WE ARE NOW GET THE L OUT UK!!! As lesbian feminists, we aspire to be truly internationalists and foster lesbians’ solidarity and unity across borders. Thanks to Get The L Out Korea and to the many individual Korean lesbian feminists who have been using the hashtag #getthelout, we have realised that the name of our activist group and Facebook page, “Get The L Out”, needs to be changed to “Get The L Out UK to reflect the truth: Get The L Out as an idea and political movement does not belong exclusively to the UK. Lesbians from many countries in Europe, East Asia, South America and North America are organising with this slogan, and us Get The L Out UK need to drop the universal term “Get The L Out” to acknowledge this work and respect lesbians’ self-determination and autonomy across the world. We hope that there will be more and more national Get The L Out and we will be very happy to be in touch and provide support. Special thanks to lesbians in Korea, Serbia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil for being so strong and inspiring, we are learning a lot from what you are doing. Get The L Out UK Other Get The L Out groups (NB: we are fully autonomous and separate groups): Get The L Out Spain (online): Facebook Get The L Out Sweden (online): Facebook and Twitter Get The L Out Asia (online): Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Get The L Out Korea (IRL event on 14/09/2020):
Get The L Out UK was present on two levels at FiLiA Conference in Bradford (19th and 20th October 2019): Angela Wild spoke at the Violence against Lesbians panel and several Get The L Out UK organisers and sympathisers were involved in the security team led by Liane. Thank you FiLiA for providing a platform to lesbian radical feminist activists. Angela presented transgenderism’s violence against lesbians in a talk outlining the main ideological and political underpinnings of the “Cotton Ceiling” as part of the latest version of rape culture against lesbians within trans, queer, and gay communities [see the video of her talk above] The panel also included Susan Hawthorne, Consuelo Rivera Fuentes, and Hilary McCollum. The recording of the whole session is available here. Angela had previously took part in a FiLiA podcast in which she talks about lesbianism, radical feminism, motherhood, anti-racism, and other important feminist issues. As Claire Heuchan wrote in AfterEllen, “each panelist took the discussion about violence against lesbians in a different direction. This mosaic of women’s perspectives builds an extraordinary picture. There is the sorrow of life in a world where violence against lesbians is endemic. And there is the magic of women uniting, resisting, building our own platforms and communities”. On the same day, the security team had to deal with a handful of transactivists [picture right below] who protested the Conference for a few hours outside of the venue.
Pictures of some women of the security team and Get The L Out UK activists and sympathisers