This week’s 7 Days Of Queer is jam packed with LGBTQIA pop culture
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX
Back in May, Netflix’s The Ultimatum: Queer Love was released and it became an instant obsession among lesbians and sapphics around the world. For those who missed the sensation, the show followed five couples, made up of women and non-binary people, who all have one problem in common. One partner wants to settle down and tie the knot, and the other has their reservations. The couples temporarily “break up” and then enter a trial marriage with a new partner before reuniting with their original partner. By the time the experiment ends, they can either leave engaged (to either their original partner or trial partner) or single.
And it’s recently been announced that the show is now casting for its second season! That’s right, we’re about to get to meet five new couples and witness the gay chaos that is guaranteed to take place. Will anything live up to the whole “finger gate” controversy? Probably not.
You can apply to be part of the show over at theultimatum.castingcrane.com.
Here are more of last week’s LGBTQIA highlights…
Netflix released the final season of Sex Education
It was an emotional and powerful goodbye to the characters who mean so much to us. It was also the best (and queerest) season yet. And Team DIVA sure did serve up a lot of content to celebrate the wonderful show. We gave a glowing review to the final instalment of the show. We swooned over T4T power couple, Abbi and Roman. We interviewed Yasmin Benoit on creating the character of O, director Alyssa McClelland on the LGBTQIA storylines and trans writer Krishna Istha on telling the authentic trans storylines we got to see this time around. You’re welcome!
What is the sapphic version of the “This is my Roman Empire” TikTok trend?
It’s Libra Season!
Chrishell Stause and G Flip’s beautiful relationship timeline
8 facts you might not know about Gillian Anderson
Former showrunner reveals why #Thasmin never kissed in Doctor Who
Chris Chibnall shared that it was because: “It is an unrequited love story. I felt it was more heartbreaking if they didn’t.”
Bi Week 2023
Last week marked the annual observation of Bisexual Awareness Week. It’s important to care about bisexual visibility and topics beyond this week. So why not catch up today? We gave advice on how to stop being a quiet bisexual, swooned over Aubrey Plaza’s big bi energy, appreciated the representation Heartstopper’s Nick Nelson provides, celebrated some of the most bisexual moments of the year so far, and offered up advice on how to be a bisexual ally.
There was even more bi content, so make sure you catch up on all things over on our website: diva-magazine.com.
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