Request for Help – Elise Collins’ Dissertation Questionnaire

Archival Practice MA Dissertation, Plymouth University: ‘Towards a Standard for Describing and Indexing LGBT+ Archive Materials’ LGBT+ history is becoming an increasingly important and popular area of research, but for many reasons, LGBT+ records in archives are often hard to find, and can be upsetting. High quality descriptions in catalogues could reduce these issues and […]

Celebrate IDAHOBIT in 3 Easy Steps

Every May 17, our global community comes together to draw the attention of the world to the realities of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics. It is a day to call out human rights violations that we keep facing every day, but also a moment of global pride and […]

“No Modernism Without Lesbians”, by Diana Souhami

Review of “No Modernism Without Lesbians”, by Diana Souhami Sue Sanders for LGBT+ History Month, May, 2020 It was back in the eighties when I went to the British Library to start my research on lesbians which I had discovered in the very coded descriptions of Dale Spenders’ book, “Women of Ideas and What Men […]

Joint Statement about LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response […]

Lesbian Visibility – We See You: The Proud Trust

Over the weekend, we saw much social media activity around Lesbian Visibility Day, marked each year on 26 April. As a society, as we move towards gender neutralised language, i.e. the word “gay” to mean any person that experiences same-gender attraction, we run the risk of losing sight of women and their experiences. Hence positive […]

Facebook bans Lesbian Visibility Week advert. No satisfactory explanation offered for censorship

London, UK – 27 April 2020 An advert to celebrate the first-ever Lesbian Visibility Week has been banned by Facebook with no satisfactory explanation.The advert went live on Thursday 23 April to highlight Lesbian Visibility Week and the Peter Tatchell Foundation weekly newsletter, which was guest edited by lesbian Linda Riley, publisher of DIVA magazine and […]

Sensible FootWear – A Girl’s Guide

Kate Charlesworth (born 1950) is a British cartoonist and artist who has produced comics and illustrations since the 1970s. Her work has appeared in LGBT publications such as The Pink Paper, Gay News, and AARGH. She has produced science comics for New Scientist (“Life, the Universe and (Almost) Everything”) and The Independent. In 2015, her graphic novel Sally Heathcote: Suffragette was included in a […]

Breakfast with Sue Sanders, interview by Laila El-Metoui – 20th April 2020

Laila El-Metoui (Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the year 2020) interviews Sue Sanders, the British LGBT rights activist and reflects on over 40 years of work and activism as part of Lesbian Visibility Week. Sue recieved the Rainbow Honours Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Join us for a breakfast with Sue and donate (if you can) to support the immensely […]

Welcome to THE UK’s inaugural ​DIGITAL Lesbian Visibility WEEK

As the leading LBTQ media group in Europe, DIVA Media Group reaches an audience of 250,000 users every month. In our engagement we are increasingly finding LGBTQI women feel that they are misunderstood and under supported. One of the aims of Lesbian Visibility Week is to show our solidarity with every woman within the LGBTQI community, as well as […]