No I’ve not been having an identity crisis since making my last Wizbang post over 10 days ago. From AP–
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.
Frivilous lawsuits aren’t just confined to the United States. These ‘lesbians’ are forgetting the economic benefits the ‘other lesbians’ bring to Lesbos lesbians. I guess many residents of Lesbos feel just the same as South Floridians do. As much as we hate the extra traffic and other inconveniences that snowbirds cause every winter, at the same time intelligent people know the economic benefits for the area brought by these part-time residents and tourists. My wife works at our local church, after the snowbirds return north, the weekly collection falls off as much as fifty percent from the height of winter.
Dr. Steven Taylor suggests it would be rather easier to change the name of the island than win proprietary rights to the name lesbian. How about renaming the island Sappho? She is after all arguably the island’s most famous resident, past or present.