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to celebrate International Lesbian Day, we’ll be watching BOUND (1996) Directors: Lana &

Bound (1996)

Directors: Lana & Lilly Wachowski

This 1996 neo-noir crime thriller by The Wachowskis sisters follows Corky, a tough female ex-convict working on an apartment renovation in a Chicago building, where she meets a couple living next door, Caesar, a paranoid mobster, and Violet, his seductive girlfriend, who is immediately attracted to her.

If you’d like to watch Bound, you can see where it is streaming at JustWatch

International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day is an annual awareness day that celebrates the L in LGBTQ+. Predominantly observed in Australia and New Zealand, it is a celebration of lesbian culture and identity.

International Lesbian Day is celebrated on October 8. 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 (March 8). 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).

On October 8, lesbians in different countries come together to celebrate their identity and discuss specific issues that homosexual women face on a daily basis, as well as to make themselves seen and heard both within the LGBTQ+ community and outside of it.


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