From our fave power couple to the Gentleman Jack finale, there’s a lot to discuss in the latest serving of LGBTQI news
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When Hayley Kiyoko released her For The Girls music video, fans were beyond excited, this only grew when she and Bachelor star Becca Tilley later confirmed their four-year-long relationship. They instantly became dubbed as the ultimate WLW power couple and were flooded with support from their followers.
A few days after the couple went public, Becca opened up further about their relationship on an episode of her podcast, Scrubbing In With Becca Tilley And Tanya Rad, which aired last week. She explained that: “Hayley and I never were secret. We were very much ourselves, we held hands in public… I really made sure to make that distinction between ‘private’ and ‘secret,'” She also addressed the warped perception of privacy via social media and the expectations for users to share everything. She shared that she always said: “We can go public if I can in one of your videos.” And that’s exactly what they did!
In an emotional moment, Becca also reflected on the fears she had when it came to coming out. “I was prepared for anything and everything. I was not prepared for the amount of love and support that we got,” she said tearfully.
She also shared how Hayley offered up encouragement in the lead up to the announcement: “Hayley has really made me feel brave, and she was always like, ‘People love you and they want to see you happy.’”
A huge congratu-gay-tions to Becca for living her truth and to the happy couple 🎉
Goodbye, Gentleman Jack
And just like that, the second season of our favourite period drama has come to a close. Hopefully this is not farewell for long and we’ll get a renewal announcement soon 🤞.
Looking for some new songs to add to your playlists?
Don’t forget to check out junior staff writer Eleanor Noyce’s hottest releases of the week round up. Spoiler: Last week’s column featured alt-pop legends MUNA, for anyone in need of a sad, sapphic banger.
Rebecca Black emerged from the pandemic as a queer hyperpop queen
Join us in looking back on the trajectory of Rebecca Black’s career and how she’s queering up the genre.
Thursday’s matinee of The Ministry Of Lesbian Affairs was magical
Last week our editor-in-chief, Roxy Bourdillon, did a post-show talk with The Ministry Of Lesbian Affairs writer, Iman Qureshi and director, Hannah Hauer King. And as Roxy tweeted later: “#TheMinistryOfLesbianAffairs is pure queer joy. Never seen our community represented onstage with such honesty, humour & heart. I laughed, I wept, I loved every second. Well done @DamselProd, you dreamboats! Everyone, go see it asap @sohotheatre”
We were lucky to have a very special post-show talk after today’s matinee with the brilliant @RoxyBourdillon (editor-in-chief of @DIVAmagazine) in conversation with our wonderful writer and director, Iman Qureshi and @HannahHauerKing 🌈 @sohotheatre pic.twitter.com/1GwB2EsQN9— Damsel Productions (@DamselProd) May 26, 2022
UK Black Pride announced the return of its annual in-person protest and celebration
This year’s event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, and the theme is … Power. Find out everything you need to know here.
Sophie Ward and Joe McFadden join Susie Blake in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d
This adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel is an exploration of emotional depth and psychological insight within the context of a thrilling story of secrets, loss and revenge.
myGwork’s annual WorkPride is coming this June
This year’s event will include workshops and panels, a digital career fair and nuanced conversations about LGBTQI issues and career progression.
Our June issue is out now
Pride month is right around the corner, and if you’re wondering how to celebrate this year, why not start by grabbing yourself a copy of our latest issue?
DIVA magazine celebrates 28 years in print in 2022. If you like what we do, then get behind LGBTQI media and keep us going for another generation. Your support is invaluable.
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