What is a lesbian person?

A lesbian person is a woman who experiences physical, sexual, affective, or romantic attraction towards women. This identity also includes non-binary people as some non-binary people will identify as lesbians. The origins of the term “lesbian” go back to the 6th century, the term is inspired by the Greek poet Sappho of Lesbos. In the 16th century, a french writer named Pierre de Bourdeille (better know as Monsieur de Brântome) compiled love poems between women in a book he titled “Les lesbiennes”. Ever since the word has become popular and we call women lesbians when they feel sexually attracted to other women.

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