“This latest cancellation is my villain origin story”


2022 has seen the alarming rise of the #CancelYourGays trend. We’ve lost so many shows with glorious LGBTQIA representation such as Gentleman Jack, First Kill and many, many more. But when the second season of Fate: The Winx Saga aired back in September, I was certain we’d get a renewal announcement soon. The second instalment of the show gave Eliot Salt’s character, Terra, a moving coming out story and she got the girl in the end. And I mean, the epic cliffhanger had me refreshing my feed for a renewal announcement. Suffice to say, this latest cancellation is my villain origin story.


The only thing soothing my broken heart is the news that Netflix has confirmed that The Sandman will be getting a second season. Neil Gaiman shared an official teaser on Twitter. The first season gave us a range of LGBTQIA characters to both love and hate and I am so ready for more.

Here’s what else went down at DIVA HQ last week…

We reflected on how likely a second season of A League Of Their Own will be

If we don’t get to be reunited with the wonderful queers of ALOTO, I will cry. 

#BiPanic: Heartstopper’s Kit Connor didn’t owe anyone a coming out

After enduring relentless accusations of queerbaiting, Heartstopper’s Kit Connor came out via Twitter. In alternative circumstances, this would be a happy occasion: sadly, this isn’t the case.

Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico revealed they said “I do” after secret two-year relationship

While a WLW love story born out of pageant culture seems like something straight out of a romcom, Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín’s recent marriage announcement shows that sometimes real life is even better than fiction.

Remembering Hannah Höch’s impact and legacy

To observe Hannah Höch’s birthday we looked back at how she explored queerness, sexuality and gender expression through her craft.

DIVA has been shortlisted for Trans In The City’s Trans Inclusive Organisation award

Our Publisher Linda Riley on DIVA being shortlisted this year: “DIVA has always and will always be Trans Inclusive, we are delighted at the recognition shown this, by being shortlisted at the Trans In The City Awards and we are absolutely honoured.”

An award-winning documentary telling Lyra McKee’s story was released in UK and Irish cinemas

Directed by Alison Millar, the intimate film uses voice recordings, home footage and Lyra McKee’s remarkable writing to explore the life and death of the renowned Northern Irish queer journalist and LGBTQIA activist – allowing her story to be told in her own words.

Mermaids launched the Fightback Fund in stand against transphobia

The funds raised will go towards keeping the Mermaids helpline open, providing safe spaces for children, young people and their families, and helping to ensure that trans young people’s voices are heard.

Stonewall launches World Cup campaign to fill 80,000 seat “Proud Stadium” in solidarity with LGBTQIA Qataris

As a mark of solidarity with LGBTQIA Qataris, Stonewall has launched its ‘Proud Stadium’ campaign. Aiming to fill an 80,000-seat virtual stadium – matching the size of Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, where the World Cup will be played – it is taking a stand against Qatar’s treatment of LGBTQIA people.


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