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NefertSatSekhmet
April 30th, 2008, 11:42 AM
People of Lesbos take gay group to court over term 'Lesbian'
By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press Writer


ATHENS, Greece - A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world's gay women.

Three islanders from Lesbos home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name.

One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians.

From Here (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080430/ap_on_re_eu/greece_lesbian_pride;_ylt=ArtNjq9TOvKy3hhGdM8Fw4ouQE4F)

I started laughing when it said "My sister can't say she is a Lesbian"
How unfortunate!

I had never really considered what the modern residents of Lesbos must think.

Caitlin.ann
April 30th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Oh good grief! Lol.

mephistopheles
April 30th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Oh lord, what will people think up next?

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 01:58 PM
I can see the future headlines :

World Lesbians Invade Lesbos

Amazon Women And The Greek Isle

Damming The Dyke : Word Outlawed

Lesbian Gag Order

I thnk it is pure bullpuckey...

aluokaloo
April 30th, 2008, 02:00 PM
I have but one thing to say to those people from Lesbos

Suck it up!

mephistopheles
April 30th, 2008, 02:01 PM
I can see the future headlines :

World Lesbians Invade Lesbos

Amazon Women And The Greek Isle

Damming The Dyke : Word Outlawed

Lesbian Gag Order

I thnk it is pure bullpuckey...

Ohmygodddddd :rollingla

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Ohmygodddddd :rollingla

I could come up with some more if you want...:thumbsup:

Things like this , offend my inner Anima...:giggle:

mephistopheles
April 30th, 2008, 02:14 PM
I could come up with some more if you want...:thumbsup:

Things like this , offend my inner Anima...:giggle:

This is why I shouldn't get bored. I'd think up stuff like that and get myself in trouble :lol:

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 02:21 PM
This is why I shouldn't get bored. I'd think up stuff like that and get myself in trouble :lol:

There are those days , I just wish I owned a news agency , and
cable station...would I have fun...Anarchy At Nine !

mephistopheles
April 30th, 2008, 02:23 PM
There are those days , I just wish I owned a news agency , and
cable station...would I have fun...Anarchy At Nine !

Yes! One of my friends actually has a list of all the random things she's heard me say for the last year or so :lol:

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 02:27 PM
How about :

Dominatrix Lawyer Makes Lesbos Threesome Beg

mephistopheles
April 30th, 2008, 02:30 PM
How about :

Dominatrix Lawyer Makes Lesbos Threesome Beg

Brilliant :lol:

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 02:40 PM
Or , there always is :

A Lesbian By Any Other Name

Lesbians Face - Off

Who Will Come Out On Top ?

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Everyone realizes , of course , if they won , against the
world's gay women , any organizations for women of
such persuasion , in the Bahamas , would possibly have
to declare bankruptcy...and of course...it is called...

http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/statutes/statute_CHAPTER_69.html

So the headline , would have to be :

Lesbian Organization Files Chapter 69

And , depending on results :

Lesbian Trial Ends In Hung Jury

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Where are the Lesbians who are outraged about this ?

I would think there would be some up in arms , or
at least legs ?

I may be joking , but this could get serious...maybe ?

I mean...would we want any Lesbian Oganizations
to go bottoms up ?

teishabee
April 30th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Its tooo classic. more!!!!:hehehehe:

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Its tooo classic. more!!!!:hehehehe:

Thankee ! How about :

Lesbians Banned From Doing It Greek ?

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Or , another :

Lesbians Get Touchy - Feely Over Name

teishabee
April 30th, 2008, 05:05 PM
:hehehe: Im stumped but your on a roll!

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:10 PM
:hehehe: Im stumped but your on a roll!

Well , now...if we were talking Lesbian , it would
have to be a French roll...Gay Paree , of course...

teishabee
April 30th, 2008, 05:12 PM
well my french isnt that great, well writing I was always good at oral.......:crown:

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:16 PM
well my french isnt that great, well writing I was always good at oral.......:crown:

Sappho was a cunning linguist...she spoke in tongues...

teishabee
April 30th, 2008, 05:17 PM
you got me licked.

WitchOfEndor
April 30th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Sappho was a cunning linguist...she spoke in tongues... :T:giggle:8O:lol::hehehe: Thank you, I needed a good laugh

teishabee
April 30th, 2008, 05:17 PM
it was a I nearly wet my pants laugh.

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:19 PM
You know , if either party in the lawsuit gets out of line ,
in the courtroom , the headline could be :

Judge Gives Lesbians Tongue Lashing

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:35 PM
If they were ordered to go to an arbitrator ,
would it become "The Vagina Dialogues" ?

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Personally , I think this war of words over the
terminology , is just splitting hairs...

Let's get down to the bare facts of the matter...

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 05:46 PM
This is another one of those :

"Alphabet Vs. The Goddess" arguements...

Fencai
April 30th, 2008, 07:06 PM
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
that's GREAT!!!

I would just be concerned though that no one's beating around the bush....

Shawn Blackwolf
April 30th, 2008, 07:15 PM
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
that's GREAT!!!

I would just be concerned though that no one's beating around the bush....

Circumventing the issue ?

Laisrean
May 1st, 2008, 10:28 AM
Link (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/30/true_mytilenians/)


Residents on the Greek island of Lesbos have declared that they alone have the right to call themselves lesbians, and yesterday launched a legal action against the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union (Olke) designed to wrest back control of the word from aficionados of Sapphic luuurv.

Local activist Dimitris Lambrou states in his complaint that the "seizure" of the island's name is responsible for the "psychological and moral rape" of true lesbians, and reckons the case will come before an Athens court in June.

So, apparently I too can become a Lesbian simply by moving to an island in Greece. :giggle:

sarabethv
May 1st, 2008, 11:17 AM
Only if you become a citizen. :D

Vampiel
May 1st, 2008, 08:00 PM
by by US :crown:

Cake-eating_Moth
May 1st, 2008, 08:06 PM
*raises eyebrow*

la tortuga
May 2nd, 2008, 02:22 AM
Well, I can understand their concern but there is a historical reason for the term "lesbian". *shrug* However, if it bothers them then perhaps another term that is more PC should be used, I guess... Perhaps something like "Sapphic" or something along those lines? Although that's rather amusing to me, because it's my understanding that Sappho herself was bisexual... ;)

Laisrean
May 2nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
Why was my thread moved from political? This is a political topic...

mephistopheles
May 2nd, 2008, 08:41 AM
Why was my thread moved from political? This is a political topic...

I think there are two threads :)