We are seeking the stories from lesbians to show how anti lesbian sentiment and structures affect us in relation to the death of our partners, wives and girldfriends.
Since Lisa died I have joined the ranks of lesbian widows – lesbians whose partner, wife or girlfriend has died.
In this time I have heard stories of how bereaved lesbians have been treated by authorities, families, friends, workplaces, support groups.
Some stories are of personal hostility, others are of legal structures which act to harm lesbians or simply fail to protect us.
We are looking to gather some of these stories for Listening2Lesbians, to demonstrate how homophobia and lesbophobia, whether by individuals, groups or social structures, can add to the already traumatic experience of losing a partner.
Submissions can be anonymous to protect privacy.