A sapphic person (also known as Woman Loving Woman (WLW), LBPQ (Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer), and Difemina) is a woman, or woman-aligned person who is attracted to other women or woman-aligned people. They may or may not be attracted to other genders as well. The label is used as a way to unify all women who love other women such as, lesbians, bisexual women, pansexual women, etc, promoting solidarity among women of all identities.
Flag[edit | edit source]
The sapphic flag has two pink stripes on the top and bottom, symbolizing love. In the center there is a violet, which was historically given between women to symbolize their sapphic love.
The original sapphic flag had the same two pink stripes on the top and bottom representing women as the current flag. In the center was a realistic pair of violets, but this flag was too complicated for many, leading to the creation of the current flag.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The word sapphic comes from the name of the Greek poet Sappho. The island she was born on, Lesbos, is where the word lesbian is derived from.