what does it mean to be a lesbian?

 A lesbian can be a woman or  non-binary person who is romantically and/or sexually attracted and orientated to women. 

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this is one of the most popular lesbian flags, you might also see this flag with a lipstick stamp on it. some lesbians prefer the rainbow flag.

Colourful Studio Portrait

 written by Maise

she/they

‘becoming a lesbian gave me a voice // And took away my tongue’ – Cherry Smyth
There is an unspoken strength amongst lesbians, characterised I think by the rejection of society’s expectations for what a woman should be. 

 what being a lesbian

 means to me 

switchboard

LGBT+ helpline for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

lgbt foundation

Offers support services to LGBT people in the UK, including a helpline and talking therapy.

lgbt youth scotland

The largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBT young people in Scotland.

 written by Katherine

she/her

Growing up in a strict religious household (parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses), I never questioned my sexuality. It was only when I was 16, after I had left the religion, that it occurred to me that I wasn't straight.

 what being a lesbian

 means to me 

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diva

First published in 1994, DIVA is the world’s best-selling magazine for LGBTQI women, spotlighting all that is fresh, funny, exciting, controversial and cutting-edge in our community.

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it gets better

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. 

uk Black Pride

UK Black Pride is a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds. They foster, represent and celebrate Black LGBTQ and QTIPOC culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy.