NEWS: Emerging humanitarian crisis for LGBTQI individuals amidst Coronavirus pandemic

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A new consultation by Kaleidoscope Trust reveals an unfolding humanitarian crisis  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Today, a new consultation by Kaleidoscope Trust of 34 LGBTQI charities working in 37 Commonwealth countries, reveals an unfolding humanitarian crisis for LGBTQI communities across the Commonwealth as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The governments’ responses [….]

Eight of the most heartwarming queer moments during lockdown

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Wholesome queer content to brighten up your lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE We know it’s not easy to stay uplifted during lockdown. It’s okay to have your wobbly moments and listen to all of King Princess’s saddest songs on repeat. But if you’re looking for some heartwarming content that will put a smile [….]

FAMILY: Concerned parents denied contact with children during COVID-19

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“There are some parents who are taking advantage of the current unprecedented times to refuse contact” BY GILSON GRAY A worrying trend is developing with parents using the Coronavirus lockdown to prevent ex-partners from seeing their children, a leading family law expert has warned. Gilson Gray’s Family Law team have received a dramatic increase in [….]

LOVE INC: How to tie the knot during lockdown

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Founder of Love Inc Brittny Drye on how to adapt your wedding during uncertain times BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG. IMAGE PHIL VAN NOSTRAND A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc., the leading equality wedding magazine where all couples are equally represented. Launched in 2013, Love Inc. provides [….]

GOOD NEWS: Couple plans “pandemic pop-up wedding” at drive-in theatre

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Texan couple’s creative new ceremony concept will see them wed amid coronavirus BY BRI HOUK/DIVA STAFF. PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA DORAN Lindsey and I were scheduled to have our dream wedding on 10 April 2020, but the arrival of Covid-19 changed those plans… While many have postponed their ceremonies, instead, we’ve decided to broadcast our nuptials to [….]

DATING: DIVA’s top tips for taking your dating life digital

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Looking to add a bit more fun to your virtual date night? Give one of these lockdown-friendly ideas a go BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Dating within the confines of your own four walls during the Coronavirus pandemic is proving difficult for many. Whether you just started seeing someone that [….]

THE BISEXUAL BIBLE: Enter the “control freakies”

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“What I didn’t realise was a total lack of external stimulation would give me far too much time to… think” BY GEORGIA BUTLER.IMAGE BY SAMANTHA GARROTE It has been three weeks since I saw a human face, in person, to whom I am not related. It has been two weeks since I wrote an article [….]