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The Real Lesbians Update

I received this press release this morning from the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece (????) about the court case they are facing over the use of the word lesbian. Please spread the word about this outrageously homophobic court case.

Athens, May 7th 2008

Press Release

With great astonishment we were informed by the media the deposition of a restraining order in the Court of First instance in Athens against our association. The plaintiffs Coconi Kouvalaki, Maria Rodou and Dimitrios Lamprou demand that we cease to use the “‘national’, local characterization Lesbian” and all its derivatives.
The hearing of the case will take place on June 10, 2008.

Our association, since its founding moment, was decided to be named “Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece (????)”, in order to grant lesbians more visibility in the Greek society. It is more than obvious that we refer to women of homosexual orientation. The word lesbian has been used internationally and officially with the specific meaning since the 19th century.

The lack of tolerance that is expressed with this act constitutes lesbophobia. If the plaintiffs consider that the use of the particular term “provokes and insults the right to personality… since it harbors offense to (their) dignity”, this is due to the homophobia which, unfortunately, can be found in at large in the Greek society.

We believe that in a society, where no one is considered as a second class citizen, because of their sexual orientation, no verbal attribution would provoke or insult any of their fellow citizens.

Respectfully,
The board of directors

?????, 6 ????? 2008

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4 Comments

  1. blue cave
    May 8, 2008    

    The situation in this country becomes more tragic day after day. I dont know if i should laugh or get angry at this latest news.
    Maybe we should call them Former Lesbian Women of Homosexual Orientation.

  2. Xenos
    May 8, 2008    

    Tragi-comic is a fair description of Greece, blue cave.

  3. May 8, 2008    

    lol blue cave.

    If it wasn’t so sad, it would be funny…

  4. kastor
    May 9, 2008    

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