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Raising Awareness: Lesbian Visibility Day

Today is International Lesbian Visibility Day and we wanted to mark it by sharing details of why it's important and share stories from those celebrating.

Beds SU

By Beds SU

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Today marks International Lesbian Visibility Day, which has been running since 2008. Created to celebrate, recognise, and bring visibility for lesbian identified members of the LGBTQ+ community. The day is about honouring and elevating this unique community of people who are historically overlooked and dismissed by way of being both women and queer.

Despite existing for over a decade, International Lesbian Visibility Awareness Day is little known in society. Dr Julie Scanlon, who specialises in equality and diversity, has written an article on why this day is important for:

‘recognising and celebrating the contributions of lesbians, and making sure they are included, valued and engaged’.

You can read Julie's article in full here.

In addition, Stonewall an LGBTQ+ organisation has collected a series of  personal stories from their staff about the importance of visibility in 2022, which you can read here

Beds SU values diversity and would love to hear more from our diverse members: from ideas and opportunities on how we can come together to create change or if you would like to find out more about what we do to support all students and groups from societies, community groups

You can join our LGBTQ+ group or society via our website and get in touch with us if you want to organise activities for yourself and other lesbians.