stories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-april-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global lesbian news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about April. Marriage Vs Civil Partnership – what’s the difference? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/civil-partnership-vs-civil-marriage.aspx On 5 December significant changes were made to the Civil Partnership Act in the UK, granting gay couples more rights when forming a civil partnership. We look at the recent changes to the Civil Partnership Act, and how these might compare to same-sex marriage. Interview: Kate Moennig http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-kate-moennig.aspx The former The L Word star gives us five minutes Interview: Jennifer Saunders http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-jennifer-saunders.aspx She's back! And she's still Ab Fabulous Cover interview: Sue Perkins http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-sue-perkins.aspx What's it like being on the telly literally all of the time? DIVA finds out Special Christmas appeal for lonely LGBTs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/don't-be-lonely-this-christmas.aspx New campaign launched to stem loneliness on Christmas day As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top stories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/march-2011-top-lesbian-news-stories.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global lesbian news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about March. Xmas gift guide: iPad/iPhone bits'n'bobs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-iphone-and-ipad-accessories.aspx Can't live without your iPhone? Why not ask someone to get you one of these cool accessories? Wtf?! Weekly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/paris-lees'-weekly-wtf!-20-dec-2011.aspx A new ABC show and an Australian tennis star spark outrage, and Dear Deirdre says we’re all a bit bi… it must be DIVA’s weekly mediawatch. As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top stories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-news-highlights-february-2011.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global lesbian news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about February. Review: Misfits 3 DVD boxset http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-misfits-3-dvd-boxset.aspx If you missed it on telly, grab your chance to catch up with the cult C4 drama series on 26 December Xmas gift guide: Stocking fillers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-stocking-fillers.aspx Cute and random, just how we like our last minute stocking fillers Xmas gift guide: More foodie treats http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-more-foodie-treats.aspx Still not bought all your presents? Don't worry, we've found you an online hamper you can order until 22 December for next day delivery As 2011 draws to a close, we look back at the year's top stories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/january-2011-top-news-stories.aspx Recapping the highs (and lows) of global gay news, we list the three biggest headline-grabbers of each month. Today, it’s all about January. Interview: Carol Morley http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/carol-morley-interview.aspx "Joyce Vincent was special yet invisible. I wanted to give her a voice so I made this film." The director of 'Dreams of a life' speaks to DIVA Theatre review: Copyright Christmas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/duckie's-copyright-christmas.aspx The queer pranksters from the Duckie collective have done it again with their dark take on Christmas consumerism The top 6 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-6-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx It's gonna be a queer, queer Christmas up and down the country judging by the shenanigans we've hand selected for you U.N. issue first in-depth report on homosexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/un-issue-first-in-depth-report-on-homosexuality.aspx The United Nations has issued its first-ever official report calling for the protection of gay and trans people. Gay marriage opponents in Scotland slammed for forged petition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-marriage-opponents-in-scotland-slammed-for-forged-petition.aspx Scotland For Marriage, the campaign against same-sex marriage, have come under strong criticism for wrongly including the names of equal marriage supporters on an online petition that opposes equality. Labour M.E.P.s sign Tatchell's Equal Love campaign http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/labour-meps-sign-tatchell's-equal-love-campaign.aspx Peter Tatchell's Equal Love campaign received a boost yesterday, when Labour's Members of European Parliament all unanimously backed it. Xmas gift guide: Cheap treats http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-treats.aspx Because Christmas stocking fillers don't need to cost a packet Rubbish the red-lipped Lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lez-is-a-lipstick-lesbian.aspx Rubbish lez finds that getting the lippy out gets her more than she imagined Xmas goodies: Savoury food http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-savories.aspx Try these tasty treat ideas over the festive break Xmas gift guide: Fragrances http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-fragrances.aspx Make her day this Christmas with a fragrance to suit Lesbian couple face Michigan Mayor over Facebook slur http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-face-michigan-mayor-over-facebook-slur.aspx A lesbian couple from the United States have publicly addressed Michigan Mayor Janice Daniels after she posted a homophobic comment on social networking site Facebook. Amber Heard slams Hollywood peers who stay in closet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/amber-heard-slams-hollywood-peers-who-stay-in-closet.aspx Openly-gay actress Amber Heard has publicly criticised her Hollywood peers who aren't open about their homosexuality. Baroness O’Cathain's proposed amendment to civil partnerships fails http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/baroness-o'cathain's-civil-partnership-amendment-fails.aspx Early this afternoon a motion was successfully defeated in the House of Lords which would have banned the celebration of civil partnerships in religious premises. Islamic extremists call for death of lesbian author http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/islamic-extremists-call-for-death-of-lesbian-author.aspx Islamic extremists called for the death of a prolific lesbian author after storming a conference in Amsterdam, recently. 250,000 sign petition for LGBT support in Russia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/250,000-sign-petition-for-lgbt-support-in-russia.aspx A petition with 250,000 signatures was today presented to the High Representative of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, and Members of the European Parliament – urging them to support the human rights of gay people in Russia. Penny Wong announces birth of first child http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/penny-wong-announces-arrival-of-first-child.aspx Australia's lesbian Finance Minister, Penny Wong, has publicly announced the birth of her and her partner's first child. Backstage with Christina Novelli http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/backstage-with-christina-novelli.aspx Cannonball, Christmas and cuddling: We catch up with Christina at last nights' gig Peers urged to support gay unions on religious premises http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/peers-asked-to-support-civil-unions-on-religious-premises.aspx A UK-based equality group are urging peers in the House of Lords to support same-sex unions on religious premises. Rosie O'Donnell sends Gaydar Gun to Michelle Bachman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o'donnells-ends-gaydar-gun-to-michelle-bachman.aspx Lesbian TV presenter Rosie O'Donnell has sent anti-gay politician Michelle Bachman a tongue-in-cheek Christmas gift – a Gaydar Gun. Mary Portas delivers recommendations for high street revival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mary-portas-delivers-recommendations-for-high-street-revival.aspx Television star and fashion adviser Mary Portas has unveiled plans to revive UK high streets, which she says are in dire straits. Xmas gift guide: Festive tipples http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-festive-tipples.aspx ‘Santa’ sick of milk and cookies? Try one of these festive offerings instead XMAS GIFT GUIDE: All we want for Christmas is chocolate http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-chocolates.aspx The problem with chocolate is that you can never get enough of it - but at least Xmas gives you an excuse to try… Moany Old Cow's Gift Guide http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/moany-old-cow-gift-guide.aspx Your Christmas present traumas resolved The Weekly Wtf!? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/paris-lees'-weekly-wtf!-13-dec.aspx Madonna gets some girl-on-girl action with La Minaj, girls around the nation do the walk of shame…it's DIVA’s weekly mediawatch. Gingrich's gay half-sister backs Obama in Presidential race http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gingrich's-gay-half-sister-backs-obama-in-presidential-race.aspx The lesbian half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has said she'll vote for Barack Obama in 2012 - not her sibling. Kerry Katona calls police over 'lesbian stalker' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kerry-katona-calls-police-over-'lesbian-stalker'-(1).aspx Media personality Kerry Katona was forced to call the police at the weekend after a so-called 'lesbian stalker' spied on her getting dressed. Jessie J and Rihanna confirmed for Wireless 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-and-rihanna-confirmed-for-wireless-2012.aspx Bisexual singer Jessie J and lesbian-favourite Rihanna are both confirmed as headline acts for London's 2012 Wireless festival. Rihanna sank my battleship! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rihanna-sank-my-battleship!.aspx Watch the trailer of action-adventure film Battleship, starring Rihanna School bans tuxedos and dresses from yearbook photos http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/school-bans-tuxedos-and-dresses-from-yearbook-photos.aspx A school in the United States has banned traditional tuxedos and dresses from its future yearbook photos after a public spat over LGBT rights. Sandra Bernhard appears in U.S. show Hot In Cleveland http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sandra-bernhard-appears-in-us-show-hot-in-cleveland.aspx American actress and singer Sandra Bernhard has guest starred in the new season of hit comedy Hot In Cleveland, this week. Charity calls for schools to teach trans education http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/charity-calls-for-schools-to-teach-trans-issues.aspx The Department for Education must make the teaching of equality and diversity a compulsory part of the syllabus, says the chief executive of education charity Diversity Role Models has said. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do.aspx Forget the works' Christmas do, these hand-picked lesbo events are where its at... Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-gadgets.aspx Even if you don’t know an iPod from a vanilla pod, odds are you'll have to buy an Xmas gift for someone that does Pulling off a bandana http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lez-gets-her-axl-rose-on.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian gets her Axl Rose on Hot Stuff: A laugh a minute http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-a-laugh-a-minute.aspx The DIVA sexpert advises a reader whose girl won't stop giggling One to watch: AMiTY http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-one-to-watch-amity.aspx With a recommendation from Heather Peace, the lo-fi pop artist has pinged our radar... Gay marriage supporters rally outside Scottish parliament http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-marriage-supporters-rally-outside-scottish-parliament.aspx Supporters of same sex marriage gathered outside the Scottish Parliament today, on the eve of the conclusion of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the issue. Lib Dems are discriminating against heterosexuals, says Tatchell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lib-dems-are-discriminating-against-heterosexuals,-says-tatchell.aspx Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has claimed that the Equality Minister for the Liberal Democrats - Lynne Featherstone – is working against fairness for straight people. Government extend trans and disabled protections http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-extend-trans-and-disabled-protections.aspx People who murder disabled or transgender people in hate crime attacks will face life sentences with a starting point of 30 years, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced today. Theatre Review: Her Naked Skin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-her-naked-skin.aspx Tower Theatre Company’s sapphic suffragettes might just leave you satisfied – but we make no promises GO.GO Festival announces date change and new stage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gogo-festival-announces-date-change-and-new-stage.aspx Olympics causes UK’s biggest women’s festival to reschedule dates PM David Cameron urged to back Obama on gay pledge http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pm-david-cameron-urged-to-back-obama's-gay-pledge.aspx The Kaleidoscope Trust has called on David Cameron to back a new global initiative against LGBT human rights abusers launched by U.S. President Obama, yesterday. Catherine Hall wins Green Carnation literary prize http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/catherine-hall-wins-green-carnation-literary-prize.aspx Author Catherine Hall has been named the winner of the Green Carnation literary prize 2011 for her book, The Proof of Love. Hillary Clinton delivers U.N. speech on gay rights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hillary-clinton-delivers-un-speech-on-gay-rights.aspx America's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has made a landmark speech about global gay and lesbian equality. Who's the Mummy? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-parents-clare-hancock.aspx When lesbian mum Clare Hancock moved to St Albans with her partner she felt out of place. Then she discovered the local gay parents' group The weekly WTF?! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wtf!-weekly-by-paris-lees-december-7.aspx Hate crimes in South Africa, Scottish consultation on marriage equality and something silly from The Mail. It's DIVA's opinionated mediawatch Where are all the women? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/invisible-women.aspx That was what the Guardian's Kira Cochrane asked as she revealed statistics that confirmed women are all but invisible in British public life Gay marriage campaigners protest in Australia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-marriage-campaigners-protest-in-australia.aspx Thousands of people gathered in Sydney, Australia, last weekend to protest for same-sex marriage equality. Rosie O'Donnell announces engagement to girlfriend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rosie-o'donnell-announces-engagement-to-girlfriend.aspx Actress and comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has announced her engagement to girlfriend Michelle Rounds. Equality activists in U.S. boycott Salvation Army http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/equality-activists-in-us-boycott-salvation-army.aspx Gay and lesbian equality activists in the United States are boycotting The Salvation Army because of their views on same-sex relationships. Xmas Gift Guide: Film fodder http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/xmas-gift-guide-film-fodder.aspx Forget It’s a Wonderful Life. Try this selection of lesbian DVDs “We only do it to meet women” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/“we-only-do-it-to-meet-women”.aspx Women behind London’s mingliest free social event reveal hidden agenda Review: Glee: The Music, Vol 7 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-glee-the-music,-vol-7.aspx Santana sings Constant Craving. Finn sings Girls Just Want To have Fun. Are we dreaming? Lindsay Lohan rumoured to be Celebrity Big Brother contestant http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lindsay-lohan-rumoured-to-be-a-celebrity-big-brother-contestant.aspx Actress Lindsay Lohan is being pursued by producers of reality show Celebrity Big Brother, according to reports. So-called 'Section 28' article is a non-story, argue LGBTory http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/so-called-'section-28'-article-is-a-non-story,-argue-lgbtory.aspx The Chair of LGBTory – the Conservative Party's queer division – has slammed an article which suggested the coalition government was introducing a Section 28-style guideline for schools. South Africans still persecuted, despite constitution protection http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/south-african-lesbians-still-persecuted,-despite-constitution-protection.aspx Black lesbians and transgender men in South African townships and rural areas face an overwhelming climate of discrimination and violence despite protections promised them in the country’s constitution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Government U-turn on gay rights agenda http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/clause-28-by-another-name.aspx Section 28 to be (re)introduced in our schools? Iman Qureshi investigates Xmas gift guide: Toys Santa won’t be leaving… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/christmas-lesbian-sex-toys.aspx Sexy stocking fillers guaranteed to set pulses racing Scoop! Jane Lynch to switch off Oxford St illuminations http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/jane-lynch-to-turn-off-christmas-lights.aspx Glee star's alter ego Sue Sylvester describes all lights as "tacky trash" Sarah Schulman sparks online debate with 'Pinkwashing' theory http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/writer-sarah-schulman-sparks-online-furore-with-'pinkwashing'-theory.aspx Lesbian writer Sarah Schulman receives praise as well as criticism following her claim that Israel embraces gay equality as a PR move Review: A Round-Heeled Woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-a-round-heeled-woman.aspx We head to the West End to see Sharon Gless play a woman on a quest for sex and romance Skin care stocking fillers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/christmas-beauty-gifts.aspx Pamper your loved one this festive period with these luxury skin and bath therapy products What's hot this weekend: 2-4 December http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-weekend-2-4-december.aspx Our weekly guide to the best nights out there are... The Rubbish Lesbian: wild in the country? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian.aspx Why do so many thirty-something lesbians move to the country? Sarah Westwood says its far too wild for her Online dating red flags http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/online-dating-red-flags.aspx There is a lot of talk about relationship red flags – things that pop up at the beginning of a relationship, that we tend to ignore until it’s too late. Australian Labor Party receive 140,000-strong petition for gay marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/australian-labor-party-given-140,000-strong-petition-for-gay-marriage.aspx An epic marriage equality petition – containing more than 140,000 signatures – was presented to the Australian Labor Party during their annual conference, yesterday. Sue Perkins honoured at Women in Film and TV Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sue-perkins-honoured-at-women-in-film-and-tv-awards.aspx Comedienne and DIVA cover star Sue Perkins was one of several stars honoured at the 21st Women in Film and TV Awards ceremony, earlier today. Sarah Gilbert confirms relationship with Linda Perry http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sara-gilbert-confirms-relationship-with-linda-perry.aspx U.S. actress and talk-show host Sara Gilbert has confirmed that she is dating Linda Perry. Hot Stuff: A Dry Patch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-a-dry-patch.aspx Moist in Manchester seeks advice regarding a rather delicate problem Book review: Lady Gaga by Terry Richardson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-lady-gaga.aspx We look at hundreds of photos of Gaga in her hotel/dressing room/car Prime Minister David Cameron records World AIDS Day video http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/prime-minister-david-cameron-records-world-aids-day-video.aspx British Prime Minister David Cameron has recorded a poignant message of support to mark World AIDS Day. Queensland votes to legalise same-sex marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/queensland-votes-to-legalise-same-sex-unions.aspx The state of Queensland has voted to legalise same-sex unions, marking the latest development of LGBT rights in Australia. Review: Glee The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol 2 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-glee-christmas-2.aspx Looking for some perky Christmas tunes to trim the tree to? We've found it Xmas gift guide: foodie heaven http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/foodie-christmas-gifts-from-carluccios.aspx If food is the key to your loved one’s heart, then these gift ideas from Carluccio's might make them melt this festive period Hollywood lesbian sci-fi film needs funding from fans http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hollywood-lesbian-sci-fi-film-requests-funding-from-fans.aspx A sci-fi film about two women who fall in love in a futuristic world is nearing completion in Hollywood – but needs additional financing from fans. Mother sentenced over malicious lesbian slur http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mother-sentenced-over-malicious-lesbian-slur.aspx A New Zealand mother has been ordered to undertake 300 hours of community service after falsely claiming that a school rival of her daughter's was a lesbian with a sexually transmitted disease. Clare Balding annoyed by all-male Sports Personality shortlist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/clare-balding-annoyed-by-all-male-sports-personality-shortlist.aspx Clare Balding has publicly criticised the 2011 Sports Personality of the Year shortlist for not featuring any women. The weekly WTF?! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/wtf!-weekly-by-paris-lees.aspx Nicki Minaj pops out a gay boy, Sara Gilbert 'pops out of the closet' and Paris Lees pops out the tissues for My Transsexual Summer...it must be DIVA's new weekly mediawatch LGBT History Project launches at London's Oval http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-history-project-launches-at-london's-oval-(1).aspx The LGBT History Project was launched at London's Kia Oval Cricket Ground, yesterday. Director Phyllida Lloyd says The Iron Lady is not political http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/director-phyllida-lloyd-says-the-iron-lady-is-not-political.aspx Lesbian film director Phyllida Lloyd – whose work includes Mamma Mia! – has said her new film about Margaret Thatcher is "not a political film". Russian lawmakers should halt proposed anti-gay bill http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/russian-lawmakers-should-halt-plans-for-anti-gay-law.aspx The St. Petersburg legislative assembly should halt a bill that would deny freedom of expression to the local gay community, Human Rights Watch said today. Top 10 sapphic screen icons of Hollywood’s Golden Era http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-10-sapphic-screen-icons-of-hollywoods-golden-era.aspx From silent screen to “talkies”, our rundown of gay Hollywood in its early days UK prisons rife with anti-gay attitudes, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/uk-prisons-rife-with-anti-gay-attitudes,-study-says.aspx Anti-gay attitudes are rife in correction centres across Great Britain, a new study has claimed today. Hundreds attend LGBT Pride in New Delhi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hundreds-attend-lgbt-pride-in-new-delhi.aspx Hundreds of LGBT people marched through India's capital city of New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate gay and lesbian Pride. Trans killing may be related to Indian gang violence http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/murder-of-trans-campaigner-may-be-linked-to-gang-violence.aspx Police believe the motive for the shooting of a prominent trans campaigner in India could have been a previous inter-gang dispute. ANGELA EAGLE: THIS GOVERNMENT IS FAILING WOMEN http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/angela-eagle-this-government-is-failing-women-.aspx Coalition policies will reverse women’s hard-won progress says Labour MP Angela Eagle Woman V Cancer - in Action for Charity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/woman-v-cancer-in-action-for-charity.aspx DIVA reader cycles 400km through Kenya for women’s cancer charities Recipe: Divine brownies http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/recipe-divine-brownies.aspx Get your goo on with a new chocolate cookbook from Divine End violence against all women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/end-violence-against-all-women.aspx Lesbian, bi and trans women count too says domestic violence charity Hot Stuff: Allo, Allo? