From the return of Lesbian Jesus to fantastic Heartstopper news, it certainly was a great week


Whilst a release date is TBC, Netflix has released an official trailer for, Dead End: Paranormal Park, an upcoming show that follows the adventures of Barney, a trans teen voiced by trans actor, Zach Barack. Taking place at a haunted theme park, there’s a talking dog, demonic game show hosts and sleep sucking witches. Creator Hamish Steele told Out: “In a world that can seem increasingly hostile to queer people, I hope Dead End: Paranormal Park can be a beacon to young queer people that there are many people out here who have their back.”

Yasmin Finney is joining the cast of Doctor Who

This delightful news followed the announcement that Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa will be stepping into the role of the 14th Doctor. Yasmin has become a fan favourite for her portrayal of Elle in Netflix’s Heartstopper. We can’t wait to see what she brings to the Doctor Who universe.

Oh and whilst we’re talking about Heartstopper

It’s official, everyone’s favourite queer romance show has been renewed for two more seasons!

The lineup for this year’s Primadonna Festival looks exceptional

The programme features the likes of La Roux, Juno Dawson, Abi Morgan and many more. Find out what else you have to look forward to here.

Lesbian Jesus is back!

“Summer’s for the girls. The girls that like girls…” Yep, Hayley Kiyoko has released the song that will be on repeat at DIVA HQ. As if this didn’t fill us with enough queer joy, Hayley later confirmed her relationship with Bachelor star Becca Tilley.

Pssst… have you checked out our new weekly round up of the hottest music releases?

New survey led by LGBTQI organisations to champion representation in media

Got 15 minutes spare? Why not make your voice heard? Find out more about the survey here.

Our Pride issue is now available to pre-order!

For our June issue, DIVA publisher Linda Riley interviews our inspiring cover star, cyclist Emily Bridges, about trans inclusion in sport, her coming out journey and being banned from the British National Omnium Championships. Pre-order today.


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