FROM THE VAULTS: Queer beauty queens

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As Miss Universe celebrates its first openly lesbian finalist, Roxy Bourdillon investigates what it’s really like being a queer beauty queen BY ROXY BOURDILLON A blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty queen is waiting to hear if she’s won. She stands onstage wearing a diamante-encrusted evening dress, immaculately applied make-up, and no shoes. A few moments earlier, Emma-Jay [….]

Paris Lees: “I just never saw trans people being celebrated when I was growing up”

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The inspirational activist reflects on the #powerofhair Writer and activist Paris Lees spoke to DIVA about becoming a Pantene ambassador, media representation, and heartbreak hair changes. DIVA: How do you channel the #powerofhair to express your identity? Hair is a powerful and transformative tool – it was one of the first tools I had to [….]