Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:21pm EDT
ATHENS (Reuters) – A Greek court has dismissed a request by residents of the Aegean island of Lesbos to ban the use of the word lesbian to describe gay women, according to a court ruling made public on Tuesday.
Three residents of Lesbos, the birthplace of the ancient Greek poetess Sappho whose love poems inspired the term lesbian, brought a case last month arguing the use of the term in reference to gay women insulted their identity.
… Straight Lesbians Want Their Identity Back
… Also, a quote for which I cannot, for the life of me, find a link on the web, Cliff Clavin of Cheers referring to someone as being “…from the island of Lesbos”, which I remember thinking, at the time many years ago, was both hilarious and totally made up.