Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You may be a gay woman but you're not a Lesbian

Three people from the island of Lesbos have taken a gay rights group to court. They have something of a problem with gay women being called lesbians and people from Lesbos being called Lesbians.

One of the plaintiffs said today the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians.

"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," says Dimitris Lambrou. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos."

What a to-do. I am envisaging a protest by gay women regarding this. I do see the point of the people of Lesbos. They were there first, as it were, although one could lay some of the blame with Sappho. Gay women could be called 'Sapphos'?

It's a thought.

3 comments:

Tim Worstall said...

"Sapphic" is an alternative word for the practice, yes.

one night in bangkok said...

are you a lesbian

Trixy said...

Despite the best efforts of my ex boyfriends, no. Are you?