Daniela Costa

Journalist

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)

Portfolio

AfterEllen

How "Loving" relates to the LGBT community

At first glance, the connection between Jeff Nichols' new film Loving and the LGBT community might not seem obvious. After all, the film is about a real life interracial couple,...

AfterEllen

Director Park Chan-wook on "The Handmaiden" and the "more romantic" extended version

Since my review of The Handmaiden was published, some of you have agreed with my take on the film while others couldn't disagree with me more. Still, I can't say I was expecting...

AfterEllen

Erika Linder and Natalie Krill on their sexy Sapphic film "Below Her Mouth"

After the recent release of a very sexy trailer, there's been a lot of buzz about new film Below Her Mouth . The story of a passionate love affair that consumes two women over a...

AfterEllen

Jane Wiedlin talks bisexuality, BDSM and The Go-Go's last tour

is a queer rock icon and an open book. Jane Wiedlin The Go-Go's guitarist and songwriter has been out as bisexual and as a member of the BDSM community for so long that, as she...

AfterEllen

Out lawyer Mary Bonauto on winning marriage what comes next for LGBT Americans

We all know the road to same-sex marriage in the U.S. was a long one and one that involved many people. But if you had to credit one woman whose decades' worth of work most made...

theBUZZ

Tegan Quin

AfterEllen

Out lesbians Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden and Jackie Goldberg are "Political Animals"

In a world where men usually rule, it probably comes as a surprise to many to learn thatthefirst four openly gay elected California state politicians were women. Perhaps just as...

AfterEllen

Dylan Gelula on playing the lesbian lead in "First Girl I Loved"

After premiering at Sundance, First Girl I Loved has started to make its way around the festival circuit. The film sees 17-year-old Anne ( Mateo Arias). Most notably, the movie...

AfterEllen

Annise Parker on being "Houston's lesbian Mayor," HERO and her political future

Annise Parker made headlines across the United States and around the world in 2009 when she became the first openly LGBT person elected mayor of a major U.S. city. But having...

AfterEllen

Fidel Castro's niece Mariela Castro EspĂ­n on the LGBT Cuban cause and Day Against Homophobia &...

It may perhaps come as a surprise to many that one of the most vocal voices coming out of Latin America in support of LGBT rights is that of a straight woman named Mariela...

theBuzz

Peaches

AfterEllen

Exclusive: Susan Sarandon on "About Ray," "The Hunger" and being a lesbian icon

It's up for debate, but between Freeheld , Carol, Grandma , and several other standout films, 2015 is arguably the best year in lesbian-themed movies. Thanks to great...

AfterEllen

"Sense8" star Jamie Clayton talks trans representation, Nomanita and LGBT leads

Have you binge watched Netflix's new sci-fi drama series Sense8 yet? Well you don't need any more reason than trans lesbian lead Nomi Marks. Nomi, played by the brilliant Jamie...

AfterEllen

Ana Golja talks Zoe and Grace on "Degrassi" and working with Jennifer Beals

Ana Golja may be new on AfterEllen's radar, but she's more than making up for lost time. The 19-year-old came to our attention this summer after her character Zoe Rivas fell for...

AfterEllen

"Rookie Blue" star Charlotte Sullivan talks playing gay cop Gail Peck

Rookie Blue 's Gail Peck may be a hard-ass, but Charlotte Sullivan who plays her is an absolute sweetheart. Last season Gail fell for Holly (Aliyah O'Brien ), only to have her...

AfterEllen

"Rookie Blue" showrunner Tassie Cameron talks Gail Peck, Season 5 storylines and lesbians in the...

Rookie Blue is the little Canadian cop show that has captured our hearts. More specifically, Officer Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan ) has arrested our attentions since the moment...

AfterEllen

Exclusive: Erin McLeod talks women's soccer, getting hitched, and being out in sports

Erin McLeod is an Olympic medalist, the starting goalkeeper for Canada's national women's soccer team and an out and proud athlete. Erin was on hand to open PrideHouse Toronto...

AfterEllen

"Carmilla" producer Steph Ouaknine gives us the on-set scoop for Season 2

After what feels like forever, Carmilla is finally back. Season 2 of the web series based off of J. Sheridan Le Fanu 's novella brings us a new set and new faces, as well as the...

Dailyxtra

Greg Louganis is Back on Board

It's easy to forget about the trailblazers as time passes by; some of us never even get to know them. Back on Board sets out to make sure we don't forget Olympic champion Greg...

Dailyxtra

Ice time

Angela James feels mixed emotions when she thinks back to her early years on the ice at North York's Flemingdon Arena. It's where she got her first taste of competitive hockey....