Gay women come out for Lesbian Visibility Day

Watch Stonewall’s new video celebrating lesbians featuring Ruth Hunt, Teddy Edwardes and more.


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Stonewall

It’s Lesbian Visibility Day!

 

Started in the US 2008 with the aim of celebrating lesbian life and culture and its diversity, 10 years on, the day is finally getting some much-needed recognition this side of the pond too, with more and more gay women coming out and talking about being a lesbian.

 

But why is lesbian visibility so important? Stonewall asked that very question to women including chief executive Ruth Hunt, model and entrepreneur Teddy Edwardes, firefighter Katie Cornhill and DIVA’s Carrie Lyell, and here’s what they said. 

 

                                                                    

 

                                                     

“Lesbians are everywhere”

Yvonne Stewart-Williams

 

“My lesbian identity is really important to me”

Ruth Hunt

 

                                                      

“It’s important to me to show that Butch is beautiful”

Carrie Lyell

 

“Lesbian visibility allows people to understand the identities that exist in the LGBTQ community”

Rachel Ishmael

 

“Diversity is not about us all being the same”

Tabitha Benjamin

 

So what are you doing to mark Lesbian Visibility Day and what does the day mean to you? Tweet us @DIVAmagazine and let us know! 

 

Only reading DIVA online? You're missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It's pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves. 

 

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