Today is International Lesbian Day! Lesbian Day was first recognized in New Zealand in 1980 and in Australia in 1990. It was then that it became internationally recognized. It is meant to be a celebration of lesbian history, diversity, and culture.
International Lesbian Day is mostly marked with various community events, such as celebration dances and conferences. Brisbane, for example, hosts the annual International Lesbian Day conference that aims to celebrate and promote lesbian rights, as well as to highlight key well-being and health issues affecting same-sex attracted women (alongside lesbians, this includes women who identify as bisexual, pansexual and queer).
On October 8, lesbians in different countries come together to celebrate their identity and discuss specific issues that homosexual women face on a daily basis, as well as to make themselves seen and heard both within the LGBTQ+ community and outside of it.
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