Lesbians want the name back

Straight Lesbians (from the isle of Lesbos) have taken a Greek Gay and Lesbian group to court over the use of the name Lesbian.  One of the plaintiffs states:

“This is not an aggressive act against gay women…  Let them visit Lesbos and get married and whatever they like. We just want (the group) to remove the word lesbian from their title.”

He said the plaintiffs targeted the group because it is the only officially registered gay group in Greece to use the word lesbian in its name. The case will be heard in an Athens court on June 10.

However the same person is also quoted with this homophobic remark:

…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.  Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos.

Full reportage here…


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