"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

People of Lesbos take gay group to court over term 'Lesbian'

From Yahoo! News - April 30th 2008

By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press Writer
Wed Apr 30, 10:22 AM ET
ATHENS, Greece - A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world's gay women.

Three islanders from Lesbos — home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women — have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name.

One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that 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.

"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said.

The three plaintiffs are seeking to have the group barred from using "lesbian" in its name and filed a lawsuit on April 10. The other two plaintiffs are women.

Also called Mytilene, after its capital, Lesbos is famed as the birthplace of Sappho. The island is a favored holiday destination for gay women, particularly the lyric poet's reputed home town of Eressos.

"This is not an aggressive act against gay women," Lambrou said. "Let them visit Lesbos and get married and whatever they like. We just want (the group) to remove the word lesbian from their title."

He said the plaintiffs targeted the group because it is the only officially registered gay group in Greece to use the word lesbian in its name. The case will be heard in an Athens court on June 10.

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and to add on to this... Check this South Park Video - LOL

This episode is supposed to parody -the style/effects- of the 300 movie... The lesbians were defending their bar "Les Bos"!

BTW... I LOVED that movie, and this clip is SO FUNNY!


Anonymous said...

Funny name for an island LOOOL

Grey said...

Anything for 15 minutes of fame ! I wonder if people of gaysport ohio will sue gays !

Ansam said...

hehehe there is a story behind the name

Good point! LOL

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