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Can they take away our rights?

WITH TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE THEY’RE NOT GUARANTEED, SAYS JANE HILL
PHOTO JEFF OVERS/BBC

I recently met a young gay man who’d come out to his parents only two weeks earlier. It hadn’t gone well. His mother and father were horrified – telling him it was “a phase” was the kindest of their responses – and his only sibling tried to be supportive, but felt stuck in the middle, trying to bridge the chasm between parents and brother. This man was intelligent, articulate, and had a good job; he was still in his 20s, lived in a big city and had plenty of friends – on the face of it, life was very promising indeed. But he was struggling; dealing with anxiety, guilt, all those self-defeating feelings that so many of us experienced when we told our family.

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We are delighted to have X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto on our cover this month! She tells Carrie Lyell about her time on the show and what it feels like to be the most successful female LGBT contestant ever. Don’t forget to check out our digital issue to see two of our favourite performances from the Finnish songbird. Also in this issue… How to change the world: Tips from women who have Sarah Waters shares her thoughts on The Handmaiden, a new film adaptation of Fingersmith, with Sophie Ward. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah on the importance of self-care Jane Hill considers LGBT life under President Trump Heather Peace speaks to same-sex parents to find out who does what in their household Vicky Beeching wants a New Year’s Revolution Exercise-fearing-femme Roxy Bourdillon roadtests the latest workouts DIVA readers on surviving major life challenges We reveal the shortlist for the DIVA Awards 2017 PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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