Greek Lesbians try to own the word Lesbian

Residents of the Greek island of Lesvos say they are the only true Lesbians in the world and they want others claiming to be lesbians to stop using the word.

Residents have begun legal proceedings and are asking a court to ban the Gay and Lesbian Community of Greece from using the word lesbian in their title.

According to Yahoo News, plaintiff Dimitris Lambrou says the dispute is over identity and not sexuality.

“We must protect our identity, the name that defines our origin from being stolen…Our legal actions have nothing to do with the sexual orientation of our adversaries.”

The island has become a popular tourist spot for non-islander lesbians from around the world.