Lesbos Island is the third largest Greek island in the Aegean Sea and its inhabitants are called Lesbians. You might think the residents of Lesbos would want to keep this quiet but not all inhabitants are so timid. According to Newsweek, three Lesbians, one man and two women, are suing a local gay rights group claiming 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. If the courts rules in the plaintiffs’ favor all the male residents of Lesbos will be able to unambiguously say everywhere “I am a man and I am a Lesbian” except in a certain tropical island where bwai, dem aright. Fi real.
It was the love poetry of the female Lesbos Island poet Sappho that gave rise to the alternative meaning of the word Lesbian. Sappho no longer writes poetry since she died around the 7th century BC. It was reported Sappho committed suicide over the love of a man but the autopsy was inconclusive and the report looked like Greek.