The key to making the right decision about your sperm donor

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Basic profile? Extended profile? Anonymous or known? BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Choosing to use a sperm donor is a big decision – therefore, there are a lot of things to consider. Questions like, ‘How much information about the donor should we be able to provide our child with in the future?’ are not uncommon. In order [….]

As DIVA celebrates 25 years, the state of Illinois recently celebrated 200

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]

Gay in the 90s: Section 28, “filthy queers” and lesbian chic

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As DIVA celebrates its 25th birthday, Georgina Turner reflects on how much – and how little – has changed since the magazine was first published in 1994 Words Georgina Turner For the queer community in Britain, the 1990s was a decade inflected by Section 28 – pearl-clutching horror at the notion that school children might [….]

Opening up hospice care

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CEO of Martlets Hospice Imelda Glackin on how we can create LGBTQI-friendly palliative care BY IMELDA GLACKIN Martlets Hospice is a hospice in the heart of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. When it comes to embracing and celebrating the LGBTQI community, our city is perhaps the most flamboyantly open in the [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #6: Mint

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, the illustrious Mint BY CLARE HAND The first time Mint took over Soho’s Jack Solomons, back in October last year, the event swiftly sold out. 300 names were on the guestlist: if they all turned up, the venue – a plush speakeasy [….]

Meet the women bringing intimacy and connection to at-home insemination

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Could you help Project Aid’n help make life out of love? Aid’n, a tool made to help women in at-home insemination with a focus on pleasure and intimacy, is now seeking funding on Indiegogo! Be a part of the success of a life-changing tool that allows women and same-sex couples the ability to maintain the [….]

Focus on lez/bi mental health this National LBT Women’s Health Week

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LGBT charity London Friend launches new services in bid to improve mental health and wellbeing of LBT women BY KATE MARTIN Look at any research on mental health in our LGBT communities and it will tell you the same – we experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress and other common mental health issues [….]