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What Is Diva Magazine?

Molly Raby January 25, 2023

Physical newspapers and magazines seem to be on the decline as many people now get their news online. However, there are a select few magazines that are still going strong and Diva magazine is one of those.

What Is Diva Magazine?

Diva magazine is a European publication aimed at LGBTQIA+ women and non-binary people. It deals with topics mainly related to queer media, music, news and politics, as well as including a section for readers to write in with queries and questions.

Launched in 1994, Diva is the world’s best-selling magazine for LGBTQIA+ people. In September 2021, the new editor, Roxy Bourdillion, began to recruit a more diverse board to write and interact with the magazine.

This included trans and non-binary authors as well as more people of colour, so as to provide a wider range of voices.

The magazine is published on a monthly basis and can be found at select stores. It may be easier and more reliable to subscribe through a site such as Magazine. Diva issues are usually £4.99, however if you subscribe for six months, you can get the issues for a total of £24.

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Who Has Been On The Cover Of Diva Magazine?

Due to Diva being aimed towards queer women and non-binary people, that is the kind of celebrity who regularly appears on the cover. On the cover of the January 2023 issue was the legendary actress Jennifer Beals.

Beals has portrayed the character of Bette Porter in The L Word since 2004, revisiting the role in the Showtime revival of the show, The L Word: Generation Q.

Despite not being queer herself, many queer women see Beals as one of the leading pieces of representation in media, especially when she was portraying Porter in the early noughties when it was less accepted.

Other notable cover stars have included Kristen Stewart, Kate Moennig, Rain Dove, Janelle Monáe, Samira Wiley and Sarah Paulson.

The upcoming issue for February 2023 will see Schitts Creek star Emily Hampshire on the cover.

Diva Podcast

If you just can’t get enough of Diva, they also have a podcast, aptly named podDiva. Each cover star sits for an interview with one of the Diva writers to talk all things queer.

You can get this podcast on Spotify, Apple Music and anywhere that podcasts are found.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd (https://goldandgreen.leadpages.co/news/). For this company, Molly interviewed jockeys, horse trainers, anyone and everyone in the horse racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports, so many of her articles on Freshered surround these topics.