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-allo,-allo.aspx Should a lovelorn lezzer in an LDR, lose her cherry on the line? Anti-homo and transphobia competition launched by government http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/anti-homo-and-transphobia-competition-launched-by-government.aspx A competition to design a logo to unite sports clubs, fans and players behind a government campaign against homo and transphobia in sport was launched by the Minister for Equalities, Lynne Featherstone, this week. London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival call for entries http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-gay-film-festival-calls-for-entries.aspx The BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is seeking submissions for its 26th festival, which takes place 23 March - 1 April 2012. What's hot this weekend: 25-17 Nov http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-weekend-25-17-nov.aspx DIVA's weekly weekend round-up of the best queer happenings around the UK Danish LGBT couples allowed to marry in churches http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/danish-lgbt-couples-allowed-to-marry-in-churches.aspx Gay men and women in Denmark will soon be allowed to marry in the state Evangelical Lutheran Church, according to reports. The Rubbish Lesbian: It's a Wonderful Lifestyle http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-it's-a-wonderful-lifestyle.aspx We've just had a visit from The Homo Inspector. She was no Alex Polizzi... Theatre review: Taniwha Thames http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-taniwha-thames.aspx We head to the Ovalhouse theatre in search of a mythical water spirit Advocate names top LGBT people on Twitter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/advocate-names-top-lgbt-people-on-twitter.aspx U.S. magazine The Advocate has compiled a list of the most influential LGBT people on micro-blogging Twitter – with some unsurprising results. Foreign & Commonwealth Office oppose Russia's anti-gay plans http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-slam-russia's-homophobia.aspx The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has publicly stated that it will oppose plans in Russia to implement new anti-gay law. Mugabe calls David Cameron "satanic" for supporting gays http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mugabe-calls-david-cameron-satanic-for-supporting-gays.aspx Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called British Prime Minister David Cameron “satanic” for backing gay rights. Art review: Alex Roberts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-alex-roberts.aspx British artist Alex Roberts’ new exhibition Individual Liberty tickles our senses and challenges our perceptions with its bold portrayals of women Former DIVA cover star Angie Dowds dies after cliff plunge http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-fitness-instructor-angie-dowd-dies-after-cliff-plunge.aspx The fitness instructor from ITV's Biggest Loser, Angie Dowds, has died after plunging from Beachy Head cliff on the south coast of England. Lawmakers in Russia postpone anti-gay bill debate http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lawmakers-in-russia-postponse-anti-gay-bill-debate.aspx A debate on Russia's proposed anti-gay bill has been shelved after lawmakers failed to agree on its legal definitions. Birmingham's Nightingales up for auction with Christie & Co. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/birmingham's-nightingales-up-for-auction-with-christie-co.aspx Birmingham’s oldest gay nightclub Nightingales is to be marketed for sale by leisure specialists Christie + Co. Online TV: What's on Lez Web? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/online-tv-what's-on-lez-web.aspx DIVA gives you a run-down of the hottest lesbian webseries on the net Pakistan Telecommunications Authority to ban word 'lesbian' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pakistan-telecommunications-agency-to-ban-the-word-'lesbian'.aspx The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority plans to ban a number of words from text messages, including 'gay' and 'lesbian'. LGBT History Month launches at London's Oval http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-history-month-pre-launch-at-oval.aspx Hundreds of sports organisers, policymakers and community activists came together at the Oval yesterday, to make plans for LGBT History Month, in February 2012. Government will divert - not cut - financial aid, says MP http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-will-divert-not-cut-foreign-aid,-says-mp.aspx Britain's Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell MP, has clarified that the government will not cut aid to anti-gay countries, but re-direct it away from "abusive governments". L Word convention raises £600 for Stonewall http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-word-convention-raises-£600-for-stonewall.aspx An L Word convention doubled as a fundraising event for gay and lesbian charity Stonewall, this month - raising six hundred pounds. DIVA reader releases charity album http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/diva-reader-releases-charity-album.aspx Lesbian teacher Kelly Kellner releases music album to raise funds for Autism charities Film review: We Were Here http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-we-were-here.aspx The Oscar-nominated documentary We Were Here revisits the early days of the AIDS epidemic FILM PREVIEW: NAR http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/nar-turkish-lesbian-film.aspx A new lesbian film by one of the Turkey's most celebrated directors screens at London's Turkish Film Festival Conservative Peer moves against unions in religious premises http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/conservative-peer-rmoves-against-unions-in-religious-premises.aspx A Conservative Peer is attempting to thwart governmental plans for same-sex partnerships in religious premises, according to reports. Birmingham club Nightingales goes into administration http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/birmingham-club-nightingales-goes-into-administration.aspx The leading gay club in Birmingham - Nightingales - has formally gone into administration, we can report. ART REVIEW: Archival Tales - Uncovering Inter-war Black Histories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/uncovering-inter-war-black-women's-histories.aspx A new exhibition which includes documentation of Indian women involved the British Suffrage movement excites Nazmia Jamal Top 8 lesbo things to do, 18-20 November http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-8-lesbo-things-to-do,-17-20-november.aspx Nothing in your diary? Well, lucky you, because the weekend starts here Warren Beatty's transgender son labels Chaz Bono a misogynist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/warren-beatty's-transgender-son-labels-chaz-bono-a-misogynist.aspx The transgender son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening has claimed that Chaz Bono is a misogynist. Singer Chely Wright wins award for LGBT equality efforts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chely-wright-wins-award-for-equality-efforts.aspx Openly-gay country music star Chely Wright has been presented with an award for her LGBT equality efforts. BBC news reader Jane Hill to wed girlfriend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc-news-reader-jane-hill-to-wed-girlfriend.aspx BBC newsreader Jane Hill has announced that she is to marry her girlfriend in a civil partnership ceremony. The Rubbish Lesbian is so gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-so-gay.aspx One man's language mutation is another woman's homophobia Preview: Liquorice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-liquorice.aspx DIVA talks to former L Word star Kate French and director Natalie Bible from the set of their sapphic new eco-film, Liquorice Five things we love about Will & Grace http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ten-things-we-love-about-will-and-grace.aspx Why the classic gay sitcom still has a special place in our hearts Hot Stuff: Faking it http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-faking-it.aspx Lesbians fake orgasms too! DIVA's resident sexpert tackles a tricky subject An evening with... LaDIYfest Sheffield http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ladiyfest-sheffield.aspx We hang out with anti-capitalist community-based group LaDIYfest Interview: Jill Jackson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jill-jackson-interview.aspx We chat to the singer-songwriter about meeting Blondie, being outed, and the new album Whatever happened to the lesbian cafe? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/whatever-happened-to-the-lesbian-cafe.aspx We take a look at just how lesbian cafe society in the capital is changing Androgynous icons http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/androgynous-icons.aspx Gaga, Tilda, Janelle Monae - why we love boyish style Gillard faces criticism over gay marriage conscience vote http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gillard-faces-criticism-over-gay-marriage-conscience-vote.aspx Australian Prime Minister angers left-wing Labour MPs by allowing conscience vote on gay marriage Theatre Review: Tomboy Blues http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-tomboy-blues-.aspx A new play by Rachel Mars and nat tarrab challenges the pressure to be girly Ministers may leave Church of Scotland over gay clergy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ministers-may-leave-church-of-scotland-over-gay-clergy.aspx The Church of Scotland could see as many as 150 ministers resign in protest over its decision to allow openly gay clergy Outrage at a Liverpool church over sessions to convert gay people http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/outrage-at-a-liverpool-church-over-sessions-to-convert-gay-people.aspx The Frontline Church in Liverpool has caused outrage among gay rights campaigners, for running sessions to “cure” people of homosexuality Lesbian rugby player from Uganda given asylum in Germany http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-rugby-player-from-uganda-given-asylum-in-germany.aspx The former head of Uganda's female rugby team - who is a lesbian - has been granted asylum in Germany I Can't Think Straight to be web series http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/i-can't-think-straight-to-be-web-series.aspx Good news for fans of 2009's award-winning lesbian film I Can’t Think Straight as Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan announce their plans for a web series Review: Tegan and Sara Get Along http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-tegan-and-sara-get-along.aspx We get our sticky hands on the indie-pop twins' latest offering OPINION: What’s in a word? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/opinion-whats-in-a-word.aspx Quite a lot, when that word is “gay” says Stonewall OPINION: Don't police anti-gay 'hate' speech http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/anti-bullying-week-polemic.aspx The rise of "that's so gay" as today's playground insult of choice doesn't mean that homophobia is rampant in schools, as Stonewall claims, says Josie Appleton Competition for aspiring filmmakers launched http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/filmmaking-competition.aspx Are you an amateur filmmaker? Check out this exciting short film challenge opportunity "Young people are not born homophobic" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/young-people-are-not-born-homophobic.aspx To mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week, teacher Elly Barnes explains how she challenges homophobia in school REVIEW: Homotopia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/homotopia.aspx DIVA is a proud media sponsor of Liverpool's peerless queer arts festival. Jane Czyzselska left London to see what all the fuss is about Pink News joins MPG's ground-breaking new Ad Network http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pink-news-join-mpg's-ground-breaking-new-ad-network.aspx Leading gay publishing company Millivres Prowler Group, MPG, have today announced the launch of the first European vertical based Ad Network. Top 5 lesbian films we want in 3D http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-five-lesbian-films-3d.aspx With 3D remakes all the rage, we're wondering what might be on our collective wish-list University student seeks lesbians for eating disorder study http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/study-on-gay-women-and-anorexia.aspx A psychology PhD student at the University of the West of England is researching lesbian experiences of anorexia and bulimia – and how these compare to the experiences of heterosexual women. Top 8 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-top-8-(lesbo)-things-to-do.aspx We bring you the nationwide run-down of this weekend's sapphic highlights Lesbian is first to compete in Miss Long Beach beauty pageant http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-competes-in-miss-long-beach-beauty-pageant.aspx A young lesbian is making history this weekend by becoming the first openly-gay contender of a major California beauty pageant. Lesbian publisher Barbara Grier dies of cancer, aged 78 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-publisher-barbara-grier-dies-of-cancer,-aged-78.aspx American writer Barbara Grier – who founded one of the world's biggest LGBT publishing houses – has died aged 78. The Rubbish Lesbian is... unsure about public displays of affection http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-wants-show-her-affection.aspx Engaging in public displays of affection with my girlfriend is going to take a bit of getting used to - like the time I switched to Soy milk. Lesbians in Ecuador rally against so-called torture clinics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-in-ecuador-rally-against-so-called-torture-clinics.aspx Lesbians in the South American country of Ecuador are protesting against clinics which try to convert gay people straight. Bisexual women more likely to be depressed, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bisexual-women-more-likely-to-be-depressed,-study-says.aspx A study conducted by a U.S. university has claimed that bisexual women are more likely to binge-drink and suffer depression than their male counterparts. Hot Stuff: Game On http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-gaming.aspx A games widow asks our sex expert for some comforting words Coronation Street plan Christmas lesbian wedding http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/coronation-street-plan-christmas-lesbian-wedding.aspx ITV soap opera Coronation Street will feature its very first lesbian wedding, this Christmas. Gay Marriage: Political suicide for the Tories? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/gay-marriage-conservative-institution.aspx 54% of church-going Christians would be less likely to vote Conservative if the government pushes gay marriage through parliament ahead of the 2015 general election. Should we be worried? Film review: The Help http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-the-help.aspx There are many powerful stories to be told about the complex relationships between white children and their black nannies. The Help is not one of them When God Was A Rabbit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/when-god-was-a-rabbit.aspx To celebrate the new winter edition of Sarah Winman's brilliant novel, read our interview with the author OPINION: Trans is the new punk http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/my-transsexual-summer-paris-lees.aspx My Transsexual Summer kicked off last night and, says Paris Lees, there’s no better time to re-evaluate what the trans community has to offer Celebrities and MPs gather for Diversity Role Models launch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/celebrities-and-mps-gather-for-diversity-role-models-launch.aspx Some of the UK's leading LGBT politicians and celebrities attended the launch of new anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models, last night. Chaz Bono celebrated in OUT magazine's top 100 list http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-celebrated-in-out-magazine's-top-100-list.aspx Chaz Bono has been celebrated in the seventeenth edition of OUT magazine's top 100 LGBT people list. Showtime commission third season of The Real L Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/showtime-commission-third-season-the-real-l-word.aspx U.S. television station Showtime have given the green light for a third season of The Real L Word. FILM: The Colour Purple author biopic release likely in 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/pratibha-parmar-alice-walker-movie.aspx A new film about Alice Walker by Pratibha Parmar featuring Danny Glover and Stephen Spielberg is in the pipeline. We're excited Charity launch national plan to tackle homophobia tonight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diversity-role-models-launches-national-plan-to-tackle-homophobia.aspx An organisation set-up by a teacher saddened by the spate of LGBT teen suicides will launch a national anti-homophobia drive tonight. Reclaim The Night 2011 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/reclaim-the-night-2011.aspx Women to march against male violence and cuts to women’s services Scoop: Super “lezputer” calculates perfect lesbian news story http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-super-“lezputer”-calculates-perfect-lesbian-news-story.aspx “Sue Perkins’ topless cat records charity single with Heather Peace”, states lezputer Comedy: Stand Out tour extra bits http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stand-out-comedy-tour.aspx We bring you a taster of the treats soon on offer from comedians Zoe Lyons, Jen Brister and Suzi Ruffell Lindsay Lohan's Well Hung http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lohan's-well-hung.aspx Bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan is caught on camera at London's Imitate Modern BOOK REVIEW: Ellen von Unwerth's Fräulein http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-ellen-von-unwerth-fraeulein.aspx We try to lift open the front cover of the biggest photography book we’ve ever seen Christian hoteliers' legal appeal to be heard today http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chrtistian-hoteliers'-legal-appeal-to-be-heard-today.aspx The legal appeal by Christian B&B owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull is to be heard in London's Court of Appeals, today. Lesbian & Gay Foundation win award for cervical cancer campaign http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-gay-foundation-win-award-for-cervical-cancer-campaign.aspx Manchester's Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s have been awarded for their work in raising awareness of cervical screening. Lady Gaga wins four MTV European Music Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-wins-four-mtv-awards.aspx Pro-gay pop star Lady Gaga dominated the MTV European Music Awards at Ireland's Odyssey Arena, last night. Scoop: World’s “too prettiest” lesbian stripped of title http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-world’s-“too-prettiest”-lesbian-stripped-of-title.aspx Title-holder exaggerated number of backhanded compliments she received, panel told K.D. Lang thinks Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kd-lang-says-justin-beiber-looks-like-a-lesbian.aspx Openly-gay singer/songwriter K.D. Lang has admitted she thinks that teen sensation Justin Bieber looks like a queer girl. Women's courtroom hysteria over child murder life sentences http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/women's-courtroom-hysteria-over-child-murder-life-sentences.aspx A lesbian pair caused hysteria in a U.S. courtroom recently when they were sentenced to life in prison brutally killing a child. Interview: Lu Corfield http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-lu-corfield.aspx We have a chat with the actress who plays Freya on BBC drama Doctors Interview: Joan as Policewoman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-joan-as-policewoman.aspx Joan Wasser is the enigmatic and brilliant front-woman of haute indie outfit Joan As Policewoman. We caught up with her on her way to Israel. We are not worthy. Muffember: Growing pubes for charity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/muffember-growing-pubes-for-charity.aspx Ovarian cancer charity to benefit from one woman’s cunning stunt Registration is open for LGBT History Month's sport inclusion day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/registration-is-open-for-lgbt-history-month's-sport-inclusion-day.aspx Registration is now open for this year's LGBT History Month pre-launch, which will be held at The Kia Oval, Kennington in South London. Ruth Davidson named new leader of Scottish Conservatives http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ruth-davidson-named-new-leader-of-scottish-conservatives.aspx Openly-gay MSP Ruth Davidson has been named the new leader of the Scottish Conservative party. Top 7 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-7-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx We've searched high and low to bring you our sapphic run-down of the best events happening this weekend Celebrities attend Stonewall's sixth annual awards ceremony http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/celebrities-attend-stonewall's-sixth-annual-award-ceremony.aspx The sixth annual Stonewall Awards were held at London's V&A, last night – attended by over 400 people including celebrities, politicians, sportspeople and writers. Hot Stuff: Bush-Whacked http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-bush-whacked.aspx DIVA's sex columnist advises a reader whose new lover's lady-garden is just a bit too overgrown Kim Kardashian apologises over 72-day marriage break-up http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kim-kardashian-apologies-over-marriage-break-up.aspx American television personality Kim Kardashian has publicly apologised following the rapid breakdown of her marriage to Kris Humphries. The Rubbish Lesbian: The wrong trousers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-the-wrong-trousers.aspx Sarah Westwood experiences some weird karma when she mistakes her girlfriend's trousers for her own Book review: Cinema Sex Sirens http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-cinema-sex-sirens.aspx Do you know your Ursula Andress from your Anita Ekberg? President of Ghana refuses to support legalisation of homosexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/president-of-ghana-refuses-to-support-legalisation-of-homosexuality.aspx The President of Ghana has vowed to continue persecuting gays – just days after UK Prime Minister David Cameron said financial aid would depend on them implementing ethical human rights. Malaysian police cancel gay festival over Muslim protests http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/malaysian-police-cancel-gay-festival-over-muslim-protests.aspx Police in Malaysia have cancelled an established gay arts festival after local Muslim groups threatened to protest it. Lesbian couple claim Florida driving centre snubbed them http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-claim-florida-driving-centre-snubbed-them.aspx A lesbian couple from the United States claim they are humiliated after a Florida driving license centre allegedly snubbed them. Body issues? Not us... http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/marie-claire-body-image-and-lesbians.aspx Marie Claire challenged six ad agencies to design an ad to change the way women feel about their bodies. Do we care? Bullied pupils told to "act less gay", report reveals http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bullied-pupils-told-to-act-less-gay,-report-reveals.aspx School children who were being bullied because of their sexuality have been told to act more heterosexual to combat abuse. U.S. school targeted by bigots over lesbian prom pair http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-school-targeted-by-bigots-over-lesbian-prom-titles.aspx The San Diego high school which named a young lesbian couple prom king and queen has been targeted by angry traditionalists. Video: First Out cafe closes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/video-first-out-cafe-closes-.aspx London's much-loved lesbian and gay venue First Out has closed after 25 years Places of worship to host civil partnerships by end of the year http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/places-of-worship-to-host-civil-partnerships.aspx Places of worship in England and Wales will be able to host same-sex civil partnerships by 2012. Lesbian singers unite for anti-bullying charity song http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-singers-unite-for-anti-bullying-charity-song.aspx Some of the UK's most talented lesbian performers are joining forces to record a charity single against homophobic bullying. We need to talk about Kim Kardashian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/kim-kardashian-and-the-battle-for-gay-marriage.aspx The right to same-sex marriage is a fight for gays and lesbians to use and abuse the institution - even tacky, media-saturating, money-spinning shams of a marriage "I've been joking with all my friends that I'm on top of Gok Wan!" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/interview-with-transgender-politician-sarah-brown.aspx Named on this year's Pink List, we speak to Britain's most influential trans lesbian, Sarah Brown Cameron is "bullying" gay-hating countries over aid, says Ugandan official http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/david-cameron-is-bullying-gay-hating-countries,-says-ugandan-official.aspx The coalition government is "bullying" countries which need aid by asking them to stop persecuting gays and lesbians, a Ugandan official has said. Don't cut aid over human rights abuses, switch it http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/peter-tatchell-says-don't-cut-aid-over-human-rights-abuses.aspx World's poorest should not suffer for their government's tyranny & corruption Real L Word stars criticise Kim Kardashian over marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/real-l-word-stars-criticise-kim-kardashian-over-marriage.aspx Two stars from U.S. television series The Real L Word have scolded Kim Kardashian in an open letter about her pending divorce. VIDEO: Allegra McEvedy book launch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/allegra-mcevedy's-bought-borrowed-and-stolen-book-launch.aspx Jane Czyzselska headed down to our favourite chef's book launch and sampled (considerably more than she should have of) Allegra's 2,500 canapes FILM REVIEW: Without http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-without.aspx An eerie psychological thriller about coming to terms with pain, loss and sexuality caught our critic's eye 2,000 people attend hate crime vigil in London http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/2,000-people-attend-hate-crime-vigil-in-london.aspx Two thousand people attended the third annual hate-crime vigil in London's Trafalgar Square, last weekend. New survey will show we exist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-survey-will-show-we-exist.aspx Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are being encouraged to fill out a new online survey Album review: Uh Huh Her ‘Nocturnes’ http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/album-review-uh-huh-her-‘nocturnes’.aspx Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey have a new album out. What do we think? Lesbian couple crowned prom kings at California school http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-crowned-prom-kings-at-california-school.aspx A teenage lesbian couple were crowned prom kings at a high school dance, last weekend. Thousands attend gay rights parade at Taiwan Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousands-attend-gay-rights-parade-at-taiwan-pride.aspx Tens of thousands of protestors have attended the annual gay Pride parade in Taiwan’s Taipei City with the aim of highlighting anti-gay discrimination in the country. Scoop: Lesbian rejects self on dating site http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-lesbian-rejects-self-on-dating-site.aspx “I really hurt my own feelings,” complains forgetful online dater Feminist website launches writing competition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/feminist-website-launches-writing-competition.aspx Win fab prizes for feminist fiction and poetry in Mookychick.co.uk's Feminist Flash contest ANGELA EAGLE: Why women won’t calm down http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/angela-eagle-why-women-won't-calm-down.aspx This Government has a problem with women and it’s not just about Cameron’s boorish Commons behaviour or the lack of women at his top table Exclusive interview with Pariah director http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-pariah.aspx We review the new film about a black lesbian from Brooklyn and speak exclusively to director Dee Rees Chaz Bono eliminated from Dancing with the Stars http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-eliminated-from-dancing-with-the-stars.aspx Chaz Bono was the latest celebrity to exit America's Dancing with the Stars, this week. Ellen and Portia to open vegan restaurant in L.A. