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Lesbos islanders dispute gay name

Who has the right to be called Lesbian?

Campaigners on the Greek island of Lesbos are to go to court in an attempt to stop a gay rights organisation from using the term “lesbian”.

The islanders say that if they are successful they may then start to fight the word lesbian internationally.

The issue boils down to who has the right to call themselves Lesbians.

Is it gay women, or the 100,000 people living on Greece’s third biggest island —plus another 250,000 expatriates who originate from Lesbos?

Nothing against homosexuals, but same applies to the word gay. This news made me remember an old post, and the comments it generated.

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