Talk:Lesbian

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Good article Lesbian has been listed as one of the Social sciences and society good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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February 25, 2009 Good article nominee Listed
March 11, 2009 Peer review Reviewed
Current status: Good article


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Citations added incorrectly[edit]

Oy! There are 262 citations and almost every one of them was added without using a template -- making it difficult to check sources. The editing toolbar includes the "Cite" selection which opens the box to choose "Templates" for web/news/book/journal citations. Something needs to be done about turning a source such as, for example, <ref name="Zimmerman">Zimmerman, p. 453.</ref> into a Wikipedia template. Pyxis Solitary talk 18:08, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Per WP:CITESTYLE: Wikipedia does not have a single house style, though citations within any given article should follow a consistent style, so claiming that the current style is "incorrect" is wrong. The assistance provided by the editing toolbar is not meant to be a normative style guideline for the whole project. Personally, I find the citation style used in most of this article far superior to that used in Carol (film)#References or (god help us) Captain America: Civil War#References. Adding cite templates inline would make this article's citation style less readable, not more; yes, converting the whole article to use Template:Sfn would be an improvement, but the one you are proposing would not be. Hijiri 88 (やや) 01:29, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Request for adding Photo[edit]

USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) First Kiss 111221-N-JP983-008.jpg

This photo (officially released by US Navy) shows two lesbian females belonging to US Navy kissing on meeting after a long time. It needs to be put in Lesbian article to show -firstly, how US Govt is becoming acceptable to idea of LGBT/Lesbians, even in a rigid organization like military, and secondly, to show public display of affection done by LGBT/Lesbians can be considered acceptable in Western societies. 106.219.196.137 (talk) 06:33, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

"Female" vs. "woman," and linking "woman"[edit]

Spacemarine10, regarding this edit you made, it's been discussed before. "Female" was used because "woman" is so often taken to refer to adults, but the term lesbian refers to girls in addition to women. That stated, the Woman article does note that "woman" can also refer to girls, which might be why Pyxis Solitary linked to it. I reverted Pyxis Solitary per WP:SEAOFBLUE and WP:Overlinking. But if it's felt that "woman" needs to be linked in this case for context, maybe we can work something out. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:22, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the term lesbian, though, I'm sure that people know that it can refer to girls as well. At least the vast majority of people know that. And for the few who will think that we only mean that the term applies to adult women, the lead does state the following as well: "The term lesbian is also used to express sexual identity or sexual behavior regardless of sexual orientation, or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same-sex attraction." So, yeah, people should know that "girls" is included somewhere in that. There's enough in the media these days about teenage lesbians for them to have a clue. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:53, 14 November 2017 (UTC)