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 Definition A woman who forms romantic relationships or has sexual activity with other women. [d] [e]
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I started this article from scratch here at Citizendium. --Ian Johnson 00:54, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

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This article is part of a range of gay related articles I am in the process of creating at CZ.

There will be needed sources and relevant links added soon, and, potentially, topic section expansion - and I hope that other CZers will feel very welcome to join with me to help build this and other GLBT related articles.--Ian Johnson 00:54, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Etymology seems to describe it very well.  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 02:34, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Thanks much Stephen. --Ian Johnson 02:52, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Does the same thing apply with this article as at gay (word) - this should be an article about the word, with the sociology etc. covered under differently titled articles?  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 06:31, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

It's a very good question and I thought about that very issue after the renaming of Gay to Gay (word) (- which renaming I strongly agree with). In relation to lesbian though I think the situation is a little different. "Lesbian" has really only had one primary context, which is in referring to people who are lesbians. Gay on the other hand, as we will no doubt touch on in that article's etymology section, has various meanings - with the current common meaning being I think simply the most widely understood (but by no means only) use of that word. I think then keeping Lesbian and Gay (word), as at present, seems to make sense. --Ian Johnson 06:45, 28 July 2007 (CDT)