Twin Media Group is delighted to announce their takeover of leading lesbian publication DIVA. First published in 1994, DIVA has long been at the vanguard of the lesbian media world.
Twin Media is owned by Linda Riley, the former publisher of g3 magazine and currently runs a raft of diversity events.
Riley commented, “With our knowledge and experience gained in lesbian publishing in the UK, USA and Australia, my team and I are looking forward hugely to driving the business forward, to serving our lesbian readership with compelling, engaging and provocative content, and we already have some exciting new columnists in the pipeline.”
Simon Topham, CEO of current owner Millivres Prowler Group (MPG) said, “ I am delighted that DIVA will pass into such good hands – the sale is prompted by MPG’s shift in focus to the gay male market, in particular on the future growth plans for Gay Times and Prowler Retail.”
Linda Riley is the founder of major diversity events such as the European Diversity Awards, an event which honours individuals and organisations who work to help create a fairer, more inclusive society. She is also the founder of the Global Diversity List, a comprehensive guide to the individuals who are putting diversity at the heart of human resources within the world’s biggest organisations.
She is co-founder and trustee of the Inclusive Foundation, an independent charity providing grants, advice and assistance to charitable and voluntary organisations working in equality, diversity and inclusion across the UK and Europe.
Linda is a trustee of Action Breaks Silence, a charity working to empower and educate girls at risk of violence in India and Africa.She is a Patron of the LGBT youth homelessness charity, Albert Kennedy Trust and in May 2014, she was appointed onto the Board of Directors for GLAAD.
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That’s great news, and makes total sense to leave MPG behind. Wishing all the Diva team, lots of success for the exciting new chapter ahead! x