Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lesbos islanders dispute gay name

From BBC News - 1st May, 2008:

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?

If they win, what are lesbians going to call themselves?

2 comments:

Imani said...

It won't matter. How are they going to enforce that worldwide? LOL. Right.

Dark Orpheus said...

imani: it's the fact that they even proposed the lawsuit that's funny. :)