Kezia Dugdale: Brexit is not inevitable

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The former Scottish Labour leader talks Brexit, IndyRef2, and her proudest moment in parliament so far In this month’s issue of DIVA magazine, we talk to Scottish Labour politician Kezia Dugdale about life after the jungle. Here, in a divamag.co.uk exclusive, she tells us how her views on Scottish independence have changed, and why she [….]

A day in the life of a foster carer

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Lesbian couple Joanne Perks and Lisa Baldwin share their story BY DIVA STAFF  Joanne Perks and Lisa Baldwin, have been fostering with Foster Care Associates (FCA) for the past 12 months. As well as having a birth daughter, they have been supporting long-term placements for children, as well as shorter, emergency placements. They are currently [….]

Fashionably late to the party

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“I was suddenly on high gaydar alert for any mid-life lady-lovers” BY WOMAN ON THE VERGE This is quite a shocking admission, coming as it does on a website for lesbians, bisexual and queer women, but until I fell in love with a woman at the ripe (some might say fermenting) old age of 42, I [….]

Don’t shush me: Is your library stocking LGBT books?

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Hannah Murphy is on a mission to give LGBT books pride of place on our library shelves BY HANNAH MURPHY  Successful campaigns such as Stonewall’s Come Out For LGBT and Rainbow Laces have highlighted how important visibility is in tackling intolerance. However, it can be difficult for individuals to become involved in these campaigns and [….]

I just watched The L Word for the very first time and now I have a lot of feelings

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“As I listen to Shane mumble like some kind of lesbian Elvis, I realise how much this programme has managed to pervade my lesbian cultural consciousness” THE L WORD / SHOWTIME BY ELEANOR MARGOLIS  One episode into The L Word and a lot of stuff is starting to make sense. Please don’t shout at me. [….]