The inaugural DIVA Awards, sponsored by Heathrow Airport, have been hailed a huge success.
Held at London’s glamorous Cafe de Paris, people came from near and far to celebrate 250 issues of DIVA magazine and the individuals who have made it the leading voice for lesbians and bisexual women.
Famous faces included the Absolutely Fabulous pair Jennifer Saunders and Harriett Thorpe, as well as Denise Welch, Sinitta, Gok Wan, Horse McDonald, Alsion Moyet and many more mingled with columnists, contributors and long-time DIVA subscribers, as everyone let their inner DIVA out for the night.
Rachel Shelley hosted the event, presenting 15 awards to some incredible and inspirational individuals including actress Victoria Broom, footballer Lianne Sanderson and former DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska, before Heather Peace and Saara Aalto blew the roof off with their respective performances.
DJ’s Gok Wan and Smokin’ Jo kept us dancing until the wee small hours, and as everyone piled into taxis at the end of the night, all anyone could ask was: when’s the next one?
See you next year!?