TRAVEL: This gorgeous video shows why Key West is still the perfect destigaytion

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Locals celebrate the 20th birthday of their “One Human Family” philosophy BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA KEY WEST First introduced back in 2000 on a free bumper sticker created by local designer JT Thompson, the One Human Family message encapsulates the aspects of real life in Key West. The city is all about compassion, acceptance [….]

ESCAPE: Wild women on the road

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Carrie Lyell and Danielle Mustarde put the lez/bi camping stereotype to the test on a (queer) Scottish road trip BY CARRIE LYELL. ABOVE: OBAN FERRY CROSSING Four queer women, who’ve never been on holiday together, squeezed into a campervan, in Scotland, home of rain, in autumn? An ambitious route, covering more than 400 miles in [….]

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 [….]

DIVA at World Pride in New York

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Creative director Jacquie Lawrence and publisher Linda Riley share their memories of a trip to The Big Apple for the mother of all Prides 🍎🌈 BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE World Pride in New York was indicative of the city in which it was held: big, bold, brash and beautiful. Diverse and inclusive, it was a perfect [….]