Diva Magazine is the only monthly print and online magazine for lesbian and bisexual women in the UK available in shops. First published in March 1994, the magazine provides articles on news, fashion, lifestyle, culture, relationships and more. Carrie J. Lyell is assistant editor for the magazine, but previously worked for Curve Magazine and Pink Paper.
How did Diva Magazine feel when the same-sex marriage law was passed?
We were delighted when same-sex couples in England and Wales were given the right to marry in March 2014. After years of campaigning, it was fantastic to see the hard work of activists from across the country finally pay off.
What does this mean for LGBT people in the UK?
It was an important landmark which was rightly celebrated, but it’s also important to remember that marriage rights aren’t the be all and end all of equality, and the fight, for many of us, is far from over.
How far do you think the UK and the world has progressed when it comes to LGBT rights?
The UK has progressed significantly with regards to LGBT equality, but there is so much more to do, particularly for those of us who are black, disabled or poor.
Diva Magazine’s Top LGBT marriage stories:
Scotland’s same sex marriage bill more equal than England and Wales
Equal Marriage: Now what?
Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 US states!
Happy Wedding Day, Ireland!