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Today: Lesbian Visibility Day 2022 during inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week

Monday, April 25, 2022-Sunday, May 1, 2022 is the inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week with April 26th, 2022 being Lesbian Visibility Day, which has been around since 2008. GLADD along with many other companies have backed a UK publisher, DIVA Magazine, in the creation of the first Lesbian Visibility Week. This week aims “BOTH TO celebrate lesbians and show solidarity with all LGBTQI women and non binary people in our community. We believe in unity, and lifting up those who are most marginalised” (https://www.lesbianvisibilityweek.com).

DIVA magazine has set up a website full of information regarding this week as well as having a series of events. Their website explains, “It is essential that Lesbian Visibility Week is a voice for unity and lifts up ALL women, especially those who come from marginalised communities. Recent research (Pride Matters survey, conducted by Pride In London 2018) has shown that gay women are almost twice as unlikely to be out in the workplace as gay male colleagues” (https://www.lesbianvisibilityweek.com).

For more information about Lesbian Visibility Week visit: https://www.lesbianvisibilityweek.com and this GLADD Blog Post.

MCC students can join the PRIDE Alliance here on campus to find support or become more involved with supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information contact: Bethany Gizzi (She/Her) bgizzi@monroecc.edu

Staff and faculty can join the newly created LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group here on campus. For more information contact: Anjali Parasnis-Samar (They/Them) aparasnis-samar@monroecc.edu

For more information regarding supporting LGBTQIA+ youth, visit: https://pflag.org/

-Erin Murphy (They/Them)

Erin Murphy
LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group
04/26/2022