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FIRST CLASS

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A HOLIDAY IN THE CLOSET

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You may have spotted a video making the rounds on social media. Called “What if we treated straight couples the way gay couples are treated on holiday?” – this ATTN and Virgin Holidays collaboration features all too familiar comments, such as “You must be the fun straight couple of the resort” and “You two? On honeymoon? Hahaha”. It hits the nail on the head in terms of the reactions us holigayers may face even in “progressive” destinations. The video was made to highlight new research* by Virgin Holidays, revealing that just one in 20 LGBT+ couples are at ease showing affection on holiday. What’s more, half of LGBT+ couples fear judgement and mockery, and are worried about their safety abroad. One in 10 LGBT+ travellers have been threatened with physical violence on holiday and one in three LGBT+ travellers have experienced discrimination, including judgement and ridicule. This compares to three quarters of straight couples being more affectionate with their partners on holiday than at home. In other words, it’s clear the tourism industry still has a little further to go…

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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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