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In or out – where’s our humanity?

AFTER THE EU REFERENDUM, UNCERTAINTY REIGNS AND HATE CRIME IS RISING, FINDS PHYLL OPOKUGYIMAH

Firstly, I want to give a big shout out to those of you who have sent me warm wishes, those of you who email, tweet and Face-book-message me because you are loving the politics and the real issues I am writing about. I can’t respond to everyone but I want you to know that I read every message and appreciate your support, your words of encouragement and your passion for real change. I never thought I would enjoy writing a column as much as I do but it also makes me realise there is so much to do, so much to change, so much to positively tackle, and crucially, so much to unite on.

As I sit typing my column for DIVA, I can’t help wondering if there is an elephant in the room within our own community regarding the attacks on people of colour, Eastern Europeans, Muslims and LGBT people, which have risen since the European Union (EU) Referendum.

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We’re thrilled to have YouTube stars Rose and Rosie on our cover once again! Find out what they’ve been up to since we last spoke and enjoy digital extras including an exclusive behind the scenes video from our cover shoot and bonus images. Also in this issue… Bad Girls: Roxy Bourdillon meets the cast of the ITV drama and finds out why we still hold a candle for Larkhall 10 years on Magda Szubanski: Why we love the Kath and Kim star Comedian Jayde Adams: “DIVA outed me to my family” Vicky Beeching on making the Yuletide gay Heather Peace: Why it’s cool to be kind Phyll Opoku-Gyimah asks “Where’s our humanity?” Holidays are coming: Yule love our Christmas gift guide! PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!