The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: Being quirky in the great wide world

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This week, Louisa tells us the tale of an awkward encounter  BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Last fortnight’s piece touched on the pressures of socialising and making friends when you walk your own path. I received so many comments from people telling me how much it resonated with them, that I decided it was [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: How to embrace your quirkiness

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In the first of a new six-part series, comedy writer Louisa Bennett explores why standing out is better than fitting in BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, chances are that at some point in your life you’ve chosen to walk your own path. We are [….]

OPINION: Being an intersex lesbian

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Diana James on the impact that fear and misunderstanding can have on the intersex community BY DIANA JAMES For many intersex lesbians, on entering a lesbian space physically or online, you take a deep breath, your heart beats faster, but what you are feeling is not excitement it is fear. The toxic “debate” around gender, [….]

VIEWS: My non-binary wedding

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How difficult is planning a wedding when you’re non-binary? “Enby” Will McCreath gives DIVA a peek at their mood board BY WILL MCCREATH My partner Bexx and I got engaged in May 2016 and since then I’ve immersed myself in wedding planning – wedding fayres, wedding magazines, mood boards, wish-lists, books, and spreadsheets. I’m planning [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: How to come out at work

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Kate Barker thinks everyone should be out at work. Here’s how ✅ BY KATE BARKER Everyone should be out at work. Every. One.  Partly because ordinary questions like “How was your weekend?” are devilishly difficult to navigate through a fog of gender-neutral pronouns.  And lying is exhausting. Especially on a Monday morning. But I do [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Sofie Hagen – “I can have lesbian sex when I’m thin”

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Comedian Sofie Hagen revisits her teenage diary BY SOFIE HAGEN, IMAGE BY MATT CROCKETT I recently found an old diary I wrote when I was 13. Like most teenage diaries would, it portrayed me in a rather unfortunate light.  Amongst complaints about the girls in my class and embarrassing amounts of Westlife fanfiction, I made [….]