26th April we celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day. Affirmative visibility is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all lesbian-identified people. Visibility is more than just media representation. It includes feeling seen in health and community services, at work, at school, and all other areas of our lives. Visibility brings recognition, safety, and a sense of belonging. We use today to recognise the many contributions from lesbian communities in LGBTIQA+ history, and celebrate all lesbians!
Lesbian visibility is crucial to health and wellbeing. Lesbians can identify many different ways, they can be cisgender women, trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersex and many more.
For a number of reasons there is not a lot of data available on these intersections which can increase people’s vulnerability and invisibility but it is important to note the different ways lesbians might identify.
Here are some resources for Lesbian Visibiltiy Day: