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Having moved here from Orlando, Florida I immediately noted that the area lesbians tend to stay in a sort of cocoon. Please be considerate as this is VERY important for venues in which there is limited seating.Bars seem to be the only venue available to meet women. Roz SAPPHO: Sappho (/ˈsæfoʊ/; Attic Greek Σαπφώ [sapːʰɔ̌ː], Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω, Psappho [psápːʰɔː]) was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos.A painting of Sappho by eroticist Édouard-Henri Avril depicting lesbian sexual practices in an ahistorical generalized Classical context Sappho's poetry centers on passion and love for various people and both sexes.The word lesbian derives from the name of the island of her birth, Lesbos, while her name is also the origin of the word sapphic; neither word was applied to female homosexuality until the 19th century.[20][21] The narrators of many of her poems speak of infatuations and love (sometimes requited, sometimes not) for various females, but descriptions of physical acts between women are few and subject to debate.[22][23] Whether these poems are meant to be autobiographical is not known, although elements of other parts of Sappho's life do make appearances in her work, and it would be compatible with her style to have these intimate encounters expressed poetically, as well.Also discussed: Early lesbian bars, pulp novels, magazines, and other fascinating pieces of our herstory.

moreau returned to this theme again in 1871 to paint the poet once she has died.and it has independent cultural value because it shows a greek woman reading.which means that the notion of greek women being literate, in 5th century athens, was not entirely he spoofs the old, sad tradition about sappho throwing herself off the cliff. ) and Bonnie Morris (Professor of Women’s Studies, George Washington University and Georgetown University) in a discussion on Sappho, Jane Addams and other notable lesbian women throughout time.

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