Greece's third biggest island, Lesbos, has 100,000 people living on it; plus another 250,000 expatriates who claim that their human rights are violated when the term 'Lesbian' has been given international dominance in its sexual context. It disgraces them around the world.
The lesbians of Lesbos are planning to take a gay rights organisation Dyke World to court in an attempt to stop them from using the term "lesbian".
Chief campaigner Dimitri Lollipopodopulous, told In Seine News;
"The main question is what comes first; human rights or gay rights? I would say human rights because you need to be human before you can be a lesbian; Is it gay women, or the islanders who originate from Lesbos? Of course not! Lesbians come from Lesbos. Islam wouldn't stand for it, so why should we?"
Dimitri alleges that the Greek government is so embarrassed by the term Lesbian that it has been forced to rename the island after its capital, Mytilini. This brings another problem because 'mytilini' is a term for a sexual act performed by women. He said.
Homer Lovedyke of Gay in Greece told us;
"The Lesbians of Lesbos have already set a date for judges to decide whether to grant an injunction against our Community and to order us to change our name. It is clearly a case of groundless violation of freedom of expression, and we shall fight it."
Professor Les Boss of London Historical Institute said;
"Confusion arose from Sappho. Sappho was a 7th Century BC poet, was a native of Lesbos and therefore a Lesbian. She expressed her love of other women in her poetry even though new historical research has discovered that she had a family, and committed suicide for the love of a man, but we have not been able to determine whether the man was straight or gay."