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Lesbian Visibility Day: Lesbian and Loving It - Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Lesbian Visibility Day: Lesbian and Loving It

Published on Apr 26, 2024

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to be a visibly lesbian organization. Our name is deeply intentional—we believe that prominently expressing lesbian identity is an act of resistance and reflection of our intersectional feminist values. 

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to be a visibly lesbian organization. Our name is deeply intentional—we believe that prominently expressing lesbian identity is an act of resistance and reflection of our intersectional feminist values. 

The Astraea Foundation was one of the first women’s funds in the world, founded specifically to address the lack of funding for lesbians and women of color. When we began, it was impossible for a philanthropic organization to proudly center lesbians in its name. Yet, in 1990, we boldly came out by adding “lesbian” to our name.

As the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, we have remained true to our lesbian feminist vision – expanding to global support in 1996, launching the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015, and supporting LGBTQI+ groups in 37 countries across the world today in 2024. As a lesbian feminist organization, we center queer, trans and intersex communities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. 

Today, on International Lesbian Visibility Day we are proud to say that we will not be going back in the closet. The Astraea Foundation remains a lesbian foundation to honor our feminist roots, remain visible for those who cannot be, and celebrate queer joy every day. We’re lesbian and loving it.  

 

Double Your Impact

The Astraea Foundation has received a generous matching grant for $100,000 from Groundswell. This year, every gift to the Astraea Foundation will be doubled up to a total of $100,000. 

 

We are thrilled to have collaborated with artist Rosie Pink to create the beautiful illustration featured above, “Lesbian and Loving It.” Please visit their website and follow them on social media @hellorosiepink to learn more.