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ellen-and-portia-to-open-vegan-restauarant-in-la.aspx Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and her actress wife Portia de Rossi have announced plans to open vegan restaurant in Los Angeles. Top 7 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-top-7-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx Here’s our sapphic run-down of the best events happening this weekend. Singer Kelly Clarkson rubbishes lesbian rumours http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/singer-kelly-clarkson-denies-latest-lesbian-rumours.aspx The original winner of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, has once again publicly dismissed rumours that she is gay. The Rubbish Lesbian: Lessons from my father http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-wonders-who's-the-daddy.aspx Sarah Westwood is in praise of dads. Specifically her own. COMMENT: The Pink List - is it still relevant? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-pink-list-for-and-against.aspx The recent Independent on Sunday Pink List has provoked both praise and derision. Faye Davies, and Pink List judge Paris Lees exchange views Scoop: Portia and Ellen still together http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-portia-and-ellen-still-together.aspx World’s most famous lesbian couple fail to generate exciting headlines again, today Preview: Strange Hungers at Glasgay! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-strange-hungers-at-glasgay!.aspx We preview a show that's been described as 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Lesbian Adventure' Liverpool's Homotopia festival returns for 8th year http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/liverpool's-homotopia-festival-returns-for-8th-year.aspx Liverpool's Homotopia – the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans combined arts organisation in the north of England – has returned for its eighth year. Brighton and London to host vigils against hate crime http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brighton-and-london-to-host-vigils-against-hate-crime.aspx Residents in the cities of Brighton and London are being urged to support candlelit vigils in defiance of homophobic hate crimes. Channel 4 to broadcast new series about gender identity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/channel-4-to-broadcast-new-series-on-gender-identity.aspx Channel 4 have announced plans to broadcast a brand new documentary about transsexual life in Great Britain. Hot Stuff: Cut the Cute http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-cut-the-cute.aspx DIVA's sex columnist advises a reader whose sweetheart is just a bit too... sweet FILM REVIEW: The Future http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-the-future-miranda-july.aspx Despite her Riot Grrrl past and intelligent indie credentials, Miranda July's latest film - and light-fingered past - doesn't impress our critic EXCLUSIVE: Pink List honoree Elly Barnes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/elly-barnes-pink-list.aspx School teacher Elly Barnes tells DIVA about the anti-homophobia work that got her to the top spot on this year's Independent on Sunday Pink List Zimbabwe's Prime Minister does u-turn on LGBT rights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/zimbabwean-diva-reader-welcomes-pm's-u-turn.aspx Morgan Tsvangirai, the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, has made an unexpected u-turn on gay rights – even saying they should be enshrined in a new constitution. My bisexuality terrified me, says Evan Rachel Wood http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/i-was-terrified-of-being-bisexual,-says-evan-rachel-wood.aspx Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood has admitted she was once "terrified" of her bisexuality. Brazilian court rule lesbian pair can formally marry http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brazilian-supreme-court-rule-lesbian-pair-can-marry.aspx Gay activists in Brazil are celebrating today after a senior appeals court upheld that a lesbian couple can legally marry. Opinion: Debunking British Homotopia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/debunking-british-homotopia.aspx The brutal death of out gay Scot, Stuart Walker has raised questions about how tolerant Britain really is, argues Betty Wood Jessie J wins Q music award for best video http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-wins-q-music-award-for-best-video.aspx Openly-bisexual singer Jessie J collected another award, last night - this time from leading music magazine Q. Lesbian couple vow to continue Ireland marriage fight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-vow-to-continue-ireland-marriage-fight.aspx A same-sex couple from Ireland have vowed to continue their fight against the country's gay marriage rules. Manchester's gay village to be pedestrianised http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester's-gay-village-to-be-pedestrianised.aspx A large part of Manchester's gay village is being turned into a pedestrian-only area following support from residents and businesses. Spain censors Eva Longoria's lesbian-themed film http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/spain-censors-eva-longoria's-lebian-themed-film.aspx A film festival in Spain has refused to show Eva Longoria's latest film – because censors have edited out its lesbian scenes. Elly Barnes tops Independent on Sunday's Pink List http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/elly-barnes-tops-independent's-pink-list.aspx The Independent on Sunday released its annual Pink List yesterday, with Elly Barnes topping the 101-strong rundown. Queer and Trembling: The ‘C’ Word http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/fear-and-trembling-the-c-word.aspx You can't say 'cunt', can you? LGBT life-line under threat http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/brighton-and-hove-switchboard-under-threat.aspx Brighton and Hove Switchboard threatened with closure after 35 years DANCE REVIEW: Lucinda Childs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lucinda-childs-dance.aspx Post-modern dance legend Lucinda Childs is the genius behind 'Dance' at London's Barbican Tesco announced as major sponsor for World Pride 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tesco-announced-as-major-sponsor-for-world-pride-2012.aspx Pride London have announced supermarket giant Tesco as a Gold Sponsor of WorldPride 2012. PREVIEW: Kimberley Dark http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kimberley-dark-homotopia.aspx The Advocate named her as one of six top LGBT activists performing on US college campuses this year. Don't miss her live in Liverpool INTERVIEW: Meera Syal and Helen Lederer http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-killing-of-sister-george.aspx The new stage production of cult 1960s lesbian film ‘The Killing of Sister George’ stars two brilliant actors but is it a story that needs re-telling? A New Spelling of My Name http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/a-new-spelling-of-my-name.aspx It's black history month so here's our selection of some of the best books by queer lady writers of colour Nigerian lawmakers to fast-track new anti-gay law http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nigerian-lawmakers-to-fast-track-new-anti-gay-bill.aspx Following failed attempts in 2006 and 2008, Nigerian lawmakers are resurrecting a version of a widely condemned anti-homosexuality bill. Stonewall launch new lesbian and gay jobseeker site http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-launch-new-lesbian-and-gay-jobseeker-site.aspx Stonewall today launches two new tools for lesbian, gay and bisexual jobseekers completing the charity’s suite of resources for gay people moving through education and their careers. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx Lesbian nights out, hand-selected by our crack team of lesbian society girls Singer Clare Teal in double music award win http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/singer-clare-teal-in-double-music-award-win.aspx Openly-gay jazz singer Clare Teal has won two prestigious awards for her contribution to music, this week. Scoop: Dyke on Byke loses bike http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-dyke-on-byke-loses-bike.aspx Local lesbian misplaces motorcycle, ironically mobilizing LGBT community The Rubbish Lesbian reaches a snuggling impasse http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-snuggling.aspx This week our columnist discusses the fine art of cuddling 60% of women experience lesbian feelings, says U.S. study http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/60-of-women-experience-lesbian-feelings,-says-us-study.aspx A new study published by a U.S. university claims that the majority of women experience varying degrees of same-sex attraction. Australia to urge legalisation of homosexuality at Commonwealth summit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/australia-to-urge-legalisation-of-homosexuality-at-commonwealth-summit.aspx Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will call for an end to the laws criminalising homosexuality at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth, next week. Technology giants support LGBT Spirit Day http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/technology-giants-support-national-lgbt-spirit-day.aspx Leading internet sites Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have united in their support for Spirit Day – an annual event which marks LGBT teens who have committed suicide. Boy of lesbian awarded £5.5 million for hospital blunders http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/boy-of-lesbian-couple-wins-£55-million-for-hospital-blunders.aspx A thirteen year-old boy has been awarded £5.5 million after he was left severely brain-damaged by midwives who managed his birth. Queer and Trembling: Bad gay luck? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-bad-gay-luck.aspx So, you're gay. Is that good luck or bad luck? U.S. university lecturer accused of bullying LGBT students http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-university-lecturer-accused-of-bullying-gay-students.aspx A lecturer at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been accused of bullying lesbian and gay students. Woman faces jail over lesbian STD slur against student http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/woman-faces-jail-over-lesbian-std-slur-against-student.aspx A mother from New Zealand may be jailed after falsely claiming that a girl competing for a school place with her daughter was a lesbian with a sexually transmitted disease. Have you got what it takes? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jessie-j-judges-the-voice.aspx Jessie J and The Voice UK Needs You – sign up for an audition today! Lesbian activist to receive U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-to-receive-us-presidential-citizens-medal.aspx A lesbian activist from the United States will be awarded a prestigious honour at the White House, it has been announced. Carol Ann Duffy nominated for Galaxy Book Award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/carol-ann-duffy-nominated-for-galaxy-book-award.aspx The first-ever lesbian Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has been shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards. Teacher struck off for lesbian affair with pupil http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/female-teacher-struck-off-for-lesbian-affair-with-pupil.aspx A female P.E. teacher from Wales has been banned from the classroom after confessing to an affair with a female pupil more than twenty years ago. COMEDY REVIEW: MARGARET CHO http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/comedy-review-margaret-cho.aspx It's no holes barred in the bisexual comic's outrageous and hilarious stand-up set... Paris Lees found herself tickled pink Cameron: friend to the gays? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/cameron-friend-to-the-gays.aspx Why Cameron's declaration of support for gay marriage is far less radical than it seems The night Rihanna gave me a lesbian lapdance http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rihanna-gives-lotte-jeffs-a-lesbian-lapdance.aspx When DIVA’s travel editor Lotte Jeffs went to Rihanna’s O2 gig last week she got (a lot) more than she paid for The yoga dilemma http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-yoga-dilemma.aspx Yoga: an aggressive tool of self improvement or "politically subversive" gateway to stillness, reflection and lightness? Nicole Scott reviews a new film INTERVIEW: Ruta Gedmintas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service's-frankie-ruta-gedmintas.aspx Lip Service's 'Frankie' tells DIVA "I fall in love with ladies all the time" Oscar-nominated The Kids Are All Right to become HBO series http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/oscar-nominated-the-kids-are-alright-to-become-hbo-series.aspx Hollywood lesbian film the Kids Are All Right – which starred Annette Bening and Julianne Moore – will become a weekly series on American cable station HBO. North Wales police stations to display rainbow flags http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/north-wales-police-stations-to-display-rainbow-flags.aspx Rainbow stickers will be introduced at police station front desks in North Wales to encourage gays to report crime, the local police force has announced. Openly-gay Ugandan activist wins prestigious Human Rights award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/openly-gay-ugandan-activist-wins-prestigious-human-rights-award.aspx A leading lesbian activist from Uganda has been awarded a prestigious award for her fearless efforts in promoting human rights. Manchester Pride hit £1 million charity target http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester-pride-hit-£1-million-charity-target.aspx Manchester Pride announced this morning that it raised £105,000 from this year's event - meaning that it has topped a total of £1 million since it started 21 years ago. New Jersey teacher investigated over Facebook rant http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-jersey-teacher-investigated-over-facebook-rant.aspx A female teacher from New Jersey is being investigated by school officials after seemingly posting a homophobic rant on Facebook. Anti-gay Australian politician apologises to Penny Wong http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/anti-gay-australian-politician-apologises-to-penny-wong.aspx An Australian politician has apologised to openly-gay Penny Wong for saying she not be allowed to marry her female partner. TOP 5 LESBO THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: 14-16 October 2011 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend-14-16-october-2011.aspx Fasten your seatbelts for our weekly wizz around the UK's hottest queer happenings The Rubbish Lesbian: The Unwritten Roles http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-the-unwritten-roles.aspx Sarah Westwood unravels the roles of a good relationship One Society, Many Cultures http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-society,-many-cultures.aspx On the eve of a diversity conference, Vicki Baars explains why LGBT communities should join the fight against fascism Conservative councillor suspended over "marriage with animals" Tweet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/conservative-councillor-suspended-over-phobic-tweet.aspx The Conservative Councillor who compared gay marriage to wedding an animal has been suspended by party leaders just hours after his online rant. RAF launch first-ever LGBT support network http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/raf-launch-first-ever-official-lgbt-network.aspx The Royal Air Force have today launched the first official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender peer support network within the UK Armed Forces. The Pink List: Voting closes Sunday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-pink-list-voting-closes-sunday.aspx Your chance to honour unsung LGBT heroes and heroines in the Independent on Sunday's annual list Watch lesbian short films for free! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/watch-lesbian-short-films-for-free!.aspx Like lesbian movies? BlinkBox and Peccadillo Pictures has a treat in store for you Mary Portas apologises for calling Cabinet women "ugly" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mary-portas-apologises-for-calling-cabinet-women-ugly.aspx Television star and fashion adviser Mary Portas has apologised to the four women in David Cameron's Cabinet for calling them "an ugly bunch". Hot Stuff: The joy of DIY http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-the-joy-of-diy.aspx If you want something done properly, do it yourself, says DIVA's in-house lesbian sexpert Conservative councillor may be suspended over "marriage with animals" Tweet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/conservative-councillor-may-be-suspended-over-marriage-with-animals-tweet.aspx A Conservative MP is facing suspension after comparing same-sex weddings to "marriage with animals". Coronation St's Brooke and Sacha film final scenes together http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/coronation-st's-brooke-and-sacha-film-final-scenes-together.aspx Coronation Street actresses Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson have been spotted filming their final scenes as the show's lesbian couple. Partner of lesbian killed in NYC helicopter crash still in "critical" condition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/partner-of-lesbian-killed-in-nyc-helicopter-crash-remains-in-critical-condition.aspx The lesbian partner of the British woman killed in New York City's recent helicopter crash remains in critical condition, according to her relatives. Review: Cabaret New Burlesque http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-cabaret-new-burlesque.aspx Louise Carolin enjoys a tip-top night of sexy, subversive thrills and raunchy comedy Review: Big Love for Little Fish http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-big-love-for-little-fish.aspx Sarah Westwood checked out the UK band that Linda Perry and Deborah Harry are crazy for DIVA Date - Finding the balance – when to start dating after a break up http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-finding-the-balance-–-when-to-start-dating-after-a-break-up.aspx Bad break up? There are all kinds of theories about how long it takes to get over someone. One that we’ve heard claims that you have to allow a month for each year you were together. But surly quantity isn’t everything. We all know that a short, intense affair can blow any stale, long-term relationship out of the water and leave you more devastated than Lesbian Bed Death ever could. Queer and Trembling: Free speech? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/faye-davies-queer-and-trembling-free-speech.aspx If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Yes that includes Fred Phelps ART REVIEW: POSTMODERNISM: STYLE AND SUBVERSION 1970-1990 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-postmodernism-style-and-subversion-1970-1990.aspx Postmodernism takes centre stage for the V&A’s major autumn show. The 80s revival, discovers Paris Lees, has hit the serious art world… Mary Portas calls women in PM's Cabinet "an ugly bunch" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mary-portas-calls-women-in-pm's-cabinet-an-ugly-bunch.aspx Television star Mary Portas has slammed the women in David Cameron's Cabinet as "an ugly bunch" during a magazine interview. Chaz Bono to be honoured for being "trailblazer" in transgender activism http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-to-be-honoured-for-being-trailblazer-in-transgender-activism,.aspx Dancing with the Stars contestant Chaz Bono is to be honoured for advancing the transgender profile in America. REVIEW: Christina Novelli http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/christina-novelli-gig-candy-bar.aspx Ffion Davies saw DIVA's cover star perform an intimate gig at London's Candy Bar and she thought she was quite good.. Heather Peace marks National Coming Out Day by speaking to DIVA http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/heather-peace-marks-national-coming-out-day-by-speaking-to-diva.aspx Actress and musician Heather Peace has celebrated National Coming Out Day, today, by publicly speaking about life as an openly-gay woman. Interview: Beldan Sezen http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-beldan-sezen.aspx The graphic novelist discusses her intriguing new murder-mystery, Zakkum London's First Out Cafe release statement about closure http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london's-first-out-cafe-release-statement-about-closure.aspx The managers of London's First Out Cafe have released a statement about their shock closure, which was detailed by DIVA last week. Four men guilty of murdering South African lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/four-men-convicted-of-murdering-south-african-lesbian.aspx Four of the nine suspects who were on trial for the murder of a Cape Town lesbian have been found guilty after an epic court case. PM promises to cut financial aid for homophobic countries http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pm-to-slash-financial-aid-for-gay-hating-countries.aspx Homophobic countries in Africa will suffer funding fines if they continue to penalise gays and lesbians, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Top 6 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(3).aspx We've got Latin grooves, hipster photographs, kick-ass breast cancer awareness stuff and more...it's all going on over the next 72 hours... Carol Ann Duffy to write Olympic-themed poem http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/carol-ann-duffy-to-write-olympic-themed-poem.aspx Britain's first-ever lesbian Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has agreed to write a poem which will go on display at Eton Manor in the Olympic Park. Man jailed for anti-gay dog attack on lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/man-jailed-for-anti-gay-dog-attack-on-lesbian.aspx A man from Manchester has been jailed for six months after setting his dog on a woman in a gruesome homophobic attack. My sexuality is not a PR stunt, says actress Evan Rachel-Wood http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/my-sexuality-is-not-a-pr-stunt,-says-actress-evan-rachel-wood.aspx Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood has said revealing her bisexuality was not a publicity stunt – in fact, she says, it was done to inspire other bi and gay youngsters. The Rubbish Lesbian says: Bottoms Up! