International Women’s Day has been celebrated for nearly 90 years and has become a focal point in the global movement for women’s rights. This day allows us to reflect on how far we have come in our fight for gender equality, but also on how far we have yet to go.
LBTIQ+ women around the world face intersecting forms of discrimination, be they bi, lesbian/gay, trans, or intersex. Although we have made progress, LBTIQ+ women still face a disproportionate amount of gender-based violence, legal discrimination, and social inequality all around the world.
OutRight's Executive Director, Jessica Stern's op-ed in Openly News, "Leaving no queer woman behind on International Women’s Day" explains that "International Women’s Day should include all women – whether lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer."
Here are just a few of the many incredible women LBTIQ+ activists and allies, working tirelessly around the world, paving the way to true equality. Read more via OutRight International