WOMEN ON TOP: How to come out at work

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Kate Barker thinks everyone should be out at work. Here’s how ✅ BY KATE BARKER Everyone should be out at work. Every. One.  Partly because ordinary questions like “How was your weekend?” are devilishly difficult to navigate through a fog of gender-neutral pronouns.  And lying is exhausting. Especially on a Monday morning. But I do [….]

SCREEN: Top five lez/bi films from the 90s

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Be prepared to binge-watch them all BY DIVA STAFF The Incredibly True Adventure Of Two Girls In Love No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is Tina from The L Word (aka Laurel Holloman) playing a baby butch called Randy, who falls head over 90s Converse for her gorgeous classmate, Evie (Nicole Parker). Sweet rather [….]

Sandi Toksvig: “I’m still a lesbian”

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National treasure Sandi Toksvig reflects on the reaction of the tabloid press to her coming out BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In 1994, Sandi Toksvig became the first lesbian in the UK to come out while in the public eye, after hearing rumours that she was about to be outed by a tabloid. Now a national treasure, [….]

PODCAST: Anthems Pride is the perfect podcast for Pride Month

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A new bitesized episode every day of Pride Month, packed with LGBTQI icons 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Pride Month is looking pretty different to how it usually does this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to come to a standstill. It’s still a time to celebrate the LGBTQI community, their experiences and identities, [….]

TRAVEL: An (all too) brief history of lez/bi travel

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While we can’t travel at the moment, let’s look back on the stories of lesbian and bi wanderers BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE VIA ADOBE STOCK PHOTOS It’s Sunday evening and, like a good lesbian, I’m watching Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister has packed her thermometer and she’s off on a jolly. “Do women… do that?” asks [….]

TRAVEL: The Pride of Taipei

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Experiencing the LGBTQI delights of Taiwan’s colourful capital BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage and within the first month, over 1,000 same-sex couples acted upon their newly delivered marriage rights. This alone confirmed that Taipei Pride 2019 was set to be [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: This is The End

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Director Samantha Strauss talks to DIVA about dying with dignity, living with none, and making every day count BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE As the global population continues to age, conversations about end of life care and assisted dying weave in and out of the mainstream consciousness. It’s those very conversations that make up the central, ethical [….]