Lesbian is a noun and adjective used to describe a person, typically a woman, who is attracted romantically, erotically, or emotionally to other women. The term originates from the island of Lesbos, where the famous poet Sappho wrote love poems to other women around 600 BCE. The word gained popularity in the late 1960s as part of a movement to differentiate from gay men. It can also be used by non-binary individuals attracted to women or who identify with womanhood.