01. Diane has been in a [lesbian] relationship with her partner for three years.
02. Rachel was married for a number of years before realizing she was, in fact, a [lesbian].
03. [Lesbian] couples and gay couples have the same rights and obligations in their relationships as heterosexual couples.
04. Ruth didn't want to have sex with her boyfriend, so he accused her of being a [lesbian], and broke up with her.
05. Each year in San Francisco, there is a [lesbian] and gay pride parade through the downtown streets.
06. The Society for Gay and Lesbian Students exists to support homosexual students and their friends and families.
07. I recently read in the newspaper that one of the results of the First World War was a rise in [lesbianism], perhaps because there were few men around.
08. Kimmy came home from school all upset after some boys starting calling her a [lesbian] because she refused to go out with any of them.
09. You seem to think that all [lesbians] have short hair, and are really tough, and it's not true.
10. There are a number of [lesbian] and gay couples who are currently challenging this country's laws regarding same-sex marriages.
11. The boy she met at the party accused her of being a [lesbian] because she wouldn't make out with him.
12. Her books generally explore [lesbian] themes.
13. Their organization works for equal rights for gay men, [lesbians], bisexuals, and transsexuals.
14. In the 1930s, Radclyffe Hall's novel 'The Well of Loneliness' was banned for a time in England because of its treatment of [lesbianism].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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