The week rounds off with a lesbian bike ride and kissing fest at Arc de Triomf on Sunday, 30 April, at 12.30 pm.
The Women’s Group at the historical LGBTI organisation of Casal Lambda are celebrating lesbian visibility with five days of activities including talks, film forums, workshops and music performances, rounding off with a lesbian bike ride and kissing fest at Arc de Triomf on 30 April. The week of activities gets under way today, 26 April, Lesbian Visibility Day.
“Despite all the steps taken, the advances and messages to date, we still have the need to mark this day, to give it visibility and not to hide away. Not just to continue fighting for our inclusion in the public and political reality and any other social realm we belong to, but also to give the chance to lesbians and dissidents who for various reasons can’t come out of their closets. So that they have role-models, a voice and mirror to see themselves in”, notes Leticia Falzone, coordinator of the Casal Lambda Women’s Group and organiser of the days.
The lesbian visibility days get under way in the function room at the LGBTI Centre on Wednesday 26, at 6.30 pm. After that there’s an intergenerational round table to discuss the struggles, paths and rights conquests of lesbians, as well as the threat posed by the rise of right-wing political parties.
Participants in the session include activists from historical organisations such as the Grup de Lesbianes Feministes and Suport i Autonomia Lesbofeminista (SAL), as well as members of more recent projects such as the housing cooperative La Morada.
Thursday 27 April brings the literary session on lesbians and the power of their words, with writers such as M. Àngels Cabré, Prado G. Velázquez, Andrea Cacace, Isabel Franc and Adelaida Guasch, moderated by Marta Busquets.
The organisation Stop are coordinating a participatory workshop on sexual health in the main room at the LGBTI Centre on Friday 28, at 6 pm, aimed at lesbians, bisexuals, trans and non-binary people.
This will be followed by a film forum at 7 pm, with screenings of the documentaries “Lesbofòbia: un documental i deu respostes” and “La rara de la familia”, along with a talk by the organisations Creación Positiva and Suport i Autonomia Lesbofeminista, plus the organisation Sare Lesbianista from Bilbao.
Saturday 29 brings the Festa Bollo in Ronda de Sant Antoni, starting at 12 noon with music and drinks, followed by poetry and music performances, an open microphone, lesbian bingo and more.
Finally, on Sunday 30 it’s time for the “Bollos sobre rodes” bike ride, a demonstration aimed at giving lesbians visibility in the city’s streets. The route can be followed by bike or on tricycles, skates or scooters, setting off from the Barcelona LGBTI Centre and stopping at Arc de Triomf at 12.30 pm for a lesbian kissing fest among the participants.
All of the activities are free, until capacity is reached.