Activists on the Greek island of Lesbos have filed a lawsuit against the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union in the hopes that a judge will ban the group from using the term lesbians to describe themselves.
Residents of Lesbos now suffer “psychological and moral rape” from the “seizure” of their island’s name by gays, according to the complaint by Dimitris Lambrou, a local activist.
He has set out his argument in “The Misfortune of Being Lesbian”, published on his website, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Lambrou, who has the support of a member of a nationalist pagan association, said that the case was likely to come before a court in Athens in June.
But Evangelia Vlam, a spokesman for Olke, dismissed the claim.
“This affair is totally ridiculous,” she said. “But if we are summoned by the courts, we will be heard.”
The article goes on to note that the island is known for poetry written by Sappho in the 6th century BC. The subject of the poetry was her love for other women, so I’m not sure why we can’t all just get along here.