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 [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Dear diary, take me back to Shibden Hall…

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Roxy Bourdillon heads up north on a Gentleman Jack mini-break BY ROXY BOURDILLON Hold onto your top hat, because I am on the lesbian pilgrimage. A part of me still can’t quite believe there even is a lesbian pilgrimage, and yet there must be because here I am on it, exploring the dykey delights of [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Bad and beyond

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Twenty years since it first hit our screens, Emma O’Brien on why Bad Girls was an intersectional feminist dream come true BY EMMA O’BRIEN Judging by friends’ responses, and the occasional over-animated Twitter debate, there’s a general consensus that the big moment in representation for queer teenagers in the late 90s was when we all [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: How to be a gentlewoman

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Carrie Lyell learns how to level up her life from a woman who has BY CARRIE LYELL Lotte Jeffs is an impressive woman. I’ve watched her career flourish from afar, endlessly impressed by the writer, editor and creative director’s Insta-perfect life. She is who I want to be when I grow up. So when I [….]

MUSIC: Say hello to G Flip

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Sophie Griffiths chats to Australia’s newest indie-pop queen about her rise to fame, her music and her cute queer love story BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY REUBEN MOORE Melbourne-based singer, producer and multi-talented performer G Flip (Georgia Flipo) has finally released her long-awaited album, About Us, into the world. It comes after a whirlwind year [….]