Self-isolating? Five LGBTQI+ series to keep you going while you’re home alone

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Stay safe, screen lover BY SOPHIE PERRY Whether you’re self-isolating or not, with everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s likely we’ll all be spending more time than usual at home in the coming weeks… From the constant news reports to the scaremongering served by Karen Off Of Facebook, the world feels [….]

Three things you can do *right now* to be a better trans ally

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(And all in under 10 minutes) BY SOPHIE PERRY  You may have heard about the recent opinion piece by Suzanne Moore, published in The Guardian newspaper, and calling for the “protection of women’s sex-based rights”. It’s just one of the latest in a noted pattern of transphobic content published by the mainstream media platform. This [….]

10 words that mean something completely different when you’re a lesbian

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Pass me the chapstick BY TINA LEDGER, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK We basically have our own secret language… 1. Gold star What it actually means: A gold coloured star. What it means to lesbians: A woman/lesbian who has never had sex with a man.  via GIPHY 2. Lipstick What it actually means: Make-up in a variety [….]

10 LGBTQI films where no one dies

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We take a look at the film world where the leading lez/bi ladies actually survive BY LOUISE HEATH At the moment it seems like hardly a day goes by without a queer female character being killed off or having a happy ending snatched away.   SPOILERS AHEAD! Alongside the demise of Rose from Jane The Virgin and [….]

QUEER VOICES HEARD: How is the coronavirus affecting you?

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“We want to know what you think about the Coronavirus, and how the LGBTQI+ community may be affected” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE SHARON MCCUTCHEON Here in the UK, it seems people are finally beginning to take the spread of the coronavirus seriously. Despite what feels like an apparent lack of clarity from the UK government, [….]

“HEAVY HEARTS”: BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival cancelled amid COVID-19

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Organisers of the international film festival take the “very difficult decision” to cancel the “very special and long standing” event BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE The BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, with which DIVA magazine work closely with each year, has been cancelled. Amid recent developments relating to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, organisers have [….]