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An Island Of Angry Lesbians

The residents of the Aegean island of Lesbos recently moved to internationally legally ban the use of the word "lesbian" as a descriptor for gay women. The Greek court that tried their case was like "ha ha, um, no."And the Lesbos residents were like, but when other women call themselves "lesbians," it..




The residents of the Aegean island of Lesbos recently moved to internationally legally ban the use of the word "lesbian" as a descriptor for gay women. The Greek court that tried their case was like "ha ha, um, no."

And the Lesbos residents were like, but when other women call themselves "lesbians," it is "a rape of our historic identity and our human rights." And "we have been called lesbians for thousands of years."

While the "we were here first" argument is a compelling one, the Greek court still decided not to demand that the entire world and the international gay community to strike the word "lesbian" from its shared vocabulary because of three angry Aegeans. And they charged the plaintiffs 230 euros in legal fees.

"This is a good decision for lesbians everywhere," said Vassilis Chirdaris, lawyer for the Gay and Lesbian Union of Greece. "A court in Athens could not stop people around the world from using it. It was ridiculous."

Photo: Tourists in Lesbos, which attracts attention for being the birthplace of 7th century B.C. Greek poetess who was totally into girls.
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