“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 […]

Tributes paid to Lyra McKee on first anniversary of her murder

from The Irish Times Tributes have been paid to Lyra McKee, the journalist who was murdered in Derry last year, on the first anniversary of her death. Ms McKee was shot dead on April 18th, 2019 as she was observing rioting in the city. The New IRA admitted the murder. Dunja Mijatovic, the European Commissioner […]

Phyllis Lyon, Lesbian Activist and Gay Marriage Trailblazer, Dies at 95

By Julia CarmelApril 10, 2020 Phyllis Lyon, who when she married her partner, Del Martin, in 2008 became part of the first legal same-sex union in California, died on Thursday at her home in San Francisco. She was 95. Her sister, Patricia Lyon, confirmed the death. It was not their first wedding. In 2004, despite state and […]

Jacqueline Wilson announces 111th novel will feature a gay love story – “Love Frankie”

In an interview with The Guardian, Wilson spoke about the topic of her newest books set to be released in August. The story follows Frankie, who falls for Sally “the prettiest girl in her class”. The children author also spoke publicly for the first time about her own sexuality. “I’ve never really been in any kind of […]