The perfect fit: Bespoke tailoring for queer women

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A tailoring company that understands the importance of finding a suit that fits your body BY GOODRICH BESPOKE Suits and women. Women and suits. Suits on women. Even women on suits (I’m talking about you, Meghan Markle) …are having their moment.  I mean did you see that thing Zendaya did at the Harper’s Bazaar Party? We know [….]

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 [….]

Sound and vision: the singer-songwriter using music to help others see

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Artist Rachael Sage works with Vision Aid Overseas to release new album, PseudoMyopia BY DIVA STAFF Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has teamed up with Vision Aid Overseas to release a stripped-back version of her critically-acclaimed album Myopia. Re-workings of the songs from that album come together to form her new work, PseudoMyopia.  The album title comes [….]

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 [….]

We asked sperm donors the questions you’ve always wanted to…

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What if, one day, there’s a knock at the door and there’s a donor child waiting to meet you?  BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Why become a sperm donor in the first place? How much money do you get? What if there’s a knock at your door in 18 years and you find a donor child behind [….]

Lisa Thomas: “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month”

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MyGwork’s Lisa Thomas wants all women to have a visible role model in the workplace, no matter the season 🌈 BY LOUISE SINNERTON “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month,” says Hay’s Director of Client Operations, Lisa Thomas, when she sits down to chat to Louise Sinnerton from myGwork. Lisa Thomas is [….]

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 [….]