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DIVA Digest

DIVA magazine's editorial assistant Ella (aka your personal queer newsreader)...


brings you the hottest and most important headlines from the last two weeks in our new segment: DIVA Digest. 


Want to see more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's December issue here.


Edited by Ella Gauci.

Produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVA

podDIVA: Queers for your Ears


The world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary people.


Check out our podDIVA back catalogue with over 100 episodes - where you can find all your favourite LGBTQIA voices.


Are you living outside of the UK? Get in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com and tell your LGBTQIA story to the world!

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  • Beverley Knight

    23:19
    The amazing Beverley Knight is our stunning cover star, and in this spirited, energy-infused episode she talks to DIVA magazine's Deputy Editor Nic Crosara aboutcelebrating 50 glorious years of lifestepping into her power and confidenceher endless love of music making accidentally becoming a gay iconNow also an Olivier Award winning West End star, Beverley's latest brilliant album The Fifth Chapter released at the end of last year.Have you heard our top-rated ep? TheLWordGenQ with Rachel ShelleyWant to hear more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's February issue here.Edited and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsDIVA - the world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary peopleGet in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com
  • DIVA Debrief: February 2024

    53:41
    Beverley Knight is on the cover, people! You know Everything is Going to be Alright...And what a cover!It's a bumper issue of DIVA magazine and a bumper episode of the DIVA Debrief, with the right royal Roxy Bourdillon, editor supreme, and The L Word star Rachel Shelley (aka Helena Peabody).DiscussingLGBTQ History MonthTwenty years of The L Word - TWENTY!Whether it's time to phase out the term "openly gay"Ella Gauci's special report on our elderly LGBTQIA+ communityPlus an exclusive Beyond Borders feature starring you, the DIVA listener.Wherever You Are In the World.This month: Libbie from Maryland, USA. Thank you Libbie!The DIVA Debrief - one gorgeous glossy in your ear.Have you heard our top-rated ep? TheLWordGenQ with Rachel ShelleyWant to hear more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's February issue here.Edited and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsDIVA - the world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary peopleGet in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com
  • DIVA Digest

    04:45
    DIVA magazine's editorial assistant Ella (aka your personal queer newsreader) brings you the hottest and most important headlines from the last two weeks in our new segment: DIVA Digest. Want to see more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's December issue here.Edited by Ella Gauci.Produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsThe world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary people.Check out our podDIVA back catalogue with over 100 episodes - where you can find all your favourite LGBTQIA voices.Are you living outside of the UK? Get in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com and tell your LGBTQIA story to the world!
  • The Relationship Room with CJ DeBarra / NeuroQueer

    24:06
    Ali Hendry's Relationship Room with author of “NeuroQueer” CJ DeBarraCJ DeBarra (they/them) is a non-binary, queer journalist and author from Ireland and based in Nottingham. Today we discuss:·        Sex, Kink and ADHD·        ADHD queer dating·        ADHD self-advocacy·        Why there are so many queer neurodivergent humansStay connected:CJDeBarra TwitterCJDeBarra websiteHave you heard our top-rated ep? TheLWordGenQ with Rachel ShelleyWant to hear more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's December issue here.Edited and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsDIVA - the world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary peopleGet in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com
  • Marika Hackman

    15:45
    On this week's #podDIVA we spoke to the enigmatic singer-songwriter Marika Hackman about her new album Big Sigh. Join us as we dig into what inspires her music, the trials and tribulations of the "old queer longing", having crushes on girls in the year above at school, and about how she met her partner and DIVA-fave singer Art School Girlfriend! Editorial Assistant Ella Gauci dives into the making of this highly anticipated album. Have you heard our top-rated ep? TheLWordGenQ with Rachel ShelleyWant to hear more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's December issue here.Edited by DIVA's amazing Editorial Assistant Ella GauciAdditional editing and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsDIVA - the world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary peopleGet in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com
  • Gentleman Jack Dec 2023

    27:56
    podDIVA is off nibbling mince pies with Sapphic Claus this week, but we didn't want to leave you with empty stockings!A Gentleman Jack bonanza!Featuring the married folk duo Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, creators of THAT theme tune!We're celebrating this smash HBO / BBC TV show in all its sapphic glory!With star Suranne Jones on this month's DIVA cover.Hear amazing tales of love, self-actualization, joy and music-making that Gentleman Jack has inspired.Including contributions from Patricia Esgate, Neve Elizabeth, Liv Woodward, Meg Maguire, Jill Liddington, Donna Raney, Esther Newton and Sarah Wingrove.podDIVA: Queers for your EarsWherever you are in the world.Produced and co-edited by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVAAdditional editing by the awesome Nic Crosara.Get in touch: editorial@divamag.co.ukThis episode originally aired April 2022
  • The Relationship Room featuring Moe Ari Brown from Hinge

    28:07
    Today on podDIVA we have a special episode of The Relationship Room with Moe Ari Brown.  Moe Ari is the Love and Connection Expert for the dating app Hinge – Hinge is now the UK’s number one trending dating app!Moe is also a Mental Health Expert in Transgender Identity and a Licenced Marriage & Family Therapist In this episode, Moe talks to your host of The Relationship Room and DIVA Magazine’s Ali Hendry about Deepening Our Love Goals.And as we enter the holiday period -  how can we use connection to support our mental health?Stay connected with Moe Ari Brown:Insta: @loveoutproudThe DIVA Debrief - one gorgeous glossy in your ear.Have you heard our top-rated ep? TheLWordGenQ with Rachel ShelleyWant to hear more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's December issue here.Edited and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsDIVA - the world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary peopleGet in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com
  • DIVA Debrief: December 2023

    49:41
    Get ready for the big bash - DIVA is turning 30 next year! Woo hoo!Join The L Word star Rachel Shelley (aka Helena Peabody) and DIVA's very own Sapphic-Claus Roxy Bourdillon, resplendent in red velvet with a white faux fur trim, as we dig into this latest issue of DIVA. The one with the sublime Suranne Jones on the cover. Rachel and Roxy cosy up together this yuletide, between the covers and under the mistletoe, taking a look at some of our tastiest morsels of writing whilst reflecting back on the highlights of a spectacularly sweet DIVA year. Discussing:Cover star Suranne Jones and all things Gentleman JackThe DIVA effect!DIVA turning 30 in 2024Lesbionic gifts for that special someone in your life, as picked by Lady Christmas herself.Plus an exclusive Beyond Borders feature starring you, the DIVA listener.Wherever You Are In the World.This month: Irene from Greece. Thank you Irene!The DIVA Debrief - one gorgeous glossy in your ear.Have you heard our top-rated ep? TheLWordGenQ with Rachel ShelleyWant to hear more of all things LGBTQIA? Grab your copy of DIVA's December issue here.Edited and produced by Rachel Shelley with love and support from #TeamDIVApodDIVA: Queers for your EarsDIVA - the world's leading brand for LGBTQIA plus women and non-binary peopleGet in touch: poddiva@diva-magazine.com