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Lesbian

(pronounced – lez-bee-uhn | ˈlɛzbɪən)
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A lesbian can be defined as someone who is female, within the spectrum or as non-binary; however, they will typically be assigned female at birth. Lesbians are physically, emotionally and/or sexually attracted to individuals from the same gender/sex (female-female). The term lesbian is derived from the name of the island of Lesbos, which was home to the ancient Greek poet Sappho whose works focused on the beauty of women and her love for them. The medical term relating to lesbians is a homosexual female
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  ABOUT LESBIANS

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"I became a lesbian because of women because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate."

RITA MAE BROWN
A lesbian can be defined as someone who is female, within the spectrum or as non-binary; however, they will typically be assigned female at birth. Lesbians are physically, emotionally and/or sexually attracted to individuals from the same gender/sex (female-female). The term lesbian is derived from the name of the island of Lesbos, which was home to the ancient Greek poet Sappho whose works focused on the beauty of women and her love for them. The medical term relating to lesbians is a homosexual female.

Other associated sexual identifiers:
SUMMARY
  • Women experiencing sexual attraction or desire for the same sex or gender (female-female)
  • The clinical or medical term is homosexual female
  • Lesbian originates from the island of Lesbos, the birthplace of the Greek poet Sappho

  STATISTICS

  • Without an official census, conservative estimates predict that under 2% of women worldwide identify as Lesbian; however, some estimates are as high as 10%. Statistically, women are more likely to be open about identifying as LGBTQIA+ than men
  • The term “lesbian” is derived from the name of the Greek island, Lesbos. The island was the Greek female poet’s birthplace, Sappho, who proclaimed her love for women within her poetry. While the term Lesbian refers only to female homosexuality, the word ‘gay’ can refer to all members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Lavender rhinoceroses are used as a symbol for the Lesbian community. A rhino was used because they are typically docile but become ferocious when provoked
  • Despite the sigmatism and potential persecution, Lesbians serving in the armed forces thrived during World War II. Many met other Lesbians and fell in love. In Germany, the Nazis persecuted members of the LGBTQIA+ community under morality laws. Within concentration camps, gay men would be made to wear a pink triangle, whereas Lesbians were required to wear a black triangle
  • In the 1920s, African-American Lesbians and Gay men played a crucial role in the Harlem Renaissance, a movement that was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centred around Harlem in New York City
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EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today

  AWARENESS

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  Symbols & Flags

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  Colours

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LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

Learn more about this or other countries around the world. With over 234 country and 435 regional guides, Gayther guides provides you with all the information you need when planning your trip. From LGBTQIA+ equality to essential travel information, discover Gayther guides today

  SOCIAL MEDIA & APPS

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  TOP FIVE HASHTAGS

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#lesbian
2
lesbians
3
#lesbianpride
4
#lesbianlove
5
#lesbiancouple

  Smartphone Apps

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LesCupid -Lesbian Hookup App
LesCupid -Lesbian Hookup App
English | IOS
Ulindr:LGBT-Lesbian dating app
Ulindr:LGBT-Lesbian dating app
English | Android | IOS
Venom - Lesbian & LGBTQ Dating App
Venom – Lesbian & LGBTQ Dating App
English | Android
Wapa : Lesbian Dating & Chat
Wapa : Lesbian Dating & Chat
English | Android | IOS
Zoe: Lesbian Dating & Chat App
Zoe: Lesbian Dating & Chat App
English | Android | IOS

 Social Media Resources

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DISCOVER HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY ARE TREATED..

From marriages and unions to the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships, discover how well each country treats members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Updated each year, you can learn of the positive and negative developments for every country worldwide. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Worldwide equality today

  Gayther Resources

  COMMUNITY INSPIRED ARTICLES

GAYTHER AFFINITY

Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself, helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself from around the world and from all age groups and backgrounds. Get involved with groups discussions, ask questions or quickly search for inclusive business, services, and events near you. Gayther Affinity is committed to safeguarding its users. Through a closed network where user registration is required and enforcing block/report policies and functions to stop online abuse. Signup for your free Affinity account today.

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DISCOVER WHICH COUNTRIES LEGALLY RECOGNISE GENDER IDENTITIES...

Gender and body dysmorphia affects many people each year. Many will feel trapped in the wrong body and look to transform their outer appearance to reflect their inner self. For those going through their transition, it is often a challenge and lengthy process. Discover how each country around the world legally acknowledges and treats gender identities

  PUBLIC FIGURES

  LESBIAN PEOPLE

Greece
Sappho |  Greek Poet
Brazil
Felipa de Souza |  Brazilian LGBT Symbol (Victim of the Inquisition)
Italy
Benedetta Carlini |  Italian Nun, Mystic
Argentina
María Elena Walsh |  Argentinian Writer, Musician
China, People's Republic
Mai-Mai Sze |  Chinese Painter, Writer
United Kingdom (UK)
Clare Balding |  English BBC Sports Journalist
Nigeria
Regina George |  Nigerian-American Sprinter
United Kingdom (UK)
Ruth Davidson |  Scottish Politician
Switzerland
Corine Mauch |  Swiss Politician
United Kingdom (UK)
Naomi Hartley |  English Footballer
All of the people featured within the list are based on those who have shown support in the past or have publicly identified with a specific sexuality, gender identity, or cause. These individuals are featured because they are positive role models for the community and help others come to terms and identify with how they are thinking and feeling. How we identify is personal to us and being featured on this list is by no means meant to out or cause offence. Instead, highlighting exceptional individuals directly linked to the community
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EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY

Over the past 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ global community has seen many positive developments, where the rights and protection for community members have greatly improved. The improvements and changes are a direct result of the exceptional individuals who stood up, often at great personal risk, to fight for and promote community rights. Discover more about some of these exceptional individuals today

  INFORMATION

  TERMS

(literal translations for popular languages)

English
lesbian
Spanish
lesbiana
French
lesbienne
German
lesben
Mandarin
女同性恋
[nǚ tóngxìngliàn]
Arabic
مثليه [mithlayh]
Hebrew
לסבית
Hindi
समलैंगिक
Dutch
lesbienne
Portuguese
lésbicas
Russian
лесбиянка [lesbiyanka]
Japanese
レズビアン
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