ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END NEXT MONTH

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They say all good things must come to an end and after al­most 13 years it’s time for me to move on from DIVA. Need­less to say, it’s been an ab­so­lute plea­sure and priv­i­lege to edit the magazine I’ve writ­ten for since its early years. I be­came a jour­nal­ist be­cause I couldn’t see my voice re­flected in the het­eronor­ma­tive news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines (the in­ter­net didn’t ex­ist when I started!) and when I got my first job, I wrote about oth­ers whose voices were marginalised. Rais­ing the pro­file, and thereby sta­tus and self-worth of marginalised les­bian voices was one of my pri­mary aims when I be­came ed­i­tor of DIVA in 2004 and over the years this has ex­panded to in­clude more bi, trans and non-bi­nary and QTPOC voices. It’s hard to please all the les­bians all the time, but I be­lieve that bring­ing strong marginalised voices to the fore will be par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant go­ing for­ward and it’s some­thing that I know the DIVA team are com­mit­ted to push­ing even fur­ther. I want to thank you, dear read­ers, for your con­tin­ued sup­port of DIVA. All the won­der­ful peo­ple I’ve met and fea­tured in the magazine have played a part in cre­at­ing and fight­ing for les­bian, bi, trans and non-bi­nary cul­ture and space. All those who write in and tweet: you have helped make the magazine what it is to­day. I have enor­mous re­spect for team DIVA and I hope you’ll con­tinue to en­joy the won­der­ful magazine I am leav­ing be­hind, as I will. As a free­lance writer, you may see me pop­ping up in your favourite magazine from time to time. I’d like to also take this op­por­tu­nity to of­fer the pub­lish­ers at Twin Me­dia Ltd, Linda Ri­ley and Silke Bader, my very best wishes for the fu­ture.

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ED­I­TOR

ANNA L

Opin­ions ex­pressed by cor­re­spon­dents and con­trib­u­tors do not nec­es­sar­ily re­flect the views of the ed­i­tors of DIVA magazine or its pub­lish­ers.

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