Who’s your #styleinspo?

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“I dreamed of creating bespoke clothes to celebrate each person’s individual style” BY DENISE KAPLAN, ORHAN LONDON TAILORING It’s a Wednesday afternoon and Charlotte is being fitted for her fourth bespoke jacket in as many months.  “You really need to speak to DIVA’s publisher, Denise,” she tells me. “Linda Riley is all about transforming the [….]

On body confidence in the bedroom

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“Performance anxiety makes up a great percentage of bedroom confidence for women loving women” BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT Confidence in the bedroom can have a massive effect on self-esteem and sexual wellbeing – especially when it comes to lesbian and bisexual women. Performance under (or over) the sheets is something that is discussed so frequently within [….]

The key to making the right decision about your sperm donor

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Basic profile? Extended profile? Anonymous or known? BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Choosing to use a sperm donor is a big decision – therefore, there are a lot of things to consider. Questions like, ‘How much information about the donor should we be able to provide our child with in the future?’ are not uncommon. In order [….]

As DIVA celebrates 25 years, the state of Illinois recently celebrated 200

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]

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 [….]

What turns you on? Lesbians wanted for research into sexual arousal

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Heterosexual and bisexual women display a curious pattern of sexual arousal: When shown explicit videos, they will display equal sexual arousal to videos featuring sexy men or sexy women. Lesbians, however, constitute a notable exception to this pattern: They show a marked preference for women in their sexual responses. This pattern has been found in [….]

Ageing With Pride in Birmingham

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Birmingham LGBT celebrates the older LGBTQI+ women who helped shape today’s community BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT Ageing with Pride launched in August and aims to increase the visibility of older LGBT people, dismantle barriers such as ageism (particularly from within the community itself) and confront the homophobia, biphobia and transphobia too many of us face in [….]