Daniela Costa


Known especially for my time with After Ellen (contributor), The Gaily Grind (staff writer), Gay Vegas (editor) and RTP (reporter/producer). Member of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

My work has also appeared in @HuffingtonPostCanada, @DailyXtra, @theBUZZ, @OutFrontCO, @soflagaynews, @WindyCityTimes, @gaycalgary, @WatermarkOnline, @HornetStories, @Into, @NBCOUT, @VICE, @Slate and @TeenVogue.

The below clippings are divided up by:

Multimedia, High Profile Interviews, High Profile Movie Reviews, Long-form Journalism, Sports Stories, Television Recaps/Reviews, Book Interviews/Reviews, More Interviews, More Movie Reviews, News Coverage & Profiles, and Other.

Lisbon, Portugal (currently) / Toronto, Canada (hometown)



Gay men and women get married in "Inside the Chinese Closet"

I love my best guy, who also happens to be gay, but could I marry him? Sorry bud, but I think it's going to have to be a "no" on that. No doubt then that the idea of marrying a...


Lesbian spaces continue to suffer in "Changing Tides"

All good things must come to an end, right? But why is that especially true of lesbian establishments? Lesbian bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. have been closing up shop left and...


"Girl Gets Girl" has Spanish lesbians in love, lust and drama

Let's take a trip down memory lane all the way back to 2007. Do you remember the much-loved Spanish web series Girl Seeks Girl ( Chica Busca Chica)? Did you just sing the title...


Five Fabulous Foreign Queer Documentaries Worth Watching

I love documentaries. What's more, I've always dug the hell out of foreign documentaries. Foreign documentaries with queer folks at their core? My Holy Grail. So in an effort to...


"The Firefly" is a sweet Sapphic love story sparked by grief

Have you ever seen an improbable scenario executed so effectively onscreen that you can't help but suspend your disbelief in order to feel as happy as those characters feel? It...


"Dual" is a fun international lesbian love story

European cinema's unique ability to make you feel so much of something while giving you absolutely nothing continues to astonish me with every film I watch. That's a nothing,...


"In Hiding" presents a problematic view of lesbianism in WWII Poland

So, Nazi-era Poland is probably not the best setting for a lesbian love story. Certainly it doesn't bode well for a happy one. Yet, if you're like me, you can't help but be...


A trans woman, her wife and her daughter are the focus of "From This Day Forward"

Try as we might, we can't really peg love-especially romantic love. It just comes in too many shapes and sizes, and with its unique ability to evolve and adapt (although this...


"We Can Be Gay Today" celebrates the first-ever pride marches in Lithuania

Lithuania is widely regarded as one of the most homophobic countries in all of Europe, with its capital city of Vilnius thought to be one of the worst European cities in that...


"Sick" tells the story of a woman institutionalized for being gay

It's a nightmare scenario: You're 16 and your parents ship you off to a psychiatric hospital after finding out you're gay. A year and a half later they release you, only to lock...


"We Do" looks at three same sex couples' pursuit of marriage equality

Today, same sex couples can get married anywhere in the U.S. and have it count anywhere in the U.S. I realize you're probably already aware of this "news," but have you thought...


"Clambake" pays homage to 30 years of Women's Week in Provincetown

That's it: I'm abandoning my family. The FOMO is too much! I mean, I already knew that Women's Week in Provincetown kicked off on Columbus Day, which just so happens to coincide...


"Queer City" delves into the lives of New York City's lesbian and bi women

When you think about the LGBT movement in North America, one city is a clear standout-New York. More specifically, the Stonewall riots of 1969 in Greenwich Village come to mind....


"Zoe.Misplaced" portrays a complex lesbian love triangle

One unwritten rule everyone knows: You're not supposed to date your best friend's ex. But come on, the lesbian community is so small that there's bound to be some overlap. It's...


Lesbian home movies highlight our community's real history in "Reel in the Closet"

I love a well-made biopic. Anything that can transport me back in time to tell the story of a person or people I'm genuinely interested in is gold in my books. So of course I'm...


"A Girl at My Door" is an uncomfortable look at homophobia in South Korea

Some dramas are bound to make you feel uncomfortable simply because they straddle a thin line between trying to be "real" and really going for shock value. The South Korean film...


Get lost and found with the beautiful "Nordland"

Think you have abandonment issues? Try having your girlfriend strand you during what should have been a romantic trip to Norway. That's the plot behind the perfectly European...


"This is Gay Propaganda" highlights LGBT life in Ukraine

When Euromaidan commenced in Ukraine in late November 2013, the world stood at attention. But as is so often the case during popular uprisings, many of us overlooked the various...


"Skin Deep" is a must-see tale of fast friendship

Some people are just meant to come into your life, just as you're meant to come into theirs. It can be for the most random of reasons, and it can be over in an instant, but you...


"Gaming in Color" delves into the queer world of video games

I think it's important given the context of this review to inform you that I don't consider myself a gaymer, or even much of a casual gamer. But as a product of the '90s, I...