Lesbian Visibility Week is a week-long celebration of lesbian women and their contributions to society and a perfect opportunity to celebrate some nonfiction writers. It is held every year in April, from April 24 to April 30. The week is organised by DIVA Media Group, Europe’s biggest LGBTQIA media group.
The goal of Lesbian Visibility Week is to raise awareness of the challenges faced by lesbian women and to celebrate their achievements. The week features a variety of events and activities.
Here are some of the best nonfiction books that celebrate this week.
Books for Lesbian Visibility Week:
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg. This groundbreaking memoir tells the story of a transgender butch lesbian who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s.
Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks. This collection of essays and speeches explores the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality.
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde. This collection of essays and speeches further explores the themes of race, gender, and sexuality.
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman. This book by lesbian activist and writer Faderman is a fascinating look at the history of lesbianism in the 20th century.
Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel. This graphic novel tells the story of Bechdel’s coming out and her relationship with her mother.
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. This memoir explores the author’s gender identity, sexuality, and motherhood.
Hunger by Roxane Gay. This memoir explores the author’s experiences with food, body image, and trauma.
All About Love by bell hooks. This book by the prolific queer author explores the nature of love and its role in our lives.These are just a few of the many great nonfiction books about lesbianism that are available.
Lesbian Visibility Week is an important opportunity to celebrate the diversity of lesbian women and to raise awareness of the issues that they face. It is also a time to connect with other lesbian women and to build community. By getting involved in Lesbian Visibility Week, you can help to make a difference in the lives of lesbian women and to create a more inclusive world.
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