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Family is forgiveness

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SOCIAL ACTIVIST AND MODEL MUNROE BERGDORF ON THE MEANING OF THE F WORD

As LGBT+ women, we all know that “family” is a word that means different things to different people.

It’s a powerful and inescapable word that has the potential to conjure feelings of comfort, joy and hope, or sadness, regret and loss, simply depending on your personal journey. But do we talk enough about the pressures put on us as LGBT+ women within our family structures? Whether our family is chosen or biological, accidental or intentional, as queer women living within a patriarchal society that still places heteronormativity as the default, we are often put in uniquely emotionally laborious positions – “Am I doing enough? Could I have done more? Am I enough?”

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This month we have a treat for all you Creampuffs out there as we're celebrating Carmillamas with an exclusive interview with two of the movie's stars. Natasha Negovanlis and Elise Bauman talk to DIVA's Roxy Bourdillon about everything from the making of the movie, to how special it is for them as queer actors playing queer characters, and we think you're going to love it. Also in this issue… Mudbound: Oscars' tipped director Dee Rees explains why reverse racism is a fallacy X Factor star Parisa Tarjomani talks publicly about her sexuality for the first time Queer, Actually: DIVA discovers that queers, actually, are all around How to ace Xmas Christmas in Nigeria: Priscilla Philips shares her experience Tomorrow's world: What will our families look like in the future? Why we love Princess Nokia Plus interviews with Lots Holloway, O'Hooley and Tidow and so much more!
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