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Honest To God

VICKY BEECHING SPEAKS CANDIDLY ABOUT KEEPING THE FAITH
PHOTO NICHOLAS DAWKES, CREATIVE COMMONS

“Now that you’ve come out as gay, when are you going to ditch the God-stuff?!” Over the past two years, I’ve been asked this question more times than Ruby Rose has had tattoos. It’s become a conversational staple.

This was one aspect of coming out that I hadn’t anticipated. My gay orientation was unacceptable to most of my Christian community; I’d expected that. But suddenly, as I began stepping into LGBT spaces, I realised my Christian faith was now unacceptable to some.

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This month’s cover features some of the movers and shakers on the first ever DIVA Power List as voted for you. Also in this issue… Black History Month: Inspirational women who deserve to be remembered Vicky Beeching on keeping the faith after coming out as lesbian BBC newsreader Jane Hill is feeling blue post-Rio Phyll Opoku-Gyimah speaks to lesbian and bi asylum seekers Heather Peace takes on gendered toy manufacturers Kesiena Boom: Why Theresa May is bad news for lez/bi women Is sex education in schools fit for purpose? Roxy Bourdillon finds out How to deal with homophobic micro-aggressions in the workplace Interviews with Sarah Walk, Cheryl Dunye, Rebekah Staton and Roxane Gay. PLUS: travel, family and much, much more!
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