Also in this week’s debrief: Taylor Swift, Ragana, and Fear The Walking Dead 


Happy Friday – you made it through the week! This week has been pretty miserable, but there have certainly been some exciting releases from our favourite queer icons and allies! Are you ready to dive into our DIVA Friday Round-Up? 

MUSIC: Taylor Swift – 1989 (Taylor’s Version) 

After much anticipation, Taylor Swift released her version of the iconic pop album 1989. Including never seen before tracks like SLUT! and Is It Over Now, the Queen of Pop has done it once again. Taylor Swift has been a vocal ally of the LGBTQIA community throughout her career, and her 1989 track Welcome To New York sowed the seeds for her later vocal support and advocacy for the queer community. 

TV: American Horror Stories season three 

The spin-off series for queer-favourite show American Horror Story is back with a third season! The weekly anthology series features a different horror story in each episode, perfect for this spooky season. The first episode, titled Bestie, follows a young woman who tries to find a connection with a mysterious online friend after the loss of her mother. 

MUSIC: Ragana – Desolation’s Flower 

Musical metal duo Maria and Coley are back with their new album Desolation’s Flower. The pair described the opening track as being “a hymn of gratitude for queer and trans ancestors, known or unknown, by blood or affinity, whose joy and survival make our lives possible, and whose memory inspires and helps us resist the tide of increasingly visible hatred and oppression.” 

TV: Fear The Walking Dead 

This week saw another series of a fan-favourite spin-off show. The Walking Dead’s sister show is back for season eight! The show has surprised fans with multiple queer storylines over the course of its seasons, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that we’ll see some more LGBTQIA characters in this season. 

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