We’ve all heard them. Many of us have been called them.
They are the labels we cling to and use to mark important moments in life; such as, my marching band nerd years from about 2000 to 2008. There are labels that bring us closer together, like best friend, girlfriend, wife. Since this is written mainly for the lesbian community, I will stick with a lesbian identifier that divides our community quite a bit: D-y-k-e, or, the "d-word."