What a great moment of recognition for the fourth annual observation


Lesbian Visibility Week was founded by DIVA Publisher Linda Riley to celebrate and spotlight lesbians as well as all LGBTQIA women and non-binary people. This year marks the fourth annual observation and there have already been some great highlights such as the cast of The L Word being invited to the White House and the release of the annual DIVA Power List and DIVA survey. And of course, we cannot wait for tonight’s LSEG DIVA Awards.

Today, tabled by Hannah Bardell MP, UK Parliament has recognised Lesbian Visibility Week. All year-round at DIVA – but especially during Lesbian Visibility Week – we strive to celebrate, recognise and support the LGBTQIA women and non-binary people who are blazing a trail and making change across industries such as media, business and, of course, politics.

The statement reads: “That this House recognises the fourth annual Lesbian Visibility Week, which aims to show solidarity with all LGBTQI women and non-binary people, celebrate lesbians and is a voice for unity to lift up all women, especially those from marginalised communities; congratulates Lesbian Visibility Week founder Linda Riley for her long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and her work to empower the LGBTQ+ community; and further notes the importance of Lesbian Visibility Week in celebrating and supporting lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women across the UK and beyond to be their true selves at work, at home and socially.”

Linda Riley reflected on this landmark moment: “It’s wonderful to see Lesbian Visibility Week celebrated in and recognised by UK Parliament. Each year the Lesbian Visibility Week movement gains more traction and it is very rewarding to gain this recognition from the world of politics.”

Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central added: “I am very happy to be a signatory of the celebration of lesbian visibility week. A week that promotes unity and an encouragement for all women to be their authentic selves.”

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