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 [….]

LGBTQI domestic abuse – a different closet

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Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate, it happens in our community too  BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT With media campaigns and awareness about domestic abuse usually focused on women being oppressed by men, it’s easy to forget that domestic abuse is experienced within LGBTQI relationships just as often.  Domestic abuse does not discriminate based on gender, it can happen [….]

Thinking about starting a #rainbowfamily?

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Find out about the experiences of other women with donor-conceived children in this closed Facebook group 🌈 BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Thinking about starting a family using donor sperm? Not sure where to start or who to turn to? Then this Facebook group might just be for you. Facebook Group, Family Dreams, is a space created [….]

Skinnydip celebrate Pride in style raising over £4000 for LGBTQI charities

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100% of the profits from their #HATESUCKS limited edition Pride collection will go to charities chosen by LGBTQI activists BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This year, Skinnydip London did Pride bigger and better than ever before. Their #BeyondTheRainbow campaign had one main goal – to educate, inspire and create a safe space for the LGBTQI community to [….]

Women On Top: Inclusivity and allyship in the workplace

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To allies, “Be curious and courageous to understand more about the community” No matter our race, ethnicity, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, we all know how important it is to live and work in an environment that feels inclusive and understanding, where we feel safe to be our true ourselves. Meet Linzi Blakey. She [….]

Looking for a gal pals’ getaway? Try Galena, Illinois

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Think Amy Poehler’s Wine Country (but with your best queer gal pals) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/ILLINOIS. PHOTO: EXPLORING GALENA, ILLINOIS Have you seen Amy Poehler’s most recent Netflix-shaped offering, Wine Country? If not, it’s a delight. In the film, in honor of Rebecca’s (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic getaway with their [….]