Gay in the 90s: Section 28, “filthy queers” and lesbian chic

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As DIVA celebrates its 25th birthday, Georgina Turner reflects on how much – and how little – has changed since the magazine was first published in 1994 Words Georgina Turner For the queer community in Britain, the 1990s was a decade inflected by Section 28 – pearl-clutching horror at the notion that school children might [….]

Meet the women bringing intimacy and connection to at-home insemination

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Could you help Project Aid’n help make life out of love? Aid’n, a tool made to help women in at-home insemination with a focus on pleasure and intimacy, is now seeking funding on Indiegogo! Be a part of the success of a life-changing tool that allows women and same-sex couples the ability to maintain the [….]

Bisexual lighting and why it’s definitely a thing

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It’s all about the pink, purple and blue, baby… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Bisexual lighting. That’s right. It’s a thing, and it’s glorious. The release of Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe’s electro-pop tune Make Me Feel has breathed new pink, purple and blue life into the Twitter-based discussion which brought the term “bisexual lighting” star-jumping its way into the big, [….]

A day in the life of a foster carer

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Lesbian couple Joanne Perks and Lisa Baldwin share their story BY DIVA STAFF  Joanne Perks and Lisa Baldwin, have been fostering with Foster Care Associates (FCA) for the past 12 months. As well as having a birth daughter, they have been supporting long-term placements for children, as well as shorter, emergency placements. They are currently [….]

Fashionably late to the party

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“I was suddenly on high gaydar alert for any mid-life lady-lovers” BY WOMAN ON THE VERGE This is quite a shocking admission, coming as it does on a website for lesbians, bisexual and queer women, but until I fell in love with a woman at the ripe (some might say fermenting) old age of 42, I [….]