Posted on: 19 April 2024

Lesbian Visibility Week is held annually and this year it’s on 22-28 April 2024. It’s an important event in the LGBT+ community, to recognise and celebrate the power of sisterhood of LGBTQIA women and non-binary people all over the world across generations, and to raise awareness about the challenges they face. 

It was first celebrated in 1990 and has grown and evolved to support the needs of our beautiful rainbow community. At CNWL, we want to show our solidarity with all LGBTQI women and non-binary people, using our voice to show unity and to uplift ALL women, especially those who come from marginalised communities.

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 week to recognise the strength and resilience of lesbians, and to support and empower them. There are loads of events in Greater London throughout the week, from Fruit Bowl on Friday 26 to the Out & Wild Festival’s Lesbian Visibility Week Closing Party hosted by MINT on Sunday 28 April.

What’s do the lesbian flag colours mean?

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The shades of red and orange represent gender nonconformity, independence, and community; the white stripe represents a unique relationship to womanhood; and the shades of pink represent serenity and peace, love and sex, and femininity.



In this piece (opens link), Sofia Venuti, CNWL’s PRIDE@CNWL LGBT+ Staff Network Committee member and former Co-Chair explains what it was like for her coming out as a Lesbian and why she supports the network and wears the rainbow progress lanyard at CNWL.

CNWL has lots of role models in the network that help encourage other staff to bring their whole selves to work. View our role models booklet (opens pdf) to find out more about other Lesbians and LGBT+ staff at CNWL and how they feel they can make a difference by being ‘out’ in the workplace.