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-fancies-horse-lovers-too.aspx Sarah Westwood knows exactly why lesbians have a thing for horsey-types British lesbian named as fatality in NYC helicopter crash http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/british-lesbian-named-as-fatality-in-nyc-helicopter-crash.aspx A British woman has been formally named as the only fatality to date of the helicopter crash which happened in New York City, earlier this week. Bisexual singer Jessie J wins four MOBO awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/triumphant-jessie-j-wins-four-mobo-awards.aspx Chart-topping singer/songwriter Jessie J has scooped four awards at this year's MOBOs - winning in four of the five categories she was nominated in. PM David Cameron backs same-sex marriage at conference party speech http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/david-cameron-backs-same-sex-marriage-in-conference-party-speech.aspx Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of his support for gay marriage at the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, today. Competition launched to decide World Pride 2012 theme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/competition-launched-to-decide-pride-london-2012-theme.aspx Organisers behind London's World Pride 2012 have launched a competition for the community to direct the event's creative vision. Come out, come out, wherever you are http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/south-asian-queer-literature-event-at-rvt.aspx Where are all the South Asian lesbians, asks Iman Qureshi, organisor of the queer literary event at this year's DSC South Asian Literature Festival Jessie J announced as mentor of BBC's The Voice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-announced-as-mentor-on-bbc's-the-voice.aspx Bisexual singer Jessie J has been confirmed as the first of four celebrity coaches for BBC1’s prime-time talent show, The Voice. Schools need greater lesbian initiatives, says Sue Sanders http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/activist-demands-greater-lesbian-initiatives-in-schools.aspx A leading LGBT activist has said UK schools need to do more for gay and lesbian students. Queer and Trembling: Getting Active http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-getting-active.aspx Afraid of the future? Then do something to change it! Spain plans first-ever lesbian and gay retirement home http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/spain-plans-first-ever-lesbian-and-gay-retirement-home.aspx Authorities in Spain have announced details of a development which would see the country's first-ever LGBT retirement home. London's First Out Cafe Bar to close, this month http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london's-first-out-cafe-bar-to-close,-this-month.aspx One of central London's longest-standing gay venues has announced that it will close at the end of this month, DIVA can report. Interview: queer actresses Kat Redstone and Sophie Anderson http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/break-my-fall-interview.aspx Lust, love, hangovers. Fry ups, indie rock and mixtapes. It must be Kanchi Wichmann’s provocative and brilliant film, BREAK MY FALL Interview: Clare Campbell http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-clare-campbell.aspx Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, the Liverpuddlian poet talks to DIVA Obama namechecks Gaga and Cyndi Lauper in LGBT speech http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/barack-obama-namechecks-gaga-and-cyndi-lauper-in-lgbt-speech.aspx American President Barack Obama spoke at the Human Rights Campaign's National Dinner on Saturday night – and began by name-checking singer Lady Gaga. Passports to accommodate same-sex parents and trans people http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/uk-passports-to-be-modified-for-same-sex-parents.aspx Passports for the UK and Northern Ireland are being reformulated to include gay and lesbian parents, it has been announced. Police cancel Belgrade Pride and arrest six suspected extremists http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sebian-police-cancel-pride-event-and-arrest-six-suspected-extremists.aspx Serbian authorities cancelled last weekend’s gay pride celebrations in Belgrade – and subsequently arrested six suspected ant-gay extremists as a result. PJ Harvey to perform live before PM David Cameron http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pj-harvey-to-perform-before-pm-david-cameron.aspx Acclaimed singer PJ Harvey has announced that she will perform live on Sunday 2 October – in front of Prime Minister David Cameron. Teacher detained under Mental Heath Act for affair with pupil http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/teacher-detained-under-mental-health-act-for-affair-with-pupil.aspx A female teacher from Suffolk who has been detained under the Mental Health Act for an affair with a teenage pupil. Melissa Etheridge awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame star http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/melissa-etheridge-awarded-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star.aspx Lesbian singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been awarded a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this week. Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(2).aspx No matter where you are this weekend, it's gonna be a scorcher but we've got a few alternatives to soaking up the late summer sun to keep you busy The Rubbish Lesbian: No men allowed http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian's-music-preference-only-girls-allowed.aspx When it comes to her musical preference, the Rubbish Lesbian doesn't do men Cross-faith leaders back same-sex marriage in Scotland http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cross-faith-leaders-back-same-sex-marriage-in-scotland.aspx A number of key religious leaders in Scotland have publicly supported a move to potentially approve same-sex marriages there. U.S. census records 130,000 same-sex marriage couples http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-census-records-130,000-same-sex-married-couples.aspx In the first year that gay couples were officially listed on the U.S. census, more than 130,000 same-sex couples classed themselves as married. Kelly Osbourne boycotts Southwest Airlines over L Word kiss http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kelly-osbourne-boycotts-southwest-airlines-over-l-word-kiss-spat.aspx Singer and media personality Kelly Osbourne has publicly boycotted Southwest Airlines after they were accused of shunning L Word star Leisha Hailey for kissing another woman. Campaign: Know your bits and boobs! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/campaign-know-your-bits-and-boobs!.aspx A new campaign encourages the UK public to help women in developing countries access cancer screening Review: Honey Money http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-honey-money.aspx We check out a new book which suggests we all make more of our "erotic capital" Hot Stuff: And there's the rub http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-and-there's-the-rub.aspx DIVA's resident sexpert Gemma Halsey advises a reader on a popular lesbian sex technique SCOOP: Lesbian bed death strikes straight community http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-lesbian-bed-death-strain-strikes-straight-community.aspx Health department shocked by swift spread of "unsexy" lesbian disease Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-black-power-mixtape-1967-1975.aspx Campbell X previews a compelling new documentary – part of the BFI London Film Festival New Burlesque Cabaret: coming soon! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/new-burlesque-cabaret-coming-soon!.aspx We're looking forward to watching new burlesque legends like Julie Atlas Muz strut their stuff in London next month Win an Original ‘Pawtrait’ of Your Pet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/win-an-original-‘pawtrait’-of-your-pet-.aspx Have your furry friend immortalized by professional artist Caroline Rousseaux L Word actress removed from plane for cursing, not kissing, airline say http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/l-word-star-ejected-from-plane-for-cursing,-not-kissing,-airline-say.aspx The airline at the centre of a public row with actress Leisha Hailey have said she was removed for her use of profane language - not for kissing another woman. Coronation Street plan lesbian wedding storyline http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/coronation-street-plan-lesbian-wedding-storyline.aspx Long-running ITV soap Coronation Street will feature a lesbian love triangle in a dramatic Christmas storyline. Peter Tatchell slams Labour for gay marriage 'snub' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-slams-labour-for-gay-marriage-'snub'.aspx Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has slammed the Labour Party for not voting on – or pushing – gay marriage equality during its annual conference. Independent on Sunday 'democratises' its annual Pink List http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/independent-on-sunday-democratises-annual-pink-list.aspx Sunday newspaper pledges to celebrate Britain's 'unsung' heroes and heroines Former L Word star kicked off plane for kissing girlfriend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/leisha-hailey-kicked-off-flight.aspx Actress and Uh Huh Her star Leisha Hailey has called for a boycott of Southwest Airlines, after she was asked to leave a plane for kissing her girlfriend Majority of Britons oppose gay marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/britons-oppose-gay-marriage.aspx A government report has revealed that more than half of Britons are against gay marriage, and two thirds are against gay couples adopting children EXCLUSIVE! Leeds 'honeymoon hell' couple to sue Thomson holiday company http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-to-sue-thompson-for-'honeymoon-hell'.aspx Gemma and Tamsin Harman tells of holiday reps 'screaming' at them and branding the couple 'liars' Queer and Trembling: Truth - and sexuality - is like a wet fish http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/fay-davies-queer-and-trembling-truth-is-like-a-wet-fish.aspx Just when we think we’ve got it, it slips through our fingers. Local lesbian breaks LGBT record for thinking about ex http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/local-lesbian-breaks-record-for-thinking-about-ex.aspx Florence McKellan has wondered if ex is missing her for a record 125 days straight Lady Gaga and Jessie J nominated for Stonewall awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gaga-and-jessie-j-nominated-for-stonewall-awards.aspx Lady Gaga and Jessie J are among the celebrities nominated for this year’s awards, to be held on November 3 at the V&A. Review: Satsuma, Soho http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-satsuma,-soho.aspx We check out the new look of an old favourite in Soho Protesters picket diversity awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/protesters-picket-diversity-awards.aspx The European Diversity Awards were a decadent and hugely celebrated affair, but mired in controversy. Iman Qureshi reports The Rubbish Lesbian is on an alter ego trip http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-an-ego-problem.aspx Until very recently there were three people in my relationship: my girlfriend, myself, and a man named Peter. What's hot this week? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-week.aspx We suggest some upcoming events for your LGBT diary Christina Novelli http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/christina-novelli.aspx "They call me the UK's answer to Pink," says the talented former Candy Bar Girls star Heather Peace picks up Homo Hero 2011 Award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-wins-homo-hero-award.aspx Sir Ian McKellen scoops top award and Waterloo Road actress - Heather Peace - makes guest appearance in Manchester Review: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/brian-wilson-and-the-beach-boys-do-gershwin.aspx Their re-interpretation of Gershwin didn't hit Jane Czyzselska's spot but the Beach Boys classics were knock-out Hot Stuff: The inside story http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-the-inside-story.aspx DIVA's new sex advice column takes on a penetrating issue East London Pride to take place on Saturday http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/east-london-lgbt-pride-to-take-place.aspx East London Pride is set to take place on Saturday and Peter Tatchell is urging people to support the event Lady Gaga shows support for Jamey Rodemeyer on Twitter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-shows-support-for-jamey-rodemeyer-on-twitter.aspx Lady Gaga has started a Twitter trend to raise awareness for tragic teen Jamey Rodemeyer, and to campaign for bullying to be made illegal Peter Tatchell says gay marriage consultation delay is unjustified http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/peter-tatchell-criticises-time-delay-over-gay-marriage.aspx Peter Tatchell, coordinator of the Equal Love campaign, has said that there is no excuse for the delay in the consultation on gay marriage. Film review: Tomboy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tomboy-review.aspx Achingly beautiful tale of gender ambiguous pre-teen explores an original, but commonly experienced coming-of-age story Entourage star says Jane Lynch lesbian joke is not fair http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jane-lynch-entourage-joke-'not-fair'.aspx One of the stars of Entourage has described a joke by Jane Lynch, during the Primetime Emmy awards as “not fair” Lesbian couple suffer honeymoon from hell in Dominican Republic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-honeymoon-hell-in-dominican-republic.aspx A lesbian couple have told of their honeymoon hell during a Thomson holiday, claiming the company failed to treat them the same as their fellow honeymooners. Do we live in a sexualised society? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/iman-qureshi-is-society-is-too-sexualised.aspx Iman Qureshi drops in for the Family Planning Association debate, "Do we live in a sexualised society?" where three sensational panelists discuss the role of the media, the influence of pornography, and women's sexual pleasure Shortlist announced for queer book prize http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/shortlist-announced-for-queer-book-prize.aspx The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize was announced last night Queer and Trembling: An open letter to the Archbishop of Glasgow http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/faye-davies-queer-and-trembling-open-letter-to-conti.aspx Catholic atheist Faye Davies takes issue with the Archbishop's interpretation of The Word British passports to become gender free http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/british-passports-to-become-gender-free.aspx British passports could soon no longer declare a person’s sex, under moves from Lib Dems to become “fierce champions of equality” Teenage lesbian couple arrested after burgling 29 homes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/teenage-lesbian-couple-arrested-after-burgling-29-homes.aspx A lesbian couple, dubbed Thelma and Louise by police, have been arrested after burgling 29 homes in Pennsylvania DIVA DATE - Online dating etiquette http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-online-dating-etiquette.aspx One of the main complaints about the world of online dating is that the rules of normal dating etiquette don’t always apply. People tend to act differently when faced with the relative anonymity of the Internet and seeing as we’re dealing with emotional issues here, this confusion can often cause some heartache. Government to consider options for gay civil marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/government-to-consider-options-for-gay-civil-marriage.aspx The government has announced that it plans to hold a public consultation to consider how to make civil marriage available to same-sex couples Ruby Wax is Losing It http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/ruby-wax-is-losing-it.aspx The motormouth comedian is so funny it hurts – in fact it's been hurting her for years. Jane Czyzselska met her to talk about her deadly serious comedy campaign to de-stigmatise mental illness TOP 5 LESBO THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: 16-18.9.11 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend-16-18911.aspx DIVA picks the places you gotta be this weekend... The Rubbish Lesbian: Seeing eye to eye - with my optician http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-seeing-things.aspx I knew the second the optician winked at me, I should have gone to Specsavers. Lord Kinnock’s son faces gay rumours http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lord-kinnock’s-son-faces-gay-rumours.aspx The son of former Labour leader, Lord Kinnock, was at the centre of gay rumours on Wednesday, on the eve of his wife’s election. New York clerk could face law suit over marriage licence refusal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-york-clerk-could-face-law-suit-over-marriage-licence-refusal.aspx A town clerk in New York could face legal action for refusing to issue a marriage licence to a lesbian couple and failing to comply with the state’s new marriage equality law Preview: Getting Bi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/-preview-getting-bi.aspx A new radio documentary presented by Tom Robinson explores the experiences of bi men and women Fans of Eastenders' gay couple Christian and Syed raise almost £2000 for charity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/fans-of-eastenders-raise-£1000s-for-stonewall.aspx Using the fundraising site JustGiving they hope to give Stonewall a bumper Christmas donation X-factor hopeful’s girlfriend reveals plans to adopt http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/partner-of-x-factor-hopefull-hopes-to-adopt.aspx The girlfriend of X-factor hopeful Samantha Brookes, has spoken out about her year long relationship with the singer. Young adult authors asked to make gay characters straight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/young-authors-told-to-write-straight-characters.aspx Two American authors were asked to make a gay character straight by a literary agent, if they wished to be represented. Hot Stuff: I hate my girl’s nasty knickers! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-i-hate-my-girl’s-nasty-knickers!.aspx Our regular sex columnists gets to grips your gripes Review: Joan As Police Woman, London 9 Sept 2011 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-joan-as-police-woman,-london-9-sept-2011.aspx DIVA magazine's Bella Qvist reviews Joan Wasser's gig at London's Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire. Cameron, Clegg & Miliband back new LGBT rights group http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cameron,-miliband-and-clegg-support-new-lgbt-rights-group.aspx The leaders of Britain's three main political parties have backed a major new global campaign for diversity, which launches today. Ecuador officials close 30 'gay conversion' centres http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ecuador-closes-30-former-'gay-conversion'-centres.aspx The Republic of Ecuador has reportedly closed down thirty clinics which practiced so-called 'gay conversion' therapy. Cyndi Lauper sings wrong lyrics in U.S. national anthem http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cyndi-lauper-sings-wrong-lyrics-in-us-national-anthem.aspx Singer Cyndi Lauper did 'an Aguilera', last weekend - when she sang the wrong words to American's national anthem. Body of South African lesbian found in bin near home http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/body-of-south-african-lesbian-found-in-bin.aspx The body of a missing lesbian has been found decomposing in a bin near her South African home, this week. Queer and Trembling: Stick or Twist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-trembling-stick-or-twist.aspx What we can learn from a theoretical cat in a box. The Love Trap: Domestic Abuse http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-love-trap-domestic-abuse.aspx Women who take on a caring role within a lesbian relationship may be at higher risk of domestic abuse, researchers suggest. Erotic fiction: Rumours http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/erotoc-fiction-rumours.aspx What could be kinkier than getting off with the boss...? Gays and lesbians likely to be alone in old age, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gays-and-lesbians-more-likely-to-be-alone-in-old-age,-study-says.aspx Older gays and lesbians in the UK are more likely to live alone and have less contact with family members than their straight counterparts, a Stonewall survey has revealed. TOP 10 LESBIAN THINGS WE DIDN’T KNOW LAST YEAR http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ten-things-we-didnt-know-this-time-last-year.aspx That Lip Service would be the new L-Word, that we'd have a love/hate relationship with the girls who frequent the Candy Bar and that we'd have the hots for Kate's sister Pippa. Oh well, we're a fickle lot LGBT teens in Iran launch Facebook campaign http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-teens-in-iran-launch-facebook-campaign.aspx Young gay and lesbian people in Iran have launched a grassroots visibility campaign via social networking site Facebook. FIFA make first step in tackling phobia in women's football http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/fifa-to-investigate-phobia-in-women's-football.aspx FIFA, the governing body of world football, has announced it will look into homophobia in the women’s game following anti-gay comments by the coach of Nigeria’s female team at the recent Women’s World Cup. Scoop: Frankie tops list of lesbian baby names http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-frankie-tops-list-of-lesbian-baby-names.aspx New list of most popular lesbian baby names headed by Lip Service character Gay marriage is "pointless", claims Glasgow's Archbishop http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-marriage-is-pointless,-says-glasgow's-archbishop.aspx A top Scottish Catholic Leader has attacked proposals of same sex marriage saying it would be “pointless” and “foolish”. NBC commission pilot for potential new lesbian series http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nbc-commission-pilor-for-new-lesbian-series.aspx Leading US television station NBC have given the go-ahead for a pilot episode of a new show about lesbians. Lesbian pupil encouraged to leave Christian school after coming out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-pupil-encouraged-to-leave-school.aspx A young lesbian student was encouraged to leave her Christian high school for being open about her homosexuality, it emerged this week. Scoop: Lost Sussex lesbian community discovered http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-lost-sussex-lesbian-community-discovered.aspx Lesbian "separatists" out of contact for decades emerge from shrubberies TOP 5 LESBO THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend-(1).aspx Stumped for ideas about where to go on your two precious days off? Let us show you the way... The Rubbish Lesbian doesn't want to know how 'great' you think being a lesbian is http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-not-bothered-how-'great'-you-think-being-gay-is.aspx Sarah Westwood doesn't actually believe you Preview: 55th London Film Festival lineup announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/55th-london-film-festival.aspx Although there’s not exactly a glut of queer features this year, expect some diverse, funny and downright anarchic movies at this year’s Film Festival Beware: lesbian cougars on the prowl http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/beware-lesbian-cougars-on-the-prowl.aspx A new transgenerational dating site aims to connect older women with younger ones Two men walk free from lesbian murder case in Cape Town http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/two-men-walk-free-from-lesbian-murder-case.aspx Two of the men on trail for the Cape Town murder of lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana have walked free, today. America's medical schools failing to teach LGBT needs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/america's-medical-school-failing-to-teach-lgbt-needs.aspx Medical schools in the U.S. are failing to teach sufficient knowledge about the unique needs of gay and lesbian patients, a new study suggests. Hot Stuff: Sexxxy fiction http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/hot-stuff-sexxxy-fiction.aspx DIVA's new sex advice column kicks off with a look at lesbian erotic fiction Luckies' Cats Attack scratching-post http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/luckies'-cats-attack-scratching-post.aspx The deputy editor’s cat tests a novelty pet toy, with unexpected results OPINION: Riots are the voices of the unheard http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/iman-qureshi-post-riots-thoughts.aspx Iman Qureshi looks back at the Stonewall riots of 1969, and argues that—although not justifiable—the London riots have their roots in similar social oppressions PJ Harvey wins Mercury Music Prize 2011 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pj-harvey-wins-mercury-music-prize-2011.aspx Acclaimed British singer/songwriter PJ Harvey has been named the winner of this year's prestigious Mercury Music Prize award. Homosexuality shouldn't be illegal, says Ghana's Minister of Justice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/homosexuality-shouldn't-be-illegal,-says-ghana's-minister-for-justice.aspx Ghana's Minister for Justice - Martin Amidu – has publicly stated that gay sex should not be criminalised in the West African nation. US Democrat launches bid to become first openly-gay Senator http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-democrat-launches-bid-to-become-first-out-senator.aspx Openly-gay U.S. representative Tammy Baldwin has officially launched her bid for the Senate seat which is being vacated by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl. Review: Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-complete-gay-lesbian-manners.aspx We review author Steven Petrow's definitive guide to LGBT life Event: Cheryl B is for Beautiful http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/event-cheryl-b-is-for-beautiful.aspx Friends commemorate the life of the late poet, Cheryl B Woman claims she lost job offer over 'gay-looking' Facebook page http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-files-lawsuit-over-facebook-perception.aspx A US woman who had a youth centre job offer retracted claims she was rejected because management thought she looked like a lesbian on her Facebook page. Gay and lesbian youths begin bike ride from Preston to Downing Street http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-and-lesbian-youths-begin-bike-ride-from-preston-to-downing-street.aspx A group of gay and lesbian youngsters have started an epic bike ride from Preston to London in a bid to personally deliver a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. Opponents of same-sex marriage fight for right to defend Proposition 8 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-supreme-court-to-assess-prop-8-opponents.aspx A California Supreme Court is set to review whether supporters of Proposition 8 can defend the initiative after a judge ruled it unconstitutional. Top 10 reasons to get yourself a lesbro http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-reasons-to-get-yourself-a-lesbro.aspx Why we love boys who like girls who like girls Madonna announces plans for new LP in 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/madonna-annouces-plans-to-release-new-album-in-2012.aspx Singer/songwriter Madonna has delighted fans by revealing plans to release her next studio album in the first quarter of next year. Lubricant K-Y debuts lesbian-themed advert for TV http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lubricant-ky-to-craete-lesbian-tv-advert.aspx Lubricant brand K-Y has made a lesbian-themed TV advert to continue its history of “support and visibility” of gays. London rickshaw driver not guilty of raping lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london-rickshaw-driver-not-guilty-of-raping-lesbian.aspx The rickshaw driver from London who was accused of raping a lesbian passenger has been cleared of all charges. Scoop: Mother of newly out lesbian “not fussed” about grandchildren http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-mother-of-newly-out-lesbian-“not-fussed”-about-grandchildren.aspx Local mother fails to mourn