Labrisz Lesbian Association

Labrisz Lesbian Association was called into life by the stronger and stronger need for an initiative which, apart from providing social space, reflects on the social position of lesbian and bisexual women in a more organized form. It was officially registered in 1999 with 17 members, but the core group of the organization had been facilitating meetings and discussions since 1996.

It started with a photocopied, samizdat newsletter edited by a few lesbians, who later organized meetings for their readers. These regular monthly meetings became regular discussion evenings under the name “Labrisz Evenings”, which were held for 10 years, on various topics. Some of the regular visitors of the Labrisz Evenings founded the organization.

The most important purpose of Labrisz Lesbian Association is community building, strengthening the self-acceptance and visibility of lesbian and bisexual women, and creating a discourse with society through publications, information and a school programme. We also seek to facilitate the discovery, cultivation and promotion of lesbian culture. In order to achieve its aims, the organization has manifold (community-related, cultural, educational, etc.) activities.