Lesbian visibility day is today! But not everyone got the memo. Even I was not aware of the day until 2017.
Lesbian Visibility Day was started in 2008, according to “the internet”. When Googling the history of this day a Wikipedia article has a link that loops back to a general LGBT Day article. Only a small handful of published articles mention Lesbian Visibility Day and all of them appear to be just as clueless about this day’s origin.
One of the top links that pop up on Google’s search engine results is a Facebook event page where people can RSVP their participation in Lesbian Visibility Day. With only ten RSVPs, the party isn’t exactly booming:
AfterEllen is one of the very few websites left that is dedicated to lesbians, but the site remains strong. Today we will be publishing stories centered around the topic of lesbian visibility, and our collective herstory – before and after Ellen came out.
The good news is, compared to last year, #LesbianVisibilityDay is actually trending on Twitter! If you have any more information about the history of Lesbian Visibility Day, please share your information in the comments. Let’s join together to celebrate the joy of being our true selves the way this day was intended!
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