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What are we worth?

WITH SO MANY LGBT PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO STAY ALIVE, IT’S TIME FOR MORE RESEARCH, CHARLOTTE COOPER SAYS
PHOTO SARA DAVIDMANN

I knew something was wrong when friends started posting cryptic things on social media about grief and loss. I wasn’t in anyone’s inner circle, so I never got The Call, but I guessed that something horrible had happened in that creepy Facebook way. A few days later there was a name, Bryn Kelly, and a word, suicide. Laverne Cox posted a eulogy and people began to clock what had happened: another trans woman had died prematurely. At that point Bryn became more symbolic than real and it became too painful to read on.

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Channel 4’s Anna Richardson (Revenge Porn, Super Shoppers) talks exclusively to DIVA about her recent work, labels, biphobia and her relationship with Sue Perkins, in our in-depth interview. Also in this issue: - Susan Calman’s last column (for now) - Foodie and campaigner Jack Monroe on becoming a vegan parent - DIVA discovers Canada’s remote lesbian hot-spot - Why did Gayle Newland get 8 years for disguising her gender from her girlfriend? - Wedding style special: what to wear and how to plan yours - Disabled lesbian and bi women challenge stereotypes - Music showcase: ones to watch from the urban underground scene - Book extract: Shamim Sharif’s Cold War romance, Despite The Falling Snow - Trans rights campaigner Juno Roche on life as a bi trans woman with HIV Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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