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A homosexual woman.
homosexual woman, gay womanView synonyms
- ‘She came out publicly as a lesbian in 2010.’
- ‘As a lesbian I want marriage equality in my home state of California.’
- ‘The debate has given rise to some soul-searching about how gays and lesbians are treated in this affluent, tightknit community.’
- ‘It's encouraging that the right is less hostile to gays and lesbians than it used to be.’
- ‘In a few decades people will look at the bigotry against gays and lesbians as medieval.’
- ‘He urged gay men and lesbians to make their voices heard.’
- ‘He was raised by lesbians and identifies as a cis heterosexual male.’
- ‘I would have to ask whether you actually know any gay men or lesbians, and if so whether you have had this discussion with them.’
- ‘In the article she touched on the lack of African-American lesbians who have come out.’
- ‘He knew she was a self-identified lesbian.’
- ‘She believes that her achievement as an out lesbian will encourage other applicants for the scholarship to come out.’
Relating to homosexual women or to homosexuality in women.‘a lesbian relationship’
homosexual, gayView synonyms
- ‘Non-traditional families are more common than you think: in my daughter's preschool class there are at least two lesbian couples.’
- ‘The gay and lesbian community has had to undergo a significant adjustment.’
- ‘She feels today's lesbian comedians aren't afraid to tell jokes without excluding a major part of their lives.’
- ‘The civil unions law in Vermont has proved to be good news for gay and lesbian couples.’
- ‘Not all online travel companies embrace gay and lesbian travelers.’
- ‘Massachusetts today became the first state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.’
- ‘Donor insemination may also useful for single women and lesbian couples.’
- ‘She immersed herself in the lesbian community in which she lived at the time.’
- ‘How do you know that the two lesbian mothers are not going to be superb parents?’
- ‘The judgement came in a complex dispute over parental rights between three gay and lesbian civil partner couples.’
- ‘It shocks me that gay and lesbian relationships can still be such a divisive issue for so many people.’
- ‘She's bisexual and has had lesbian relationships.’
Late 19th century: via Latin from Greek Lesbios, from Lesbos, home of Sappho, who expressed affection for women in her poetry, + -ian.
From or relating to the island of Lesbos.
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