What is lesbian?

  • (noun): A resident of Lesbos.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Lesbian is a term most widely used in the English language to describe sexual and romantic desire between females. The word may be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify themselves or who are characterized by others as having the primary attribute of female homosexuality, or as an adjective, to describe characteristics of an object or activity related to female same-sex desire.

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Anita Cornwell
... Anita Cornwell (born September 23, 1923) is an American lesbian feminist author ... In 1983 she wrote the first collection of essays by an African-American lesbian, Black Lesbian in White America ...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center - Israeli Apartheid Week Controversy
... In May 2011, the Center announced that it would allow the group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid to meet in their building ... The Center defended the move, stating that it "provides space for a variety of LGBT voices in our community to engage in conversations on a range of topics." In the beginning of June 2011, the Center decided to place a "moratorium" on renting space to "groups that organize around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." ...
After Ellen.com And After Elton.com - AfterEllen.com
... It publishes articles, regular columns, reviews, recaps of television shows with lesbian and bisexual characters or subtextual content, and maintains several blogs ... more popular of which include "Brunch With Bridget", "Lesbian Love", and "Is This Awesome?" The site also features popular web series, such as the Streamy winning and Webby ... The Observer for its "irreverent look at how the lesbian community is represented in the media." ...
Lyn Duff - Involuntary Conversion Therapy
... In 1991 Duff, then fourteen, came out publicly as lesbian ... that Rivendell therapists told her that a gay and lesbian orientation was caused by negative experiences with people of the opposite gender and that ... subjected to hypnosis, psychotropic drugs, solitary confinement, and therapeutic messages linking lesbian sex with "the pits of hell." Behavior modification techniques were ...
Bianca Montgomery And Maggie Stone - Reception and Impact - General
... As one of the few lesbian romances depicted on daytime television, Bianca and Maggie's romance gave lesbian viewers a pairing they could relate to, and inspired closeted lesbian viewers to reveal their sexuality ... major character on a soap opera to come out as gay or lesbian ... All My Children was consistently nominated thereafter by the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its "fair, accurate, and inclusive portrayal" of a lesbian teenager and her mother's process ...

More definitions of "lesbian":

  • (adj): Of female homosexuality.
    Synonyms: sapphic

Famous quotes containing the word lesbian:

    When you take a light perspective, it’s easier to step back and relax when your child doesn’t walk until fifteen months, . . . is not interested in playing ball, wants to be a cheerleader, doesn’t want to be a cheerleader, has clothes strewn in the bedroom, has difficulty making friends, hates piano lessons, is awkward and shy, reads books while you are driving through the Grand Canyon, gets caught shoplifting, flunks Spanish, has orange and purple hair, or is lesbian or gay.
    Charlotte Davis Kasl (20th century)

    Why is it so difficult to see the lesbian—even when she is there, quite plainly, in front of us? In part because she has been “ghosted”Mor made to seem invisible—by culture itself.... Once the lesbian has been defined as ghostly—the better to drain her of any sensual or moral authority—she can then be exorcised.
    Terry Castle, U.S. lesbian author. The Apparitional Lesbian, ch. 1 (1993)

    It is the lesbian in us who is creative, for the dutiful daughter of the fathers in us is only a hack.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)