Johns Hopkins Reverses Course After Changing Definition Of ‘Lesbian’

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Johns Hopkins University took down its LGBTQ glossary Tuesday after receiving backlash from changing the definition of lesbian to “non-man attracted to non-men.”

The university, which is a major hub of medical research in America, maintains a glossary of terms relevant to the LGBTQ community. The term lesbian was updated at some point to be inclusive of “non-binary people who may also identify with the label,” according to the Daily Mail, but the website was taken down Tuesday and now reads, “Upon becoming aware of the language in question, we have begun working to determine the origin and context of the glossary’s definitions. We have removed the page from our website while we gather more information.”

Johns Hopkins director of media relations Jill Rosen sent the Daily Caller News Foundation a statement with the same language when contacted for comment.

Despite having changed the definition of lesbian to non-men, gay men were still referred to as men who are attracted to other men, causing a stir amongst social media users. (RELATED: Video Shows Trans Influencer Going Topless On White House Lawn At Biden Pride Month Celebration)

Arielle Scarcella, a YouTuber and self-proclaimed lesbian, called the move “progressive misogyny.”

“So now we’re not just reduced to being body parts or bleeders or a mere subset of women, we’re now ‘non-men,'” said broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer.

The move comes from the prestigious university despite the majority of Americans rejecting transgender ideology, with 57% of Americans saying that gender is based of sex assigned at birth, according to a Washington Post poll. Social conservatism is on the rise in America, reaching its highest level in decades with 38 percent of Americans saying “they are very conservative or conservative on social issues,” according to a recent poll from Gallup.

This article has been updated with new developments and a statement from Johns Hopkins University.

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