Why we need to add the L to IDAHOBIT

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia should explicitly recognise the challenges faced by lesbians, says DIVA publisher Linda Riley BY LINDA RILEY This week has seen an incredibly successful Lesbian Visibility Week. In what is only our second year, we’ve seen support from partners such as Stonewall, GLAAD, Mermaids, AKT, Diversity Role Models and many [….]

Marriage equality in Czech Republic moves a step closer

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Activists describe it as a step in the right direction for the rights of LGBTQI people in the country BY HARRIET ARGENT The Czech Republic has voted today to pass the bill on marriage equality in the first reading by 41 votes to 35. The bill will now progress onto a second reading by Parliament [….]

VIEWS: Why I believe Lesbian Visibility Week is an inclusive event

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“Improved visibility should be about queer voices being heard. Period” BY EMMA FLINT, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR BROADLY’S GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Ever since Lesbian Visibility Day was introduced in 2008, 26 April has become synonymously viewed as a time of lesbian celebration. A celebration that’s become a weeklong affair since DIVA’s Linda Riley started [….]

Here’s what to expect on your very first date with a woman

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Five queer folks share their stories and offer some no-nonsense dating advice BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY DEBBY HUDSON FOR UNSPLASH There are some moments in life we will never forget. They are burned into our brains either because they were magical experiences or because they provided years’ worth of embarrassing memories to keep us [….]

New Manifesto urges the next Mayor of London to commit to bettering the lives of disadvantaged LGBTIQA+ people

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The LLCHC has launched a Manifesto today with recommendations on how to improve LGBTIQA+ community housing in London BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY ARON VAN DE POL FOR UNSPLASH The London LGBTIQA+ Community Housing Coalition (LLCHC) has today publicly launched their Manifesto containing recommended actions for the next Mayor of London. The Manifesto comes as [….]

Young lesbians most likely to experience loneliness and isolation in the LGBTQI community, according to new research

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“It is yet another reminder of why events such as Lesbian Visibility Week are needed for our young people who are still so clearly struggling for equality in every aspect of their lives” BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY JOICE KELLY FOR UNSPLASH Young lesbians are the most likely in the LGBTQI community to experience tension [….]