Diana Cage is a writer and performing artist whose work explores sex, art, bodies, relationships, and desire. She is an award winning author of six books, most recently The Lesbian Sex Bible, which won a LAMBDA Literary Award. Her chapbook memoir, The Husbands, was published with an accompanying audio track by Occasional Remarks.
Cage was formerly host of The Diana Cage Show, a bombastic and political nightly talk show on SiriusXM. Before that, she spent five years as editor of On Our Backs, a pornographic magazine made by and for lesbians that promoted a sex-positive and body-positive political voice in the feminist sex wars. Cage later worked as editor of the arts magazine Velvetpark: Dyke Culture in Bloom.
Her writing has appeared in Fence, Brevity, Spunk, Girlfriends, GQ, Curve, Signs, Shewired, Velvetpark, The Huffington Post, Kitchen Sink, Other, Maxim, New York Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Pride Guide, The Folsom Street Fair Guide, Lambda Literary, Burning Word, and other places.
Cage’s performance work, both solo and as part of the performance duo Hormone Trouble, has shown at Dixon Place, SOMArts, Theater Rhinoceros, The Stonewall Inn, The Poetry Project, The Stud, and other venues.
She served on the board of directors for CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, and is a founding member of the collective What Would an HIV Doula Do? She curated the New York reading series for Belladonna Collaborative and has hosted and curated for other literary organizations in both New York and The Bay Area.
Cage earned an MFA from San Francisco State University and has taught at Pratt Institute, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, University of the Arts and other places.