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“For a woman to be a lesbian in a male-supremacist, capitalist, misogynist, racist, homophobic, imperialist culture, such as that of North America, is an act of resistance.”
“Historically, this culture has come to identify lesbians as women who over time, engage in a range and variety of sexual-emotional relationships with women. I, for one, identify a woman as a lesbian who says she is.”
“So, all of us would do well to stop fighting each other for our space at the bottom, because there ain't no more room.”
Cheryl Clarke, U.S. poet, writer