A lesbian is a female that is sexually and/or romantically attracted to other females. The term can be used as a noun or an adjective.
The word lesbian originally referred to an inhabitant of Lesbos, an island in Greece where an ancient Greek lyric poet named Sappho lived. Some of her poems concerned love between women. Whether Sappho was a lesbian in the modern meaning of the term or a poet who described lesbians is not known. While she did write poems about love between women, there is some dispute as to how her writings can be interpreted. Sappho's literary association with love between women led to the term sapphism as another term for lesbianism.
Other words used to describe lesbianism over the past 200 years have included amor lesbicus and tribadism.
There are many slang terms for lesbians including dyke and bull dyke. Both of these are almost always regarded as pejorative when used by outsiders, but many within the lesbian and queer communities have reclaimed their usage.
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The lipstick lesbian flag created in 2010 by This Lesbian Life on word press, despite being relatively unknown, this flag is one of the most commonly used but is highly controversial due to racist, bi phobic and ableist comments made by the creator
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the orange and pink Lesbian flag is often used as a replacement for the pink/lipstick lesbian flag, it is now one of the most commonly used
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