Pour yourself a cuppa and join me in looking back on last weeks LGBTQI news 🌈


Hey DIVAs! I don’t know about you, but some weeks just fly by so quickly and it can be hard to take it all in. So let’s look back on some of the highlights from the past seven days ⬇️


Pearl Mackie is en-GAY-ged! 💍

If you’re ever in need of some glorious bi visibility Pearl’s feed is the place to go. Last week Pearl posted a photo announcing her engagement to her wonderful fiancé which showed their beautiful rings and a cute polaroid of the two women. In the caption she teased: “Be honest, how many of you had bets on this happening?
Yup, we’re En-GAY-ged!!!💍🥂🍾 😁💥”

It’s sure to be the wedding of the season. A HUGE congratulations to the happy couple from everyone here at Team DIVA 🎉


Stonewall launched online tool to highlight areas with costly healthcare for same-sex couples accessing IVF

LGBTQI charity Stonewall launched an online tool to highlight areas with either costly or patchy healthcare for same-sex couples accessing IVF. The news follows as Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans took legal action against NHS Frimley in 2021, citing unjust costs facing same-sex couples. You can read more about this important tool here.

Jack Monroe addressed the stark reality of UK’s cost of living crisis

In December 2021, prices rose at their fastest pace in 30 years. Food writer Jack Monroe took to Twitter to explain the dangers of the cost of living rising. “It infuriates me the index that they use for this calculation, which grossly underestimates the real cost of inflation as it happens to people with the least,” Monroe wrote. They continued to make a detailed thread about what this looks like for individuals and families in the UK. It is essential reading.


The Last Thing Mary Saw premiered on Shudder

Horror fans, you don’t want to miss this one. This atmospheric period film is a slow burn that will have you on the edge of your seat. The Last Thing Mary Saw is set in 1843 and viewers will follow Mary, a young girl who falls for family’s maid, Eleanor. Their love is forbidden and puts the girls in immediate threat once their families find out. The film masterfully utilises setting, isolation and silence whilst weaving in supernatural elements to explore the themes within the story. I spoke with Stefanie Scott who plays Mary about queer horror, onscreen chemistry and her friendship with Hayley Kiyoko AKA Lesbian Jesus. You can read all about it here 🎥

House Of Gucci almost got sapphic

During a panel for the House Of Gucci film, Lady Gaga shocked viewers by stating that her character and Salma Hayek’s almost developed a sexual relationship which didn’t make the final cut. Salma teased, “You think she’s kidding!” You can read the full story here.

And of course, podDIVA

In last week’s special episode, Amalia Holm talks all things Motherhood: Fort Salem. From building the fantastic onscreen chemistry with her co-star Taylor Hickson to the importance of queer representation and the devotion of the fans with #SaveMotherlandFortSalem 🎧


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