Today marks the 14th annual Lesbian Visibility Day, a celebration of women loving women everywhere. HAPPY LESBIAN VISIBILITY DAY, LESBIANS! GO LOVES YOU!
“Today and everyday we celebrate the diversity and strength of our community,” said the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in a statement released on its platform. The organization has asked followers to share their own stories about how they are celebrating.
“My wife Laura and I are celebrating 30 years together this year,” tweeted one user. “We made it through discrimination, chronic illness, cancer, and disability. We are here!”
Other users are taking the day to shout their sexuality from the rooftops — or, at least, an open window. “I’m celebrating my donning my rainbow dungarees and constantly yelling, “HELLO WORLD, I AM A LESBIAN from my bedroom window,” wrote another user.
Others took the time to plug their own art, or thank their favorite lesbian celebrities and characters.
ITS LESBIAN VISIBILITY DAY !! LETS APPRECIATE OUR FAV LESBIANS🧡 pic.twitter.com/BHW7lXhAll
— willow || charlie-girl || Semi IA Exam Era (@teamfreewillow) April 26, 2021
Others shout out their girlfiends — and cats.
happy lesbian day of visibility from me my gf and their cats who love to judge me pic.twitter.com/WAz0YC5BQx
— r/bimbolivingspace (@zhonglitheworld) April 26, 2021
Others offered shows of support.
happy lesbian visibility day!!!!! i cannot express how much my life changed when i realized i was a sexy lesbian. being a lesbian is beautiful and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. lesbianism is an act of love. there’s nothing more beautiful in this world. i love u lesbians <3 pic.twitter.com/Xz7WLEX6Sj
— jules (@softlylesbian) April 26, 2021
Lesbian Visibility Day was started in 2008 by Linda Riley, who last year extended the day into a full Lesbian Visibility Week. Events will be held throughout the week (April 26th-May 1st) which include numerous panel sessions, talks on inclusion in sports, politics, and the workforce, coming out stories, and lived experiences. Events are free, and will be streamed through Facebook and YouTube; they will also be available to watch after on social media platforms.
“For too long the L in LGBT+ has been under-represented and not celebrated within the LGBT+ community,” said Riley in a statement released Friday by Stonewall: Acceptance Without Exception. “Hopefully, Lesbian Visibility Week will finally give our voices a chance to shine.”
GO wishes lesbians everywhere a beautiful day. We celebrate you always. Thank you for sharing this day with us and for supporting our lesbian owned-and-operated publication. Happy, happy, happy Lesbian Visibility Day!