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. This attraction does not need to be exclusive, as 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.

The term is most commonly used as an umbrella term. It's typically used in combination with another identity to specify that one prioritizes their attraction to and relationships with other women. It is sometimes used as an identity on its own for people who know they are attracted to women but may be uncertain if they're attracted to other genders. The term can also be used to describe a relationship between two women.

The masculine counterpart to sapphic is achillean. The non-binary counterparts are diamoric and enbian.

Flag

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.

The midnight sapphic flag has royal purple, violet, white, light indigo, and dark indigo with a violet in the middle. The royal purple represents love, the violet represents freedom and pride, the white represents gender nonconformity, the light indigo represents peace, and dark indigo represents serenity and self acceptance.

Etymology

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.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.