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 [….]

BLOG: #WhichOneIsMummy on experiencing “motherhood guilt”

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“Looking back, I can laugh, but hey – these were real feelings at the time. I just needed some time to get a little perspective” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE At both five and six weeks, I sat on my sofa crying… This is the time where I always struggle the most after having a baby. Emotions and [….]

FAMILY: The road to motherhood – decision making

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For LGBTQI couples, the road to motherhood is more possible today than ever BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL For LGBTQI couples today, the road to motherhood has become far more achievable than ever before. More and more resources are now available to help same-sex couples overcome the challenges that they may face in the process of having a child. Moreover, support for the rights of same-sex parents is [….]

COME TOGETHER: DIVA create online community to bring lez/bi women together during COVID-19

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“Our digital doors are wide open” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “Hey, DIVA family. Welcome to our new digital hangout, a safe space to meet, chat and collaborate,” begins the new Facebook-based, DIVA Community, launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together amid everything that’s happening in the world right now. “In these uncertain [….]

MONEY MATTERS: How statutory sick pay works amid COVID-19

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Employment lawyers answer your questions about statutory sick pay and coronavirus BY GILSON GRAY/GRAHAM MILLAR I have over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, but this is by far the most challenging time I have witnessed for any businesses in the UK – and indeed the rest of the world. The most important advice [….]

MUSIC: Charli XCX schedules self-isolation streaming sessions

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The packed programme will feature special guests including Christine And The Queens, Clairo and Rita Ora BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM The queen of pop and DIVA’s favourite LGBTQI ally, Charli XCX, has announced a programme of daily online events with the aim of providing support to those currently self-isolating due to the COVID-19 [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]