#PTFweekly #97 - in conjunction with DIVA magazine - 23 April 2020
A third of lesbian mums face homophobia at school gates
Cheers as lesbians refuse to let lockdown ruin their wedding

I am delighted to be the first ever guest editor of the #PTFweekly . Lesbians are often less visible than gay men and their contribution is often under reported. That's why we have launched this week's inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week (LVW) to celebrate the many incredible diverse women in our community. We still have such a long way to go before we achieve real equality.

LVW is an opportunity to raise the profile of all lesbians, including those who are disabled, older, black, trans, Asian and minority ethnic. We will celebrate who we are & who we love - lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and non-binary.

We hope you enjoy what we have in store this Lesbian Visibility Week, and that it becomes an integral part of the LGBT+ calendar.
Linda Riley
Publisher, DIVA magazine
With the country in lockdown, there are lots of online events to celebrate LVW. Please visit the official website.
Share your stories on social media using #LesbianVisibilityWeek & tagging @DIVAmagazine

Who are the lesbians change makers?
From the obvious to the unsung heroes, here's DIVA mags top 100
20 years ago we'd never have reached 100, today we could have done a thousand
A third of lesbian Mums face homophobia at school gates
I in 3 children also bullied because of their Mums' sexuality
From my experience, it could be an even higher figure
'Fake news' is stopping LGB women getting critical healthcare
NHS: 'up to 50,000 LGB women have never had a cervical cancer screening'
The specific health needs of lesbian women are not being addressed
NYC lesbians refused to let lockdown spoil their big day
They married in the street while the whole neighbourhood cheered from afar
This is heartwarming & uplifting and just what we need in these difficult times
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