TRAVEL THROWBACK: On the streets of Philadelphia

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Joanna Whitehead falls hard for this spirited city BY JOANNA WHITEHEAD, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Overlook Philadelphia at your peril. The capital of Pennsylvania is a city with grit and heart, packed with history, art and gays galore. Known as The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), the early settler William Penn named the metropolis [….]

Suzi Ruffell launches brand-new podcast

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Out With Suzi Ruffell hits streaming services next week BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We already know how much we love Suzi Ruffell’s voice coming through our earphones. We’ve been listening to her alongside Tom Allen on their podcast Like Minded Friends since 2015, and we can’t sing its praises enough. So, you’d best believe we were [….]

Dear readers: Help us to help you

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Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell pens an impassioned plea to support DIVA and keep our community thriving through the Covid-19 crisis BY CARRIE LYELL Do you remember the first copy of DIVA you bought? I do. (Almost) 20 years on, I can still see the shiny red cover, clear as day, glistening on that shelf in WH [….]

Happy Birthday, Anne Lister 🎂

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Carrie Lyell visits Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and meet the cast and crew of new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good half [….]

BLOG: #WhichOneIsMummy on reaching “the turning point”

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“It’s taken eight weeks, but I finally feel like I am me again” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Here I am, sitting with our little eight-week-old, finally feeling like things are getting easier. The sun is shining which, of course helps, but also the hormones and emotions have calmed down a lot. My friend messaged me after [….]

First set of LGBTQI stars participating in Mermaids DigiFest 2020 revealed

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LGBQTI celebs and allies will come together this weekend to show their support to the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA MERMAIDS UK So, you’re already excited for Mermaids DigiFest this weekend, right? Well, how about when you hear the wonderful line-up they’ve got up their sleeve… If you didn’t know: Trans charity Mermaids [….]

VIDEO: 6 TED Talks for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Explore trans stories with DIVA’s pick of trans, non-binary and queer-shaped TED talks BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Every year on 31 March, the international LGBTQI+ community, its allies and those seeking to learn, come together – albeit, virtually this year – to celebrate, educate and listen to trans, non-binary and queer voices share their stories, and [….]