The first ever Lesbian Visibility Week will take place in April 2020

BY LINDA RILEY

Introducing the Inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week, supported by DIVA Media Group.

Lesbian Visibility Day has been recognised since 2008, but this year DIVA Media Group wanted to build on this, running a dedicated week to Lesbian Visibility from 20 April – 26 April 2020.

This will be a week to celebrate and support lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women across the UK and beyond to be their true selves, at home and socially. It will include events throughout the UK in order to support lesbian visibility within the LGBTQI community.

Lesbian Visibility Week will be launched at the Houses of Parliament on 20 April 2020 and established as a regular, annual event in the equality calendar.

Within the week, we will hold the 4th annual DIVA Awards, the nominations for which will be closing 31 January. The DIVA awards will acknowledge and recognise brands, charities and individuals that support LGBTQI women.

This is the biggest event for women and allies in the LGBTQI space, taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 24 April 2020.

We will also be holding a development day for LGBTQI women and allies with a series of workshops throughout the day of 21 April 2020. From being out at work, to the double-glazed glass ceiling, to maternity leave for non-biological LGBTQI parents, there will be plenty of events for everyone to attend.

The LGBTQI Women at Work event will include panel sessions, seminars and workshops, all focused on providing support and resources for LGBTQI women. This particular event is aimed at LGBTQI women at work from all levels, and all sectors, and is supported by Stonewall. We look forward to seeing DIVA readers and supporters there!

Nominate allies, networks and individuals who support LGBTQI women, or your favourite LGBTQI woman for a DIVA Award at https://www.divaawards.co.uk

Find out more about how you can get involved in Lesbian Visibility Week over at lesbianvisibilityweek.com.

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