Friday, May 2, 2008

Lesbians are angry at lesbians

Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have sued the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece over that group's use of the term "lesbian." Residents of Lesbos are also known as Lesbians. The three plaintiffs say use of the term to describe female homosexuals gives people the wrong idea about the residents of Lesbos.

"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou, one of the plaintiffs. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said. Lambrou went on to say that the lawsuit is not meant to be anti-gay, and invites gay women to visit the island, just don't use the term lesbian to describe themselves.

Greeks have been taking names seriously lately. A few weeks ago Greece blocked the former Yugoslavian state of Macedonia's bid to become a member of NATO because of that country's use of the name "Macedonia", which is also the name of a state in northern Greece.
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