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In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst set up a new society called The Women’s Social & Political Union. It believed in action not words. And held demonstrations and attacked property in protest against the lack of women’s rights. These suffragettes – or lesbians – were often arrested and put in jail – bet they had a field day ... Course nowadays there are muff-bandits in all walks of life. They’re still usually quite biffers like K D Lang or Ellen, but now and again a real babe turns fishmonger. And that’s a real waste. Next week – gay rights. Ricky Gervais, The Eleven O’Clock Show: Women’s Rights, Channel 4
Lesbianism is not mentioned at all. Mysteries of the Bible s4e5: Love and Sex in the Hebrew Bible, National Geographic 1996
Rather than surrender his guests to the wild mob ... Lot tries to calm them by making an offer that seem horrendous. ibid.
You’re neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you’re as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else; only you’re unexplained as yet – you’ve not got your niche in creation. Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness,
Gay men may seek sex without emotion; lesbians often end up in emotion without sex. Camille Paglia, Esquire October 1991
I’m a lesbian, an Aquarian, and a vegetarian. Ellen DeGeneres
I like pin-up girls. I’m more of a boy than a girl. I’m not a lesbian, though – not before a Sambuca anyway. Amy Winehouse
I often tell audiences at the start of my shows that I’m not gay because I’ve got petitions from lesbian groups saying, ‘Can you tell people you’re heterosexual because you’re giving us a bad name.’ Jo Brand
I am many things, but one of the things I am is a lesbian. Clare Balding
I am not, I repeat, NOT a lesbian – even though I’d like to be one when I grow up. Dawn French
The strange thing, on looking back, was the purity, the integrity, of her feeling for Sally. It was not like one’s feeling for a man. It was completely disinterested, and besides, it had a quality which could only exist between women, between women just grown up. Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway
Are you sure you want to do this? Humans s2e1, human to robot, Channel 4 2016
How did you know who you were? When did you know you liked women? So you were made that way? ibid.
I mean I’ve got nothing against the old muff munchers … The Catherine Tate Christmas Show, Nurse Bernie, BBC 2005
Proposition 8 built a constitutional wall around marriage and excluded gay and lesbians from access to the most important relation in life. The Case Against 8, case in court Theodore Olson, HBO 2014
A fundamental right to pursue happiness is being taken away. ibid.
In 2008 the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to get married. 18,000 same-sex couples were married throughout the state. Six months later, voters passed Proposition 8, a ballot initiative which defined marriage as between one man and one woman in California. A federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of two couples challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. ibid. captions
The court sided with the proponents of Prop 8 and blocked the broadcast of the trial. ibid.
This steady stream of hate that came across the phone. ibid. plaintiff
Ted looks up from pizza and says, We won. ibid.
The proponents of Prop 8 appealed to the US Supreme Court. ibid.
It’s another 5-4 vote. ibid.
Touch it … Isn’t it obvious? I’m trying to seduce you. Bound 1996 starring Gina Gershon & Jennifer Tilly & Joe Pantoliano & Mary Mara & Susie Bright & Margaret Smith & Barry Kivel & Christopher Meloni & John Ryan & Petre Spellos et al, directors Wachowskis
Like a part of me. You are so beautiful. ibid. Violet to Corky
I want out. I want a new life. ibid.
Lesbians Against Bush. Mark Thomas, war banner, Youtube 1.08.01
Gay sex for women had never been criminalised. Timewatch: Crime & Punishment, BBC 2019
I am involved with a trio of sexually deranged maniacal rug-munchers. Trailer Park Boys s10e5: If You Don’t Believe It, It’s Not Real, Mr Lahey
Gay and lesbian people are three to seven times more likely to attempt suicide. For the Bible Tells Me So, 2007
I’ve made her my maid of the bedchamber … I like it when she puts her tongue inside me. The Favourite 2018 starring Olivia Colman & Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone & Nicholas Hoult & Joe Alwyn & James Smith & Mark Gatiss & Jenny Rainsford & Jack Veal, director Yorgos Lanthimos