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This month we’re standing in solidarity with Munroe Bergdorf after she was fired by L’Oréal for a Facebook post challenging racism and white supremacy. Bergdorf, a black queer trans woman, had been hired by the cosmetics giant to take part in their True Match campaign, but was sacked days later following an inflammatory article in the Daily Mail. What came next was weeks of death threats and a “general bombardment” of abuse that left the model, activist and DJ paralysed with fear. “The most ridiculous thing is that you call out racism and they respond with more racism,” she told the Guardian. “It just doesn’t make sense.” But Bergdorf did not cower; she did not hide. Instead, she stood up to those who sought to patronise, gaslight and abuse, and in doing so challenged the hypocrisy of those corporates who want to cash in on diversity without actually doing anything about, you know, diversity.

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Looking bloody adorable on the cover this month is the incredible Ellen Page, who talks to DIVA about her new film Flatliners, being gay in Hollywood, and how coming out has changed her life for the better. Also in this issue… Win a wedding worth £15,000! Below Her Mouth: We speak to the stars of the hit lesbian film Suits you! Bridal fashion for the gentlewoman Nicole Faraday: Bad Girls helped me accept my sexuality Happily ever after? One cynic’s search for long-lasting love Living History: Marguerite McLaughlin on why older generations are our strongest link to our future Rainbow Honeymoons Fantastic books and where to find them Plus travel, culture and much much more!