LET DIVA BE YOUR LGBTQOMPASS

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When­ever I travel to a new place I like to meet with lo­cal queer women to find out about their ex­pe­ri­ences as an LGBTQ per­son in that re­gion. Whilst I love learn­ing about our beau­ti­ful com­mu­nity wher­ever I go, their sto­ries are not al­ways those of ac­cep­tance, love and equal­ity, and in far too many places LGBTQ peo­ple do not en­joy fun­da­men­tal rights. Al­though the num­ber of wel­com­ing coun­tries, ho­tels and re­sorts is grow­ing, it can be dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate the globe as a queer or trans per­son and it’s a good idea to read up on des­ti­na­tions be­fore trav­el­ling, to try and find those estab­lished com­mu­ni­ties be­fore de­par­ture. De­spite the many in­jus­tices in this world, we can be sure that there will be queer peo­ple wher­ever we travel, and as rain­bow sib­lings we know the im­por­tance of look­ing out for each other. Through DIVA’S Travel sec­tion we try to do that, to in­spire a wised-up wan­der­lust for the beau­ti­ful and di­verse world that we live in, to share the places we dis­cover and the ones that you tell us about. So do keep trav­el­ling, do keep send­ing us your pic­tures and do keep read­ing; to­gether we are cre­at­ing a global com­pass of queer life – right here in DIVA. Bella x Share your jour­ney: #Divamagtravel or email travel@di­va­mag.co.uk

BY BELLABE QVIST

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