The word “lesbian” comes from the word Lesbos, the name of a Greek island where ancient Greek poet Sappho wrote about her love of women.
Simply put, a lesbian is a woman who loves other women. Some lesbians may use the adjective “sapphic” to describe their love, as a reference to Sappho.
A Guide To Pride Flags can be found on majesticmess.com, which features many of the multitude of Lesbian Pride Flags that have been designed in recent years, as well as the history and symbolism behind them!
• The National Center for Lesbian Rights provides legal help and resources for lesbians.
• The Trevor Project has a page with frequently asked questions and resources for gay and lesbian youth.