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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Lesbian Visibility Week special

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Lesbian Visibility Week special


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Understand the LGBTQIA+ headlines and keep track of the latest queer content and perspectives.

This week, QueerAF is guest edited by Polly Shute with news written by Jamie Wareham, and Natalie Binns is our Queer Gaze creative in our Lesbian Visibility Week special edition.

Hi, I'm Polly Shute, Co-Founder of OUTspoken Speakers and Out & Wild Events. I am a former Pride in London Board member and a global speaker, panellist and host, focused on LGBTQIA+ rights and gender equality. I am delighted and honoured to be guest editor during Lesbian Visibility Week. I have always been a fan of QueerAF and how it not only highlights key headlines but also supports queer content makers. Please support QueerAF by upgrading today and help with the great work Jamie does.

πŸ’¬ This week:

  • The Revival of Lesbian Bars. Covid-19 lockdowns saw the closure of lesbian bars across the UK and in the USA. But now we are seeing a resurgence. We help you understand what’s driving the revival.
  • LwiththeT. A special long read that highlights the research and real-life experience that shows that lesbians are one of the most supportive parts of the queer community when it comes to LGBTQIA+ rights.
  • Am I femme? Coming out later in life can leave people wondering: am I allowed to get involved in the discourse about our community? Natalie Binns navigates that question and the labels used in the lesbian community in this week’s Queer Gaze.

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The lesbian bar revival movement is here - what's driving it?

TL;DR: Post lockdown, there were genuine fears that lesbian bars were becoming more endangered. We saw the number of bars in the USA drop from over 200 to just 20, and in the UK closures have left just three permanent venues. But in this week’s Lesbian Visibility Week special newsletter, we ask if we are seeing the resurgence of lesbian bars as new bars, events, and meetups open.

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