“If I were a man, and thank heaven and providence that I’m not, would you even think to question my ambition?”


On 10 March, the collective gasp of Gentleman Jack fans could be heard as the official season two trailer was released. After many episodes of will-they-won’t-they, season one ended with our two fave WLW icons smitten after their secret lesbian wedding. With the show set to continue next month, there’s a lot in store for the newly weds. The teaser shows some steamy scenes and, as always, many characters undermining Anne Lister. I’m a big fan of Anne’s witty come backs throughout the show and this one from the excerpt may be my new favourite:

“If I were a man, and thank heaven and providence that I’m not, would you even think to question my ambition?”

The Inaugural Burberry British Diversity Awards

Last Thursday saw the return of the BDA. LGBTQI activist Peter Tatchell, Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock and LGBTQI anti-abuse charity, Galop were all awarded for their work. Find out more about the event highlights here.

More Taylor Hickson for Motherland: Fort Salem fans!

Hungry for more from our March cover star? In this special episode of DIVA Dialogues, Taylor Hickson opened up about the incredible support from the fandom, the patriarchy and building onscreen chemistry with her co-star Amalia Holm.

Pride In London wrote an unreserved apology in an open letter to DIVA magazine

This year, Pride In London turns 50. Last week the organisation moved towards restarting important conversations by writing an apology to DIVA publisher Linda Riley regarding lesbophobic behaviour. Both Linda Riley and the trailblazing Sinitta responded to the open letter.

Rosie Jones and Suzi Ruffell are taking part in the Comedy Benefits For Ukraine Conflict

All profits from these two nights will go towards the British Red Cross DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. More names are being added imminently, so keep your eyes peeled. Find out more about the event and how to get your tickets here.

Growing concern over Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

Whilst WNBA star, Brittney Griner, was arrested in February after customs officials allegedly found hashish oil in her luggage in an airport near Moscow, news of her detainment didn’t break until last weekend. Here’s what we know so far. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brittney and her loved ones as we hope for her safe return.

The rise of anti-trans legislation

Idaho has become one of at least 11 states that have moved forward last week. Idaho House approved legislation that makes it a felony for a doctor to provide gender affirming healthcare for transgender children. Find out more here.

The Don’t Say Gay bill

Lawmakers in Florida have advanced a bill that would bar teachers from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in the classroom. What can we learn from the devastation of Section 28 in the UK when thinking about LGBTQI lives in the US? Find out more here.


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