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When is Lesbian Visibility Week 2023 and what does it mean?

Lesbian Visibility Week begins on International Lesbian Visibility Day (26 April), and recognises and celebrates the contributions of lesbian women around the world. The week was created to raise awareness of the issues faced by lesbians, and to encourage them to live authentically. 

To celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week, events and activities are held in cities and towns around the world, including marches, rallies, and other public events. Organisations such as the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) also hold events to raise awareness and celebrate the week. Additionally, many individuals take part in online initiatives such as social media campaigns, online forums, and blogs.

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Lesbian Visibility Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and unique experiences of lesbian women. It is also a day to reflect on the challenges faced by these women, and to promote a greater understanding of the LGBT+ community. By celebrating Lesbian Visibility Week, we can create a culture of acceptance and inclusion, and help to create a more equal and just society for all.

When is Lesbian Visibility Week 2023? 

Lesbian Visibility Week is held annually starting from 26 April to 2 May. 

In 2023, Lesbian Visibility Week will happen from Wednesday, April 26, to Tuesday, 2 May. 

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How did Lesbian Visibility Week first start off? 

Lesbian Visibility Week was first celebrated in mid-July in 1990, and was conceived out of lesbians' frustrations with the higher visibility of LGBT men than LBGT women. The organisers intended to gain more awareness from this week. 

The week was coordinated by West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and devoted to raising awareness of lesbian identities and topics and celebrating the lesbian community. 

In recent years, Lesbian Visibility Week shifted to start from 26 April, with Lesbian Visibility Day kicking off the start of the week (26 April). Since its inception, Lesbian Visibility Week has grown in popularity, with more and more countries and cities around the world celebrating the day. 

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What is the significance of Lesbian Visibility Week? 

Lesbian Visibility Week is an important event in the LGBTQ+ community, to recognise the contributions and accomplishments of lesbians, and to raise awareness about the challenges they face. 

This week marks an important step in the fight for lesbian rights and recognition, and it is an opportunity to honour and acknowledge the accomplishments of lesbians around the world. 

Lesbian Visibility Week is a chance to celebrate the progress that has been made in achieving greater acceptance of lesbians, and to raise awareness of the struggles that they still face. It is a day to recognise the strength and resilience of lesbians, and to support and empower them. This day is also an opportunity to recognise the unique contributions that lesbians have made to culture, politics, and science. 

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Lesbian Visibility Week is an important event in the LGBTQ+ community, and it serves as a reminder that lesbians are an integral part of the LGBTQ+ movement. 

Other relevant LGBTQ+ awareness days

In addition to Lesbian Visibility Week, there are many other LGBTQ+ awareness periods throughout the year. These days help to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and fight discrimination. 

Check out these other relevant LGBTQ+ awareness days: 

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