Travel review: Celebrity Edge Cruises

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley gives her cruise with Celebrity Edge ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s no secret that cruising has been experiencing something of a renaissance in recent years. What was once considered as the preserve of the older generation is now becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages and looking for something different from their holidays.  [….]

The stunning Isles of Scilly

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Peace and tranquility is closer than you might think… Words and images Jo Jepson-Davies Forget trekking to Tibet for a retreat when you need to get off the modern day merry-go-round, peace and tranquility is much closer to home than you think.  Chances are you probably have heard of the Isles of Scilly, you just [….]

SOAK: “The world’s trash, but there are so many beautiful people because of it”

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Carrie Lyell catches up with the singer-songwriter ahead of the release of her heavy-hearted second album, Grim Town WORDS BY CARRIE LYELL, PHOTO BY ELLIUS GRACE The last time I spoke to SOAK was in 2015, shortly before the release of her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream. Bridie Monds-Watson was at the [….]

Did you know it’s IDAHOBIT? And bi the way…

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Bisexual erasure and biphobia are most definitely still things that exist BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing, people. As a bisexual woman in a same-sex relationship, my bisexuality is more often than not lost in the binary static. At every LGBTQI event I attend, (bearing in mind, I probably attend more than your average queer-o) [….]

In the face of discrimination

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On IDAHOBIT, Anisa Easterbrook learns about LGBTQI rights in Poland BY ANISA EASTERBROOK Today marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia or, the shortened catchier version that you’ll see trending on Twitter which has absolutely nothing to do with The Lord Of The Rings – IDAHOBIT. This day was created in 2004 to [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah named as Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

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“With more than 20 years of experience as an LGBTQ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner, I’m thrilled to embark on this next chapter” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Widely known as Lady Phyll (partly due to her decision to reject an MBE to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire) DIVA columnist Phyll [….]

Here’s what Suranne Jones really thinks about straight actors playing LGBTQI+ characters

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The Gentleman Jack star speaks exclusively to DIVA Box Office about her role as Anne Lister WORDS: ROXY BOURDILLON, PHOTOS: BBC/LOOKOUT POINT/MATT SQUIRE There’s a lot of discussion right now about straight actors playing LGBTQI+ characters. The matter of representation is undoubtedly an important one, especially for us as queer people, who have often been [….]