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lesbian

 [lez´be-an]
1. pertaining to lesbianism.
2. a female homosexual.

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn),
1. A female homosexual.
2. Pertaining to homosexuality between women.

lesbian

/les·bi·an/ (lez´be-an)
1. pertaining to homosexuality between women.
2. a female homosexual.

lesbian

[lez′bē·ən]
Etymology: Gk, island of Lesbos, home of Sappho
1 n, a female homosexual.
2 adj, pertaining to the sexual preference or desire of one woman for another. lesbianism, n.
adjective Referring to female homosexuality
noun A female homosexual person

lesbian

adjective Referring to female homosexuality noun A female homosexual

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn)
1. A female homosexual or a female homosexual lifestyle.
2. One who practices lesbianism.
See also: gay
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Lesbian women reported a similar pattern with five out of the 10 most frequently cited reasons drawn from the pleasure subfactor, two drawn from the physical desirability subfactor and three drawn from the love and commitment subfactor.
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Through various art forms, participants were able to increase their self-knowledge, self-acceptance, self-expression, pride, voice, visibility, leadership and citizenship as young lesbian women in Namibia.
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Lesbian women reported violence at a number of specific periods in their lives, particularly when they "came out" (openly acknowledged their sexual orientation).
For this reason, nurses may not realise they are dealing with lesbians and their children, perpetuating the notion that nurses do not acknowledge lesbian women or lesbian mothers.
The sample consisted of self-identified lesbian women executives, whether revealing or concealing their sexual identity in the workplace, who work in organizations whose missions were not specifically focused on gay or lesbian issues.
They suggested more training for lesbian women on feminism and women's human rights, as a basis for analysing and challenging the root causes of discrimination and exclusion and holding the state accountable to the protection of their rights.
She has conducted research on the physical and mental health of lesbian women, and she has written numerous articles and book chapters on gender and sexual orientation.
The research projects presented in this book, such as the lived experience of lesbian women in gynaecological services, and the experience of women with severe pre-eclampsia, help reveal a world often concealed from us in practice.
to change the church's constitution to allow willing presbyteries and governing bodies to ordain openly gay men and lesbian women as elders, deacons and ministers.
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