Lesbian is an English language term that has its origins supposedly in the Greek Island of Lesbos, where the poet Sappho is from. In everyday terms, it means a woman who is emotionally and sexually attracted to other women, and is involved in relationships with them.
The term has seen lots of proponents and detractors. Some people find it empowering, others find it incredibly insulting. There is also the objection in our culture that it is fundamentally a foreign term and doesn’t fully represent the women-loving women that we are.
Here, we prefer the term Humzan | ہمزن and are trying to promote it – but please remember: it is your body and your life, and whatever you want to call yourself, that is your full right and entitlement and we support it a hundred percent.