I Hate the Word Lesbian

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    I'm bisexual, but still hate the word. People have labelled me as 'lesbian' in the past and I've had to deal with homophobes and bullies. Even the word itself is stupid-sounding. From the island of Lesbos, what the hell. If anything, I prefer the term 'gay'.
    lntel lntel
    Mar 10, 2012

    It'S Attached To So Much Hate...

    I've had bad experiences in the past that I shan't delve into, but can't we have a nicer word than lesbian? Idk what though... Lady kisser? Girl lover? Any ideas anyone?
    EloiseBlaze EloiseBlaze
    16-17, F
    Oct 12, 2013

    I'm A Lesbian, And Yet I Hate The Word...

    No... it's not an issue of self-loathing.  Trust me, I am happy being who I am.  I'm happy being gay.  That's right, I said gay.  I'm not sure what it is about the word "lesbian" that causes me to cringe and have general feelings of discomfort.  Perhaps...
    lexxij lexxij
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Mar 14, 2010
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