Women V Cancer: London to Amsterdam by bike 2021

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Cycle through four countries in four days to raise vital funds for women’s cancer charities 🚲 BY WOMEN V CANCER Fancy cycling from London to Amsterdam on Women V Cancer’s 10-year anniversary European challenge? Together, we’ll hop on our saddles in central London and pedal all the way to Amsterdam for the invaluable Women V Cancer charity [….]

Planning your honeymoon? Outdoorsy?

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Seasonal honeymoon ideas for getting out in the great outdoors in LGBTQI-friendly Illinois 🇺🇸 Getting married = exciting. Travelling = exciting. Travelling abroad after just getting married? Very, very exciting. And what better place to do so that in self-appointed #amazingforall state Illinois? Here are just a handful of ideas perfect for those newly-wedded couples [….]

TRAVEL: Florida is the perfect destination for LGBTQI travellers

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Sophie Griffiths jets off to Florida to find the Sunshine State is earning its rainbow BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VISIT FLORIDA Back when I was eight years old, before I knew I was queer, I was lucky enough to experience the classic family holiday to Orlando, Florida. All I knew was I had [….]

The Black History Month Issue: Spotlight on Illinois

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What does the #amazingforall state have on offer for those looking to explore Illinois’ QTIPOC community and Black History? IMAGE BRONZEVILLE/BOXVILLE MARKET Illinois has a reputation for being one of the most LGBTQI-friendly states in the US and, recently, it’s been making queer, Black history as well. Here, we took a closer look at what [….]

Five lez/bi legends from LGBTQI-friendly Illinois

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In case you needed any more reason to visit the #amazingforall state 🇺🇸 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/ILLINOIS. PHOTO: NETFLIX There’s lots to think about when planning a trip away. What time of the year should you go, how long for, and just how many famous queer folk come from there… (Just me?) We’ve been working with [….]

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 [….]

Reader story: “My homophobic family made my life a nightmare, but now I couldn’t be happier”

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Instagram influencer Fozia shares her difficult journey to find ultimate happiness I have always known I was gay, but my strict Muslim upbringing made it extremely difficult for me to accept myself. My family never could. I met Sammy at work. She was in an arranged marriage with a man from Pakistan, but over time, [….]