Two of the UK’s largest arenas are set to make this loud and proud display in honour of the annual observation taking place in April

Founded by DIVA Publisher Linda Riley, Lesbian Visibility Week (LVW) is an annual observation which aims to celebrate lesbians and show solidarity with all LGBTQIA women and non-binary people in our community. This year, LVW takes place between Monday 24 April – Sunday 30 April. And in exciting news, London’s OVO Arena Wembley and the OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow are set to be lit up with the orange, white and pink colours of the lesbian Pride flag.

OVO has released images which show what the venues’ Lesbian Visibility light show might look like to onlookers during the week – and the images certainly do have us excited for this colourful display of Pride.

OVO’s Inclusion and Diversity Accelerator, Louise Bailey, has said in a statement that the displays will be an external reflection of the company’s internal commitment to LGBTQIA equality.

“Here at OVO, we’re committed to building Belonging, not just because it’s the right thing to do but also because a more diverse and inclusive workforce is a happier, more engaged, and more productive one.”

“We know that an environment where we all feel welcome and respected means we can do our best work. Ideas can be shared and challenged without fear. And we can do what’s right by our customers because we better reflect them, and understand their needs.”

“We know that gay women are twice as unlikely to be out in the workplace as gay men, and often feel misunderstood and under-supported. That’s why showing our support to this group, and all LGBTIAQ+ women and non-binary folks is important to us.”

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