Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lesbians of Lesbos, oh my...

Three Lesbians (residents of the Greek island, not women-loving-women) have taken to court the gay organization, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece. The three Lesbians claim that the organization "'insults the identity' of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians."

"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said.

Lesbos, the birthplace of the anciet poet Sappho, is a widely popular destination spot among gay women.

I would be interested to see what anti-gay groups have to say about this.

8 comments:

Fannie said...

That's funny. I suppose we could start calling gay women lesbos and the islanders lesbians. Or the islanders lesbos and the gay women lesbians. Or, perhaps, we just have to think up a new word?

Pissy Missy said...

You've gotta be friggin kidding me. How do they even sue those people? Do you have to register as a homo in Greece?

I vote think up a new word. Suggestions for words my friends and I currently use for lesbos:
lezzers
family
flashlights
bendy
nice

Pissy Missy said...

Nevermind, I just re-read and saw that they are suing the ORGANIZATION. I'm stupid. And a lesbian. But not from Lesbos.

Fannie said...

Oooh, we could be "Lesbians Not From Lesbos."

John said...

"flashlights" ???

Jane Know said...

haha, i agree with john: flashlights?

I like "Lesbians Not from Lesbos."

Jane Know said...

But honestly, what would be even sweeter is if the Lesbians from Lesbos embraced the meaning of lesbian (not from Lesbos)... I mean, if thousands of lesbians venture there each year, then they could probably make a lot of tourism money... we gays are all rich with disposable income, after all.

Brita said...

"we gays are all rich with disposable income, after all."

Hahaha