From to , British support for same-sex relationships has more than quadrupled. A rose by another name smells much, much sweeter. The very fact I had to resort to my own data indicates a wider failure to engage with this issue. This is nothing new.
Question: What is the origin of the word lesbian? The word lesbian means a female homosexual or woman who is primarily attracted to other women. Where did this word come from? The term came to describe women who love women after the island's most famous resident, the poet Sappho. The poet Sappho of Lesbos or Lesvos lived in B. Sappho was an intellectual and poet who wrote many love poems to other women.
A lesbian is a homosexual woman. The concept of "lesbian" to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation evolved in the 20th century. Throughout history, women have not had the same freedom or independence as men to pursue homosexual relationships, but neither have they met the same harsh punishment as homosexual men in some societies. Instead, lesbian relationships have often been regarded as harmless, unless a participant attempts to assert privileges traditionally enjoyed by men.
Asking a room of fully grown adults to define this word is truly a sight to behold! It gets thought, over-thought, and thought through again, ultimately resulting in a diverse, and complex, set of answers to the question. What are we inadvertently saying, if we are never speaking this word? Obviously not, and the latter statement is never said.