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Forever friends

WHAT HAPPENS TO A LESBIAN FRIENDSHIP WHEN ONE TRANSITIONS TO LIVE AS A MAN? JAKE AND KRISTA TELL THEIR STORY

KRISTA AND JAKE

PHOTOS PAUL GRACE, STYLIST HELEN SHEPARD AT BANG TIDY, DIVA 2006 SHOOT PETER PEDONOMOU

All friendships change over time, but former DIVA models Jake and Krista (pictured le ) have stayed the course, despite falling out when Jake transitioned. When they asked to celebrate their relationship in these pages nine years a“ er they appeared together in a DIVA style shoot, we said yes and asked them a few questions.

DIVA: How and when did you first become friends?

JAKE: Krista and I met at the Candy Bar when I was 21. I remember seeing her standing at the bottom of the stairs, wearing a white Diesel denim jacket, and thinking that she was absolutely stunning. She certainly stood out from the crowd, and as a new face she was already getting her fair share of attention. Having worked at the bar, I knew most of the girls who came in, so I was interested in someone fresh! Krista had attitude, a great sense of humour, and tons of Scottish charm, and we soon became inseparable.

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Singer-songwriter and Same Love vocalist Mary Lambert talks self-love, body positivity and mental health with DIVA this month. We also snagged an exclusive photo-shoot with her and you lucky digital readers can watch the behind the scenes film we made of it. Elsewhere in the issue is ANOTHER behind the scenes video of a very different photo-shoot. This one was a first for DIVA: dogs in designer-wear. It's our favourite fashion shoot to date and the photos and video must be seen to be believed! Also inside: Bisexuals on TV Changing attitudes to body hair Photo coverage of Pride in London and Black Pride DIVA editor Jane Czyzelska asks: What's really going on when the mainstream media deride minorities? O'Hooley & Tidow Trans 101 Hollywood stuntwoman Tiger Rudge Eco Ibiza What is Raw Fest? Charlotte Cooper South african photographer Zanele Muholi The brains behind Lily's Kitchen Lisa Gornick What happens to a lesbian friendship, when one transitions to live as a man? The Raising The Skirt art project Ladies of Llangollen Avignon Jay Bernard And the best in books, film, music, wellbeing, travel and TV
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