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 [….]

Galena Country tops list as Illinois’ quaintest LGBTQI getaway

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If you’re looking for a little R&R away from the city, Galena Country is open… IMAGE GREAT AMERICAN POPCORN COMPANY. CREDIT DICE SALES. Just a three hour drive from Chicago, this captivating location is lush with rolling hills, rich in history and loaded with incredible outdoor adventure, shopping and dining – and it’s LGBTQI-friendly to [….]

Travel review: Celebrity Edge Cruises

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DIVA publisher Linda Riley gives her cruise with Celebrity Edge ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s no secret that cruising has been experiencing something of a renaissance in recent years. What was once considered as the preserve of the older generation is now becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages and looking for something different from their holidays.  [….]