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It’s International Lesbian Day And The Pics Are Cute Enough Get Us Through The Rest Of The Year

Lesbians make every day of the year better, but October 8th is their day: International Lesbian Day. While 24 hours hardly seems like enough to celebrate women loving women, Twitter has given everyone a jump start. Under the hashtag #InternationalLesbianDay, lesbians are sharing their stories, their Pride, and their very adorable pictures.

Weโ€™re living in a time where protections for LGBTQ people are under attack from extremists, conservatives, and people in the government and on the Supreme Court. Things can feel very grim. Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s so important to stop and celebrate whenever possible, because a day without lesbians is like a day without sunshine:

The LGBTQIA community is always shifting and changing as notions of gender and sexual identity evolve. There are many identities even within being a โ€œlesbianโ€ and some people took the opportunity to speak out against trans-exclusionary radical feminists, or TERFs, who donโ€™t want trans women to be considered lesbians if they date other women. Many cis couples, cis and trans couples, and singles of all sorts posted about their support and love of trans people under the lesbian umbrella. They also shouted out non-binary people, the gender fluid, and asexual people. Are you a lesbian? then get in here!

And look at these adorable couples:

Donโ€™t worry, there are also plenty of single lesbians celebrating themselves and their love of other lesbians online (just in case youโ€™re looking):

International Lesbian Day is like Christmasโ€”you have to keep the spirit of the holiday in your heart all year around.