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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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For it is Stein's original and central contention that lesbians and gay men, together and apart, have been on the cutting edge of the key 20th century changes in relations between men and women that have seen the move from a primarily homosocial to an heterosocial culture between men and women.
Karpiak indicates, gay men and lesbians might be alienated from their biologic families and might not have children of their own.
Even if they are not ready to take bold stands, Gore and Bradley are both pursuing major efforts to recruit support, seeding their campaign staffs with lesbians and gay men, sitting for extended interviews with lesbian and gay publications, and tailoring schedules and positions to appeal to an electorate that in some key primaries could contribute 10 percent or more of the vote.
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Donna Duncan, executive director of Philadelphia's Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, created the Rainbow Circle outreach program to teach lesbians about breast cancer risks.
Greater insight into lesbians' social and sexual dynamics not only would help advance understanding of STD transmission in general, "but more immediately, would inform a cogent approach to counseling lesbians and other 'low-risk' women, and educating healthcare providers about STD-related risk and prevention," the editorialist concludes.
Verbal, sexual, and physical harassment because of real or perceived sexual orientation are common experiences for GLBT students who may skip school because they are simply too afraid to go to school (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network, 2003).
1989), a West Coast--based poet, activist and former member of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, was a radical proponent of a black feminist lesbian poetic theory and practice.
population is comprised of over 10 million gay and lesbian people; a lower estimate than the 10% that earlier gay and lesbian activists estimated but consistent with recent studies that estimate gays and lesbians to be 5% of the total U.
The influence of sexual orientation on the early occupational choices of young lesbians using Astin's model of career choice and work behavior (Doctoral dissertation, University of San Francisco, 1996).
The available data are derived from two sources: small studies that have directly measured prevalence of common STIs, usually among clinic attendees or self-referred study volunteers, and surveys that have queried lesbians about their self-reported STI history.

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