International Day of Lesbian Visibility, Why is it important?

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Since 2008, every April 26th, the lesbian visibility day is celebrated around the world in order to demand equal rights for all lesbians.

This movement was born from the LGBT movements in Spain as part of their visibility activities, based on the position lesbians were having in society and public spaces.

 

Día de la visibilidad lésbica

As the years went by, LGBT movements have requested governmental institutions to promote equality and stop discrimination toward women and lesbians.

The way they are doing it is by asking lesbians to show themselves without fear and to become a positive social reference which will bring down prejudices and stereotypes established by society towards them.

Unfortunately nowadays, different countries and societies can make you feel part of a double minority: one for being a woman, and the other for being lesbian. This facts push back lesbian visibility because there promote instead fear of being rejected, fired, or harassed. Taking this aside, its important to know that visibility is important for societies to keep moving forward.

 

Día de la visibilidad lésbica

 

By definition, visibility is a social phenomenon that pretends sexual diversity to be normalized, such as any other way of diversity within society, through different types of manifestations, either passive or active ones.

Being visible is a way of reinforcing human dignity base by showing yourself just as you are and no “as society pretends you to be”; in this way, being visible is the culmination of the right to be yourself and its here why the importance of being visible consists.

 

Don´t be afraid of expressing yourself as you are, be always visible.

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Día de la visibilidad lésbica