Any lesbian interested in preserving lesbian culture is invited to join the Lesbian Culture Club AZ. Since we have all the other meetup groups to socialize with our gay male, bisexual, transgender and straight allies, please respect the inclusion criteria of lesbian: Women born female who experience sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction to other women. Our experience of growing up female and loving women is unique and not shared by our bisexual and transgender sisters; this is the culture of lesbianism we strive to preserve. The quote below expresses the concerns of losing our unique lesbian identity.
My generation of lesbian activists, who honed our identity politics and confronted racism and classism in the spaces of women’s music events and women’s bookstores, are approaching a cultural expiration date. Having achieved many of the radical goals we pursued through the late 20th century—same-sex marriage, antidiscrimination laws, openly lesbian celebrities and politicians—we are indeed celebrating new opportunities to be out and proud. Yet having been permitted to be “out,” many of us are now spending the energy of our menopausal years pushing back against encroaching disappearance; our own invisibility. Dyke identity, that specific nomenclature of the fierce woman-identified woman, has been replaced by the more inclusive queer, as a new era of thoughtful LGBT activists proclaim their disidentification with the categories woman and lesbian. (Bonnie Morris 2016)