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I just saw someone try to claim “lesbian” was a slur in their defense of using “queer” and

1. Nobody cares if you identify as queer, the only thing is respecting folks who don’t want to be called that

2. “Lesbian” absolutely is not a slur, it’s a reference to a poet who wrote about her love of women, Sappho. Dyke is a slur, Lesbian is not. There’s already enough young women feeling like lesbian is a dirty word, there’s no need to spread misinformation to justify a totally different term.