Long-distance love: The one where she moves to Singapore

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“Having met queer Singaporeans, I have witnessed their own survival and relative comfort” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI It started as a normal weekday when I was picking up my girlfriend for her lunch break, and ended as the day I made a life changing decision… I’m moving to Singapore. She went into the question hesitantly and, [….]

TRAVEL: Welcome to Galena

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DIVA meets badass businesswomen Carolyn Linton-Canfield to find out what “Gaylena”, Illinois, has to offer lez/bi visitors Carolyn and Angela Linton-Canfield have been a couple for 22 years and, along with their (now 25-year-old) twins, lived in Chicago, Illinois and Oakland, California before settling in Illinois’ Midwest in 2008.  Soon after the move, the pair [….]

LGBTQI domestic abuse – a different closet

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Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate, it happens in our community too  BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT With media campaigns and awareness about domestic abuse usually focused on women being oppressed by men, it’s easy to forget that domestic abuse is experienced within LGBTQI relationships just as often.  Domestic abuse does not discriminate based on gender, it can happen [….]

OPINION: Why Jane The Virgin’s Petra Solano made my #20BiTeen

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“Her development is both moving and mind-blowing” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI I don’t think there has been a better character development arc on TV than Jane The Virgin’s Petra. At least not since Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and that was 2008. I mean, how often do you get a powerful business woman go from [….]

OPINION: “It doesn’t matter who you love, as long as you keep it to yourself” – the paradox of Pride

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Mie Astrup Jensen is sick of being told to keep it to herself BY MIE ASTRUP JENSEN Summer is the season of celebration for LGBTQI people. However, it’s also a time when some experience derogatory comments about positive discrimination, enforcing an agenda without understanding straight privilege. I’ve often encountered the phrase, “It doesn’t matter who [….]