Lesbian Strength 2023

2023 Virtual March Video Compilation

In 2020 we had a virtual lesbian strength march because we couldn’t meet. Since we are unable to meet again this year, let’s do the same again!

Send your file to us via the form below and we will piece the video together. Videos will need to be short as the maximum file upload is 24MB.

Videos should be MP4 format, vertical if possible. You can also send files as a .pdf, .docx, .png, .gif, or a .jpeg.

We will accept submissions until November 1st.

March & Rally 2023 Latest Announcement

“Owing to bureaucratic circumstances beyond our control (nothing sinister) unfortunately Lesbian Strength 2023 and our suggested replacement event in Halifax are not viable for this year.

We will be back in Leeds mid-Sept 2024. Apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment.

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Lesbian Strength 2022

A message from Martina:

Lesbian strength statement (14/09/2022)

The above is harassment of lesbians on the basis of sexuality. If a group like Westborough Baptist Church was openly organising like this and protesting against lesbians the authorities would see this for what is, lesbophobia. We are being targeted because we are women and because we are exclusively same sex attracted. They have framed our sexuality as transphobia which begs the question, does this mean transgender ideology is inherently homophobic? Recently lesbians who carried signs saying ‘lesbians don’t like penises’ were removed from a Pride March in Wales, and told that such statements erased the existence of trans people. It therefore seems ironic that when a group of lesbians try to form their own communities they are threatened and harassed in this manner. Trans activists targeted our first Lesbian Strength March in 2019, following us through the streets of Leeds, accusing us of hate whilst demanding we include men in our lesbianism. The political climate has heated up considerably since then with violence erupting at Speakers Corner events in the UK and the USA. But they couldn’t stop us meeting then and they won’t stop us meeting now. A lesbian gathering is joyful and powerful and something a man can never understand.

Saturday September 17th 2022, 2pm

City Square, Leeds

Here are the speakers at our Lesbian Strength March and Rally introduced by the one and only Aja, who will also be performing some of her “in yer face” poetry.

Come and hear about what is going on for young lesbians on and off social media, and how the fightback and resistance to Lesbian Erasure is growing daily. Hear about our Lesbian sisters oversees, the situation in Canada, Ukraine and the Kakuma refugee camp. Closer to home what’s going on in Scotland and Northern Ireland?  And find out where we are making more and more Lesbian spaces and events.

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Lesbian Strength 2020

Unfortunately, in 2020 the coronavirus pandemic prevented us from holding a march, so instead we created a virtual event to mark Lesbian Strength 2020 on 5th September 2020. 

We organised a livestream from Millennium Square in Leeds and put together a video of lesbians talking about what ‘lesbian strength’ meant to them, alongside music, poetry and art. 

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Lesbian Strength 2019

Our first Lesbian Strength March took place on Saturday 7th September 2019 in Leeds.

Approximately 150 lesbians took part in the march through Leeds city centre to celebrate sisterhood and lesbian community, travelling from all over the country to attend. 

There were lots of beautiful banners, plenty of noise and lesbian solidarity! The march was led by our Scottish sisters carrying banners celebrating Magdalen Berns. Magdalen’s video’s continue to inspire many lesbians to resist lesbian erasure and so the march was dedicated to her.   

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