The Lesbian Visibility Week, April 20-26, a digital initiative being launched by London-based Diva Media Group to “celebrate lesbians and show solidarity with all women in our community,” as the website for the event states. It builds on Lesbian Visibility Day, which has been observed around the world April 26 since 2008.
“Growing up, it was so rare for me to see lesbian women who were successful, accepted, and living out and proud,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a press release; GLAAD is supporting the vent. “Today, visibility of lesbian women, both transgender and cisgender, still remains strikingly low. During this time of global strife and uncertainty, it’s so important to celebrate the beautiful diversity of the LGBTQ community, and to applaud all lesbian women who inspire young women to be proud of themselves and rise up together as women.”
The media group is initiating a new marketing campaign, #ThisIsMe, which has been developed entirely by women in the LGBTQI media and creative community, and spotlighting those in the Visible Lesbian 100 as well as other key LGBTQI figures.
“I am delighted that Diva Media Group has launched the inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week,” Linda Riley, publisher of Diva magazine, said in the release. “I hope that this week becomes an integral part of the LGBTQI calendar going forward as it is so important that lesbians remain a visible part of the LGBTQI community and receive the recognition and celebration we deserve.”
Corporate supporters of the initiative include GlaxoSmithKline, P&G, and Kantar.
For more information, visit LesbianVisibilityWeek.com.