possibility that lesbian daughter won’t have kids Review: Brasa, London http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-brasa,-london.aspx We headed to west London's luxury grill for some eel and strawberries Heather Peace joins cast of BBC drama Waterloo Road http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-to-join-bbc-drama-waterloo-road.aspx Lip Service actress begins work on the popular television show this week Top 5 lesbian things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-five-lesbian-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx Haven't decided what to do this weekend? Let us guide you... Scoop: Gays, lesbians to be paid in “pink pounds” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-gays,-lesbians-to-be-paid-in-“pink-pounds”.aspx Gay men and lesbians will be able to register to be paid in so-called pink pounds from April 2012. The Rubbish Lesbian has a waste issue http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian's-got-a-waste-issue.aspx Ever heard someone utter "What a waste" when they learn about your sexuality? Cyndi Lauper's LGBT homeless centre to open, next week http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cyndi-lauper's-lgbt-homeless-shelter-to-open-in-nyc,-next-week.aspx Cyndi Lauper's homeless shelter for New York's lesbian and gay youths will officially open, next week. Jane Lynch confesses to crush on Happy Days actor http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jane-lynch-confesses-to-crush-on-happy-days-actor.aspx Glee Jane Lynch trained herself to have a crush on Happy Days star Ron Howard when she was a girl – to disguise the fact she was a lesbian. Brooklyn lesbians mourn loss of so-called 'Vagina' tree http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brooklyn-lesbians-mourn-loss-of-so-called-vagina-tree.aspx A Brooklyn tree which was nicknamed the 'Vagina Tree' because of its unlikely shape has been felled by Hurricane Irene. Scoop: Soppy Lip Service compilation clips finally crash Internet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-soppy-lip-service-compilation-clips-finally-crash-internet.aspx Web collapses under weight of musical YouTube tributes to Cat and Sam’s relationship US military bases to stock gay magazine from DADT repeal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-military-bases-to-stock-gay-magazine-from-dadt-repeal.aspx Following years of campaigning, America's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy will be scrapped on 20 September – and, from that date forward, military bases across the US will stock a magazine exclusively for queer personnel. Review: Ben & Jerry's new 'Wich http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/ben-and-jerry's-wich.aspx The DIVA team powered their editorial meeting on the sugary snack that Ben & Jerry's call the 'Wich. French Kiss: Coming Soon http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-coming-soon.aspx Our pal in Paris gets over her heartache and regains her ooh-la la! Chaz Bono fights criticism for Dancing with the Stars gig http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-criticised-for-dancing-with-the-stars-debut.aspx Chaz Bono, transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, has been publicly criticised for his participation in America's Dancing with the Stars, this week. Bisexual singer Jessie J earns five MOBO nominations http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-leads-mobo-nominations.aspx Openly-bisexual singer/songwriter Jessie J has earned five nominations for this year's MOBO awards – more than any other artist. Scoop: “Lesbian” label to be dropped, new law decrees http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-“lesbian”-label-to-be-dropped,-new-law-decrees.aspx The term “lesbian” is to be removed from use from 1 September, government officials insist. U.S. companies deny pulling ads from show with lesbian storyline http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-companies-deny-pulling-adverts-from-show-with-lesbian-story.aspx Two major brands have denied pulling ads during commercial breaks for US TV show Pretty Little Liars because it features a lesbian storyline. Wales to host first LGBT Human Rights summit today http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/wales-to-host-first-lgbt-human-rights-summit-today.aspx The first international summit in the UK for the Human Rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people starts in Cardiff, today. Lesbian priest in running to be Bishop of NY church http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-priest-in-running-to-be-next-bishop-of-ny-church.aspx A lesbian priest is one of five nominees to be considered as the next Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Review: Axe's Edinburgh Fringe highlights http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/edinburgh-fringe-roundup-part-one.aspx She's spent the month performing in Hamlet House of Horror but the artist formerly known as Axegirl still had time to check out a couple of shows... Preview: Stand Out comedy tour http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stand-out-comedy-tour-november-2011.aspx Stock up on the Tena Ladies and book your tickets for the upcoming lesbian comedy tour with Zoe Lyons, Jen Brister and Suzi Ruffell Mother dropped from Boy Scouts role over sexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/mother-dropped-from-boy-scouts-role-over-sexuality.aspx A woman from the United States claims she has been ousted from her successful role at the Boy Scouts Association – because she is gay. Lady Gaga stuns MTV Awards audience with drag persona http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-stuns-mtv-awards-audience-with-drag-persona.aspx Singer Lady Gaga stunned audience members of MTV's Video Music Awards, last weekend, when she performed her entire set in drag. Church of Scotland minister publicly announces plans to marry her female partner http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-of-scotland-minister-comes-out.aspx A minister in the Church of Scotland has divided the opinion of her congregation – by coming out and announcing plans to marry her female partner. Top five lesbian things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-five-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend-(1).aspx We bring you a list of a few events to get you out and about Big Brother, Lady Sovereign and celebrity obsession http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/big-brother,-lady-sovereign-and-celebrity-obsession.aspx DIVA’s Bella Qvist comes out of the closet and admits to her celeb obsessions The Rubbish Lesbian asks: Have you seen this lesbian? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-doesn't-know-where-she's-going.aspx Rubbish les wonders how she discovered her sexual orientation - without GPS she might have missed the turning and continued going straight Aceh lesbian couple forcibly separated by police http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/aceh-lesbian-couple-forcibly-separated-by-police.aspx Islamic police have forced a lesbian couple to have their marriage annulled in the Sharia law controlled Indonesian province, Aceh. Lady Gaga to feature in lesbian kiss on The Simpsons http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-to-feature-in-lesbian-kiss-on-the-simpsons.aspx Lady Gaga is set to appear in an episode of long-running cartoon comedy The Simpsons, which will feature the singer in a lesbian clinch with Marge Simpson. Kentucky lesbian couple beaten and attacked with fireworks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/kentucky-lesbian-couple-beaten-and-attacked-with-fireworks.aspx A lesbian couple were attacked with fireworks during Independence Day celebrations in Kentucky, in what has been described as a hate crime attack. Preview: Duckie's Sweet 16 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/duckie's-sweet-16-preview.aspx Celebrate 16 years of queer retro subculture at trailblazing club Duckie's biggest birthday bash yet French Kiss: A tempting proposition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-a-tempting-proposition.aspx Our gal-pal in Paris receives an offer she can’t refuse Vermont inn deny turning away lesbian marriage reception http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/vermont-inn-deny-turning-away-lesbian-marriage-reception.aspx Owners of a Vermont inn, have denied they have a policy that discriminates against gay and lesbian couple’s because of their religious beliefs. DON'T MISS: Erotica Goes Gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/don't-miss-erotica-show-goes-gay.aspx The world’s best attended adult lifestyle show is back at London Olympia this year! Lesbian couple avoid being separated by U.S. deportation laws http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-avoid-being-separated-by-us-deportation-laws.aspx A Mexican national has had her deportation case halted until January, while the Obama administration review same-sex marriage being accepted on green card applications. Review: UK Black Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/uk-black-pride-2011-review.aspx Success of London's UK Black Pride event proves it's a red-letter day in the annual queer calendar "There’s not many places you can wear a dress as a lesbian” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/there’s-not-many-places-you-can-wear-a-dress-as-a-lesbian”.aspx What does new lesbian doc Jan’s Coming Out tell us about lesbian culture? One in four New York newlyweds is gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/one-in-four-marriages-in-nyc-is-gay.aspx Marriages in New York have risen by 33 per cent since equal marriage laws were passed in the state last month. Teen drama loses advertising because of lesbian storyline http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/two-advertisers-have-dropped-their-campaigns-from-an-american-teen-drama,-after-one-of-the-characters-became-a-lesbian.aspx Two advertisers have dropped their campaigns from an American teen drama, after one of the characters became a lesbian. Scoop: Erotic lesbian novels now reach moon http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-erotic-lesbian-novels-to-reach-moon.aspx Published novels depicting an erotic entanglement between women now reach the moon, Department of LGBT Affairs statistics claim LONDONERS PLAN DYKE MARCH 2012 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london-lesbians-plan-dyke-march-2012.aspx Queer women will hit the capital’s streets next spring American country music star Chely Wright marries girlfriend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/-american-country-music-star-chely-wright-marries-girlfriend.aspx Country music star Chely Wright married her long-term girlfriend, Lauren Blitzer, in a Connecticut ceremony over the weekend Book review: Men & Women http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/book-review-men-women.aspx We take a look at a new anthology of queer short fiction Review: Gilgamesh restaurant, Camden http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-gilgamesh,-camden.aspx We head to the heart of Camden and quite possibly the most ornate restaurant ever Corrie plan lesbian love-triangle Christmas storyline http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/corrie-plan-lesbian-love-triangle-christmas-storyline.aspx Long-running ITV soap Coronation Street will feature a lesbian love triangle in a dramatic Christmas storyline Moany old cow: I am invisible http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/moany-old-cow-i-am-invisible.aspx There are many benefits to getting older - but it turns out that even upsides have their downside Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-(lesbo)-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx The sun's due a rare summer outing on Saturday so get those lallies out and head on down to the best girlie action near you Scoop: Local lesbian has “no interest” in cat ownership http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-local-lesbian-has-“no-interest”-in-cat-ownership.aspx LGBT community baffled by lesbian with no feline affinities Jury fail to reach verdict in lesbian's hate-crime case http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jury-fail-to-reach-verdict-in-lesbian's-hate-crime-trial.aspx A woman who claimed she was innocent of a homophobic assault because she has a rainbow tattoo has been found not guilty by default after the jury failed to reach a verdict. Campaigners push for designated Gay Quarter in Leeds http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/campaigners-demand-gay-quarter-in-leeds.aspx Gay and lesbian activists in Yorkshire are calling for the city of Leeds to officially establish a queer quarter. Equalities Minister sends message of support to UK Black Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lynn-featherstone-send-message-to-uk-black-pride.aspx Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has sent a public message of support to the organisers of this weekend's UK Black Pride. What's the Rubbish Lesbian's problem this week? Too many babes http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-says-too-many-babes.aspx Sarah Westwood reckons the word 'babe' is too frequently bandied about in her primary relationship Heather Peace winter tour dates announced http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-winter-tour-dates-announced.aspx The popular singer-songwriter will play Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford and London in November French Kiss: Holiday Hangover http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-holiday-hangover.aspx DIVA's pal in Paris heads home after a week in LA Manchester Pride Director Jackie Crozier resigns from festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jackie-crozier-resigns-from-manchester-pride.aspx Manchester Pride director Jackie Crozier has announced that she is resigning from the annual festival. 22 year-old jailed for vicious attack on lesbian couple http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/man-jailed-for-assault-on-couple.aspx A 22 year-old man has been jailed after launching a violent attack on a lesbian couple in Yorkshire. Why Black Pride matters http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/iman-qureshi-why-black-pride-matters.aspx Some gay white folks think that Black Pride is discriminatory. Iman Qureshi agrees but with a few important caveats Glee: 3D Movie flops at US Box Office http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/glee-3d-movie-flops-at-us-box-office.aspx A 3D film which stars the cast of television series Glee has flopped in US cinemas. Lesbian wins right to remove father from child's birth certificate http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-wins-right-to-remove-father-from-birth-certificate.aspx A lesbian in Australia has won the right to have her child's father deleted from the birth certificate. Corrie stars prepare for Manchester Pride, next weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/corrie-stars-prepare-for-manchester-pride,-this-weekend.aspx Cast-members from ITV1 soap Coronation Street are preparing for their appearance in Manchester Pride 2011, next weekend. Female teacher admits sexually assaulting girl pupil http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/teacher.aspx A female teacher from Suffolk may be jailed after admitting two counts of sexually touching a girl under sixteen, this week. BEFORE DIVA THERE WAS… SHOCKING PINK http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/before-diva-there-was…-shocking-pink.aspx Looking back on a cult lesbian magazine of the 80s Big Brother exclusive http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/big-brother-exclusive.aspx DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska takes a sneak peek inside the new Big Brother house L Fest 2011 dubbed huge success http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/l-fest-2011-dubbed-huge-success.aspx Organisers and punters are hailing the inaugural L Fest weekender as a huge success, with the friendly atmosphere cited as a major draw. Lesbian activist among those killed in US festival disaster http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/indiana.aspx A young lesbian activist has been identified as one of the fatalities of the Indiana State Fair disaster, which happened last weekend. 5,000 activists demand marriage equality in Dublin http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/dublin.aspx Thousands of gay and lesbian marriage activists dominated the streets of Dublin, yesterday, in a bid for improved equality. Gay bird couples as monogomous as opposite-sex pairs, study says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/birds.aspx A new ornithology study has proved that same-sex animal couples are just as dedicated and loving as opposite-sex ones. Three guys, one gal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/three-guys,-one-gal.aspx We question what seems to be considered a magic formula in film and television The Rubbish Lesbian has Pre-lesbian tension http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-pre-lesbian-tension.aspx This week, Rubbish Lez meets a friend who knew her when she was straight... Top 5 lesbo things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-five-lesbo-things-to-do-this-weekend.aspx Pop the hot water on, scrub those lettuces and get yourself out girls, because it is now – officially – the queerest weekend of the year! Review: Zanele Muholi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/zanele-muholi.aspx Film-maker and photographer Zanele Muholi reveals an unseen side of the lives lived by black South African lesbians Tel Aviv gay centre caught in 2009 shooting faces closure http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tel-aviv.aspx The Tel Aviv gay centre which was the scene of a fatal shooting two years ago may be forced to close, according to reports. Six travel companies end relationship with Christian Values Network http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/travel-com.aspx A grassroots campaign has persuaded six major travel companies to end their relationships with the Christian Values Network. Candy Bar Girls Episode Six recap http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girls-episode-six-recap.aspx We watch the sixth and final episode of this the first season of Candy Bar Girls Lesbian teen is latest to sue Minnesota school district http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/minnesota.aspx A US student has become the latest person to file a case against the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota. French Kiss: Paris to LA http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-paris-to-la.aspx DIVA blogger Gemma leaves Paris for Los Angeles - home of The L Word Australia's first lesbian and gay retirement village approved http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/austral.aspx The very first retirement village exclusively for homosexuals and bisexuals has been given final approval in Australia, today. Write to us! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/write-to-us-luckies-fun-pack-prize.aspx Send a letter or email to us and be in with a chance to win some cool stuff Restaurant review: Tsuru-sushi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/tsuru-sushi-restaurant-review.aspx Superlative sashimi and salted edamame worthy of crossing London for courtesy of lesbian co-owner Emma Reynolds Second gay and lesbian film company lose stock in riot blaze http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tlaa-film.aspx A second gay film company has lost substantial stock in a fire which was sparked by rioters in London, earlier this week. Australia's finance minister announces partner's pregnancy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/australian-minister.aspx Australia’s Finance Minister Penny Wong has announced that her female partner is pregnant, re-igniting the debate on gay marriage there. 60 lesbian couples to 'marry' in Taiwan's biggest mass wedding http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/taiwan.aspx Nearly sixty lesbian couples are planning to marry simultaneously in Taiwan's biggest mass wedding, this month. Stonewall presents: 'A Madonna Odyssey' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/stonewall-madonalicious-event.aspx Mother pop celebrates her birthday this August so, to mark the occasion, Stonewall are throwing another of their famous fabby Madgy-fundraisers Jane Lynch to host 63rd Emmy Awards, next month http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jane.aspx Glee star Jane Lynch has been confirmed as the host of the 63rd Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, next month. Gay's The Word book shop vandalised in London riots http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/book.aspx Leading gay and lesbian gookshop Gay's The Word has been damaged in the on-going London riots. Gay company Peccadillo Pictures loses all stock in riot fire http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/peccadillo.aspx Gay-friendly film distribution company Peccadillo Pictures has suffered a devastating loss after its stock was destroyed in a blaze brought on by a riot attack, last night. Brighton Pride Women's Performance Tent goes indoors http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brighton-pride-women's-performance-tent-goes-indoors-.aspx Organisers of the well-known Women's Performance Tent at Brighton Pride have announced a free live music day on Saturday 13 August Scoop: No one cares about straight actresses' lesbian clinch http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop-no-one-cares-about-straight-actresses’-lesbian-kiss.aspx A well-known heterosexual actress has not yet been asked what it was like to kiss her straight female co-star Gay rights groups fight back in Ghana http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-rights-groups-fight-back-in-ghana.aspx A coalition of gay rights activists has been formed to tackle ongoing anti-gay sentiment throughout the country Lucille Ball: Gay rights are “perfectly alright with me” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lucille-ball.aspx People magazine interview from 1980 reveals star's views on gay rights DIVA Date - Online dating profile clichés http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-online-dating-profile-clichés.aspx Online dating can involve a lot of tedious time spent sifting through hundreds of profiles trying to pick out anyone who sounds like she’s got potential to become a suitable partner. Lesbian mix-mistress Rebecca Saforia aims for top DJ spot http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rebecca-saforia.aspx One of the top 1000 spinners on the planet is hoping to climb even higher Dispute intensifies in Scottish Parliament over “anti-gay” motion http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/dispute-intensifies-in-scottish-parliament-over-“anti-gay”-motion.aspx Scottish politicians have expressed outrage at the anti-gay marriage motion proposed by Scottish National MSP for Glasgow John Mason Ellen’s protegé releases debut album http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ellen’s-protegé-releases-debut-album.aspx 13-year-old Greyson Chance, the first artist to be signed to Ellen Degeneres’ record label, has released his debut album. Review: The Skin I Live In http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-skin-i-live-in.aspx More bold and stylish cinema, as Spain’s most celebrated auteur does psychological horror. Shame about the misogyny Review: The Wizard of Oz http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-the-wizard-of-oz.aspx We head down to London's West End to see Toto and the others in the classic family musical Anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to picket in Scotland http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/westboro.aspx Anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket in Edinburgh and Aberdeen at the end of October. Candy Bar Girls: Episode Five recap http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girls-episode-five-recap.aspx Naked women, salsa classes and dinner parties: a recipe for reality TV success? FRENCH KISS: Wild In The Country http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-wild-in-the-country.aspx DIVA's Parisian pal retires to the beautiful French countryside for some R&R Couple's traditional Chinese wedding attracts 6,100 'Likes' on Facebook http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/couples'-traditional-chinese-wedding-attracts-6,100-'likes'-on-facebook.aspx A lesbian couple have become internet sensations – after their private wedding garnered 6,000 'Likes' on social networking site Facebook. Stockholm Pride-goers plan record-breaking video stream http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stockholm.aspx Gay and lesbian attendees of Stockholm Pride are planning to break the world record for the number of live video streamings in one day. Liverpool needs to formally recognise its gay quarter, says study http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lpool.aspx The city of Liverpool should formally recognise the Stanley Street area as its gay quarter, according to a new council study. Scoop: Upbeat lesbian film stuns audiences http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/satire/scoop!-upbeat-lesbian-film-stuns-audiences.aspx Queer cinema-goers rendered speechless by life-affirming lesbian drama, DIVA can report Istanbul fugitive detained over murder of trans woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/transgender-murder.aspx A man from Istanbul has been remanded in custody after supposedly confessing to the murder of a sex worker because she was transgender. Samantha Ronson arrested for driving under the influence http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sam-ronson.aspx Lesbian DJ Samantha Ronson has been detained by police after driving under the influence of alcohol. Having it all http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/having-it-all.aspx Are lesbians the new have-it-all women? Poles apart? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/poles-apart.aspx We talk to women on both sides of the debate about the politics of pole-dancing Interview: Portia De Rossi http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-portia-de-rossi.aspx The Hollywood actress and author speaks to DIVA about food, sexuality and her relationship with Ellen Conservative MP backs Tatchell's Equal Love campaign http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tory-mp.aspx The Conservative MP for Norwich North, Chole Smith, has expressed her support for changing the law to allow gay couples to have a civil marriage – and for heterosexual couples to have civil partnerships. Dolly Parton issues apology to lesbian couple reprimanded at Dollywood http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/dolly-part.aspx Actress and singer Dolly Parton has issued a formal apology to a lesbian couple who were verbally scolded at her US theme park. New book claims Coco Chanel was bisexual http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chanel.aspx A brand new book on Coco Chanel claims the iconic fashion designer was bisexual and enjoyed love affairs with women. Heather Peace performs new song Fight For http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-peace-fight-for.aspx Singer songwriter Heather Peace plays her new track live on Scottish TV show The Hour The Rubbish Lesbian: Not My Scene http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-not-my-scene.aspx Our regular columnist struggles to find a lesbian bar that ticks all the boxes... Going to Liverpool Pride? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/travel/liverpool-pride.aspx With just days to go until Liverpool Pride 2011, organisers have announced a full line up – and we know the best place to stay. Office of gay Ugandan group burgled, last weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/uganda.aspx The office of Freedom and Roam Uganda, one of Uganda's main LGBT groups which was founded in 2003, was broken into last weekend. Homotopia festival re-gains funding after Arts Council u-turn http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/homotopia.aspx Homotopia – the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans combined arts organisation in the north of England – has been awarded three years funding following a successful complaint to Arts Council England. Clubbing: the straight story http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/clubbing-the-straight-story.aspx The weekend is over and in true grumpy Monday style DIVA’s Bella Qvist has a rant on gay and straight clubs around Europe. Jump on board a ride to which the soundtrack is spelled Swedish House Mafia French Kiss: Where do broken hearts go? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-where-do-broken-hearts-go.aspx Things are looking up at last for our pal in Paris... Students campaign school for banning lesbian prom dates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/students-campaign-school-for-banning-lesbian-prom-dates.aspx An all-girl school in Perth, Australia, has come under fire after authorities banned students from taking same-sex partners to the prom. Top (Lesbo) Things to Do This Weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-weekend-(1).aspx Still hung over from last week? Don't worry, we’ve put together a list of lovely cultural and civilised things to get up to this weekend. Well, almost… Inquiry to examine how equality legislation should be applied to religion http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/parliament-2.aspx An inquiry will be held later this year to clarify how hard equality laws should be applied to religious people who oppose or disagree with homosexuality. ITV soap Emmerdale to feature new lesbian couple http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/emmerdale-itv.aspx Shameless actress Kelli Hollis and Bad Girls favourite Alicya Eyo have been confirmed to play a lesbian couple in ITV soap Emmerdale. Candy Bar Girls: Episode Four http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girls-episode-four-recap.aspx How about we take a look at the fourth episode of the reality TV show? New Zealand couple to flee home after attacks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-zealand-couple-to-flee-home-after-attacks.aspx A lesbian couple from New Zealand have been forced to relocate after a string of anti-gay attacks left them terrified. The Rubbish Lesbian wants to return to the closet http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-returning-to-the-closet.aspx As an out lesbian, is it ever okay to go back in? Queer and Trembling: Represent! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/faye-davies-queer-and-trembling-representation.aspx Candy Bar Girls. Grossly misrepresenting or unfairly chastised? For sex's sake http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/iman-qureshi-on-eva-longoria's-lesbian-sex-scenes.aspx Eva Longoria's forthcoming lesbian sex scene is titillating some in media land. Iman Qureshi's not one of them. She's fuming about it... The Rubbish Lesbian has diction envy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-has-diction-envy.aspx When it comes to talking about breasts, Rubbish lez is mortified to discover her straight mate seems to know more than she does... The Rubbish Lesbian is.....Coming out. Again http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-coming-out-again.aspx Sarah Westwood is tired of people presuming she's heterosexual but coming out to the grocer, the bank manager, the mortgage broker et al is another special kind of torture French Kiss: Heartbroken in Paris http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/french-kiss-heartbroken-in-paris.aspx A single lesbian seeks to mend her heart in the most romantic city in Europe Queer and Trembling: Butch lesbians http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/faye-davies-queer-and-trembling-butch.aspx Are we still confused about sex and gender? Baby-dyke ponders the merits of going to London Pride http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/babydyke-considers-going-to-london-pride.aspx She's 16, she's out, but will she be going to Pride? The Rubbish Lesbian is biceptually-challenged http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-rubbish-lesbian-is-biceptually-challenged.aspx Rubbish lez asks, "Now the sun's out, do I really need to bring out the big guns?" Queer and Trembling: Not Proud http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/fd's-blog-not-proud.aspx So, Pride. Is it just inebriated sunstroke? Queer and Trembling: A Moral Work-Out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/queer-and-trembling-a-moral-work-out-.aspx Are we obliged to be ‘out’ at work, even if it harms us professionally? The Rubbish Lesbian is.....Straightening Up http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the_rubbish_lesbian.aspx The 'mother-in-law' is coming and Rubbish Lez urgently needs to exorcise her house of all things Sapphic DIVA: 100% REAL, QUEER AND FEMALE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/diva-100-real,-queer-and-female.aspx But the internet is a playground for hoaxers and fantasists and gay/bi women should proceed with caution, just like anyone else EXCLUSIVE: A half-Syrian DIVA reader responds to the lesbian blog ruse http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/my-hurt-at-the-fake-damascus-blogger-by-a-half-syrian-diva-reader.aspx A half-Syrian DIVA reader who lives in London expresses her views about the not-so Gay Girl in Damascus writer. A Gay Girl in Damascus? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/a-gay-girl-in-damascus-comment-by-iman-qureshi.aspx More like White Man with a Neoliberal Conscience, who has no right nor credibility to speak for the oppressed population of Arabs and Muslims, argues Iman Qureshi Queer and Trembling: Sexual Objection http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/fd-blog-objectification-sex-industry.aspx Is objectification harmless fun or subordination in action? DIVA Date - When things go wrong http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-when-things-go-wrong.aspx Even with everyone’s best intentions, online dating isn’t always the dreamy paradise we’d like it to be. Sometimes things don’t work out as well as we’d like them to, or as fast. If you’re finding things are not quite as you’d envisioned, here are a few things to think about. DIVA Date - First date fatigue http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/diva-date-first-date-fatigue.aspx The online dating world opens the door to hundreds or even thousands of potential partners. Cervical screening: share your experiences and win prizes! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/lesbians-invited-to-share-experiences-of-cervical-screening.aspx Researchers in the North West are offering the chance to win shopping and travel vouchers in return for your tales from the couch... DIVA Date – Going on dates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/divadate-–-going-on-dates.aspx Being an expert at sending online messages is great, but no one wants to spend their evenings alone at the computer. Are you a lesbian misogynist? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/are-you-a-lesbian-misogynist.aspx Do you find yourself putting people down for being “A Lesbian” or “A Girl”? Rose Mcafee looks at the validity of our internalised prejudices and asks are they amusing or abusive? Got a problem? Ask Aunt Em http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/got-a-problem-ask-aunt-em.aspx Life's not always easy... But whatever's eating you, DIVA's own Aunt Em is here to help Non-bio mums: do you want to parent too? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/advice/what-happens-when-your-girlfriend-wants-a-baby-and-you-don't.aspx Just because your partner wants a baby, does it mean that you should too? Louise Carolin talks to women who really weren't ready to parent Review: Spice Market London http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-spice-market-london.aspx We took our hearty appetites down to a newish restaurant in London’s Leicester Square Candy Bar girl L'il Jo: DJ or primary school teacher? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/candy-bar-girl-l'il-jo.aspx It's a tough decision but Jo's gotta make it. We got her to weigh up the pros and cons Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-roundup-220711.aspx Get on your dancing shoes, there’s one thing on our mind… and then some. And no, it isn’t Candy Bar catch-up. Happy razzling! Shrewsbury set to be invaded by lesbians this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/l-fest-preview-2011.aspx It's not quite too late to buy your tickets for the weekender that promises to put the l-word back into festivals FRENCH KISS: DOGGY STYLE http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-doggy-style.aspx Our gal-pal in Paris has her new squeeze on a short leash Top 5 (lesbo) things to do this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-5-weekend-picks-150711.aspx So if you're not going to be catching up on the latest from Hogwarts School of Bitchcraft and Misery this weekend, here are some things that may turn just another mediocre mid-July weekend into something fab Candy Bar girl Jo Webber's lesbian guide to spas http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/candy-bar-girl-jo-webber.aspx In the run-up to this week's steamy episode of CBG, Jo gives tips on the do's and don'ts of spa etiquette for the modern lesbo French Kiss: Computer says non http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-computers-says-non.aspx Our Parisian pal is determined to watch Candy Bar Girls. Will she succeed? Summer Rites is back! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/summer-rites-2011.aspx Old-school gay festival Summer Rites returns to trendy Shoreditch with lesbian DJs Philly, MC Brandy, Miss Bailey and much more... What's hot this weekend? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/what's-hot-this-weekend.aspx We're glad you asked. We just happen to have a few ideas. What's hot this weekend? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-round-up.aspx Here's DIVA's weekly round-up of great events you won't want to miss this weekend French Kiss: Pride à la Français. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-pride-à-la-français-.aspx Party-people like the French know how to do Pride with style Baby-dyke revisits: The Secret Diaries of MIss Anne Lister http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/baby-dyke-revisits-the-secret-diaries-of-miss-anne-lister.aspx DIVA's 16-year-old intern gets to grips with another classic of lesbian literature... Baby-dyke revisits: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/baby-dyke-revisits-oranges-are-not-the-only-fruit.aspx Our 16-year-old intern reviews Jeanette Winterson's classic novel of coming out Baby-dyke revisits: DIVA August 1994 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/baby-dyke-revisits-diva-august-1994.aspx Our 16-year-old intern takes a look at the third issue of DIVA – on sale the month she was born French Kiss: Tears on My Old Street http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-tears-on-my-old-street.aspx Our newly-single gay girl in Paris revisits her old neighbourhood, and finds herself ambushed by memories Baby-dyke revisits: Journey To Fulfillment http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/baby-dyke-revisits-journey-to-fulfillment.aspx Our 16-year-old intern tackles a lesbian pulp novel first published 30 years before she was born Baby-dyke revisits: Rubyfruit Jungle http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/baby-dyke-revisits-rubyfruit-jungle.aspx Our 16-year-old intern revisits the lesbians classics – have they stood the test of time? Baby-dyke revisits: All Over Me http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/baby-dyke-revisits-all-over-me.aspx Our 16-year-old intern assesses another lesbian "coming out classic". What's changed since the 90s? The Rubbish Lesbian: Conversational Cul-de-Sac http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-conversational-cul-de-sac.aspx It's not that I mind clients knowing I'm gay. I just don't want to tell them... Review: Radiopaq Duo headphones http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/review-radiopaq-duo-headphones.aspx They're sleek and stylish, and they won't break the bank or your ear-drums... French Kiss: Heartbroken in Paris http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/french-kiss-heartbroken-in-paris.aspx A single lesbian seeks to salve her aching heart in the most romantic city in Europe Top ten lesbian ambitions http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-ten-lesbian-ambitions.aspx We each have a novel in us, reader, but what other dreams might we all have in common? What's hot this weekend... http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/weekend-picks-170611.aspx It's official, the sun is going to shine all weekend. In Dubai, that is. Here in Britain however we predict it will in all likelihood rain but hopefully our DIVA guide will provide you with enough lez-tastic events to distract you New columnist: The Rubbish Lesbian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-outlawed-by-the-inlaws.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian wishes she could fill the plus-sized shoes of the ‘son-in-law’ role with her girlfriend’s parents “What happens at Fanny Club, stays at Fanny Club” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/“what-happens-at-fanny-club,-stays-at-fanny-club”.aspx DIVA discovers a workshop designed to demystify our vaginas The Rubbish Lesbian: Out of my depth http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/the-rubbish-lesbian-out-of-my-depth.aspx The Rubbish Lesbian ventures deep into the hetero heart of Surrey to take her three-year old nephew swimming and discovers she's developed an irrational fear of women’s changing rooms. Queer and Trembling: Born this Gay? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/queer-and-trembling-born-this-gay.aspx Does it actually matter if sexual preference is a matter of genetic fact? Top 10 twenty-something lesbian excuses for being late http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-lesbian-twentysomething-excuses-for-being-late.aspx The next time you’re waiting for your lezzie mate who's half an hour late, don't just sit there reading your tea leaves, consult this handy list to figure out what's been keeping her.. Join the girls at Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2011! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/join-the-girls-at-race-for-life-2011!.aspx Enter now and join the girls at Race for Life 2011! You can walk, jog or run at Race for Life. Funny Fanny http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/funny-fanny.aspx What's your favourite name for down there? Queer and Trembling: Bi Pure Reason http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/qt-bi-pure-reason.aspx Lesbians, you can’t have it both ways Our sex columnist asks: are we still lesbians if we use dildos? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/sara-robinson-dildo-sex-column.aspx Sara Robinson asks herself a few searching questions (and narrowly avoids upsetting the girlfriend) Introducing the Lesbionic Woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbionic-woman.aspx Warning as man made contains some hetero scenes and innuendos! Andrej Pejic and the disruptive power of gender http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/andrej-pejic-and-the-disruptive-power-of-gender.aspx Barnes & Noble and Borders have censored topless images of the androgynous model 5 of the best: DIVA recommends the hottest events this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-five-weekend-picks-100611.aspx Heading out but don’t know where? Let DIVA point you in the right direction. Here’s our five top tips for a great night (and day) out this weekend. Our new sex and relationships columnist asks herself: "am i bad in bed?" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/columnist-am-i-bad-in-bed.aspx If you've only ever slept with one person, how do you know that you're doing it right? Club review: Lounge - the night for sophisticated metrosexuals http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lounge-club-review.aspx It's time to buy your tickets for this month's Lounge club, the sophisticated lesbian night in the heart of London's Leicester Square Top 10 lesbian habitats http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/top-10-lesbian-habitats.aspx Of course you can find women at gay pubs and clubs but what about by daylight and sans alcohol? DIVA lets you in on few vital bird-watching tips Women in sports: the lesbian peril http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/women-in-sports-the-lesbian-peril.aspx As the British Olympic team prepares for Beijing, DIVA asks why lesbophobia is still holding back women’s sport Club Wotever hosts a very special afternoon event for queer youth http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/house-of-stars-a-new-club-for-lgbtq-young-people.aspx LGBTQ young people have a new place to meet. DIVA finds out more Curry and Conversation: lesbians in India http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/curry-and-conversation-lesbians-in-india.aspx ANNA LEACH travels to the buzzing capital, New Delhi, to meet Sangini, India’s first lesbian support group Face of fashion; She’s got the look http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/face-of-fashion-she’s-got-the-look.aspx From dapper army generals to Shoreditch electro, lesbian fashion has had a complete makeover. We’ve always borrowed from the mainstream, and, as STEPHANIE THEOBALD discovers, designers are now imitating our styles. Long live the Blue Rooms! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-forums-find-new-home.aspx DIVA says farewell to the Blue Rooms — which find a happy new home on the web A queer eye for the royal wedding… http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/a-queer-eye-for-the-royal-wedding.aspx I love queens as much as the next lesbian, but I’m no royalist. Apparently that could make me a threat to society... What happens inside lesbian sex clubs? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-sex-clubs-the-inside-story.aspx They're back, and they're lezbelicious. MEL STEEL reports on the growing lady-loving sex party scene Is there a lesbian divorce epidemic? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/is-there-a-lesbian-divorce-epidemic.aspx Dissolutions of civil partnerships are on the rise. DIVA looks at why we're getting it wrong Sex: forbidden pleasures http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/lesbian-sex-forbidden-pleasures.aspx What does it say about you if you fantasise about rape, humiliation and drawing blood? Jane Czyzselska explores our darkest desires How to flirt with girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/how-to-flirt-with-girls.aspx Are you a failure at flirting? Unveiled: Naked in Pakistan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/unveiled-naked-in-pakistan.aspx Our reporter in Pakistan discusses the hypocrisy surrounding the showing of flesh in public Joan Nestle talks about her keynote speech at Lesbian Lives 2011 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/joan-nestle-talks-about-her-keynote-speech-at-lesbian-lives-2011.aspx The grassroots historian and co-founder of New York’s Lesbian Herstory Archive talks to DIVA about the need to preserve lesbian histories, and making connections across liberation struggles worldwide. Review: How To Leave Twitter http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-how-to-leave-twitter.aspx We take a look at columnist and author Grace Dent's guide to the social networking phenomenon My top 5 reasons why straight men make great lesbo mates http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girl-rachel-bowen-week-2.aspx Candy Bar girl Rachel Bowen sets the record straight on her boy friends Candy Bar girl Natalie's a bit of a prankster.. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girls-the-twins.aspx Ever imagined what it's like being twins? Naughty lesbian twins? Nope? Good job we've got Nat to tell us all about it. Review: Bloomington http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-bloomington.aspx DIVA talks to the stars of a romantic new lesbian drama Candy Bar Girl Shabby Katchadourian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girl-shabby-katchadourian.aspx DIVA asked Shabby to tell us about life as a lesbian celebrity Top 5 tips for coming out at work http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girl-rachel-bowen.aspx Candy Bar girl Rachel Bowen gives her tips for coming out to your colleagues Film review: Memories in March http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-memories-in-may.aspx Nazmia Jamal reviews the second of two queer movies that premiered at the London Indian Film Festival Film review: Just Another Love Story (Aarekti Premer Golpo) http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-just-another-love-story.aspx Nazmia Jamal reviews the first of two queer films which premiered at the London Indian film festival Jo Webber: S**t my mum says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girl,-jo-webber-stuff-my-mum-says.aspx After the first episode of Candy Bar Girls, Jo gives us the low-down on what it's like to be Mrs Webber's daughter Review: The Beaver http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-beaver-review.aspx Jodie Foster's latest film raises more questions than it answers Review: How To Be A Woman http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/how-to-be-a-woman-review.aspx We take a look at the funny feminist memoir-rant that everyone's reading Gig review: Grace Jones http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gig-review-grace-jones.aspx Grace Jones takes penultimate billing at London’s Wireless festival. The natural order of things has been tampered with, says Jane Czyzselska Review: Sea Purple http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sea-purple-review.aspx Would you live as a man in order to be with the woman you loved? Gig review: The Sounds http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gig-review-the-sounds.aspx The Swedish band kicked ass at London's Wireless festival this weekend and that was before lead singer Maja struck her 'pussy picture' pose Theatre review: Gardenia http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gardenia-sadlers-wells-review.aspx 60-something queers share their poignant stories at Sadler's Wells but, says Jane Czyzselska, some of it seems a bit self-loathing Preview: The Centre http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-centre-review.aspx We preview the forthcoming gay web series and find some intriguing lesbian characters Interview: Meeting Maja
 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/swedish-bisexual-fronted-band,-the-sounds.aspx DIVA met up with the beautiful bisexual Maja Ivarsson of Swedish electro rockers, The Sounds. She dishes on men who think they can 'turn' lesbians and what killed her seven-year-long relationship.
