One from the vaults: Staying well over the silly season

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What happens if “the most wonderful time of the year” is a nightmare? BY JO WHITEHEAD Despite all the glitter, lights and wall-to-wall chocolate, Christmas isn’t always the easiest or happiest time for many people. This can be particularly acute for LGBTQ+ folks, who may face a tense or painful time with family members who [….]

EXCLUSIVE: Ilene Chaiken in conversation with Rachel Shelley

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The L Word creator spills the beans on Generation Q in a DIVA exclusive BY CARRIE LYELL Are you as excited as we are about The L Word Generation Q? Want to know who’s coming back and whether there will be an answer to that question that’s plagued us for the last 10 years? Well, [….]

SAARA AALTO: Do you hear what I hear? ❄️

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The glittering pop princess chats working with Kylie, first love and celebrating Christmas the Finnish way… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Saara Aalto glitters. She does. In fact, it’s the only reason I manage, sans glasses, to spot the 32-year-old in the low-lit bar we meet in, after glimpsing something shimmering in the far corner of the [….]

VIEWS: Queer Actually

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Roxy Bourdillon reimagines the Christmas classic BY ROXY BOURDILLON  It’s that time of year again. The streets are full of shoppers festively screaming at each other, the Amazon delivery guy is weeping on the pavement – a broken man with a broken back – and you’re settling down on the sofa with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange (it’s not Terry’s, [….]

One from the vaults: Driving home for Queermas

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This is why LGBTQI folk are more likely to travel home for Christmas BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Correct me if I’m wrong but it seems to be a universal phenomena that, once adulthood is reached, Christmas and New Year come and go in the same time that it takes your nieces and nephews to rip open each [….]

VIEWS: How can I be visibly bisexual?

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“Online my sexuality is there for all to see – this doesn’t translate to life offline” BY RACHEL CHARLTON-DAILEY Rachel – 30, bisexual, spoonie, Doctor Who nerd. This is how easy it is for me to come out online. By including that one word in my Twitter profile everyone instantly knows my sexuality. I am [….]

Who are your lez/bi inspirations of 2019?

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Celebrate your queeroes by nominating them for a DIVA Award! BY DIVA STAFF Who made your 2019 really, really special? Was it US Soccer captain Megan Rapinoe, when she lifted the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer, or Adele Roberts chowing down on unmentionables for her camp mates in the jungle? Maybe it was writer and [….]