I just noticed that it’s National Fashion Week. Coupled with the fact that today is Kim Jong Il’s birthday (yesterday, I know, sue me) it would make sense that this would be National Lesbian Awareness Week. So if you’re a lesbian, please pay attention.
Five Quick Facts About Lesbians
The word “Lesbian” was coined in 1870 but it’s use did not gain prominence until1925.
Unlike the screening process for males, American women were inducted into military service during World War Two without regard to their sexual orientation. If a woman self-identified herself she was given a “Blue Discharge” rather than a Bad Conduct discharge that men were given.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt exchanged rings with and wrote letters to journalist Lorena Hickok, expressing her love and desire to kiss Hickock; her writings were in the style of romantic friendship. The view that Roosevelt’s relationship with Hickok may have been sexual, therefore deserving of the lesbian label, created controversy among Roosevelt’s biographers.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) occurs more often in lesbians.
A group of lesbians is called a Huddle.