 “No human is perfect”: Robyn tells DIVA why she looks up to no one http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/robyn-interview-extra.aspx DIVA’s Bella Qvist rang up Swedish pop star Robyn to talk about the struggle of juggling a manic career and why she thinks lesbians love her music. Theatre review: Belongings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/theatre-review-belongings.aspx DIVA recommends the controversial new play about lesbian soldiers in Afghanistan and explores the mixed messages we receive about what it means to be a woman. Review: I Look You In The Eye http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-i-look-you-in-the-eye.aspx What do we see when we stop to look, asks performance artist Caroline Smith "Real lesbians, real lives, no cliches" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/candy-bar-girls-trailer.aspx The first episode of reality TV show Candy Bar Girls will hit our screens 7 July. Here's a sneak peak REVIEW: A Big Day For The Goldbergs http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/review-a-big-day-for-the-goldbergs-.aspx DIVA reviews A Big Day For The Goldbergs, a play about gays, Jews and with a little link to The Archers. Books of the week http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/books-17-june-2011.aspx Stella Duffy's Theodora is out in paperback, plus five other books you might be interested in DVD review: The Tourist http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-tourist-dvd-review.aspx Lesbian icon Angelina Jolie and co-star Johnny Depp get glamorous in Venice Iconic or Ironic? - Lianna http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iconic-or-ironic-liana.aspx John Sayles' 1980s movie offers some great hair and great stare moments! Heather Peace tour webseries news http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/heather-tour-webseries-promo.aspx Take a sneak peak at the promo video for Heather's forthcoming tour documentary webseries 15 Top Lesbian Tracks http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/top-ten-music-tracks.aspx To help you get through your Monday, we bring you our favourite lesbian anthems, old and new Interview extra: Jodi Picoult http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jodi-picoult-extra.aspx The Sing You Home author talks about her son's coming out and the religious right Preview: Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-michael-clark's-'th'.aspx Gay dancer and choreographer Michael Clark returns with the world premiere of 'th' at the Tate Modern Books of the Week http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/books-7-june-2011.aspx The first of DIVA's weekly book round-ups recommends three great reads EXCLUSIVE! Music biz legend Vicki Wickham to recreate cult TV show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/vicki-wickham-recreates-ready-steady-go!-at-meltdown.aspx She spearheaded the first British pop music TV show in the 60s, managed Dusty Springfield and Labelle; now the queer music industry veteran is recreating Ready, Steady, GO! at Meltdown ART REVIEW: JULIUS LEWANDOWSKI http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/art-review-julius-lewandowski.aspx Polish trans artist who paints gleeful scenes of sexuality in all its incarnations makes his mark – and moves – on Paris Lees at a fascinating group show of new international artists’ work in London MUSIC PREVIEW: MEN http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/music-preview-men.aspx DIVA suggests you hightail it to Salford's MEN gig at cult politico club night Off With Their Heads. You may even bump into a Ting Ting or two Period or Prison? - Part 1 Within These Walls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/period-or-prison-part-1-within-these-walls-.aspx Each week we'll take a look back at the best of period and prison dramas that were popular with lesbians. Gayxample - the gay Spanish online soap we would love, if the lesbians weren't so boring http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/gayxample.aspx DIVA reviews the new gay Spanish web series and wonders why lesbians are so boring in gay male shows Interview: Laura D of the Vinyl Black Stilettos http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-laura-d-of-the-black-stilettos.aspx Leading lady Laura D of the Vinyl Black Stilettos tells DIVA about the irresistible rise of her punk, glam, L-ectro band That 'Britanna' kiss and celebrity bisexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/justin-bieber-fragrance.aspx Laura Muldoon on why Britanna is a Good Thing for lesbians and why we won't see him sucking face with the other Justin any time soon Iconic or Ironic? Week 2: Lost & Delirious http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iconic-or-ironic-week-2-lost-delirious.aspx Patricia Rozema's boarding school teen-angst tragedy. Truly Kesbian or truly lesbian? You decide! Sarah Shahi: “It’s what men and women dream of” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sarah-shahi-interview.aspx The L Word star on lesbian sex scenes, strong women and what it's like to kiss Kate Moennig. PLUS an EXCLUSIVE audio message from Sarah London’s first ever Sex Worker Film Festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/london’s-first-ever-sex-worker-film-festival.aspx On Sun 12 June, the Rio Cinema hosts an afternoon of films by and about sex workers Dana Parsons comes to London http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/canadian-singersongwriter-dana-parsons-comes-to-london.aspx Women’s salon Tart welcomes the Canadian singer/songwriter on her first UK tour TV Screen Kiss 1: Beth & Margaret http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-screen-kiss1-beth-margaret.aspx A big screen kiss on the small screen. 19 seconds that changed TV - eventually! REVIEW: Clare Summerskill http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/clare-summerskill-donna-review.aspx Donna McPhail reports on the evening when lesbian Clare Summerskill amused Huddersfield MUSIC: Iconic or Ironic? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iconic-or-ironic-week-1-fanny.aspx Fanny, the first all female rock group, is fittingly the first in our series of comedy retro revisits FILM REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: My Friend From Faro http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/film-review-and-interview-my-friend-from-faro.aspx Award-winning film My Friend From Faro hits stores today. DIVA talks to the director and the lead actress But I'm A Queerleader! http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/but-i'm-a-queerleader!-.aspx 1-2-3-4 - a video clip to make you roar! THE REAL BLACK SWAN: BEHIND THE SCENES http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/english-national-ballet-the-real-black-swan.aspx To mark the DVD/Blu-ray release of Black Swan, DIVA sent intern Bella on a mission to find out what life as a ballerina really is like An open letter to Lindsay Lohan http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/an-open-letter-to-lindsay-lohan.aspx Following on from Lindsay Lohan’s recent prison sentence for theft of a necklace, Laura Muldoon tries to figure out where it all went wrong and why. Interview: Zawe Ashton on her role in new British crime-flick Blitz http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/blitz-star-zawe-ashton-talks-to-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx The St Trinians star discusses sexism in the cinema and the relish she brings to complex female parts Rihanna, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rihanna,-jessie-j-and-nicki-minaj.aspx Charlotte Richardson Andrews muses on why urban music has spawned a bevvy of lesbian/bisexual role models “The weirdest thing our fans have ever done” http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/camila-grey-leisha-hailey-july-2011-extra.aspx Uh Huh Her’s Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey reveal the crazy world of their super fans PLUS their latest free download and more… Uh Huh Her: "Why we love our lesbian fans" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/uh-huh-her-we-love-our-lesbian-fans.aspx Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey tell Jane Czyzselska about rock'n'roll, life on the road and their upcoming gig at GOGO. EXCLUSIVE An open letter to Mrs H Ogden http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jean-alexander-three-lesbians-excessive.aspx Laura Muldoon offers some advice to Jean Alexander aka Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden following her reaction to a proposed third lesbian arrival on the street. Live music review: Lea DeLaria http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lea-delaria-janette-mason-lauderdale-house.aspx Jane Czyzselska went to Lauderdale House to hear a live gig with jazz impressario Lea DeLaria who sang a song about her wet pussy... Artist Annie Attridge has women on the brain http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/annie-attridge-has-women-on-the-brain.aspx According to the New York Times, British artist and sculptor Annie Attridge “has women on the brain in ways that would probably be frowned upon these days were she not a woman herself” An open letter to Ms K Katona http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/kerry-katona-goes-lesbian.aspx Laura Muldoon offers some sage advice to Kerry Katona after she threatens an imminent turn to lesbianism Sadie Lee wins Drag King contest http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sadie-lee-crowned-king-of-the-castle.aspx London artist and DJ wins the crowd over with y-fronts and a hairy strip tease. Julianne Moore: "I play characters who feel like they don't belong" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/julianne-moore-talks-to-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx Julianne Moore’s played gay more times than any other Tinseltown actress we can think of. She loves working with lesbian film producers and directors and they can’t get enough of her, either, say Briony Hanson EXCLUSIVE erotic fiction: Birthday Wish http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive-erotic-fiction-birthday-wish.aspx Better to give or to receive? A birthday girl gives her lover an experience to remember REVIEW: Femmes by the Thames http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/femmes-by-the-thames.aspx I'm becoming a bit of a fan of Femmes by the Thames, Rosie Wilby's regular cabaret and comedy night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Fox TV airs primetime gay ad during Glee http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/glee-hosts-prime-time-gay-ad.aspx The Fox TV Network and Google Chrome give the "It gets better" project the recognition it deserves with a prime time ad slot during this week’s US broadcast of Glee DIVA loves: Lizzy the Lezzy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lizzy-the-lezzy.aspx Lizzy does her 'It gets better' vid and meets Heather Peace and Helena L Word at the L Beach festival. Not bad for a cartoon character... Chely Wright: "In front of 4000 lesbians, I feel less alone" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/country-singer-chely-wright-talks-to-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx The award-winning country music super-star on coming out, her GLAAD nomination and her charity work Jennifer Beals: "My new character is deeply heterosexual" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jennifer-beals-on-her-new-tv-role-in-the-chicago-code.aspx DIVA talks to the former L Word star, Jennifer Beals about her new TV role as a tough cop in The Chicago Code Meet the real Nigella http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/meet-the-real-nigella.aspx Since first appearing on our TV screens in 2000, food writer Nigella Lawson has become a figurehead for sensual, relaxed femininity - embodied by her curvaceous body and obvious enjoyment of cooking and eating. Susie Orbach delves behind the televsion persona and meets the real Nigella... Mayoress Amy Lamé throws Camden charity Ball at Barfly http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/preview-amy-lame's-mayoraoke.aspx Amy Lamé is celebrating her first year in office as Mayoress of Camden with a charity ball and an Amy Winehouse makeover Interview: Corrie's Sophie and Sian http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/coronation-street's-brooke-vincent-and-sacha-parkinson-talk-to-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson chat about their on- and off-screen relationship and being the nation's favourite lesbians Martina Navratilova: Playing On http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/martina-navratilova-talks-to-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx Tennis icon Navratilova talks to DIVA about life, love and media lies Interview with Skins stars Kathryn Prescott and Lily Loveless http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/interview-skins'-kathryn-prescott-and-lily-loveless.aspx Actresses Kathryn Prescott and Lily Loveless talk sexuality, Season Four, and their lesbian fan base. Shabby chic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/big-brother's-shabby-talks-to-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx Big Brother's favourite lesbian speaks out Live music review: Grace Jones http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/grace-jones-albert-hall-gig-review.aspx The diva of disco enchanted a sell out live concert at London's elegant Albert Hall on 26 April 2010 Lady Sovereign, Britain's out lesbian rapper http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lady-sovereign-britain's-out-lesbian-rapper.aspx Bratty rapper Lady Sovereign was better known in the USA than her home country, until she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2010. During her brief stint on the show she came out publicly. She talks to Jane Czyzselska about the pressures of fame, her mother’s tragic recent death and pulling straight girls. Missy Elliott raps with DIVA http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/missy-elliott-raps-with-lesbian-magazine-diva.aspx At seven, she sang on a trashcan and at 33 she's going back to her roots with her new release "The Cookbook". Curious about the rumours of Missy Elliott's Sapphic sensibilities, Stephanie Theobald met up with the singer in Jamaica. Iconic supermodel Gia epitomised lesbian chic http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/iconic-supermodel-gia-epitomised-lesbian-chic.aspx Gia epitomised lesbian chic more than a decade before the term was coined. DIVA remembers the first super-model on the 20th anniversary of her tragic early death Laurel Holloman: "I shouldn't identify as bisexual" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/laurel-holloman-speaks-to-rachel-shelley.aspx The former L Word star speaks to Rachel Shelley about identity politics and her creative career change Sue Perkins reveals her secrets for happiness http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/sue-perkins-reveals-her-secrets-for-happiness.aspx Cockerel’s testicle, anyone? Comedienne Sue Perkins reveals why she loves weird food and men, and how she’s finally found happiness. Interview by Rachel Shelley interviews The L Word's Jennifer Beals http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/rachel-shelley-interviews-the-l-word's-jennifer-beals.aspx The actress behind Bette Porter, The L Word’s alpha female, talks to her friend Rachel Shelley about her book, L Word nostalgia and her need for privacy The British L Word? Meet the stars of new BBC3 lesbian drama Lip Service http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/the-british-l-word-meet-the-stars-of-new-bbc3-lesbian-drama-lip-service.aspx This autumn BBC3 unveils its long-awaited lesbian drama series Lip Service. But will we recognise ourselves in its cast of Glasgow-dwelling 20-somethings, and what of those comparisons to The L Word? Lee Beattie and Sarah Longley go on set to meet the actors and writer behind the groundbreaking new show. Archive: Jenny Shimizu & Rebecca Loos: what's the story? http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/jenny-shimizu-rebecca-loos-what's-the-story.aspx What’s this? Model-turned-TV-personality Rebecca Loos and Japanese–American model and TV presenter Jenny Shimizu get married on prime time telly, and DIVA gets the scoop on their newfound friendship. Nicole Conn: "Can we get beyond labels?" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/exclusive-interview-with-filmmaker-nicole-conn.aspx Anna Murrell from Pink Matters chatted to lesbian writer/film director Nicole Conn about her latest film Elena Undone, her relationship and how she has achieved her goals in life Archive: TV fitness guru Angie Dowds http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/tv-fitness-guru-angie-dowds.aspx TV's latest fitness guru worked her way up from rock bottom to rock-solid. DIVA gets up-close and personal withThe Biggest Loser's Angie Dowds. Lip Service - Sex, lies and true love in modern Scotland http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/lip-service-sex,-lies-and-true-love-in-modern-scotland.aspx Sex, lies and true love in modern Scotland, BBC Three’s new seductive relationship drama Lip Service, follows the lives of a group of twenty-something lesbians. Amnesty International call for Ghana to drop anti-gay mission http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/amnesty-international-calls-for-ghana's-government-to-drop-anti-gay-mission.aspx Amnesty International has today publicly condemned the comments by Ghana’s Western Region Minister, Paul Aidoo, who called for the arrest of all gay men and lesbians in the country. US court refuses to hear lesbian's custody case http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-court-refuses-to-hear-lesbian's-custody-case.aspx Michigan's supreme court has refused to hear a custody case involving two lesbians, this week. Lesbian pair amongst first responders in Norway massacre http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/norway-massacre.aspx A lesbian pair were amongst some of the first responders at Norway's shooting massacre, last week. Sound-system seller sues Lohan over alleged $1,200 unpaid bill http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sound-system-seller-sues-lohan-over-$1,200-unpaid-bill.aspx Actress Lindsay Lohan is facing a fresh legal battle this week after being sued by a sound system specialist over an unpaid bill, reports claim. US theme park deems lesbian T-shirt offensive http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-theme-park-deems-lesbian-t-shirt-offensive-(1).aspx A theme park employee in Tennessee asked a lesbian customer wearing a gay marriage T-shirt to turn it inside out – because it could offend other visitors. Teacher suspended over claims of relationship with minor http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/teacher-suspended-over-claims-of-relationship-with-minor.aspx A female teacher has been suspended after allegations she embarked on a relationship with an underage girl. India's first lesbian married pair given police protection http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/india.aspx The very first lesbian couple to marry in India have been given around-the-clock police protection after fears they were potential targets for so-called honour killings. Lesbian pair become first to legally marry in NYC http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-pair-become-first-to-legally-marry-in-nyc.aspx A lesbian pair became New York state’s first legally married same-sex couple yesterday, in a momentous occasion in US history. Lesbian couple scolded for holding hands in San Francisco http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-scolded-for-holding-hands-in-san-francisco.aspx A lesbian couple in San Francisco were scolded for holding hands in a public place, earlier this week. Cynthia Nixon to star in Broadway production of Wit http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cynthia-nixon-broadway.aspx Critically acclaimed play Wit will finally get its Broadway debut, next year – thanks to the star power of Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon. Ghanian MP calls for blanket arrest of homosexuals http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ghanian-mp-calls-for-blanket-arrest-of-homosexuals.aspx Ghana’s Western Region Minister has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals, according to reports. New York will hold marriage lottery after huge demand http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nyc-(1).aspx New York City will host a gay marriage lottery for when the new law comes into effect, this weekend. Lesbian films triumph at L.A's Outfest festival http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/film-la.aspx The 29th annual Gay Film Festival Outfest wrapped up in Los Angeles, earlier this week - with several lesbian projects earning praise. Cheryl Cole enjoys Corrie's lesbian storyline, actress says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cheryl-cole-enjoys-corrie's-lesbian-storyline,-actress-says.aspx Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole is a big fan of Coronation Street's lesbian storyline, according to the show's Sasha Parkinson. Eva Longoria films lesbian sex scene for new film http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/eva-longoria-films-lesbian-sex-scene-for-new-film.aspx Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has filmed a lesbian sex scene for her new movie, Without Men. Stonewall releases second annual league of UK universities http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall-(1).aspx British charity Stonewall has published its second critique of Britain’s universities, today. Gay Humanist association "baffled" at EC's support of Lillian Ladele case http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/humanist.aspx The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association has expressed its bafflement that the Equalities Commission is intervening in the appeal of Lillian Ladele – the Registrar dismissed after refusing to conduct civil partnerships. Candy Bar Girls is a hit with 700,000 viewers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/candy-figure-(1).aspx Channel 5's lesbian documentary Candy Bar Girls attracted almost three quarters of a million viewers for the second week running, it has been revealed. Pixie Lott to headline Manchester Pride 2011 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/manchester-pride.aspx Manchester Pride has confirmed that Pixie Lott will be headlining its 'Big Weekend' next month, from Friday 26 to Monday 29 August. Hate crimes increase by thirteen per cent in California http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/california2.aspx Anti-gay hate crimes have increased in the US state of California by thirteen per cent, new data reveals. BBC America discontinue association with faith-based groups http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc.aspx BBC America have accidentally been helping to fund a number of anti-gay faith groups in the US. £200,000 awarded to lesbian couple who endured renovation "ordeal" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/compensation.aspx A lesbian couple from Northampton have won £200,000 compensation after their neighbour took four years to renovate a Victorian house. Peter Tatchell urges DIVA readers to sign Equal Love petition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/equal.aspx The official petition for Peter Tatchell's Equal Love campaign opens today – and the human rights campaigner is urging DIVA readers to sign it. 100-strong flashmob to protest FIFA outside German stadium, tonight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/germany-protest.aspx International pressure group AllOut has called on FIFA - football's governing body – to publicly condemn homophobia in sport, starting with a full investigation of the Nigerian Women's Football Coach, Eucharia Uche. Brighton is UK's top destination for civil partnerships http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/brighton.aspx The city of Brighton is the UK's biggest destination point for civil partnerships, new figures reveal. Judges should "accommodate" some religious exemption, suggests EHRC http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ehrc.aspx The Equality and Human Rights Commission has said there should be a compromise between gay equality and religious exemption, today. Lady Gaga incorrectly assumes that Australian PM Julia Gillard is gay http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lady-gaga-incorrectly-assumes-australiam-pm-julia-gillard-is-gay.aspx Lady Gaga caused serious amusement during a press conference in Australia today – by incorrectly assuming that Australian PM Julia Gillard is a lesbian. Lesbian basketball team win first-ever medal in tournament http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-basketball.aspx Players from Slam Dunkin’ Divas, Manchester’s gay women’s basketball team, are celebrating after winning their first ever competition medal. DIVA publishers respond to Tory MP's Early Day Motion on social mobility http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-statement.aspx Leading gay publishing company Millivres Prowler Group have issued a statement today after MP Robert Halfon submitted an Early Day Motion about DIVA magazine. More lesbians dissolve civil partnerships than gay men http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/divorces.aspx More lesbian couples have dissolved their civil partnerships than their male counterparts – and the figure is rising, according to new data. Candy Bar Girls gets mixed response from viewers and critics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/candy-bar-response.aspx Channel 5's eagerly-anticipated reality show Candy Bar Girls has received a mixed response from viewers and critics. NYC marriage offices to open on Sunday 24 July for first-ever gay weddings http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nyc.aspx Offices in New York City will be open on Sunday 24th to perform the city’s first gay marriages.

 DIVA and GT mark sixth anniversary of 7/7 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/77.aspx Today marks the sixth anniversary of the London terror attacks, which killed 52 innocent people and injured 700 others. Campaigners demonstrate against Brian Souter's Knighthood http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/souter.aspx Activists from Scotland’s LGBT National Union of Students protested against Brian Souter’s Knighthood in Edinburgh, yesterday. East London to host protest against anti-gay Islamist extremists http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tatchell-protest-islamist.aspx A protest will be held in London on Saturday against Islamist, fundamentalist and anti-gay organisation Hizb tu-Tahrir.

