Mermaids DigiFest to become UK’s biggest, live-streaming LGBTQI+ festival

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Clear 4 April 2020 in your diaries and support trans children and families at DigiFest! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, charities are seeing a sudden hit and are facing considerable challenges. Many have seen a reduction in individual donations and have been forced to cancel any events planned in order to keep [….]

GAMING: Could it be? A queer Easter egg in Animal Crossing?

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Only days after Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s release on Nintendo Switch, players have found an LGBTQI+ reference… BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE NINTENDO UK/TWITTER Eagle-eyed players of Nintendo’s newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons, may have spotted a subtle reference to a queer relationship in the game. The life-simulation game, which features a community of adorable [….]

GOOD NEWS: NYC couple gets married in the middle of the street amid lockdown

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“Amidst the uncertainty and despair, marrying the love of my life in the most NYC moment was perfect” BY SOPHIE PERRY. NYC SKYLINE BY ROBERTO VIVANCOS Coronavirus might be grounding flights, closing down capital cities and turning (some) people into toilet roll-hoarding, doomsday preppers – but it won’t stop true love. Even in the middle [….]

MARRIAGE STORY: The best of lez/bi love

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Our favourite celesbians who put a ring on it BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM If there’s one thing that can cheer us all up, it’s a good ol’ lesbian love story. Here are some recent lez/bi engagements that you may have missed and a celebration of some of our all-time favourites that are sure [….]

Now more than ever, we need community, connection and Leisha Hailey on the cover of DIVA

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ALSO INSIDE: Laurel Holloman, Anne Lister and Janet Devlin Leisha Hailey is serving celesbian realness on the cover of our stunning new style issue and we are very much here for it. In an exclusive, no-holds-barred interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, the actor, singer and – lezbehonest – total dykon discusses everything from growing up [….]

GOOD VIBES ONLY: Sex toy sales are soaring

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You saucy self-isolators are keeping the sex toy industry ALIVE BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK The loo roll supply is very low in local supermarkets everywhere right now, but it seems sex toys are even higher in demand!  Sex toy sales are on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and statistics from Womanizer have [….]

VIRTUAL REALITY: Make some noise for… BFI Flare At Home!

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BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival becomes BFI Flare At Home, making over 230 films available online BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE. ABOVE: AND THEN WE DANCED In just days, BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival organisers have created an offer to give festival bookers the opportunity to see on BFI Player a number of great [….]