“How I met 200 naked lesbians”… what happened next

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After experiencing the summer camp of a lifetime, Shirley Ridson set about creating an event in the UK BY SHIRLEY RIDSON Read the first part of Shirley’s story here: divamag.co.uk/2019/04/16/how-i-met-200-naked-lesbians My friend and I left the magical island of Sejero off the north coast of Denmark, where we had spent a memorable time at a [….]

Sofie Hagen: “I can have lesbian sex when I’m thin”

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The comedian and podcaster revisits her teenage diary WORDS BY SOFIE HAGEN, IMAGE BY MATT CROCKETT I recently found an old diary I wrote when I was 13. Like most teenage diaries would, it portrayed me in a rather unfortunate light. Amongst complaints about the girls in my class – and embarrassing amounts of Westlife [….]

Saski Singer: “Lesbian visibility makes me feel united”

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Pride host and LGBTQI+ educator Saski writes about the importance of role models and #LesbianDayOfVisibility BY SASKI SINGER I wonder when I became visible as a lesbian to the outside world. Was it whilst hosting at a Pride, delivering LGBTQI+ training in schools, singing on stage, becoming a mum or even cutting my hair really [….]

Remembering Lyra McKee

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Jacquie Lawrence pays tribute to the young journalist murdered in Northern Ireland on Good Friday Lyra McKee, the talented young journalist, advocate and activist for the LGBTQI community, was murdered on the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday agreement by a terrorist suspected to be a member of the self-named “New IRA”. [….]

“Now is not the time to be complacent about LGBTQI+ rights”

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Julie Coles from Willis Towers Watson opens up to myGwork‘s Louise Sinnerton about living in Spain while Brexit plays out Picture by Reyes Cervantes for REDI, panel speaker at a REDI event  Julie Coles’ story is not uncommon among British people – she moved to Spain in 2001 and has built a life here. Julie [….]