Check out this awesome article on how Jill Gutowitz, and five other lesbians have grappled with their relationship to the word “lesbian”.
“I often mourn for my younger self and the pieces of my personality that I stripped away, pieces it took years to rebuild and fully love. But today, I will not mourn. Today, on Lesbian Visibility Day, I want to celebrate how far I’ve come, how “visible” I’ve become. I want to celebrate how far lesbians everywhere have come, thanks to the brave lesbians who blazed this trail for us.”