Mid-day concert at The Bridgewater Hall
Twelve of us met at The Bridgewater Hall for a lunch time concert featuring Domonkos Csabay. He is a UK-based Hungarian concert pianist, chamber musician and accompanist.
The programme demonstrated his versatility with a vibrant selection of pieces from Haydn, Beethoven and Liszt. We enjoyed the concert and short encore before having light refreshments at Black Sheep Coffee.
International Lesbian Day
International Lesbian Day is an annual awareness day that celebrates the L in LGBTQ+. It is relatively unknown outside Australia and New Zealand.
International Lesbian Day is celebrated on 8 October and is a celebration of lesbian culture and identity. The origins of the day are unclear. According to some sources, it was first observed in New Zealand in 1980 with a Lesbian Day March on International Women’s Day (8 March). Other accounts claim that the day started about a decade later. Be that as it may, the observance has been around since at least the early 1990s.
International Lesbian Day is mostly marked with various community events, such as celebration dances and conferences. Brisbane, for example, hosts the annual International Lesbian Day conference that aims to celebrate and promote lesbian rights, as well as to highlight key well-being and health issues affecting same-sex attracted women (alongside lesbians, this includes women who identify as bisexual, pansexual and queer). In addition to International Lesbian Day there’s Lesbian Visibility Day observed on 26 April – another awareness day with an inconclusive origin. Lesbian Visibility Day celebrates lesbian culture, diversity and role models.