April 26 will be dedicated to highlighting lesbians.Photo: Abaca / Ruiz Estel / Abaca
April 26th is Lesbian Seeing Day – or Lesbian Seeing Day. This day is dedicated to the needs and situations of lesbian lives to give them the recognition they often lack in the rest of the year.
Because in our society, where heterosexual intercourse is the norm, lesbians are not recognized in many areas. In the professional environment in particular, there is often a lack of representation and role models.
#theLworksout for more lesbian vision
In order to change that, the Lesbian and Gay Association (LSVB) launched a campaign on social media, as it does every year, to give minorities a voice. Lesbians are encouraged to post a photo of themselves with a campaign tag ready using the hashtag #theLworksout. The word “Visible” is printed on it and there is space for the company logo for the individual business owner.
The Gay and Lesbian Association explained in a press release that the hashtag consists of a play with words. In #theLworksout, the letter “L” stands for “lesbian” and the combination of “Work” and “Out” is meant to highlight the place of lesbians in the world of work. On the other hand, a hashtag means something like “L works”.
The campaign shows lesbians in different sectors of work
The Lesbian and Gay Association and the Prout At Work Foundation collected participants’ contributions and posted them in a collage on their social media channels. It shows women happily beaming as they proudly hold the campaign banner with the words “Visibles #theLworksout” into the camera. At first glance it becomes clear: There are lesbians in every age group and they are represented in every industry – whether in banks, in bakeries or in the lab.
“Lesbians are being ignored or not sufficiently recognized, whether through their own potential or their own experiences of exclusion. This has to change!” The Gay and Lesbian Association demanded under its Instagram post.
“In many networks, lesbians are in the minority.”
The Prout At Work Foundation wrote on its Instagram channel, along with some select photos from the campaign: “So far, there are few visual models of lesbians – especially in a business context. In many networks, lesbians are in the minority.” “As a result, there are no reference people for new and young colleagues.”
Therefore, its goal is to publicly strengthen lesbians and “create a common vision through a large number of participants”. In addition, the campaign aims to highlight the “diversity of lesbians”.
20% of lesbians experienced discrimination at work in the past year
A study published by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, in which about 3,100 lesbian women from Germany participated, showed that that many members of the LGBTQIA community* continue to be affected by violence and discrimination – Not only on the Internet and on the street, but also in the workplace.
The LGBTI survey found that 7 percent of lesbians in the workplace are not outside. When searching for a job, 8 percent of lesbians have experienced discrimination in the past 12 months and 20 percent of lesbians have experienced discrimination at work in the past year. Even if women are not effectively discriminated against, they have not been advocated for: 31 percent of lesbians surveyed said they had never received support or advocate for their rights in the workplace in the past five years.
After cooking oil and flour, the next product in the supermarket may be missing soon. As “Lebensmittel Zeitung (LZ)” reports, the supply of canned tomatoes threatens to become scarce. Hamster buying and the lack of bottles and cans are the reason for this. Farmers in Italy are increasingly using their land for other products as well.