Diva (UK) - - Your Shout -

Dear Ra­dio Times (cc DIVA), Ok, you can tell them to stop now. We’ve got the mes­sage. I told my wife-to be-that we will have to cancel our wed­ding. We have agreed that we will no longer be ec­stat­i­cally happy but live our sad(ish) lives to­gether as best we can... Oh, and we will look out for cars as they seem to be the down­fall of les­bians, no mat­ter where or what era we live in. Heidi Thomas, as cre­ator of Call The Mid­wife, if you wanted to “move the drama along” or what­ever rea­son you give for writ­ing the third neg­a­tive end­ing to a les­bian or gay char­ac­ter on TV in two months, you could have writ­ten what ac­tu­ally did hap­pen to women with fe­male part­ners. If they ended up in hos­pi­tal, their part­ners were of­ten ex­cluded from know­ing any­thing that was hap­pen­ing to them. You are cov­er­ing ma­jor is­sues of the time, so don’t ban­ish happy les­bians back to their fam­i­lies with loss of mem­ory. My wife was de­liv­ered by a mid­wife who lived in a ru­ral vil­lage with her girl­friend, and the vil­lage knew all about them. They lived hap­pily ever af­ter. It can be done.

Six months.

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It helps me imag­ine my fu­ture. In France we have no images of les­bian cou­ples in the me­dia. And it is very hard to trust that living a “nor­mal” life is pos­si­ble when no­body tells you that. Mar­riage was le­galised re­cently in France but still we have no pic­tures of cer­e­monies; I can find that in DIVA. DIVA shows me the way… thank you.

More sto­ries about les­bian cou­ples in their 40s. More about how chil­dren of les­bian cou­ples han­dle school.

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