“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre til 21st march https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/ by Sue Sanders This is a truly exciting, inspiring, funny and painful play. Set in London, Nigeria and the North star, on the edge of the present. We watch the journey of two young lesbians on the rocky wedding road and witness their parents […]

Founder of LGBT+ History Month speaks about diversity and tackling homophobia – CamdenNewJournal

“If people call it ‘gay month’ I have an epileptic fit,” says Sue Sanders, “We work very hard to show diversity.” 07 February, 2020 — By Helen Chapman Rainbow flags are being raised this February in recognition of LGBT+ History Month, celebrating the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. LGBT+ History Month was founded in […]

Ox Lite Magazine – The Love Issue

The February issue of February’s Ox Lite Magazine features an interview with Professor Sue Sanders, co-founder of LGBT+ History Month in 2004. The article is on page 48. The image below is a PDF link. (Remember to use the magnifying glass icon to make the piece readable). Click to open: