who we are
This website is founded by 20-something lesbians who want to provide a positive lesbian-run space for young women. We work in partnership with the activist group the Lesbian Rights Alliance (LRA). They have raised funds for the Labrys project, which consists of this website and a lesbian-run youth group (which is on its way). The LRA also provides us with valuable experience and support.
There is general information on LGBT websites, but there is little specific information about being lesbian. We want to provide information and support about the lesbian experience from the lesbian perspective. There is an established and active lesbian community in the UK. It is not part of the mainstream LGBT+ community, and this makes it hard for young women to access.
With a lack role models in media and education, lesbian young women can grow up isolated, which can make it difficult to understand our experiences.
Aims to provide:
- Specific information, advice and support for lesbians in their mid teens (16+) and early twenties;
- Ways to network and build friendship between young lesbians around the UK;
- Increased young lesbian visibility;
- Advice to parents/carers supporting lesbian daughters.