The recent article celebrates and honours 21 loud and proud lesbians making the world a better place

BY NIC CROSARA

Lesbian Visibility Week has been full of many highs already. DIVA publisher and founder of this annual observation, Linda Riley, kicked the week off in style at the London Stock Exchange. In a wonderful display of solidarity we also saw Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan flying the Lesbian Pride Flag from City Hall. This evening Stonewall are presenting a queer comedy night raising money for a good cause and tomorrow there will be an insightful virtual panel on reclaiming the L-word. That’s not all, there’s plenty more events in store every day this week, and of course, the highly anticipated DIVA Awards this Friday. It’s been a joyous celebration of lesbian pride, LGBTQI solidarity and celebration.

Yesterday, PinkNews published a list of 21 lesbians who are making the world a better place. We are extremely proud to see our publisher featured amongst the likes of Jayne Ozanne, Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Lena Waithe, Rosie Jones and Jamie Margolin.

Linda has received recognition and celebration for her tireless allyship with all those in the LGBTQI community, including those who are transgender and non-binary. PinkNews also recently covered the recent events on Twitter where Linda called out J.K. Rowling for her Lesbian Visibility Week post:

“Wow! I certainly did not create Lesbian Visibility Week so that people like JK Rowling could use it as a vehicle to stir up more hate within our community.

“This is a perfect example of how not to be an ally.”

Our publisher also recently wrote a piece for Advocate about why Lesbian Visibility Week matters and the importance of showing solidarity with everyone in the community.

@niccrosara

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