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STYLE

SPOT-ON STYLE ADVICE FROM SELF-LOVE WARRIOR BEVIN BRANLANDINGHAM, AKA QUEER FAT FEMME

Describe your look in five words

Miss Piggy retro glitter bombshell

Let’s talk fashion evolution

When I was 24, I went to a Gossip concert. My queer, fat, femme friend was there too, wearing a dress. This was one of those times I had considered wearing a babe dress, but chose not to because no one else would. Beth totally complimented her dress and I was just standing there being one of the crowd. I decided in that moment that I wasn’t going to hold myself back anymore. Quentin Crisp defined style as being yourself on purpose. That moment when I really started doing it was a huge point of liberation for me.

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We’re thrilled to have lesbian royalty Samira Wiley on our cover this month talking about The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is The New Black, and the importance of representation. In our exclusive interview, Samira also opens up about coming out, being a role model, and why she’s no longer worried about being labelled as a “gay actress”. Also in this issue… Orange Is Back: Why we’re still hooked, six seasons later Taryn Manning tells DIVA: “I miss playing the villain” Picnic At Hanging Rock: Natalie Dormer chats to Roxy Bourdillon about the BBC’s new sapphic series Miseducation Of Cameron Post star Sasha Lane: “I still haven’t come out to my parents” Hannah Bardell MP visits Malawi Eight surprisingly LGBT-friendly holiday destinations PLUS: Gay Games 2018, Edinburgh Fringe, horoscopes and much more!