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"...is openly lesbian."

Isn't it "openly gay"? If so, why is "openly lesbian" incorrect? Someone handed me something to read, and "openly lesbian" stuck out to me.

TIA!

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2013

It sounds awkward, but probably isn't technically incorrect. Openly-gay is preferred.

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2013

[quote] why is "openly lesbian" incorrect?

It's not incorrect. And 'lesbian' in relation to a woman is much clearer than 'gay'.

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2013

'Openly-gay' means she is out about her sexuality.

'Openly-lesbian' means she proudly displays her collection of beer cans, NHL memorabilia, power tools and running shoes in her apartment.

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2013

'Lesbian' has too many unflattering, outmoded connotations.

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2013
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