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 word lesbian was birthed from the poet Sappho who was a native of Lesbos. Sappho wrote poetry for women expressing her feelings of love. The island people aren't happy that the term lesbian is being used to identify same sex loving women. I've seriously been trying to wrap my head around this one -- but ??
Dimitris Lambrou the leader of this crusade relates that it is causing problems for the inhabitants of Lesbos. Can they or he not see the direct correlation in how this came about? I guess not, they are so embarrassed they've had to rename their island Mytilini.
So they're going to court to reclaim their dignity and to outlaw any further use of the word lesbian, by gay rights organizations. If this case is won their plans will be to fight the word lesbian internationally.
What do you think we should call ourselves if we're banned from using the term 'lesbian'? Anybody got any bright ideas? I've been fighting for the word human being for a long time now. Yet somehow the world just wants to often call me 'You know that lesbian.'