The island of Lesbos was the home of Sappho, a female poet who wrote lyric verses of her love of other women in early sixth century BC that brought about the name "Lesbian". Now the name is on trial.
Two Lesbos inhabitants, plus a member of the nationalist pagan association launched a legal case to ban the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union (OLKE) from using the word "Lesbian". "This affair is totally ridiculous," said OLKE spokeswoman Evangelia Vlami.
The lawsuit claims the residents of Lesbos suffer from "psychological and moral rape" because of the "seizure" of their island's name by gays, as written by Dimitrius Lambrou, an activist who wrote The Misfortune of Being a Lesbian.