The long read: Mary Jean Chan

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Danielle Mustarde speaks to the award-winning writer about her debut collection Flèche and the journey that led her to it BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Born and raised in Hong Kong, poet Mary Jean Chan has been living in London for some six years and now holds a post as lecturer in creative writing at Oxford Brookes [….]

ESCAPE: What travelling in Greece taught me about life in lockdown

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“Don’t put pressure on yourself to come out of lockdown with a six pack – your body is already beautiful. And remember, tzatziki goes with everything“ BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR To bring a little light to lockdown, I’ve been hosting themed evenings for my flatmates inspired by countries we’ve travelled to. To replicate the Greek islands, [….]

GOOD NEWS: Saara Aalto marries partner in private ceremony in Helsinki

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“With so much anxiety and uncertainty right now, Meri and I wanted to celebrate love and put something positive out into the world” BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR. IMAGE SAMI TUUNANEN There’s love and light in lockdown! Huge congratulations are in order to Saara and Meri Aalto who have officially tied the knot. After a three and [….]

COMMUNITY: Staying in, but not staying silent

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LGBTQI+ activists and creatives come together for Queer Protest At Home BY PRISHITA MAHESHWARI-APLIN. ILLUSTRATION FREDDE LANKA “We demand honour, identity and liberation,” said Stuart Feather, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front, as he read out the GLF Demands written by John Chesterman in the 70s. His words, just as relevant now as [….]

Holland Taylor: “I have never concealed who I am”

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The Hollywood star chats exclusively to DIVA about her brand new Netflix show, her devotion to Sarah Paulson and why Peggy Peabody still holds a special place in her heart WORDS BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE VIA NETFLIX Holland Taylor is a class act: an inimitable performer with approximately a gazillion roles on her IMDB page, [….]

LOVE INC: How to tie the knot during lockdown

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Founder of Love Inc Brittny Drye on how to adapt your wedding during uncertain times BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG. IMAGE PHIL VAN NOSTRAND A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc., the leading equality wedding magazine where all couples are equally represented. Launched in 2013, Love Inc. provides [….]

FAMILY: Preparing for pregnancy? Here’s what you need to know

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Here are five top tips to consider before embarking on your pregnancy journey BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Getting pregnant usually requires some extra steps for LGBTQI couples and therefore there are some extra elements to consider when preparing to have a baby. With this being said, it is also important to remember to try and relax, [….]