 Jamaican lesbian allowed to stay in UK, judges rule http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jamaican-immigrant.aspx Immigration judges have ruled that a lesbian from Jamaica can stay in the UK because she risks persecution her homeland. President Obama elects first-ever lesbian to U.S. Military Academy board http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/obama.aspx American President Barack Obama has appointed lesbian army veteran Brenda S. Fulton to the Board Of Visitors at the U.S. Military Academy. Lesbian artist launches exhibition in London tonight http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-artist-launches-exhibition-in-london-tonight.aspx Critically acclaimed US artist Dwora Fried will launch her brand new art exhibition in London, this evening. Pride marchers defy anti-gay campaigners with flashob dance http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tht-marchers-defy-anti-gay-campaigners.aspx Pride London marchers from sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust silenced anti-equality protesters, last weekend – with an unplanned flashmob dance. U.S. lesbian activist Jean Harris dies aged 66 http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-activist-jean-harries-dies-aged-66.aspx Prolific lesbian activist Jean Harris has died in her California home. Lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson tipped to lead Scottish Tories http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/msp-ruth-davidson.aspx Lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson is being tipped as the next leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Martina Navratilova supports PM in sports drive http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-supports-pm-in-sports-drive.aspx Tennis legend Martina Navratilova this afternoon visited Downing Street to pledge support to a campaign to kick homophobia and transphobia out of sport. 800,000 people attended Pride London, last weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/800,000-attended-pride-london,-last-weekend.aspx Almost one million people attended London's annual Pride celebration, last weekend. FIFA slams Nigerian coach for "dirty" comments http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/fifa-slams-nigerian-coach-for-homophobic-comments.aspx FIFA – football's official governing body – has publicly criticised Nigeria's female coach Eucharia Uche for excluding lesbians from the team. Ken Livingstone calls for improved LGBT equality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/livingstone.aspx On the eve of the annual Pride march in London, Ken Livingstone has called for greater support for the fight for equality in the capital. Lesbians must be protected from forced marriages, charity says http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/forced-weddings.aspx Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people must be protected from forced marriage – a charity warns ahead of London’s Pride parade. Lesbians fail to win record contract in The Voice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-fail-to-win-in-the-voice-finale.aspx US television show The Voice crowned its first-ever winner last night – with both lesbian finalists missing out on the title. Ofcom investigate Channel 5 over Candy Bar Girls adverts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/ofcom-investigate-channel-5-over-adverts-for-candy-bar-girls.aspx Channel 5 are being investigated by TV regulators Ofcom after daytime trailers for Candy Bar Girls sparked complaints. Boris Johnson will not attend Pride London, this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/boris-johnson-will-not-attend-pride-london,-this-weekend.aspx London Mayor Boris Johnson will not be attending Pride London, this weekend. Two lesbians in the running to win London art competition http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lauderdale.aspx Lesbian artists Rosie Leventon and Cathy Stocker are two of the three finalists in this year’s Pride In The House exhibition at London's Lauderdale House. Firefighters to boycott London Pride, this weekend http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/firefighters-to-boycott-london-pride,-this-weekend.aspx Lesbian, gay and trans firefighters will boycott this weekend's Pride London parade due to a dispute over equality issues. Lesbians make up two of the four finalists on US talent show The Voice http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbians-make-up-two-of-the-four-finalists-on-us-talent-show-the-voice.aspx US television show The Voice will crown its winner in the series finale, tonight – and two of the four finalists are openly gay girls. DIVA editor urges readers to sign petition against homophobia in women's football http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/diva-editor-urges-petition-against-homophobia-in-sport.aspx The editor of DIVA, Jane Czyzselska, has signed a petition against homophobia in sport – and is now urging readers to do the same. London mosque accused of welcoming hate clerics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london-mosque-accused-of-welcoming-hate-clerics.aspx A mosque in the UK's capital city has been accused of u-turning on its promise to ban homophobic clerics. UNISON elects first lesbian Vice president http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/unison-elects-first-lesbian-vice-president.aspx Britain's biggest public sector trade union, UNISON, has appointed its first-ever lesbian to the role of Vice President. Whole Foods mark Pride London by donating profits to Stonewall http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/whole-foods-mark-london-pride-by-donating-profits-to-stonewall.aspx Whole Foods – the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods – will donate five per cent of their sales to Stonewall on Saturday 2 July. Hoax blogger attempted to get book deal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/hoax-blogger-attempted-to-get-book-deal.aspx The man who pretended to be Syrian blogger Amina Abdallah sought a book deal while posing as the imaginary lesbian activist. Mass proposals in NYC after senate approve gay and lesbian marriage http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/new-york-senate-approves-gay-and-lesbian-marriage.aspx Scores of gay and lesbian weddings are being planned after the US state of New York approved same-sex marriage, last weekend. Martina Navratilova urges closeted players to come out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-navratilova-welcomes-pm's.aspx Tennis ace Martina Navratilova has welcomed the Prime Minister's reception for tackling homophobia in sports – but urged more gay players to be open about their sexuality. Anti-cuts campaigners slam Cameron over LGBT speech http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/fight-against-cuts.aspx Gay campaigners who oppose the governmental cuts have slammed the Prime Minister's LGBT-themed speech at Downing Street, this week. GoGo festival was successful despite headline no-show, organisers say http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gogo-festival-was-a-success-despite-headline-no-show,-organisers-say.aspx Britain's biggest lesbian musical festival has been described as a success by its organisers – despite headline act Uh Huh Her failing to show. Prime Minister David Cameron to host LGBT reception, today http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/prime-minister-david-cameron-to-host-lgbt-reception,-today.aspx British Prime Minister David Cameron will host a reception for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, this afternoon. Prime Minister welcomed hundreds of gay community leaders to Downing Street http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/prime-minister-david-cameron-welcomes-gay-community-leaders-to-downing-street.aspx Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed hundreds of people from the LGBT community to 10 Downing Street, yesterday. Two of The Voice's eight finalists are gay girls http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/two-lesbians-feature-in-the-voice's-eight-finalists.aspx US television show The Voice is reaching fever pitch over the next week – not least because two of its eight finalists are openly gay girls. Nigerian football team expels lesbians, paper claims http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nigerian-football-teams-expels-lesbians,-paper-reports.aspx A Nigerian women's football team has expelled a number of lesbians, according to a report in a Nigerian newspaper. Martina Navratilova addresses London law firm on diversity http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/martina-nav-(1).aspx Tennis ace Martina Navratilova today addressed one hundred of international law firm SJ Berwin’s clients where she spoke about the importance of diversity. UN Human Rights Council address LGBT discrimination http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/un.aspx The United Nations Human Rights Council has taken a landmark step forward by addressing violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Stonewall raises £20,000 via annual summer party http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/stonewall.aspx Over 350 people attended Stonewall’s annual Summer Party on Friday at London's Kensington Roof Gardens. Liechtenstein votes in favour of civil partnerships http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/liechtenstein-votes-in-favour-of-civil-partnerships.aspx The principality of Liechtenstein voted to allow same-sex civil partnerships on Sunday. Nepal hosts first-ever lesbian wedding http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nepal-hosts-first-ever-lesbian-wedding.aspx An American professor and her partner have made history by becoming the first lesbian couple to wed in Nepal. Cee-Lo Green back-tracks after lesbian critic jibe http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/cee-lo-green-back-tracks-after-lesbian-critic-jibe.aspx American rapper Cee-Lo Green has publicly apologised after saying a critic who didn’t like his show must be a lesbian. U.S. couple reprimanded for kissing at baseball game http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/couple-reprimanded-for-kissing-at-us-baseball-game.aspx A lesbian couple from the U.S. have been reprimanded by a stadium steward after kissing at a baseball game. Lesbian pair speak of "fear" at infamous Tracy Morgan show http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-pair-speak-of-fear-at-tracy-morgan-show.aspx A lesbian couple from Nashville have spoken about their "fear" at being audience members in Tracy Morgan's infamous anti-gay stand-up show. Google use rainbow flag to honour Pride month http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/google-use-rainbow-flag-to-mark-pride-month.aspx Internet search tool Google has honoured Pride month by adding a rainbow flag to its search bar. Amy Lame requests funding for new show after Arts Council England refuse grant http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/amy-lame-announces-new-show.aspx Critically acclaimed comedienne Amy Lame is requesting donations from the gay community to help fund her new show, Unhappy Birthday. Lesbian couple set to become Argentina's first gay divorcees http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-couple-set-to-become-argentina's-first-gay-divorcees.aspx A lesbian couple who wed in one of Argentina's first gay wedding ceremonies look set to become the country's first gay divorcees. Female nurse convicted of rape is granted full re-trial http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/female-nurse-convicted-of-rape-is-granted-full-re-trial.aspx A woman who was convicted of rape in Australia has been granted a full re-trial by a Brisbane court. Rates of gay adoption surge in UK and US http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/rates-of-gay-adoption-surge-in-us-and-uk.aspx The number of homosexual couples adopting in the US has increased significantly, according to the latest census. Lesbian mum claims she witnessed Starbucks staff in anti-gay tirade http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-mum-claims-she-witnessed-phobic-starbucks-staff.aspx Coffee giant Starbucks have been accused of having homophobic employees in a blog by a furious US lesbian. Australian PM to host dinner for gay couples http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/australian-pm-to-host-dinner-with-gay-couple-trio.aspx Australia's Prime Minister will host a dinner for three gay couples who advocate same-sex marriage, this summer. Fifty people protest conversion therapy conference in Northern Ireland http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/fifty-people-protest-conversion-therapy-conference-in-northern-ireland.aspx Fifty equality supporters in Northern Ireland picketed a gay and lesbian conversion therapy conference, yesterday. Editor of Lez Get Real is also revealed to be a man http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/editor-of-lez-get-real-is-also-revealed-to-be-a-man.aspx The editor of popular gay women's blog Lez Get Real has been identified as a man – just 24 hours after Tom MacMaster was revealed as the so-called Gay Girl From Damascus. Gay Girl in Damascus blogger speaks out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tom-macmaster-makes-video-message-after-blog-hoax.aspx The man who pretended to be A Gay Girl in Damascus, Amina Abdallah, has spoken out in a video message today. Bloggers condemn American behind Syria hoax http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gay-bloggers-condemn-american-behind-syria-hoax.aspx Several key bloggers have issued angry statements in response to news that so-called Syrian Amina Abdallah does not actually exist. 3,000 sign petition against Brian Souter's Knighthood http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/3,000-sign-petition-against-brian-souter's-knighthood.aspx Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition for the government to withdraw Brian Souter's Knighthood, which was announced at the weekend. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow teaches daughter about homosexuality http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/actress-gwyneth-paltrow-teaches-daughter-about-homosexuality.aspx Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has said she openly discusses homosexuality with her seven-year-old daughter, Apple. Story of kidnapped lesbian blogger is a hoax http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/story-of-kidnapped-lesbian-blogger-is-a-hoax.aspx The story of a lesbian writer kidnapped in Syria has been revealed as a hoax. Campaigners urge mosque leaders to ban anti-gay clerics http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/campaigners-urge-mosque-leaders-to-ban-anti-gay-clerics.aspx Campaigners in London have urged mosque leaders to ban anti-gay clerics from using their premises in a bid to beat homophobia justified by religion. Lesbian admits to £18,000 benefit fraud http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-admits-to-£18,000-benefit-fraud.aspx A woman who married her female partner in one of the UK's first civil partnerships has admitted to illegally claiming £18,000 in benefits. Lindsay Lohan takes out restraining order against stalker http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/linday-lohan-stalker.aspx Lohan claims she is "living in fear of her life" Mystery over identity of Syrian 'Gay girl in Damascus' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/syrian-gay-girl-in-damascus-mystery.aspx Reports of mistaken identity of popular blogger ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ author are leading some to question whether she exists Wanda Sykes: 'It's harder to be gay than black' http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/wanda-sykes-'it's-harder-to-be-gay-than-black'.aspx Comedienne Wanda Sykes has declared that it's harder to be gay than black in the modern world. Lavender's Blue http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tory-lesbians.aspx You can't call yourself a proper lesbian if you vote Tory, can you? Lesbian photography group receive £8,000 from Lottery scheme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-showcase-in-bham.aspx Birmingham's lesbian photography group Eye To Eye have received an £8,345 award from the National Lottery scheme. Lesbian and gay teens more prone to risky behaviour http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-and-gay-teens-more-prone-to-risky-behaviour.aspx Homosexual high school students in the US are more likely to engage in risky behavior, a new report shows. Lesbian granddaughter of NYC's anti-gay state senator speaks out http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-granddaughter-of-nyc's-anti-gay-senator-speaks-out.aspx The lesbian granddaughter of New York's state senator Ruben Diaz Snr. has publicly expressed her hurt at his opposition to marriage equality. Thousands unite in support of Syrian blogger http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/thousand-unite-in-support-of-syrian-blogger.aspx Thousands of online campaigners have united in support of kidnapped Syrian blogger Amina Abdallah in the past 24 hours. Glee's Jane Lynch to host 63rd Emmy Awards http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/glee's-jane-lynch-to-host-63rd-emmy-awards.aspx Glee star Jane Lynch has been confirmed as the host of the 63rd Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, this September. Lesbian blogger kidnapped by armed guards in Syria http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-blogger-kidnapped-by-armed-guards-in-syria.aspx A lesbian writer of American/Syrian descent has been kidnapped by armed men in Damascus. Sandi Toksvig cleared by BBC over c-word joke http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/sandi-toksvig-cleared-by-bbc-over-c-word-joke.aspx The BBC have been criticised for dismissing claims that Sandi Toksvig wrongfully used the c-word during a live broadcast. French lesbian couple marry via legal loophole http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/french-lesbian-couple-marry-via-legal-loophole.aspx A lesbian couple bypassed France's same-sex marriage ban at the weekend – because one half of them is still legally a man. SlutWalk: Marching against rape http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/slutwalk-london-marching-against-rape.aspx This weekend in London, marchers will protest the UK’s pathetic rate of conviction for rape Beth Ditto joins Lovebox's Out & Out Fierce line-up http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/beth-ditto-joins-lovebox's-out-out-loud-line-up.aspx Lesbian singer Beth Ditto is one of the headline acts at this year’s Lovebox festival in London. Penny Wong slams fellow MP for 'meowing' at her http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/penny-wong-slams-fellow-mp-for-'meowing'-at-her.aspx Openly-lesbian politician Penny Wong has slammed one of her peers for ‘meowing’ at her in the Australian Senate. Pink gives birth to a baby girl in L.A. http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/pink-gives-birth-to-a-baby-girl-in-la.aspx Lesbian icon Pink gave birth to her daughter in a Los Angeles hospital, last night. Gaydar Radio to broadcast from Tel Aviv on shooting anniversary http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/gaydarradio-broadcast-from-tel-aviv-on-shooting-anniversary.aspx GaydarRadio will be broadcasting live from Tel Aviv Pride on 10 June, to mark the shooting tragedy of 2009. The cuts don't work http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lgbt-health-services-cuts.aspx The NHS thinks the LGBT community doesn't need specialist health services. But as long as they employ 'gay cure' therapists and don't run lesbian youth groups, we'll need more funds, not less My son was gay aged three, says Jodi Picoult http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/i-knew-my-son's-sexuality-when-he-was-three,-says-jodi-picoult.aspx Critically acclaimed author Jodi Picoult has said she guessed her son was gay from the time he was three years old. Barack Obama hails June as LGBT Pride month http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/barack-obama-hails-june-as-lgbt-pride-month.aspx The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has officially declared June national lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Pride month. Muslim fanatic fined for 'gay-free zone' stickers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/muslim-fanatic-fined-for-'gay-free-zone'-stickers.aspx An 18 year-old Muslim fanatic has been fined £100 for distributing homophobic stickers which called for a 'gay-free zone' in East London. Church of Scotland loses second minister over gay clergy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-of-scotland-to-lose-another-minister-over-gay-clergy.aspx A second Kirk minister has announced that he’s to quit the Church of Scotland over its decision to allow lesbian clergy. Coronation Street actress to leave show next year http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/coronation-street-actress-to-leave-the-itv-soap.aspx Coronation Street actress Sacha Parkinson is leaving the long-running show, ITV bosses have confirmed today. Imogen Thomas claims she'll "turn lesbian" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/imogen-thomas-claims-she'll-turn-lesbian.aspx Reality TV contestant Imogen Thomas has claimed she'll "turn lesbian" in her latest public statement. The Apprentice's Natasha had lesbian affair with colleague http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/the-apprentice-contestant-had-lesbian-fling-with-colleague.aspx The Apprentice contestant Natasha Scribbins had a lesbian affair with one of her colleagues, it has been claimed. E.R. actress declines lesbian role for being too raunchy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/er-actress-declines-lesbian-role-for-being-too-raunchy.aspx American actress Julianna Margulies says she was delighted after being asked to play a lesbian porn star – but declined it for the sake of her three year-old. Woman punched pregnant girlfriend in stomach over affair http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/woman-punches-pregnant-girlfriend-in-stomach-over-affair.aspx A lesbian punched her ex-partner in the stomach after discovering she was pregnant with her brother’s baby. Lindsay Lohan begins thirty-five days of house arrest http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lindsay-lohan-begins-thirty-five-days-of-house-arrest.aspx Actress Lindsay Lohan is officially under house arrest in Los Angeles after breaching the terms of her probation. US lesbian says sheriff paid therapists to convert her http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-lesbian-accuses-sheriff-department-of-conversion-therapy.aspx A lesbian in the US is taking a sheriff’s department to court after they allegedly paid two evangelicals to turn her straight. Newcastle's Northern Pride announced for 16 July http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/northern-pride-announced-for-16-july-(1).aspx The city of Newcastle has announced that its annual Northern Pride celebration will take place on 16 July. NHS Stockport slash all funding for Lesbian & Gay Foundation http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/nhs-stockport-slash-all-funding-for-lesbian-gay-foundation.aspx Manchester charity the Lesbian & Gay Foundation have been forced to remove their services from the town of Stockport after the NHS slashed their funding by 100 per cent. Pink slams Disney star over "animal cruelty" http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/singer-pink-slams-disney-star-over-animal-cruelty.aspx Singer Pink has publicly slammed Disney star Selena Gomez over claims horses were unethically handled during one of her music videos. Activists to transform bank into STD clinic over HIV cuts http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/activists-to-transform-bank-into-std-clinic-over-hiv-cuts.aspx Queer activists in London are planning to transform a high street bank into a mock sexual health clinic on Saturday 28 May. THT awarded £200,000 to bolster sex education http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/tht-awarded-£200,000-to-bolster-sex-education.aspx Sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has been granted £203,528 to deliver new sex and relationships education in schools in England. London's Women's Clinic sponsors new Iris Film award http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london-women's-clinic-sponsors-new-iris-film-prize.aspx Organisers of the Iris Prize Festival have announced the creation of a new award which will be presented during the 2011 event. BBC publishes results from Diversity Strategy http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/bbc-release-results-from-diversity-strategy.aspx The BBC has today published its Diversity Strategy for 2011-15, outlining plans for improving representation in programme making. London's Soho sees spike in hate crime http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/london's-soho-sees-spike-in-hate-crime.aspx Homophobic attacks in London's Soho and the gay-friendly borough of Westminster increased last year, according to the Met Police. Russia celebrates IDAHO across 30 locations and 12 time zones http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/russia-celebrates-idaho-across-30-locations-and-12-time-zones.aspx Last week's International Day Against Homophobia was celebrated across Russia in thirty locations and twelve time zones. Church of Scotland lifts ban on lesbian ministers http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/church-of-scotland-lifs-ban-on-lesbian-ministers.aspx A temporary ban preventing gay men and lesbians from becoming ministers in the Church of Scotland has been lifted. Lip Service: Season 2 begins filming for 2012 return http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lip-service-set-to-return-in-2012.aspx Filming for the second season of the BBC's Lip Service has commenced, but viewers will have to wait until next year to see the return of the popular show. Corrie's Brooke Vincent signs new 12-month ITV deal http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/corrie's-brooke-vincent-signs-new-12-month-itv-deal.aspx Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent has just secured a new 12-month contract with the ITV soap opera. Chaz Bono plans to marry girlfriend in California http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/chaz-bono-plans-to-marry-girlfriend-in-california.aspx Chaz Bono has announced that he plans to marry his girlfriend Jennifer Elia in Palm Springs, this summer. Liverpool Pride announces Summer of Love theme http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/liverpool-pride-announces-summer-of-love-theme.aspx The city of Liverpool has announced a Summer of Love theme for its 2011 Pride. Scotland records 448 hate crimes in first year of new legislation http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/scotland-records-448-hate-crimes-in-first-year-of-new-legislation.aspx 448 homophobic crimes were reported in Scotland over the past twelve months - the first year of anti-hate laws being in place there. US schools to stop censoring non-sexual gay sites http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-schools-to-stop-censoring-non-sexual-gay-sites.aspx An internet filter used by US schools will be re-edited to stop censoring gay content. California Assembly passes Gender Non-Discrimination Act http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/california-assembly-passes-gender-non-discrimination-act.aspx Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed the Gender Nondiscrimination Act with bipartisan support by a 54-24 vote. US teens threatened with suspension for holding hands http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/us-students-threatened-with-suspension-for-holding-hands.aspx Two Florida high school students have been threatened with suspension after their headmaster saw them holding hands on their way to school. Jessie J claims being bisexual is harder for men http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/jessie-j-claims-being-bisexual-is-harder-for-men.aspx British singer Jessie J has said being bisexual is socially more difficult for men. Lesbian couple cycle 6,000 miles across Asia for HIV http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/lesbian-pair-cycle-6,000-miles-across-asia-for-hiv.aspx Two lesbians from London have just completed a nine-month cycling expedition which took them 6,000 miles across Asia for AIDS awareness. Birmingham's gay community receives £400,000 Lottery donation http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/news/birmingham's-gay-community-receives-£400,000-lottery-donation.aspx The Big Lottery Fund has awarded Brimingham's gay and lesbian community a grant of £479,263 to establish an LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre in the city.