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, [….]

GOOD VIBES: Seven self-isolation sex toys to get you through lockdown

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Just because you can’t go out, doesn’t mean you can’t get off BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Don’t worry if you’re spending lockdown alone. We’re here to give you a helping hand during this lonely time. Isolation doesn’t need to be a buzz kill, folks. Now is the perfect time to to give yourself some [….]

BLOG: The Adoption ABCs

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“This isn’t always how I imagined my parenting journey would begin – but it feels right” BY JENNY CAMPION “So how does it work for lesbians, will you use a sperm donor?” This is the wildly inappropriate question a colleague asked me during my first week at a new job (I should have known it [….]

DIVA COMMUNITY: This is our LGBTQI+ NHS

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“The work we do really does change people’s lives – every single day” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE BY ANDREA PIACQUADIO As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect lives globally, essential workers and NHS staff are bravely out on the frontlines keeping the UK on its feet. Here at DIVA, we are very proud to support the incredible [….]

VIEWS: 5 ways to stay busy while staying home

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“Self care shouldn’t be overlooked while self isolating” BY BEX SHORUNKE. IMAGE KELLY LACY COVID-19 has deprived a selfless NHS of sleep and the people their freedom. The UK hasn’t ever (in recent years) looked so dystopian – empty streets, barricaded shops and tumbleweed gliding through Soho. Womxn worldwide are being confined to the four [….]

New study explores social impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI+ community

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“When mental health and social isolation already disproportionately affects our community, it’s vital that we listen to those who are most vulnerable” BY SOPHIE PERRY A new snapshot study completed by LGBTQI+ community research Queer Voices Heard delves into the social impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBTQI+ people.  The study, which was undertaken between [….]

HEALTH: Want to perfect your social distancing skills? Here’s how…

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NHS England’s National Advisor For LGBT Health shares their advice for staying well while staying home BY LIZZIE STREETER/DR MICHAEL BRADY. PHOTO ANNA SHVETS It’s really important that everyone follows the government’s guidance on the social distancing measures we should all now be taking to reduce social interaction. These measures have been put in place in order to reduce [….]