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Hot under the collar…

CHARLOTTE BYRNE CHARTS A PASSION FOR HAIR

It’s no secret that hair is synonymous with style. It is perhaps even more important for those of us who aren’t completely straight, and until quite recently short hair could act as an instant signiier of sexuality (and was certainly a lot easier to identify at irst glance than the length of a girl’s nails). I once read an online piece that claimed the difference between a “straight” short haircut and a “gay” one was the way it was cut at the neck; if the hair was feathered, then you were probably looking at a straight girl. If it was shaved or cut into the neck, you could more or less assume she wasn’t completely straight. And if she rocked a shaved head, she had achieved optimum dyke status.

Perhaps this was in part because it was a visual rejection of societal norms of femininity – even now, people of a certain age may visually equate “lesbian” with “bull dyke”. Butch or femme and everything else, sexuality and style have always been inextricably linked. This is completely different for someone with a fetish for haircutting. Where some people cut their hair to suit their image, we do it to suit our lifestyle – whether the image its sexual preference may or may not be a coincidence. Where some people enjoy sex, we head to the barber shop.

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Looking outrageously chic on the cover of our style issue is showrunner, writer and all round mega-babe Lauren Morelli. In an exclusive interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, she spills the tea on her super queer new Netflix show, Tales Of The City. And keep the Kleenex on standby, as Lauren also shares her remarkable personal journey, revealing how she discovered her sexuality on the set of Orange Is The New Black, and what it’s really like being Mrs Samira Wiley. Also in this issue… Ellen Page talks sex scenes and standing in her truth Lucy Spraggan: “There are many insecurities in the LGBTQI community” A little lez conversation: On the set of Heather Peace’s brand new chat show How to dress like your fave celesbian Queer Eye: What’s it like to be a stylist on the Netflix hit? Forbidden love: We meet the lesbians in Brunei PLUS Travel, fashion and much, much more!