In 2008, Matinée Group created a concept that changed the lesbian scene forever. For the first time in history, thousands of women met in Barcelona to have a week of vacation, leisure, culture and parties created specially for them. The event’s success turned the city into the lesbian capital during the summer. It was the beginning of Girlie Circuit Festival.
Girlie Circuit Festival means meeting friends from all over the world and making new ones, celebrating diversity, sharing experiences, discovering a city that has an endless leisure and cultural offer, visiting beautiful beaches and incredible places… But, above it all, we want Girlie Circuit Festival to be the place where your dreams can come true. Welcome to the biggest European lesbian event!
September is time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning women to visit the island of Lesvos for the annual two-week lesbian festival.
Lesbians have been coming to Lesvos for the summer since the 50s, drawn to the birthplace of Sappho, the Greek poet who wrote about her love for women. The festival is a laid-back international event drawing women from all over the world to the beautiful, unspoiled Greek beach village of Skala Eressos. It is the best of a laid-back Greek summer holiday and an international festival rolled into one.
Skala Eressos has been a magnet for gay women since the ‘50s and the festival is a much more chilled-out affair than some of the more recently created lesbian festivals. The busy program of events includes women-only walks and sunset cruises, art and culture, boat trips to the hot springs, breathing and drumming workshops, beach volleyball, DJs and live music, Greek dance classes and film screenings.
The Paris Feminist and Lesbian Film Festival, Quand les lesbiennes se font du cinéma, started in 1989. Over the years, Quand les lesbiennes se font du cinéma has grown in size and reputation. It has moved from venue to venue to accommodate the ever increasing interest and demands of the lesbian public. A public that has grown from a few hundred in the beginning, to 2000 in the year 2000.
It was, and continues to be, a conscious political choice to make the festival a women only event, despite the problems this entails in terms of finance, finding a venue and negative reactions within the gay and lesbian community. The choice is part of the ongoing fight against lesbophobia: lesbians don't only ask for a room of their own, but insist on their right to be centre stage.
*Dates are still TBA but the Festival is in April
A four day/four night extravaganza, Velvet Ibiza's weekender features the hottest Dj’s from Europe and the US. The all-inclusive, private nature of the resort atmosphere guarantees a reel sense of friendship, exploration, new love, camaraderie and mischief -lubricated by sun and sangria – as women from all over the world mix together. No men allowed ;)
Velvet Ibiza also offers a wide variety of sports activities, including beach volleyball, yoga and more relaxed chill out area around the pool.
"Same same - but different." L-BEACH is a unique festival and holiday weekend for women, no matter if lesbian, hetero, bi, and/or trans. Every year we celebrate ourselves and life, gain energy for the rest of the year! Female empowerment can't be better. We decided that this shall stay, and many fantastic friends and allies enabled us to rock on at the wonderful beach. Nowhere else we have a whole seaside village with tropical pools, our own supermarket and countless activities exclusively for us!
Always with lots of fantastic live music, many venues, workshops and creative stuff. We don't talk community, we live and love it!
Fun in the sun with women who love women. A week long program of activities day and night exclusive to you. This will include:
- Pool parties with some of Europe's best lesbian DJ's
- Club nights in local stunning beach clubs
- International live acoustic music & entertainment acts
- Karaoke & Quiz nights
- Beach day, including the Del Mar beach volleyball & sand castle competitions 2018
- Time to relax with Cinema & meditation
- Morning zumba, yoga and much more.
The ELLA Festival is a culture, music, art and sports Festival thought for the modern LGTB woman in the gorgeous island of Mallorca. Enjoy the sun, the crystalline sea, lay down on the beach, vibrate to the sound of the best international artists and shows, and meet women from all over the world!
The creative festival for women TANIT DREAMS IBIZA was created and inspired in Ibiza by a beautiful act of co-creation in the strong wish to create a space for rest and growth in nature, in the vision of a tribe. Women have the opportunity to strengthen their love for nature, art, self-knowledge and their existence as a poetic inspiration on the amazing, transformative island of Ibiza.
TANIT DREAMS IBIZA takes you on a unique and challenging 4 day journey through the creative expression of the craftswoman, the alchemist, the artist and the chamana while you will be able to nourish and spark both personally and professionally, and to present yourselves to the world as muse.
CONNECT, REFLECT, ACT, TRANSFORM
The European Lesbian* Conference promotes intersectionality in all exchanges, by promoting friendly non-violent communication, a non-hierarchical approaches and affirmative actions for those who do not have easy access to different types of resources. The organising process involves promoting the engagement of lesbians* with a diverse and interdisciplinary space open to all ethnic and religious backgrounds, lesbians* of colour, of different ages, and/or of various degrees of ability.
Our aim is to hold an inclusive European lesbian* conference. We insist on calling it a “lesbian” conference although we recognize that, as with any category or label, it may be contested and insufficient to describe the diversity of our communities. However, using the word “lesbian” is part of the political struggle for visibility, empowerment and representation.
Beach, Boobs and Bands
The Women SummerLand is the largest women festival in Germany. What does that mean?
A fantastic weekend full of music to celebrate, dream, snap and flirt. Diverse workshops, cultural offers and activities to awaken new passions, exchange ideas and meet new women.