The Arches: East London’s newest queer friendly day-to-night venue

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If you’re looking for a place to work hard and play hard, then look no further… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Arches is a brand new bar based in Bethnal Green, London. It’s tucked away under six Victorian railway arches which means there’s loads of space to accommodate the electric atmosphere and crazy cool interior.  The [….]

My motherhood journey: round one

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“I felt massively deflated. Gutted even” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So the journey began. We had set ourselves on IUI, with it being the least intrusive compared to IVF, and we were hopeful for good results. With our biggest tiny human it took three goes and with the mid-kid it was only one. The cycle started [….]

Lisa Thomas: “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month”

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MyGwork’s Lisa Thomas wants all women to have a visible role model in the workplace, no matter the season 🌈 BY LOUISE SINNERTON “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month,” says Hay’s Director of Client Operations, Lisa Thomas, when she sits down to chat to Louise Sinnerton from myGwork. Lisa Thomas is [….]

Join the tribe: The LGBT Mummies

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“We set up The LGBT Mummies Tribe to educate, share and celebrate women and their families” BY THE LGBT MUMMIES TRIBE, ILLUSTRATION BY SKETCHMYTRIBE I’m Laura-Rose, a 33-year-old, married lesbian mother of two. My wife and I have been together for 12 years, married for eight.  We had IUI treatment through the The Centre For Reproductive [….]

TRAVEL: Welcome to Galena

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DIVA meets badass businesswomen Carolyn Linton-Canfield to find out what “Gaylena”, Illinois, has to offer lez/bi visitors Carolyn and Angela Linton-Canfield have been a couple for 22 years and, along with their (now 25-year-old) twins, lived in Chicago, Illinois and Oakland, California before settling in Illinois’ Midwest in 2008.  Soon after the move, the pair [….]

LGBTQI domestic abuse – a different closet

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Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate, it happens in our community too  BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT With media campaigns and awareness about domestic abuse usually focused on women being oppressed by men, it’s easy to forget that domestic abuse is experienced within LGBTQI relationships just as often.  Domestic abuse does not discriminate based on gender, it can happen [….]