International Lesbian Day happens in October. Here's when and why it happens.

International Lesbian Day is an annual day to celebrate and bring visibility to lesbians in the LGBT+ community, it has been going since the 1990s. There is also the Lesbian Visibility Day, which has been observed since 2008.

In 2021 International Lesbian Day takes place on the 8th October 2021 and is mainly observed in Australia and New Zealand.

When in International Lesbian Day in 2021?
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International Lesbian Day was first observed in the 1990s and was created to ensure the visibility of the lesbian community.

What are the colours of the Lesbian Pride flag?

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There are, in fact, now three lesbian flags. One is known as the Labrys flag, which features a battle-axe on a dark purple background. The other is what is the “lipstick lesbian” flag which consists of six shades of red and pink colours and a white bar in the centre. Sometimes it has a lipstick mark in the corner denoting that the holder is a “lipstick lesbian”. There is also now a “community Lesbian flag, which includes an orange stripe, that was introduced in 2019.

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Can you buy lesbian jewellery or gifts?

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Yes, there are many stores which have gifts which have the lesbian colours assigned to them. Check out the amazing lesbian gift and jewellery range from our partner site, The Pride Shop.

To find out other days in the LGBT+ calendar click here.