People who use terms such as “butch” do not necessarily identify as lesbian, further complicating the issue.There are many queer women who identify as butch and some heterosexual women who use that label. Should we say “lesbian,” “lesbian women,” “gay women” or maybe something else?
When relationships progress rapidly, it can be difficult for one partner to detect signs of the other partner’s potential to be unstable or abusive.
The victim might condone dangerous or inappropriate behavior after interpreting it as a method of showing love and passion.
This pressure comes from heterosexuals, gay men — often in the context of meeting lesbians at gay bars — the media and other lesbian women.
Here are some examples of those terms: There is a question of who owns these labels, if anyone.
This absence of dating culture and exclusion from prominent dating culture in the LGBT community exacerbates the social isolation and anxiety lesbian women try to overcome.