CULTURE: Coming out in the time of Corona

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What hurdles has Coronavirus put on your coming out process? BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM As lockdown got in the way of so many elements of our lives, some of our biggest life events were put on hold – or even brought forward in some cases. One big life event that COVID-19 has no [….]

Five questions for a newlywed couple on the COVID-19 frontline

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DIVA meets the couple who are working together to fight against the pandemic BY ROSA BRANDMARK ROBINSON If you’d told Karen Mellow-Marais and her wife Sam that they would be spending their first wedding anniversary working on the front line of a global pandemic on their wedding day, I doubt they would believe you.  But [….]

SCREEN: Lots Holloway & April Kelley release an uplifting lockdown documentary

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A ‘Summer On Ice’ is the mini documentary all about what we lost and gained during lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We knew it wouldn’t be long until some of our friends here at DIVA started releasing the exciting projects they’ve been working on during lockdown. While we were all baking and keeping up our Duolingo [….]

GLOBAL PRIDE: Get ready for a 24-hour virtual Pride this Saturday

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Organisers say it has the potential to be the largest LGBTQI event ever as it shines a light on global diversity BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Global Pride 2020, the 24-hour virtual Pride taking place this weekend, aims to shine a light on LGBTQI members from every continent. Over 500 Pride and LGBTQI organisations from 91 countries [….]

SCREEN: Queer travel films for a sofa holiday

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Five films that will help you escape somewhere far away (without leaving the house) BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s likely that many of us have already had our summer plans cancelled by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and there may be many travel restrictions continuing into the rest of the year. Lez be honest, we’re all craving [….]

RELATIONSHIPS: How coronavirus could impact cohabiting couples

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“You may be left wondering what your rights are” BY GIBSON KERR Co-habiting couples are being urged to take speedy and proper action if one of them was to die without making a will. Personal law specialists Gibson Kerr said with Coronavirus sadly claiming the lives of many people before their time, the remaining partner [….]

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 [….]