Our aim is 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.
As the leading LBTQ media group in Europe, DIVA Media Group reaches an audience of 250,000 users every month. In our engagement we are increasingly finding LGBTQI women feel that they are misunderstood and under supported.
Lesbian Visibility Week aims to show our solidarity with all LGBTQI woman and non binary people in the community, as well as celebrate lesbians. 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.
There has been a Lesbian Visibility Day since 2008.
Building on this, we want to create a week that recognises, celebrates and importantly supports lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women across the UK and beyond to be their true selves at work, at home and socially.
programme of events
Lesbian Visibility Week events are FREE and will be live streamed through Facebook and YouTube unless otherwise stated. Please follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to support the events.
Why get involved
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Lesbian Visibility Week is the only national campaign and event targeted at LBTQ women.
It is run by DIVA Media Group, Europe’s biggest LGBTQI media group, with over 250,000 users every month.
With readers and online users from across the world, DIVA is the only media group that engages, unites and supports LGBTQI women and their allies internationally.
Involvement in Lesbian Visibility Week will:
Show your employees and customers that you are actively supporting the LGBTQI community as part of your overall Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
Provide your company with an annual platform to actively and authentically support LGBTQI women in your workplace.
Give your company and employees insights and resources that can be used to better support your LGBTQI community or network on an ongoing basis.
The LGBTQI Women At Work will provide a fantastic development opportunity for your LBTQI and ally employees.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I FEEL THAT ALL THE NETWORKING EVENTS AND SPACES ARE DESIGNED FOR AND FOCUSED ON GAY MEN. IT MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE TO ATTEND AND I FEEL THAT IMPACTS ON MY CAREER AND PROGRESSION.
I AM A LESBIAN, BUT DON’T FEEL THAT I CAN BE OPEN ABOUT MY SEXUALITY AT WORK. I HOPE THAT A WEEK THAT RAISES AWARENESS WILL HELP ME FIND THE STRENGTH TO DO THAT.
SEEING SO MANY INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN SHARE THEIR STORIES DURING LVW 2020 REALLY HELPED ME FEEL MORE VALID AND GAVE ME THE STRENGTH TO SPEAK MORE OPENLY ABOUT BISEXUALITY.