FAMILY: More female same-sex couples are using IVF to start families

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“New figures indicate that IVF has moved on from only being a treatment option for heterosexual couples with a fertility problem” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Heterosexual couples have used IVF for decades and still account for around 90% of all fertility patients, however a recent report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority [….]

FINANCE: What you need to know about pensions

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LGBT Money spell out how you can support your future self BY LGBT MONEY, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK In simple terms, a pension is a tax free way of saving for your retirement, and there are broadly three pension sources which will fund your retirement. Workplace Pension Subject to certain earnings thresholds, it is now a [….]

OPEN SOON: The Vagina Museum is back to spread the vulva love

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The #OpenSoon campaign will see 50+ pieces of original vagina art auctioned to raise money as the museum re-opens  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We’re not sure about you, but there’s been a vulva shaped whole in our hearts since The Vagina Museum had to unfortunately close earlier this year due to COVID-19.  The opening of the [….]

TRAVEL: DIVA takes a trip to queer friendly Copenhagen

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A sneak peak into the celebrations lined up for Copenhagen 2021 BY POLLY SHUTE Here at DIVA we have been missing Pride season, and like many, are big fans of the Nordics. We were delighted, as an official media partner, to be flown out to Copenhagen for an exclusive update on their plans for WorldPride [….]

FAMILY: One in three LGBTQI adopters say their sexual orientation is a barrier

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Research from New Family Social reveals that LGBTQI couples currently family-finding are facing huge struggles  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM According to brand new research conducted by New Family Social, the UK’s charity for LGBTQI adopters and foster carers, 28% of LGBTQI adopters currently waiting to be matched with a child say that their [….]

STYLE: Creating fashion history through visibility and inclusivity for Transgender women

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My Size is the non-profit organisation on a mission to to define a global sizing standard for Transgender women  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JAMES LIGHTBOWN Whilst working on initial developments for lingerie, the team behind My Size – Bok Goodall, Marcia Griffiths and Winn Austin – found there is currently no sizing standard for [….]

EDUCATION: The shadow of Section 28

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Georgina Tomsett-Rowe explores how the UK should move forward with LGBTQI education in schools BY GEORGINA TOMSETT-ROWE, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK As we watch children returning to school in a post-COVID world, we think about the endless discussions of how they will be learning. We have spoken less, however, about what they will be learning. In [….]