A FULL week of Lesbian Visibility!

A FULL week of Lesbian Visibility!

I did some research and apparently, Lesbian Visibility Week takes place from April 26th to May 2nd and aims to raise awareness about the issues affecting the lesbian community while celebrating our achievements.

The history of lesbians in the US is a long and complex one, marked by both oppression and resistance. Throughout the centuries, lesbians have faced discrimination, harassment, and violence. However, they have also been at the forefront of social and political movements, fighting for equality and justice.

One of the most notable figures in lesbian history is the writer and activist, Audre Lorde. Lorde was an outspoken advocate for lesbian rights, as well as a champion of intersectional feminism. Her work, including her famous essay "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House," continues to inspire generations of activists.

Another famous lesbian figure is Sally Ride, who became the first American woman to travel to space in 1983. While Ride did not publicly come out as a lesbian until her obituary was published in 2012, she remains an important figure in the history of both women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Lesser-known but equally important figures in lesbian history include Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, who co-founded the first lesbian organization in the US, the Daughters of Bilitis, in 1955. The organization provided support and advocacy for lesbians at a time when being openly gay was illegal in most states.

I have compiled a short list of some readily available movies featuring lesbian main characters.. Some notable titles include "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" on Hulu, "The Handmaiden" on Amazon, "Carol" on Netflix, and "The L Word: Generation Q" on Showtime and Hulu.

Lesbian Visibility Week is an important opportunity to celebrate the contributions of lesbians to society, while also recognizing the challenges they continue to face. By acknowledging and celebrating lesbian visibility, we can work towards greater inclusivity and acceptance for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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